RDI is excited to announce that its COO, Jenna Johns, has been nominated for the 2017 Innov865 Traction Award. The Innov865 Traction Award, presented by UT Federal Credit Union, is given to a Startup Day alum who has gained the most momentum over the past few years. Innov865 Week celebrates Knoxville’s entrepreneurial spirit by bringing together startups, entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, students, and the East Tennessee community for a week of educational panels, pitch competitions, investor roundtables, and social events.
“East Tennessee has a rich tradition of innovation, and that tradition lives on in this year’s Traction Award nominees. Each one has contributed in some way to building Knoxville’s reputation as THE place for startups in our region. They are true role models and exemplars of what it means to be an entrepreneur, ”according to Lynn Youngs, Executive Director of UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a founding member of the Innov865 Alliance.