Applications are now open for ZeroTo510, the local entrepreneurship accelerator program that helps startups bring medical device products and services to market.
Applications will be accepted until March 15.
The goal of the 12-week, mentor-driven program is to help medical device entrepreneurs navigate the start-up process, refine their business models and achieve the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) pre-market notification filing. Now in its fourth year, the program has accelerated the creation of 16 new companies, more than 30 jobs, and $7.5 million in investments.
ZeroTo510 is operated by Memphis Bioworks Foundation and is an initiative of the Greater Memphis Regional Accelerator, a program funded by Launch Tennessee and the State of Tennessee.
The Memphis Library Foundation has announced it will break ground for its teen lab space in early February.
The foundation has reached its first fundraising benchmark of $1.9 million for the state-of-the-art teen learning lab, where young people will have a chance to pursue their interest in technology with the lab’s features like audio and video production equipment, a sound mixing lab, an art studio, performance stage, creation stations, a gaming zone, a 3D printer and more.
A public groundbreaking ceremony will take place Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. in the future site of the teen learning lab at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The official name for the lab will be announced at that ceremony.
The Beale Street Music Festival has been named one of the 21 best music festivals by Fuse, a national TV network and website focused on music, concerts and festivals.
Joining BSMF on the list are big festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Festival. When you consider there are some 800 contemporary music festivals each year, according to BSMF, the Fuse list of 21 means Beale Street is regarded as being in the top 3 percent.
The 39th annual Beale Street Music Festival will include 64 acts in Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis May 1-3.
Memphis music alert:
Isaac Hayes’ 1969 album, “Hot Buttered Soul,” is getting a new exclusive pressing thanks to Newbury Comics and Stax Records. The new run is on translucent gold vinyl and limited to 500 copies.
The gold run will be released Jan. 20.
After several weeks of kitchen repairs as a result of a small fire, Wang’s Mandarin House is back to normal, having resumed normal operations. The dining room also has been newly decorated.
Wang’s Mandarin House has been a staple of the Memphis restaurant scene for 32 years. It’s located at 6065 Park Ave. in East Memphis, at the corner of Park and Ridgeway.
In 2011, Wang’s Mandarin House opened East Tapas and Drinks in the adjoining space next door.