Video provided by Matthew Waters, Channel 15, Roane State Community College

Proton Power, Inc has entered into a partnership with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Roane Chamber to create a center to support business startups.  Sizzle TechStart is the creation of Dr. Sam Weaver, President/CEO of Proton Power and his wife Dr. Carol Jane Weaver, President of Sizzle, LLC. Through partnerships with local economic development agencies, Proton Power hopes to duplicate the success it realized by utilizing the space in 2007.

Sizzle TechStart is for:

  • Entrepreneurs and new business owners
  • Existing businesses that need new or temporary space
  • Business owners looking for new space without distractions

"Affordable office in the most beautiful setting in East Tennessee" 
- Sam Weaver, Co-founder of Proton Power

Footage from Sizzle TechStart's Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening provided
by The Bingham Group

Images inside the farmhouse and on the grounds of Sizzle TechStart

"Working out of the offices of
Sizzle TechStart, was an excellent way 

to start out our business.  With the number of trips I was making to
Chattanooga and Nashville, I felt like I had a head start on my day.
The setting on the river in a historical cabin was absolutely inspiring!"

-Harvey Arbouletta
 President, ARiES Energy

Sizzle TechStart is located at:
487 Sam Rayburn Parkway, Lenoir City, TN

For More Information Contact:
Sean Hensley, Proton Power
Courtney Briley, The Roane Chamber
865-376-5572 ext. 205
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SizzleTech's location is now home to Grow Bioplastics, a start-up that produces biodegradeable materials. They offer:

Terrafilm - biodegradable mulch films for home gardeners

Terrapotta - biodegradable trays, flats, and pots for home gardeners, farmers, and greenhouses

Terrafilm Pro - biodegradable mulch films for large-scale farmers


For more information on Grow Bioplastics, please contact Tony Bova by email or click here to visit their website and learn more!

Pictured Above: Tony Bova (left) and Jeff Beegle (right), founders of Grow Bioplastics, with a sample of their product.



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