Hytchin to Smashville
April, 30 2018
Adorned in Gold and Navy, scarf tied tightly around her neck, she entered the frigid building from the sweltering 80 degree temperatures outside. It’s hockey season, and the Nashville Predators are in the playoffs!
She and her friends take their seat, and enjoy a rousing game. As the buzzer sounds and they prepare to leave the arena, the announcer booms over the loudspeaker, while a logo she has never seen before streams across the jumbotron.
Acres of Rewards
April 27, 2018
Arbor Day is a global holiday dedicated to the replenishment of trees. It has been celebrated dating as far back as 1594 in Spain, and was first observed in the United States in 1872 when one million trees were planted in Nebraska. Since the Arbor Day Proclamation to the School Children of the United States in 1907 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Arbor Day is now observed nationwide, generally on the last Friday in April.1
This is momentous time in Nashville! The rising tide of Nashville’s traffic congestion is about to break, and the flow of solutions are pouring in. Opposing sides are coming together to discuss the merits and risks of proposed ideas. Things are heating up -- and we aren’t talking about Tennessee humidity!
One hot topic is the Mayor’s Let’s Move Nashville initiative. The plan spans a 14 year timeframe starting in the Fall of 2018 and wraps up in 2032, if passed by Davidson County citizens on May 1, 2018.
Tennessee General Assembly Invites Cleveland to introduce Hytch Rewards
March 4, 2018
There’s buzz in Nashville around making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer cash rewards for shared rides. In this video, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Cleveland explains how the plan works to the Business and Utilities Committee, Tennessee General Assembly. Cleveland’s social impact technology company built a mobile app, called Hytch Rewards that pays people to share a ride, whether in a car, bus or train.
Hytch Rewards Launch Party At Nissan Stadium
March 1, 2018
A quick look at some of the action that went on during our partner and sponsor launch with Nissan January 30, 2018. Humbled by the passionate and influential Tennesseans that came together to introduce the Hytch Rewards App as a groundbreaking solution to solve congestion.
“Earth Overshoot Day?” What’s that?
October 16, 2017
Have you heard of ”Earth Overshoot Day?” No? You are not alone and that is a big problem.
“Earth Overshoot Day” is the date each year that the human population uses up more resources than nature can renew for that year. In 2017, our “Earth Overshoot Day” was August 2nd. This is the earliest day that this has ever occurred and it is devastating. But, you can get involved via the Global Footprint Network (GFN).
Nashville Technology Council CEO Brian Moyer on Who’s Innovating in Nashville
October 5, 2017
Nashville residents weren’t surprised to learn that the city created the seventh-most tech jobs in the country in 2017. “Since 2006, Nashville added jobs in nearly every tech industry we track,” noted Forbes, “led by 3,700 new jobs in systems design, 1,800 in data processing, and 1,100 in engineering services.” Those jobs have been a strong driver of economic growth, with the average Nashville tech worker earning 61 percent more than the average non-tech worker...
TENNESSEE H.O.V LANES TODAY
February 7, 2017
HOV lanes were instituted in the State of Tennessee in 1993 to promote ridesharing to reduce congestion on urban interstates. The central concept for HOV lanes is to move more people rather than more cars, which is a core argument for bus and other mass transit options too.
Hytchin' on to Megan Barry's - Opportunity NOW
February 4, 2017
This past Thursday, Hytch partners attended the Nashville Technology Council's 8th Annual Award Show where Mayor Megan Barry spoke as the keynote speaker. Per usual our Mayor gave an engaging and inspiring speech, acknowledging all of the amazing accomplishments our businesses are achieving every day...
#ReclaimTheLane | An Exposé into the H.O.V Lane
January 26th, 2017
If you have any experience at all driving throughout Nashville you have seen our H.O.V (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes. H.O.V lanes have been in use in the state of Tennessee since 1993. H.O.V lanes were instituted, "to promote ridesharing in order to reduce congestion on urban interstates...
Hytch's Day-to-Day Interns
January 16, 2017
Leading up to the start of the Fall semester of 2016 we had a great influx of applications from a diverse handful of top universities throughout Nashville and middle TN region. After several weeks of narrowing down the top candidates, we arrive at a core team of five! Our Day-to-Day Interns saw the most action and were highly involved with our daily operations...
Hytch Fall 2016 Internship Program
January 4, 2017
ytch recognized the necessity for a high level of community engagement and made the strategic decision to create alliances with institutions throughout the Nashville and Middle TN by recruiting young, bright and eager to learn students