|LaunchTN announces 2015-2016 Class of The TENN|
Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21
|LifeScience Tennessee Venture Forum taps four startups|
The association's annual convention convenes today.
|Commentary: Crises in Migration, Europe and the Americas|
Vanderbilt University professor reminds that law requires nations admit and settle refugees.
Robert F. Barsky, Ph.D., Professor, Vanderbilt University
|VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment|
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
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|iCitizen gets Sen. Corker visit; iCitizen app nears V2.0 launch|
Rapid, but selective hiring, while software development runs apace toward V2 debut.
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|Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated|
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
Milt Capps updated Oct. 9, 2015 (first issued Feb. 24, 2015)
|Nashville's hotel-meetings Groups360 platform attracts $5MM|
Gaylord veterans continues to advance their matchmaking offering.
|Former Gov. Haslam communications director forms Poe Consulting|
Alexia Poe, established as a fixture in Tennessee policy circles at a young age, moves on.
|Axial Healthcare sees Series B, tech buys, deeper-risk role within 24 months|
CEO sees 'land-rush' underway to obtain healthcare data for pain-care management.
|Early exit: Welsh Carson-backed naviHealth said sold to Cardinal Health|
[CONFIRMED] Cardinal takes majority stake; naviHealth's model examined for other verticals.
Milt Capps 11:00 a.m. 25 August 2015
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We're ramping-up statewide coverage. While we cross-post some items, you can see it all, by clicking the headline.
|Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force|
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Milt Capps Updated Aug. 19, 2015
|RSVP: At Emma Bistro, Digital Nashville targets online consumer behavior|
Techie-oriented nonprofit rolls-out its second mixer in the past ten months.
|Strategist Kate O'Neill exits Nashville for New York City|
Marriage and lure of the Big Apple are apparently mong the draws.
|Event 2016: Influential SIIA plans Nashville|
focus on Software companies' growth
Headsup: Unprecedented C-level Software industry event set for April 20, 2016.
Milt Capps updated Sept. 15, 2015
|Belmont bootstrapping advocate Jeff Cornwall unveils family business|
Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.
Milt Capps updated 10:31pm 10 Aug. 2015
|Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies|
Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.
|TN State Treasurer demurs on petition of SEC on PE fees transparency |
Questions about institutional GPs' reporting get fresh attention in some quarters.
|Centerstone Research Institute eyes capital for healthcare analytics spin-out|
Centerstone of America seeks commercial prowess to get technologies to market.
|Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups|
The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.
Milt Capps Edit July 30, 2015
|After Ipreo, Maxwell will shift to raising a Nashville-based FinTech fund|
Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.
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|Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center|
There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
Milt Capps edit 1:48pm
|Nashville Technology Council a step closer to policy-advocacy role|
Moving cautiously, CEO Bryan Huddleston preps for increased NTC influence.
|Update: LaunchTN continues to refine strategy and priorities|
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
|Updated: LaunchTN board of directors|
A Nashville investment banker is among new members of TTDC/LTN.
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|LaunchTN Staffing update|
[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
Milt Capps Updated July 21, 2015 4pm
|Tennessee VCs and institutional partners ask opinions on ecosystem|
Two VCs and allied institutions seek your opinions on state's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
|LeanKit's $16MM raise shows resolve to grow local techco 'that matters'|
[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC
Milt Capps updated 30 Sept. 2015
|Escape velocity for Watershed LRS spin-out calls for $3MM-$5MM capraise|
Local bootstrapped startup is on high-growth trajectory.
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|Healthbox grad Axial Healthcare completes $8MM equity raise|
Healthbox grad, chronic pain management player pops-up with raise
|Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?|
Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
Milt Capps updated 3:30 p.m.
|Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups|
Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical
|Carmichael reveals he's founding investor with Seraph super-Angel group|
While managing dozens of his own plays, he tied-up with Bay Area group.
|LaunchTN 36:86: Partpic eyes Series A in 2016, focuses on growth after wins|
This Nashville-grown woman is tearing-up Southeast pitch-offs.
Milt Capps updated 9:26 a.m. CT July 10, 2015
|FinTech: Iroquois Capital's payments startup doesn't rule-out capraise|
Well-heeled ICG says assets-rollup could warrant taking new investors.
|Gambit: E-mail player Emma sees NCN, Square1 capital as bridge to future|
Iconic Nashville tech company seems to be plumping for a strategic move
|Nashville Edtech veteran to lead eRepublic's Center for Digital Education|
Kecia Ray says she is the first e.Republic exec dedicated entirely to CDE advancement.
|DivorceSecure raising capital to reduce pains of parting|
VTC Tech platform aims to crowd-out dusty paper-based legal paperwork processes.
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|Venture-backed Songkick taps Nashville's JD May for growth push|
Former Echomusic partner and FLO-CO EVP for business development goes international.
|Innertainment Delivery Systems broadens footprint, mulls capital needs|
California Corrections confirms major edtech contract for early-stage company.
|FinTech: St. Louis' SixThirty accelerator beckons Nashville startups|
Deadline July 10 - St. Louis accelerator ramps-up for Fall Cohort.
|Mobile: EnhanceWorks eyes capraises for Expo totaling $2.0MM-3.5MM|
Charlie Corts executes on convertibles, ahead of larger round.
|ProjectMusic: EVAmore in business/platform dev push + pursuing capraise|
Belmont students keeping moving toward launch, with deep advisory bench.
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|Center for Entrepreneurship preps 2015-16 programs at Belmont University|
[updated] Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.
Milt Capps updated Aug. 25, 2015 2pm
|Charlotte's Frontier Capital eyes Nashville market for investments|
With the closing of its Fund IV, Frontier activity here may rise.
|Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,|
may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO
[More buys] In 3rd outing, CEO focuses on technology for enterprises that 'don't go out of business'.
Milt Capps Updated 12 Aug. 2015 10:30am
|Off-script: Project Music's Heather McBee joins Pandoland moderators|
[updated McBee promoted] Perhaps it is Fate that lends a hand in figuratively connecting Pandoland and 36:86
Milt Capps updated 2:11 p.m. June 15, 2015
|FinTech: Singular Payments CEO says Nashville is Payments hub|
Serial entrepreneur says simplified offering is disrupting payments sector.
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|'War' ahead? Startup Initial State Technologies preps for capital raises|
Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.
|Pandoland June 15-17: Tennessee startups among festival's $100K seekers|
Still under wraps, but a startup team you know may be about to get great exposure.
Milt Capps updated 11 June 2015
|36|86: Village 36 startup presenters|
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
|CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center|
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Press release submitted for Nashville Entrepreneur Center
|edo Interactive: $20MM Series E, Badran CEO, Braswell exec chairman|
Venture-backed edo's new CEO is based in Chicago.
Press release - updated May 26, 2015
|Venture fusion: LaunchTN's 36|86 attracts People, Ideas, Capital|
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
|Scorebird mobile sports-data startup preps $1MM-plus Series A raise|
Presenting in 36|86 next month, startup targets TN, then TX and beyond.
Milt Capps updated May 21, 2015 9:32 a.m.
|Tailwind: Snaproll Media pursues UAV growth, mulls smart-capital raise|
They're not 'stealthy', just bent on growth in a market with shifting winds.
|Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit|
David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.
|Expansion-minded Addiction Campuses has raised $20MM -- and it's early|
Year-old company may consider Series B raise within 12 months
|Health:Further - Jumpstart Foundry taps 9 of 240 app's for 2015 cohort|
Wearing the accelerator's new healthcare colors, Jumpstart jockeys are at the post.
|NuSirt BioPharma has $6MM commitment from Hatteras, other investors|
Financing spurs Type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver programs
|Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup|
Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.
|Assets of Franklin-based StyleNet.com acquired by Co-Founder Reader|
A decade since inception, co-founder again has control and a broader vision.
|Venture Notes, May 11, 2015|
Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.
|Update: Nashville BLEON IoT startup names Interim CEO|
Focus on revenue generation leads to shifting founder into full sales mode.
|Internet of Things: BKON Connect tacks toward Seed and Series A raises|
The vast potential of the global IoT market has many players in a virtual land rush.
|Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, experts sought for LSTN statewide network|
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
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|XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise|
XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.
|Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point|
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
|TN General Assembly devises For-Profit Public Benefit Corp. option|
Next, Gov. Haslam's signature could encourage those considering public good.
Milt Capps Updated May 11, 2015
|Project Music Showcase: EarIQ leverages IP, charts B2Consumer push|
Imminent Seed-raise push driven by twin-pronged strategy.
Milt Capps updated 27 April 2015
|Project Music: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity|
Cobb, Clabaugh brought ideas and energy to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
Milt Capps Updated 23 April 2015
|MedPass Health data-workflow startup aces Seed round, eyes Series A raise|
[updated] This immunization data-collection startup is being accelerated via a university alliance.
Milt Capps Updated Sept. 11, 2015 11:20am
|Data-centric WPC Healthcare eyes capital raise to deepen Taproot|
[Recap] Suitors queued, this compliance and insights specialist considers tapping the private market.
Milt Capps Updated 1 Oct. 2015
|Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay|
Tremendous energy last night down at the Entrepreneur Center, with more to come.
Milt Capps updated 26 May 2015
|X Factor: NextGxDx eyes fresh capital raise, dismisses exit notion|
[updated] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
Milt Capps Updated 5 Oct. 2015
|CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months |
[updated with hires] Optio is building talent base in Nashville
Milt Capps Updated Sept. 30, 2015
|FinTech: Capital Confirmation eyes $20MM revenue, broadens global stride|
[updated] Chris Schellhorn and Brian Fox have roadmapped their way globally, like FinTech focus.
Milt Capps Updated 4:30 pm June 29, 2015
|NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners|
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015
|Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for|
Center for Medical Interoperability presence
[updated] Board named. Nashville's role with a transformative Tech-standards player
Milt Capps Updated 1 Oct. 2015
|Startup Garage Coffee enters E. Nashville,|
Garage Leathers widens accessories line
GC's new location choice seems to suggest a preference for Creatives
Milt Capps updated Aug. 6, 2015
|MedCenterDisplay advances Series B raise, sharpens digital-comm role|
[Updated] President Aylward said he believes the market is now coming more in MedCenterDisplay's direction
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2015
|Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise|
Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success
Milt Capps updated May 13, 2015
|High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,|
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies
[updated] CEO uses play-making skills to take sports-entertainment businesses to next level.
Milt Capps updated 12:28pm May 21, 2015
|Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau|
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
By Milt Capps posted June 12, 2013, 6:12 a.m. - updated 31 March 2015 8:41 a.m.
|Updated: Former Frist staffer Ketchel files for MDSave capital raises|
[Updated] Patient-pay firm continues its capital-raising.
By Milt Capps Updated May 13, 2015
|Music Council co-chair Randy Goodman adds Lipscomb Univ. Business EIR role|
[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings
By VNC Staff updated July 8, 2015
|Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'|
[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2015
|Great Expectations: Informatics Corporation of America|
ICA's strategic alliances may have put this VU spin-out in good position in the race for EHR market share
By Milt Capps updated May 14, 2015 0828
|Medaxion goes mobile to capture medical charges|
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
By Milt Capps Updated 8 Oct. 2015
|Cybera trims sails to remain on-course|
[Sale update] VC-supported venture promises new products, more allies and net hiring
Milt Capps Updated Sept. 16, 2015
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