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Startup Garage Coffee enters E. Nashville, Garage Leathers widens accessories line | Garage Coffee, Garage Leathers, Robert Camardo, Lauren Camardo, Mitchell Fox Management, Divine Capital Markets, equities, stock market, startups, small business, fashion, accessories, Richard Dorsi
Startup Garage Coffee enters E. Nashville,
Garage Leathers widens accessories line

GC's new location choice seems to suggest a preference for Creatives


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Populr's progress attracts potential bidders, creates fork in road for Nick Holland | Nicholas Holland, Nick Holland, Centresource, Populr, Bullpen Ventures, Martin Companies, Solidus, software as a service, SaaS, venture capital, Angels, investors, mentors, advisors, Avenue Bank, KraftCPAs, Bass Berry & Sims, GoDaddy
Populr's progress attracts potential bidders,
creates fork in road for Nick Holland

Entrepreneur aims to win; 'location thing' often a problem when Coastal VCs chat.


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Histories unfolding: Maker-entrepreneur Barry Walker + Marathon Village | Marathon Village, Marathon Motors, Marathon MusicWorks, LaunchTN, entrepreneurs, makers, commercial real estate, Barry Walker, David A. Guy, Tim Osborne, Rob Hill, Reliant Bank, Ronnie Wenzel, Ingenuity Shop, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ashley Capps, Bonnaroo, AC Entertaiment, Chris Cobb, WRLT, Lightning 100, Atiba Software, Lightning 100, Antique Archeology, Mike Wolfe, Imogene + Willie's, Hal Cato, Zeumo, Garage Coffee, Green Brier Distillery, the Studio 121, Bang Candy Company, Corsair Artisan Taproom, Otis James, O Gallery, Tennessee State Museum, Debbie Walker, Callie Walker
Histories unfolding: Maker-entrepreneur Barry Walker + Marathon Village

A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history


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TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs and investors begin charting path forward | TNInvestco, Doug Overbey, Susan Lynn, Gov. Bill Haslam, Bill Hagerty, Eric Cromwell, Dan Schmisseur, Charlie Brock, Sam Lynch, Life Science Tennessee, LST, TTDC, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Jeff Brown, accelerators, INCITE, TNInvestco, Dennis Bottorff, Laura Elkins, Tom Rogers, Tech2020, Joe Cook Jr., Charles Sargent, Larry Coleman, Eric Dobson, Grady Vanderhoofven, James Stover, Luke Froeb, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, capital formation, SeedHatchery, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Steven Bares
TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs
and investors begin charting path forward

Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum


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VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise | Vanderbilt University, Daniel Fabbri, University of Michigan, technology transfer, National Science Foundation, NSF, Innovation Corps, healthcare, information technology, IT, software development, entrepreneurs, electronic medical records, EMR, PYA Analytics, Jared Barrett, commercialization, HIPAA, compliance, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Michigan
VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise

Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.


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LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup | LaunchTN, TTDC, Jim Stefansic, Pathfinder Technologies, Pathfinder Therapeutics, Henry Gindt, Suzanne Hart, Northeast University, innovation, startups, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Pathfinder Therapeutics, Pathfinder Technologies, LinkdCare, Ernie Clevenger, CareHere, wellness, medicine
LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup

[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.


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Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan | FanSafety.org, Don Griffis, W.A.R.N., Wide Area Rapid Notification, sports, athletics, security, safety, fans, Homeland Security, football, soccer, colleges, universities, professional sports, PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Center for Spectator Sports and Security, NCS4, University of Southern Mississippi, Wes Summers, Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan

Strategic alliance with NCS4 should open many doors for W.A.R.N. sister company


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Venture Notes: EO-Nashville, Back Porch Group, Sagents, PBM365, Frontier Capital, Tandum | PBM365, Caremark, Magellan Health Services, Back Porch Group, Joe Glaser, Moontoast, Artist Growth, Exile Co., Noah Scott Rawlings, Brian Rawlings, Joshua Rawlings, music, social media, Endorsee, marketing, advertising, EO, EO Nashville, Entrepreneurs Organization, entrepreneurship, startups, sponsorships, drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAM, policy, politics, legislation, regulations, state government, Doug Pace, Tyler Griffith, Tandum, activism, grassroots, lobbying, Charles May, Joe Freedman, Dan Hogan, Medalogix, Music City Tents Events, bytes of knowledge, peer learning, Drew Crawford, pharmacy benefits management, PBM, PBM365, Mac Crawford, Caremark, CVSCaremark, Magellan Health Services, LeShane Greenhill, Raj Menom, purchasing, analytics, data, SAP, Oracle, Lauren Reed, Reed Public Relations, Avenue Bank, Blankenship CPA Group, Tom Bates, Bone McAllister Norton, Frontier Capital, Mike Velcich, capital, investment, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, media, news, journalism, healthcare, venture capital, software as a service, SaaS
Venture Notes: EO-Nashville, Back Porch Group,
Sagents, PBM365, Frontier Capital, Tandum

News & updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.


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Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic | Pathfinder Therapeutics, Pathfinder Technologies, medical imaging, Vanderbilt University, technology transfer, commercialization, Bob Galloway, Robert Galloway, Jim Stefansic, Benoit Dawant, William Chapman, Alan Herline, Michael Miga, Hatteras Venture Partners, Nashville Capital Network, Clayton Associates, Lumira Capital, Florida Gulfshore Capital, INCITE, Gov. Bill Haslam, TriStar Technology Fund, Mountain Group Capital, Limestone Fund, TriStar Technology Ventures, BioMimetic Therapeutics, Sid Chambless
Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic

After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.


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Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options | Mike Rustici, Rustici Software, SCORM, TIN Can, Jenafits, software as a services, employee benefits, SaaS, open source, software development, entrepreneurs, Vanderbilt University, Undewriters Laboratory, UL, PureSafety, HCA, Deloitte, Tim Martin, Google, ATT
Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options

'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.


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CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital | Scott Ackerman, MMW Group, Music, entertainment, rights, promotion, digital media, distribution, recording, Jeff Price, intellectual property, copyright, compositions, CD Baby, ReverbNation, startups, accelerator, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Disney, Lyric Street Records, Shelby Kennedy, Orbitz, Cendant, US Airways, Artist Growth, Ditto Music, customer relationships management, CRM, Opus Capital, Guitar Center, Art Shaw, Facebook, SoundOut,Twitmusic, Bandzoogle, Radio Airplay, atVenue, Jango, royalties, ASCAP, SESAC, BMI
CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital

A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.


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Reporter's notebook: TNInvestco 2.0 | TNInvestco, Doug Overbey, Charles Sargent, Gov. Bill Haslam, Gov. Phil Bredesen, entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital, Tennessee Small Business Investment Credit Company, insurance, taxes, revenue
Reporter's notebook: TNInvestco 2.0

Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.


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M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent | Tod Fetherling, Michael Burcham, Perception Health, INVEST-TN, healthcare, analytics, PYA Analytics, Mike Cerino, XSolis, Advent Health Partners, Jason Moore, Stratasan, PYA Analytics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL, XMI High Growth Development Fund, Jim Phillips, TNInvestco, Clayton Associates, Rolling Hills Ventures, Michael Burcham, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Roger Alsup, Ed Lanquist, Waddey and Patterson, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Deane Smith, Si Deane
M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health
teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent

Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.


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Startup: Arcivr finds Nashville Tech talent issue manageable, sets 2.0 launch | startups, Chris Korbey, Arcivr, iPhoto, Apple, Aperture, Flickr, Facebook, photographer, consumer, Robert Turner, Wentwood Capital Advisors Group, Tennessee Community Ventures, Emma, Eric Satz, Holly Korbey, Chris Schetter, Kevin McConnell, John Korbey, Michael Stahl, NuSirt Sciences, Gunderson Dettmer, journalism
Startup: Arcivr finds Nashville Tech talent issue manageable, sets 2.0 launch

Founder doesn't need a lot of help with staff or funding, but seems to know where to find both.


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Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force  advances at VU School of Engineering | Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Philippe Fauchet, Doug Schmidt, entrepreneurship, startups, technology transfer, commercialization, Alan Bentley, Engineering & Science Building, Douglas Fisher, Douglas Schmidt, Kenneth Galloway, Jumpstart Foundry, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, MOOC,
Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force
advances at VU School of Engineering

Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.


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Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator to debut with Investors at-the-ready | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, Sarah Trahern, CMA, Joe Galante, Sony Music, music, entertainment, digital media, technology, accelerator, LaunchTN, Robbie Goldsmith, SrPago, international, Country Music Association, Healthbox, Jumpstart Foundry, Steve Moore
Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator
to debut with Investors at-the-ready

With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.


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Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch accepts Greystone Infrastructure investment | solar energy, Silicon Ranch, Matt Kisber, Reagan Farr, economic development, Gov. Phil Bredesen, state government, Thomas Trent Jr., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Qualifacts, Passport Health Communications, Greystone Managed Investments, infrastructure
Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch accepts
Greystone Infrastructure investment

Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder


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