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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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VentureNotes: Consensus Point, Tandum, PinPtr, HouseLens | Consensus Point, Linda Rebrovick, Will Hedgecock, Doug Pace, Tandum, House Lens, Dell, Bearingpoint, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Andrew Crefeld, Pharos Capital, kickstarter,Brad Wilson
VentureNotes: Consensus Point, Tandum, PinPtr, HouseLens

Startups' capital raises, one leadership shift may be driven by Mayor's race


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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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HealthTech: Stratasan sharpens messages ahead of capital-raise decision | HealthDataSource, Jason Moore, Tod Fetherling, Jim Phillips, XMi Holdings, healthcare, analytics, hospitals, SG2, intelligence, software as a service, SaaS, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, Bryan Huddleston, Drake Jarman, Truven, Sg3, Pinnacle Financial, XMi Holdings, Punching Nun Group, Amanda Cecconi, Rollings Hills Ventures, XMi High Growth Development Fund, Juris, UL Workplace Safety, PureSafety, Jarrard Philips Cate & Hancock, Centresource, Kevin Marchetti, Carter Todd, Adams & Reese, Lee Ann Lambdin, Marshall Martin, Angela Humphreys, Bass Berry & Sims
HealthTech: Stratasan sharpens messages ahead of capital-raise decision

With products defined, this startup aims to cut through the 'Big Data' hype.


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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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With major partners, Tech startup LeanKit expects to 'make a lot of noise'  | Cooley, Atlassian, VersionOne, software as a service, SaaS, Rally Software, Autodesk, Microsoft, Oracle Primavera, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, David Furse, Chris Hefley, Daniel Norton, Siraj Sirajuddin, Kemp Maxwell, Jon Terry, Stephen Franklin, John Hamilton, Tim Mulron, McKerley Noonan, LBMC, Pinnacle Financial, Dodson Park Behm and Capparella, ourPlan, c-plan,
With major partners, Tech startup LeanKit expects to 'make a lot of noise'

Revenue growth, broader ties to Microsoft and Oracle and hiring surge are among factors


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TN CRS: Hellman & Friedman VIII gets $80MM PE commitment from TN retirement system | General Atlantic, Stone Point Capital, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VIII, Venrock VII, Amsurg, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, TCRS, Sedgwick Claims Management, Emdeon, healthcare, Sheridan Healthcare, private equity, buyouts, ambulatory surgery centers, ASCs,
TN CRS: Hellman & Friedman VIII gets $80MM
PE commitment from TN retirement system

HFCP is a familiar name to Emdeon, Amsurg, Sedgwick and others in the region.


Milt Capps Updated Sept. 16, 2014 6:50 p.m.

SeedHatchery: eDivv eyes Big Apple for beauty-barter startup | Casey Casterline, SeedHatchery, Start Co., Jon Katz, Seed stage, investment, eDivv, beauty, fashion
SeedHatchery: eDivv eyes Big Apple for beauty-barter startup

VTC Casey Casterline and Jon Katz keep in touch with Memphis, but focus on Manhattan


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Innova Memphis: Innova Fund III announced $20MM first close | Innova Memphis, Jan Bouten, Ken Woody, Steven Bares, Memphis BioWorks Foundation, TrakLok, arGentis Pharmaceuticals, TNInvestco
Innova Memphis: Innova Fund III announced $20MM first close

VTC Firm will continue bio/investment pace, likely to eye yet another fund in coming years


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Nashville: INVEST-TN Sept. 18 spotlights C-level execs addressing critical business issues, updating companies' stories | INVEST-TN, Terry McWilliams, Astec Industries, FedEx, Cornerstone Bancshares, Jeffrey Smith, Justin Hutchens, Christine Skold, National Health Investors, Tractor Supply Company, William Johnson, Bill Johnson, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA, arGentis Pharmaceuticals, Health Realty Trust, Pinnacle Financial, Crowe Horwath, PNC Bank, BusinessWire, Creative Financial Staffing, Curran & Connors, Frost Brown Todd, Issuer Direct, Mary Beth West Communications, MergerID, Mergermarket.com, Mergermarket Group, O'Neill Arnold Photography, Optimum Print Solutions, Assi Ginzburg, CFA Society, FEI, Financial Executives International, Harvey White, Richad Dorris, Frank Hughes, Jeffrey Smith, Tom Davis, The Wall Street Transcript, Wall Street Calendar, Phillip Daves, Tod Fetherling, Stratasan, Nashville Technology Council, Rob McCabe, Sloane Scott, FLO thinkery, Yahoo!, Barron's
Nashville: INVEST-TN Sept. 18 spotlights C-level execs
addressing critical business issues, updating companies' stories

Yahoo! Finance Columnist Michael Santoli, entrepreneur Tod Fetherling among speakers


JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already' | Michael Burcham, Chris Gerding, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, Jumpstart Foundry, Berlitz, Duolingo, Ashley Coleman, Nashville Software School, Michael Burcham, Ashley Coleman,Michael Dukes,Kate O'Neill,
Julia Polk,John Prather,Will Schreiber,Chris Sloan,Stayko Staykov,Yvonne Sullivan, Jon Timmons, John Wark, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Boomalang
JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'

JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push


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Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley, yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub' | GoalHawk, StatusHawk, Mark D. Daniel Jr., Mark D. Daniel, Germain Boer, John Chadwick, U.S. Tennis Association, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, Seed stage, capital, Khosla Ventures,Eniac Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, Slow Ventures, SK Ventures, FG Angels, Base Ventures, Kevin Rose, Rick Marini, Ryan Bloomer, Darius Monsef, Steve Jang, Dan Rose, Daniel Brusilovsky, Elliot Loh, Bo Han, Owen Van Natta, Joanna Glasner, PE Hub, Pando, TechCrunch, GigTank, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, TCRS, Bandpage, Jawbone, Billguard, learning, Wikipedia, YouTube, Camilla Benbow, Nate Chiger, Torch Communications, parenting, child rearing, education, K12, postsecondary, experiential learning, Ben Ling, Vinod Khosla, Jay Sider, Rochester Institute of Technology, Founders Fund, Sarah Lacy, George Packer, Al Gore Jr., CurrentTV, Babson College, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon, Indian Institute of Technology, Claritas Capital, University of Arizona, University of Illinois, Harvard University, Dropbox, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, Goshen College, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Sumukh Sridhara, Paragon Asset Management Services
Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,
yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'

20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors


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2014 Jumpstart Foundry cohort directory | Jumpstart Foundry, JSF14, Aloncii, Ashley Parkes, Applyance, John Reagan Moore, Arrister, Andy Chick, Boomalang, Chris Gerding, Healthcare Marketmaker, Tony Corley, Octovis, Ryan Macy, PinPtr, Will Hedgecock, Skill Spectrum, Jim Devine, Spotwise, James Crater, startups, seed stage, investment, capital
2014 Jumpstart Foundry cohort directory

Here are the nine 2014 Jumpstart Foundry graduates and their capital goals.


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Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, mentors, startups, LaunchTN, Jumpstart Foundry, Mitch Evans, Sam Lingo, Jonathan Sexton, Jim Biggs, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Steve Bares, Memphis BioWorks, Company Lab, Sheldon Grizzle, Blank Slate Ventures, UpGlobal, Steve Case, Spartan Ventures, international, Saudi Arabia, Vanderbilt University, MOOC, telepresence, education, training, talent, Creatives, capital, Galen Partners, Paradigm Health, leadership, Canvass Network, online, Google for Entrepreneurs, management, Mitch Evans, Country Music Association, CMA, music, entertainment
Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.


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Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries | Sal Novin, HPA, Healthcare Productivity Automation, Trizetto, software, SaaS, engineers, information technology, IT, Igor Kikena, Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Cain Brothers, Regence Group, Cambia Health Solutions, talent, recruitment, workforce, Vicky Gregg, culture, Creatives
Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries

[updated] Sal Novin suggests recruiting hyper-talented individuals takes authenticity, not slogans


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