|Venture Notes - February 8, 2016|
Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
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|Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise|
Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.
|Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar|
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
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|Video-content monetizer GameWisp raised $843K, has runway to Series A|
Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.
|Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated|
[updated] 2016 is getting populated with interesting events statewide.
|Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital|
Entrepreneur says he knows his limits, wants assistive-device mission to succeed.
|Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering|
Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.
|Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016|
Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.
|FourBridges Capital Advisors expands SE reach, doesn't rule-out VC fund|
VTC Boutique investment banking firm in Chattanooga eyes Florida, Carolinas.
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|Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski|
North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
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|FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans|
Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.
|$26MM+: EdTech consolidator LTG buys Rustici SW, stake in Watershed|
[updated] Performance payments could reach $11MM, all hands benefit, says co-owner.
Milt Capps updated 11:40am 29 January 2016
|VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls|
VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.
|Update: Oasis Venture youth social-enterprise program nears launch|
Nearly 50 Metro students applied for the new program, which is in pilot.
|Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner|
[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha
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|After 22 years, Tech2020 at OakRidge to cease pro-entrepreneurial efforts|
VTC The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.
|LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges|
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
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|Monsor: Statewide Mentor Net has traction with early-stage companies|
LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.
|CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity|
[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.
Milt Capps updated Jan. 24, 2016 5:10pm
|Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model|
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
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|Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?|
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
|EC, Ingram announce first 1440 publishing accelerator cohort members|
[Updated] Seven cohort companies include 3 U.S.-based, including a Tennessee startup.
|Venture Notes - January 19, 2016 |
Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.
|People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University|
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
|Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21|
Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
|Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'|
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Milt Capps updated 18 January 2016
|Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs |
This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.
|Memphis Money: Sage Advantage Fund created by advisory firm's founders|
VTC Memphis-centric founders to provide savvy and capital to proven early-stage companies.
|Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check|
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
|March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville|
Complimentary and paid registrations for this unprecedented event are being taken now.
|Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund|
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
|Project Music: Jammber's disciplined march to traction may augur well|
CEO may have wisdom or scars to share with members of PM's 2nd cohort.
|Williamson's Largen, EC's McWhorter confirm 'Pre-Flight' collaboration|
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
Milt Capps updated 28 January 2016
|BTC Inc. expanding Digital Currency publishing group in Nashville|
CEO plants flag in Music City for expanding content category.
|VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands|
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
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|Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry|
Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.
|Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund|
Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.
|VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment|
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
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|Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council|
[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector
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