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36|86: Village 36 startup presenters | LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, LaunchTN, economic development, startups, entrepreneurs, 3686, 36|86, Thirtysix Eightysix,
36|86: Village 36 startup presenters

LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.


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Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated | Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, accelerators, events, StartCo, LaunchTN, 3680, thirtysixeight, Pando, Pandoland, healthcare, Nashville Health Care Council, Seed Hatchery, Upstart, SkyHigh, Health Further, Jumpstart Foundry, GigTank, Digital Nashville, ZeroTo510, EPIcenter, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Spark Technology Forum, GROWCO, INC Magazine, economic development, rural, government, LifeScience Tennessee, Hack Tennessee, Knoxville Chamber, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, CoWrite, Hack Create, CMA Music Festival, Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Gov. Bill Haslam, economic development, Global Entrepreneurship Week, National Entrepreneurship Week, LifeScience Tennessee, accelerators,
Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated

Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.


Milt Capps updated May 21, 2015 (first issued Feb. 24, 2015)

CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center | Stuart McWhorter, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Julia Polk, New Ventures Consulting,startups, mentoring, Sam Lingo, Scorebird, Newsbreak Networks, ICHOR Biotechnologies, Vanderbilt University, New Ventures Consulting,
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

Venture fusion: LaunchTN's 36|86 attracts People, Ideas, Capital | LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, economic development, entrepreneurs, Angels, investors, venture capital, startups, Marathon Music Works, 3686,
Venture fusion: LaunchTN's 36|86 attracts People, Ideas, Capital

Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.


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Scorebird mobile sports-data startup preps $1MM-plus Series A raise | Scorebird, athletics, education, sports, data, analytics, advertising, mobile, content, broadcasting, radio, Internet, streaming, investors, Julia Polk, Chris Sloan, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, 3686, Brad Hopkins, Shawn Glinter, David Andrews, Josh Yockey, Stephen Andrews, New Ventures Consulting, Heald College,
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 | Snaproll Media, Steve Brugman, media, motion picture, film, entertainment, real estate, UAV, unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, startup, Robert England, Aerocine, Astraeus Aerial, Aerial MOB, Burnz Eye View, Clyco, Flying-Cam, HeliVideo Productions, Pictorvision, Likeona Tree Aerial, Slugwear, Shotover Camera Systems, Team 5, Total Safety U.S., Trimble Navigation, VDOS Global, Vortex Aerial (RC Pro Productions Consulting, Woolpert, Amazon, State Farm, Douglas Trudeau, Tierra Antigua Realty, senseFly, eBee Ag, FarmSpace Systems, Axios LLC, HouseLens, Above the Rest Aerial Photography, Stuart Jones Media, DJI, Spencer Valdez, Preston Ryon, Richard Warren, Melvin Spain, Spain Higginbotham,
Tailwind: Snaproll Media pursues UAV growth, mulls smart-capital raise

They're not 'stealthy', just bent on growth in a market with shifting winds.


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Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit | Dalcon Communications Systems, David Condra, Amplion Clinical Communications, healthIT, healthcare, information technology, software, hardware, manufacturing, communications, wireless, hospitals, Healthcare Management Systems, HMS, Tom Stephenson, John Doss, Townes Duncan, Solidus, Solidus-TNInvestco, TNInvestco, Frank Grant, Jeff Gould, Joe Maxwell, LBMC, Mark Patterson, Reliant Bank, Larry Papel, Nelson Mullins & Riley, MEDHOST, HealthTech, Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Angel Network, Nashville Capital Network,
Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit

David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.


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JusticeXL startup accelerator program debuts in Tullahomaat Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers | Dan Marcum, Turner Nashe, Jerold "Jerry" Wright, Karen Tackett, Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers, SMTEC, AutoXLR8R, Tech2020, Innertainment Delivery Systems, IDS, prisons, corrections, security, military, law enforcement, JusticeXL, accelerators, Fran Marcum, NEST-TN, Relevance Capital, J2 Software Solutions, TNInvestco, Jason Denenberg, Innertainment Delivery Systems, IDS,
JusticeXL startup accelerator program debuts in Tullahoma
at Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers

VTC Tech-driven Dan Marcum pushes new program forward.


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Expansion-minded Addiction Campuses has raised $20MM -- and it's early | chemical dependency, addiction, behavioral health, healthcare, Brent Clements, Addiction Campuses, Freedom Healthcare of America, Recovery Now Network, Eric Mitchell, John Daily, Frasier Dean Howard, Harpeth Capital, Harpeth Ventures, United Community Bank, The Bruce Firm, Randy Bruce, Brian Sullivan, DLA Piper, Fulcrum Investments, American Addiction Centers, Windstream, AC Real Estate Holdings, Acadia Healthcare, Elements Behavioral Care,
Expansion-minded Addiction Campuses has raised $20MM -- and it's early

Year-old company may consider Series B raise within 12 months


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Health:Further - Jumpstart Foundry taps 9 of 240 app's for 2015 cohort | Jumpstart Foundry, Health Further, Breathe, CareIT, Community Health TV, Life Detection Systems, Life-Links, Reemo, Playtabase, wearables, ProHydration, Vital Metrics,
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.


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NuSirt BioPharma has $6MM commitment from Hatteras, other investors | NuSirt, Mountain Group Capital, Hatteras Venture Partners, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, investment, capital, diabetes, Joe Cook Jr., Clay Thorp, Limestone Fund, TNInvestco, TriStar Technology Ventures,
NuSirt BioPharma has $6MM commitment from Hatteras, other investors

Financing spurs Type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver programs


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Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup | Mainsail Group, Wes Sellers, Ronn Hollis, Ascension, St. Thomas Health Services, HealthSouth, healthcare, postsecondary education, education, hospitality, marketing, product placement, brand management, brands, Ochsner Health System, Carol Titus, Avenue Bank, Caddis Interactive, Adam Landa, Chuck Byrge, Dave Swenson, Coleman Swenson Booth, HCA, Jim Lackey, Larry van Horn, Jeff Drake, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, Kris Kemp, H3GM, Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert Manner, KraftCPAs, Ramona Fox, EHM, Essential Healthcare Management, Enliven, consumer products, beverages, marketing, consulting, sales, EnableComp, Passport Health Communications, Complete Holdings, Jack Massey, Belmont University, Centura Health, RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Huntsville Hospital, HealthCare East Care System, Charleston Area Medical Center,
Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup

Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.


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Civic engagement: iCitizen adds mathematicians,CS experts to advance political transparency | iCitizen, Russ Reeder, Anthony Harkin, Tony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology, GovGraph, data, Big Data, graphing, GaaS, Knight Foundation, civic engagement, participatory democracy, mathematics, computer science, Reddit, Kickstarter, media, Marci Harris, PopVox, open data, government, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, ITIF, National Day of Civic Hacking,
Civic engagement: iCitizen adds mathematicians,
CS experts to advance political transparency

CEO sees recruitment of scholars dedicated to citizenship as 'big win'.


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Assets of Franklin-based StyleNet.com acquired by Co-Founder Reader | Michael Reader, Heather Smith, John Cherry, StyleNet, StyleNet.com, Niche Media, Meetings.com, StyleNet Holdings, Ridgestone Bank, Jerry Woods, Martin Strobel, the Strobel Group, Bio Ionics, haircare, salons, spas, beauty, fashion, e-commerce, SalonCentric, L'Oreal, GoDaddy, SquareSpace, SalonBuilder, ZeroG Software, Conferon, Experient, Lexyl Travel Technologies,
Assets of Franklin-based StyleNet.com acquired by Co-Founder Reader

A decade since inception, co-founder again has control and a broader vision.


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Venture Notes, May 11, 2015 | Venture Notes, Steve Case, Wave Resource Strategies, Marc Guthrie, Sal Novin, Trizetto, Cognizant, Healthcare Productivity Automation, HPA, Startup America, UpGlobal, Revolution, TCRS, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, Cambridge Associates, private equity, Jim Lackey, Dave Chapman, Northpoint Group, IBM, MIT, Syracuse University, David Jones, management, talent, Complete Holdings, President Barack Obama, Michael Burcham, National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NACIE, Francisco D'Souza,
Venture Notes, May 11, 2015

Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.


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Internet of Things: BKON Connect tacks toward Seed and Series A raises | BLEON, BKON Connects, BKON, Internet of Things, IoT, Web, advertising, wireless, browsers, software, applications, DTI Networks, Advent International, venture capital, investment, entrepreneurs, Michael Dukes, FLO.co, Patterson, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Richard Graves, Beat Zenerino, Leigh Fogle, FLO Thinkery, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz,
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.


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Update: Nashville BLEON IoT startup names Interim CEO | BLEON, ANKR, Gearcheck, beacons, iBeacon, Apple, Uribeacon, logistics, Google, Mark Filaroski, Gaurav Khanna, Mark Montgomery, FLO.co, David Owens, Joe Glaser, Shawn Glinter, Gavin Ivester, Misty Williams, Marketec, Gabe Watkins, RED Interactive, Adam Solesby, capital, Seed stage,
Update: Nashville BLEON IoT startup names Interim CEO

Focus on revenue generation leads to shifting founder into full sales mode.


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Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, experts sought for LSTN statewide network | LifeScience Tennessee, Steve Bares, Jim Monsor, Springboard, Connect, capital, mentors, mentoring, EIR, entrepreneur in residence, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, accelerators, Abby Trotter, Hall Strategies, incubators, EPICenter, INCITE, funding, grants, capital, investment, pitching, startups, Zeroto510, state government, economic development, TTDC, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Angels, family offices, venture capital, technology transfer, commercialization, Charlie Brock, Southland, 3686, Biomimetic Therapeutics, Wright Medical,
Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, experts sought for LSTN statewide network

Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources


Milt Capps edit 12:49 p.m.

XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise | Mike Shmerling, XMi Holdings, TNInvestco, XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund, XMi High Growth Development Fund, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Carter Todd, Chris Booker, Forrest Shoaf,Stratasan, BorderJump, J2 Software, AudiencePoint, Dataium, US Biologic, Ncontracts, ProviderTrust, Industrial Ceramic Solutions, Braditty, Criterion, MyWerx, RLCL Acquisition,
XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise

XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.


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Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point | iCitizen, Citizengine, iCity, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, startups, civic engagement, participative democracy, Duncan Dashiff, MedCare, Harry Jacobson, Russ Reader, Fred Goad, Mountain Capital Group, Joe Cook Jr., Andrew Rice, ConsensusPoint, Linda Rebrovick, Roundingwell, Will Weaver, SAP, Andy Bernstein, Emma, Bone Blankenship Partnership, Bone McAllester Norton, INCITE, TNInvestco, TriStar Technology Ventures, Voyent Partners, iFan Media, Java, Python, .Net, Karl Dean, Rep. Jim Cooper, Joel Lee, Joey Dempster, Vanguard Health Systems, Mercury Intermedia, Martin Ventures, Headcount, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, LaunchTN, Charlie Martin, Variety Care Foundation, Brian Buchanan, content, Media Temple, GoDaddy, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, First Amendment Center, Mike Dodson, Ainsley Shea, Shorefire Media, Reliant Bank, WSquared, INCITE, TnInvestco,
Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point

New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.


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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.


Project Music Showcase: EarIQ leverages IP, charts B2Consumer push | Project Music, apps, Stephen Davis, Joseph Moore, patents, intellectual property, automotive, headphones, home theaters, personalization, EarIQ, Topcloud.fm, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Mike Fabio, Dale Lott, Aurisonics, Avenue Bank, KraftCPAs, 2nd Generation Capital, Dana Holmes, Mike Collins, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Edward Ramage, Backporch Group, David De Busk, Jeremy Holley, CMA, Country Music Association, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Google, Edgenet Media, Uniguest, University of Connecticut, AccuShield, Mercury Sports, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, X Prize Foundation, Warner Bros. Records, Nissan,
Project Music Showcase: EarIQ leverages IP, charts B2Consumer push

Imminent Seed-raise push driven by twin-pronged strategy.


Milt Capps updated 27 April 2015

TN General Assembly devises For-Profit Public Benefit Corp. option | legislation, Aaron Dorn, Steven Dickerson, Jason Powell, General Assembly, Senate, House, entrepreneurs, law, business formation, B-corp, For Profit Public Benefit Corporation, Secretary of State, Gov. Bill Haslam, Avenue Bank, Daniel Burnham, budget, fiscal review, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tennessee Bar Association,
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: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity | Marcus Cobb, Jammber, Project Music, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 1871, accelerators, incubators, 1871, Adam Clabaugh, Airgig, Craigslist, Mangesh Bamkhar, Erik Miller, Heather McBee, Garry Wall, Tricia Meyer, Melody Ashby, Meyer Law, Ted Wern, Perkins Coie, Daryl Jones, PNC, Chase, Avenue Bank, Howard Tullman, Soundbetter, Amanda Cates, CMA, Country Music Association, Tony Grotticelli, Music, Entertainment, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center,
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

Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay | Project Music, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Joe Galante, Robbie Goldmsith, Heather McBee, DART Music, EarIQ, EVA More, Jammber, KaraoQ, On the List, Remix Hits, RMXHTZ, VideoBomb, Country Music Association, TuneCor, CDBaby, Chad Marcum, Bruno Francois, Sam Brooker, Warner Music Nashville, Jack McCann, Vector Management, Ben Blackburn, NativeInstruments.com, Beatport.com, Dubsmash, Fusic, DART Music, EarIQ, Chris McMurtry, Richard Jacobson, Stephen Davis, Thomas Moore, David De Busk, Dana Holmes, Edward Ramage, Channing Moreland, Makenzie Stokel, Closeup.fm, BandsInTown, GigTown, Craigslist, Airgigs, Soundbetter, karaoke, Michael Amburgey, Periscope, Twitter, music,
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.


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Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise | Jumpstart Foundry, Tony Corley, healthcare, information technology, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Quikrete, Chuck Salvo, Walter Jung, Bass Berry & Sims, Bank of America, Baker Donelson Bearman Calwell & Berkowitz, startups, Seed stage, capital, investment, Angels, StrategyHealthcare, Medical Schedule, Brian Tatro, HCA, Hospital Corporation of America, Ernst & Young, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, Chad Corley, ChiroMarkets,
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 | Shannon Terry, 247Sports, Rivals.com, Internet, startups, capital, entrepreneurs, Bobby Burton, William King, Private Business, Bank Director, Roy Dano, Sportsblog.com, Pro Player Connect, Athlon Sports Communications, Maggart, First Bank, Jim Ayers, CBSSports, analytics, Eric Satz, Tennessee Community Ventures, TNInvestco, H3GM, Butler Snow, advisors, Harwell Howard Hine Gabbart & Manner, Regions, Spencer Hays, Eric Cromwell, Dan Schmisseur, Southwestern/GreatAmerican, Tom James, First Round Exchange, PlaytheDraft.com, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Steve Berneman, Lee Schear, Schear Financial, sports, Lipscomb University, Don Meyer, Gregg Gough, Rivals.com, college, university, athletics, CBT Sports LLC, 24/7 Sports Partners, Nashville Technology Council
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 | Shareable Ink, Steve Hau, Laurie McGraw, startups, investment, healthcare, information technology, IT, Allscripts, IXT Systems, PatientKeeper, Martin Companies, TNInvestco Tennessee Angel Fund, Nashville Capital Network, Heritage Holdings, Rock Morphis, Lehmi Ventures, McKesson, Cerner, Hal Andrews,
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 | MDSave, Paul Ketchel, Marsha Blackburn, healthcare, insurance, Bill Frist, Kline Preston, Angel investors, physicians, capital raise, Chris Larsen, Harpeth Securities, Harpeth Capital, MTS Health Investors,
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

Great Expectations: Informatics Corporation of America | Informatics Corporation of America, ICA, John Tempesco, Gary Zegeistowski, Fred Goad, Bill Jacobson, Harry Jacobson, SDS Health, Healthport, TriStar Technology Fund, Thomas Smith, VHA, CareAlign, Electronic health records, EHR, health IT, information technology, Great Recession, Meridian Health, Wellstar Health System, HITECH, ARRA, Stimulus, federal government, HHS, integrated delivery networks, IDN, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, AMDIS, Health Information Management Systems Society, HiMSS, Medcare Investment Funds, Mission City Management, TNInvestco, Kinetic Concepts, Star Technology, James Leininger, layoffs,
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

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