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Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated

[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

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CEO Aaron Salow
CEO Aaron Salow

HRtech: XOi Technologies' founder aims for 'optionality' at inflection points

Startup has raised more than $17MM and has entered Canada, UK markets.

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James 'Jamie' Dimon
James 'Jamie' Dimon

JPMorgan Chase CEO to muster this week with Bunker Labs in Nashville

Military veteran entrepreneurs, speakers and invited public join financial services leader, Aug. 8.

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True Wealth's Kerry Rupp
True Wealth's Kerry Rupp

36|86: Getting tech to market with max partnerships, with or without grants

[updated] Straight-talking commercialization and capital advisors from Austin, Nashville and Lexington converge, Aug. 29.

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Derren Burrell
Derren Burrell

Venture Notes -- Aug. 1, 2019

OppZone platform in works, Legility M&A, SEC filings, Veteran Ventures, H2O and Lirio raises and more.

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Charon Collier
Charon Collier

EC admits 8 startups in new Project Health pilot program

Opportunity arose for 'pre-Portfolio" sidecar pilot, bringing total to 26 startups enlisted this cycle.

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SSM Partners quietly files for Growth Equity III raise;<br>Exec sees Nashville edge in youthful exhuberance

SSM Partners quietly files for Growth Equity III raise;
Exec sees Nashville edge in youthful exhuberance

Fund exec sees little to envy in Silicon Valley models, says bringing youthful talent into Nashville has been a boon.

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Entrepreneur Mark Harris is a CEO for startup in 36|86 Student Edition

Entrepreneur Mark Harris is a CEO for startup in 36|86 Student Edition

The latest generation of ventures spawned from TN campuses suggests competition must've been intense.

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Louisville's XLerateHealth accelerator announces latest startup cohort

Louisville's XLerateHealth accelerator announces latest startup cohort

Accelerator is backed by KY economic development, holds startups from KY, NY, IL, TX, Calif.

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EC Search Chair Beth Chase
EC Search Chair Beth Chase

Commentary: Nashville Entrepreneur Center
search committee chair on EC CEO search

VNC asked EC Chair Emeritus and Search Committee chair to share an update on the search process.

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EC's Project Healthcare cohort grows to 18 companies gathering tonight

EC's Project Healthcare cohort grows to 18 companies gathering tonight

Nashville EC says Portfolio companies are more advanced, separate pilot will help newer startups.

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3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants

3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants

$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.

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Jumpstart Capital recaps Casetabs in search of surgery-coordination lead

Jumpstart Capital recaps Casetabs in search of surgery-coordination lead

Vreeland completes 9th transaction. Growth Fund I has dry powder, and Fund II is a target for 2020.

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LaunchTN and allies pick startups for 36|86 Pitch & Demo events Aug. 28-29

LaunchTN and allies pick startups for 36|86 Pitch & Demo events Aug. 28-29

Event could top last year's 1,200 registrants, including 100 or more presenters, hundreds of serial entrepreneurs and investors.

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Josh Rosenblatt JD
Josh Rosenblatt JD

Crypto-blockchain attorney, ops exec Rosenblatt joins Thesis* studio

Nashville attorneys still homesteading here, joins virtual-first techco with apparent major VC backing.

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Ashlin Wildun
Ashlin Wildun

Launch Tennessee names Partnerships Coordinator

Tennessee Tech alumna and entrepreneurship intern gets the job.

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CEO Kelly Tiller
CEO Kelly Tiller

TN-based Genera Energy raises $118MM to advance Earthable line

Funding fuels manufacturing and market priorities, but team is alert for other 'sustainable' opportunities.

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Venture Notes -- July 16, 2019

Venture Notes -- July 16, 2019

Updated: Moneytree report from PwC and CBInsights is out, plus we have field notes on TN and Opportunity Zones.

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President Tyler Seaberg
President Tyler Seaberg

EirSystems maps capital raises for P.A.G.R. e-prescribing platform launch

Hyperledger Fabric tech used to fight errors, fraud, adverse effects, illicit drug access.

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