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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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Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere

Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere

Birmingham among alternatives, as some Women, Blacks and other minorities report struggling for traction.

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Venture Notes - December 6, 2018

Venture Notes - December 6, 2018

Mayor Briley maker-manufacturer initiatives, capital raises aplenty and more.

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Fintech: Acquisitive startup Celero Commerce<br>picks Nashville for headquarters

Fintech: Acquisitive startup Celero Commerce
picks Nashville for headquarters

CEO sees IPO likely outcome for new platform company, ETA elites to gather in Nashville.

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Venture Notes - November 29, 2018

Venture Notes - November 29, 2018

HealthIT startup winds-down, VC tags talent for Nashville, Angels raising, and more.

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TVA's Amy Henry
TVA's Amy Henry

TVA is looking to startups to help solve its big energy problems

Teaming with ORNL + Innovation Crossroads, power producer looks tech targets, maybe some surprises.

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Sal Novin of Cognizant
Sal Novin of Cognizant

Passings: Celebration of Sal Novin's life set for 12/1 at NTCH Tech Hill

Those who knew this Nashville new-era software entrepreneur will gather this weekend.

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CEO Tyna Bryan
CEO Tyna Bryan

Entrepreneur preps DOT-Ready trucking tech, mulls partner + capital ideas

Bootstrapper likes idea of strategic partner or investor with sector savvy -- maybe KeepTruckin?

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Robert Adams
Robert Adams

Mid-TN biometric ID startup 'Global e-dentity' eyes $38MM Series A

Franklin entrepreneur says eventual IPO is only exit option he's focused on, given global demand for ID assurance.

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'Not raining, it's pouring: E&Y + Amazon news means 5,600 jobs in Nashville

'Not raining, it's pouring: E&Y + Amazon news means 5,600 jobs in Nashville

Two solid hits reinforce Nashville economic status.

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Shore Capital's Ishbia
Shore Capital's Ishbia

Venture Notes - November 12, 2018

New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.

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CEO Anthony Begando
CEO Anthony Begando

Blockchain, AI: Capital raises ahead for Hashed Health-partnered ProCredEx

Startup charts path for Seed, Series A and customer acquisition in healthcare and perhaps beyond.

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Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services

Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services

Founders with Nashville stripes and strategic partners vow to leverage ties for innovation, growth.

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CO.LAB's Marcus Shaw
CO.LAB's Marcus Shaw

Healthcare accelerator pact among Company Lab, Erlanger, Unum
leverages Chattanooga's broad innovation impulse

Months and years of ecosystem development might help make Chattanooga an 'overnight' entrepreneurial success.

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BlueSky Medical stands-up NurseBackPack for credentials management

BlueSky Medical stands-up NurseBackPack for credentials management

Co-founders see sector receptive to Cloud-linked technology and sensitive to search and review costs.

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Relevance Capital pursues Fund IV raise + regional tech-VC leadership

Relevance Capital pursues Fund IV raise + regional tech-VC leadership

Exits may be ahead for Brentwood-Tullahoma firm seeking stakes in early-stage coastal targets, but at Nashville valuations.

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Kristen Johns Esq.
Kristen Johns Esq.

Emerging blockchain-industry is focus of TokenizeTN skull session at ECD

Waller attorney leads prospective not-for-profit advocacy group through private 'summit' at ECD.

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Venture Notes - October 19, 2018

Venture Notes - October 19, 2018

Another batch of entrepreneurial and investment movers, shakers and TBDs.

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Meharry Medical College Data Science Institute to impact<br>health policy, talent pipeline, clinical standards

Meharry Medical College Data Science Institute to impact
health policy, talent pipeline, clinical standards

Years of work have prepared Meharry researchers to play influential role by drawing data from Nashville General Hospital.

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Brookings: TN located in 'Heartland' region<br>with weakspot for entrepreneurship

Brookings: TN located in 'Heartland' region
with weakspot for entrepreneurship

A sobering report from Brookings Institution researchers inevitably shows there's work yet to be done.

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