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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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State, Federal partnership spawns 24 grants for Tennessee tech companies

State, Federal partnership spawns 24 grants for Tennessee tech companies

LaunchTN matches have now supported 24 fledgling firms, mainly in energy, materials and health/biomedical.

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CEO Leslie Smith
CEO Leslie Smith

Epicenter CEO: Mobilizing Black-owned firms can bring Memphis surge

With Black-owned ventures front and center, CEO shares playbook for forging just, inclusive, growing regional economy.

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LifeSciences: NashBio in SFO showcase; VUMC + GE Health partner

LifeSciences: NashBio in SFO showcase; VUMC + GE Health partner

Ventures, partnerships accelerate VUMC lifesciences, plus VUMC and VU's independent commercialization programs.

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Gov.-Elect Bill Lee
Gov.-Elect Bill Lee

Venture Notes- 3 Jan. 2019 - Gov.-Elect Lee retains ECD chief,
plus updates on tech startup capital raises

Lee Cabinet choices affect ECD, LaunchTN, others..plus updates on capital raises.

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Jamie Bailey
Jamie Bailey

SaaS M&A: In wake of Initial State sale to Tektronix, founder
makes case for non-healthcare SaaS venture push

Nashville needs more SaaS startups and talent pool is adequate now for those who engage with ecosystem.

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Soccer in the money
Soccer in the money

Venture Notes - December 19, 2018

People on the move, capraises for Soccer, healthIT and others -- and maybe a tech employer in play.

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CEO Shani Dowell
CEO Shani Dowell

Edtech startup Possip Inc. offers 2-way feedback glue for parents, schools

Education champion + entrepreneur is raising Seed capital, mapping growth

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Milken Institute says Tennessee advances, yet struggles with tech commercialization and venture funding

Milken Institute says Tennessee advances, yet struggles with tech commercialization and venture funding

Biannual Science & Technology Index shows some TN gains, but weakspots among growth factors

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Milken Institute Data 2018

Milken Institute Data 2018

The latest in a series of biannual rankings of the States on science and technology competitiveness.

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Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere

Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere

[Updated] 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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