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Startup commercializing VU IP to reduce injury, death and mitigate $50BN annual medical spend.
Serial tech entrepreneur goes deep on Retail, emerges with Vertical SaaS concept.
Seed raise underway, startup sees e-commerce and fresh capital producing a national footprint.
Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
Legislator observes the Western Division of the State lagging Eastern and Western regions.
Startup clients may migrate to either of the incubators - Nashville gets a net incubator increase.
[updated] IQuity, SafeStamp, Frontier Diagnostics, Neurodyne pitch to local VCs.
[updated] A pronounced rise in overall ranking comes with weaker showing on some of 25 dimensions.
Designation of leader for coalition's next phase of work may bring acceleration.
Newco says it'll pursue capital raise opportunistically among savvy investors.
[updated] The challenges are real, but two women entrepreneurs declare their determination.
Healthcare IT, solutions and consulting provider has apparently passed a revenue milestone.
Teams' targets range from community dev, to opioid addiction and improving human rights in apparel supply chain.
In-the-works a year or more, the advocacy group is about to stand up to be counted.
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
[Updated] E-commerce sellers and others will want to know about this startup.
Updates on Synchronous Health, Taigan, SkyDropX, Sunset Digital, Integrated Healing Tech and more.
Incubator management plans to keep potential businesses on-pace for development, commercialization.
[updated] He has 'plenty of capital' and would probably relish deals for his existing or new verticals.
A rich program with speakers by the dozen, including 10 VCs on the stage.
With more than 1,000 attendees projected for the annual conference, Villagers get scrutiny.
Company conceived by media entrepreneurs Bill King, Greg Thurman is aware of broad options.
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
Founder spent nearly a decade here earning degrees at Vanderbilt University.
With the General Assembly and Governor in full budget mode, LaunchTN assesses its options.
An action plan for leadership may soon come off the drawing-board.
VTC Smaller downtown get economic development grants that favor entrepreneurship.
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
VTC This entrepreneur must not be working part-time.
VTC Bootstrapper til now, Knoxville startup aims for HD livestreaming leadership
Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.
Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.
Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
A turnaround reaps private equity rewards.
Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.
Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.
[Updated] Blockchain initiatives now said to be expanding in Nashville.
[updated] Digital Nashville again operationally dormant. Latest chief was selected 11/14.
A new platoon of civic-minded influentials picks-up the challenge.
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
[Updated] Brookings' findings are now available for review here.
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Researchers need Nashvillians' help in assay of spin-off activity in Nashville area.
The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.
Another rodeo: Partners target evolving team/interpersonal relationship- and project-management market.
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
VTC Chattanooga startup made very strategic pivot, and builds bizdev presence in Nashville.
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.
John Bass, CEO of HCA's InVivoLink, has joined the Blockchain expedition.
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
VTC While organic growth is aggressively pursued, this early-stage company is open to strategic/PE talks
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
TORCH of Chattanooga won the prize.
VTC We've proven we can attract cool companies. How do get them to stay?
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
VTC PYA's long-standing 'dream' of attracting ORNL talent is paying off in varied forms.
VTC Whether you're a Coder or you've had a brainstorm about better living, check it out.
VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.
Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.
SIIA led by board of execs from within Thomson Reuters, Google, Adobe and others.
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
[Sale updated] Entrepreneur says youth need to develop 'hunger' to accomplish goals.
[Updated] About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.
Entrepreneurs have their eyes on the prize, and future investment in other startups.
CEO Winkelspecht is working with HC customers on proof of concept technologies.
VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
Four-year-old Cicayda preps for growth and explores M&A possibilities.
More speaker announcements, with event just a month away!
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
Prominent business group announces next cohort of leaders.
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
[updated] Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.
[updated] Performance payments could reach $11MM, all hands benefit, says co-owner.
VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
For those hoping companies will leverage TN assets, Eve Steigerwalt is among key contacts.
[Updated] Healthcare-centric VC makes growth investment in Connecticut healthIT entrant.
[Updated] nPhase CEO identified. Software with global users and a serious track record is a friendly target.
VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
VTC Commercializing the UT brand, localizing entertainment with streaming audio
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
[updated] Startup greenlighted with patient capital, golden Roladexes.
[Updated] Refurbished laws strengthen companies, spur professionals, build State repute.
[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
[Update] A panel focuses on the need for value-adding innovation and public-policy advocacy.
[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.
New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.
[updated] 12-year-old interactive marketing and software company gets new chief.
[updated] Strategic buys, if any, would follow organic growth and await sector consolidation.
Step by step, ECD agent LaunchTN charts a fresh path forward on knotty issue.
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.
Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21
Techie-oriented nonprofit rolls-out its second mixer in the past ten months.
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
[updated] Unprecedented C-level Software industry event set for March 16, 2016.
Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.
The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.
[updated] Moving cautiously, CEO Bryan Huddleston preps for increased NTC influence.
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
Charlie Corts executes on convertibles, ahead of larger round.
Deadline July 10 - St. Louis accelerator ramps-up for Fall Cohort.
[Update] In 3rd outing, CEO focuses on technology for enterprises that 'don't go out of business'.
Serial entrepreneur says simplified offering is disrupting payments sector.
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Presenting in 36|86 next month, startup targets TN, then TX and beyond.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
[Updated] David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.
[update] The vast potential of the global IoT market has many players in a virtual land rush.
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.
Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.
If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.
Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.
Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.
Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement
ADDED Speaker - An unprecedented program designed to illuminate opportunities.
The small NTC must weigh carefully its forays into State and Federal policy-shaping.
[updated] Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Dispute settled between LaunchTN and PandoMedia, parties announce.
CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.
The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.
[updated] Google Glass is not a large blip on this startup's radar, thus far.
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
VTC The ultimate design of the city's technology strategy is emerging.
Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry
VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs
[Updated] Pando litigation. Refocused 36|86 event will convene in June, as will Pandoland
Other cities may want Ziiio app, and startup's VU license sets stage for entry into healthcare
VTC: Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.
$300K Seed raise could target Angels in Cincinnati, as well as Tennessee
[Update recap] This company may be just hitting its stride, and 2015 could see strategic moves.
One of the pioneers in broadband, VOIP and other services changes hands
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.
Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder
Venture Tennessee reports on an Oak Ridge financial play within the 3D-advanced manufacturing sector
[Updated] President Aylward said he believes the market is now coming more in MedCenterDisplay's direction
Relocated New Yorker says Nashville and SEC territory are prime sector launchpads
Firm feels it surprised some folks by doubling-down on transactions-services work.
President and dozens of Griffin employees commit to deep involvement at high school
New Jersey-based engagement and loyalty company says Healthcare may become its sole focus.
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development
[updated] Sal Novin suggests recruiting hyper-talented individuals takes authenticity, not slogans
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
[Updated] Useful tools for those exploring cross-border business-development opportunities.
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
Brannon, Jarratt team to scale-up their proven business model.
[Updated] There's fresh life in one of Nashville's most storied communities.
A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
[Update] Corporate IT technologist now CEO ultimately had to follow his passion for this startup
Vanderbilt University Medical Center teams with West Institute and business-process outsourcer
Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
Here's more information on startups that'll have berths in StartupVillage June 12-13
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup
Veteran chief information officer now 'champion' for IT advance
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
As its 20th draws near, local techies aim to breathe new life into flagship site
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
A serial entrepreneur and a physician draw on behavioral economics and other fields
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
In a down economy, this startup aims to serve underemployed recent grads and their parents
Long-rumored 'for sale', ENA and CEO of 10 years open new chapter
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
Tech entrepreneurs tackle the healthcare engagement knot from a different angle
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders
With sales-revenue at a premium, this startup could prove smartly timed.
[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings
Briefings on the state's new regional business accelerators' mission and how to work with them.
Awakened to an opportunity of surprising magnitude, the Chamber sets out to tell its story, anew.
Tech-driven economic development will eventually learn what priority it gets in the Haslam Administration
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
Paddock, Box, Griggs, Tolbert: entrepreneurs bootstrapping their way, and worthy of note.
Al Ganier, Paul Van Hoesen are co-founders of startup that seeks to help banks and other verticals reach customers, including the unbanked
You decide: Mashable's Chris Heald assays the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and this link takes you straight there.
Award-winning Blanz brings added depth to Atiba's user-experience portfolio
[updated] Joe Maxwell is having way too much fun in growing another tech venture in the finance sector
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
Entrepreneur says she's found more than a good lease in Nashville
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
ECD and TTDC chiefs and their colleagues seem to be 'aligned' toward getting INCITE launched
This Massachusetts fund is partial to Internet plays and other technologies.
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
Performance, occupational safety and other fields are supported by PureSafety software and services
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
Veteran emissary to institutions' stakeholders and allies is re-potting himself after a 41-year-career
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
A Harvard-based economist tells local execs clusters and pragmatism are key elements for a Nashville innovation strategy
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
[CEO departure] Sixth CEO brings national perspective, oversees an NTC on shifting economic, educational and professional terrain.
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
HealthTeacher suddenly looks pretty 'cool and aspirational' as it drives to improve youth health
Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
Five ventures are updated, some raising millions, others bootstrapping, none waiting for others to make it real.
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; d
etails of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
With Gov. Bill Haslam's jobs- and innovation-producing strategy launching next week, the appointment of a seasoned operative is welcomed
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
JumpStart's 'brightest'... EmergeMemphis' 45 startups.. Haslam-Hagerty gameplan... David Wilds in cap raise.. Blackstone venture aid...
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
Darren Briggs, formerly of Landmark Digital, has returned to BMI to lead platform innovation.
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
Researchers, students and others will share in the space run by VUSE's software institute.
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
[updated] A former Franklin corporate executive hopes to turn her investment-management savvy into a boon for the impoverished
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
At north of 500 square miles, Metro/Nashville, aka Music City, is creative hub and economic flywheel
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
The TNInvestco data has been published, with no interpretation of value yet rendered
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
Our latest roundup of VU searches, capital raises, marketing pushes, digital music, tech commercialization and more
[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
Think it's 'Much Ado' about nothing? Sorry, the jury's not really 'out' regarding the importance of original content
Nick Holland of CentreSource says approaches by bidders caused him to look at his firm with fresh eyes
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
Vanguard's Martin, Community Health's Smith among those signing-on to to drive outcomes, drive down costs.
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
The Reader-Cherry e-commerce startup serving salons may not have every hair in-place, but it survived the recession.
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
Knoxville-based ad-streaming venture has fresh perspective regarding TN investment in technology startups
None are ready to call 'the turn', but local Tech execs believe they've seen the first signs of spring in the economy
For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
Local executive recruiter gets high-profile challenge to secure leader for major trade association serving half the Fortune 100
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
Digital branding and marketing pioneer will help herd dealflow, counsel startups and lend hand at raising funds
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
From reminding patients of meds and signaling for homehealth help, to recording oral histories and health data, this startup aims to become your parents' next big screen
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
Entrepreneur Castello says strong web addresses are meant to be developed aggressively, not 'parked'
Mayor Karl Dean ECD's former economic-development chief joins Nashville intellectual-property law firm
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
Ligitation to Chancellor in five days..More funds cowboy-up with lobbyists..New TNInvestco funds' Web presences unveiled
Gen. Assembly gets Film bill..CredenceHealth..Busy Debut exec..M&A panel..Burch firm partners..Hedge fund operator..HMS, Bondware appointments..
TSU, Vanderbilt, and local business and government may seek to replicate Memphis' initiative in the Capital City
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
Gov. Phil Bredesen's string of successes in the Solar sector continues to lengthen
Nashville-based data, network and services provider names Brugman and England to top posts.
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
For perhaps the next six months, the pace of development of Tennessee's emerging New Economy will be largely in the hands of elected officials
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
Choate says 3-D industry consolidating and he aims to be one of the last providers standing
Nashville's largest pure IP and patents law firm continues to add attorneys
Congressman argues Mid-TN and corridor could play a bigger role in Defense, Homeland Security and related arenas
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
Well connected Sand Hill firm gets nod, as State pension fund continues implementation of first-year investments
Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup
At the midpoint in Gov. Bredesen's second term, he's not letting-up on the accelerator for New Economy jobs
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
Within days, Tennesseans should know who state officials have decided should have access to the inaugural $120MM TNInvestco program
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
Chamber staff press on, despite Recession setbacks, and take a fresh look at priorities
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
A long-standing friendship, economic pressure and the vagaries of family business are among factors cited in the sale.
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
[Updated] There's food for thought, some of which may cause indigestion, in a Noble Financial analyst's views on what is arguably Nashville's oldest Internet-driven company
This progressive digital-media community aims to do well, by doing good, it seems, and it has a couple thousand members to prove it.
The State and its public-private partners are launching a website to advance economic-development objectives
Departing exec says she sought 'sense of urgency', while interim chairman says he hopes TBA will find 'someone like Leslie' to help group become 'more relevant'
[Updated] At the end of an intensive week of meetings here, the CEO of the proposed trade center says a competing NYC group offered has made overtures
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
[UPDATED Aug. 11, 6:53 a.m.] Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' IPO filing became effective yesterday and trades today as CPIX, 27 months after the shelf registration and 20 subsequent amendments
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
Economist, author, former TN ECD commissioner offers a prescription for warding-off disaster
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
Keep an eye on what your 'constrained' customer must buy, suggests E&Y exec for the hemisphere.
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
As Nashville's startup ecosystem matures, wisdom from failures nourishes new digital ventures
New leader says NTC will undertake a strategic review of its mission and programs, later this summer
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
The governor's signature will soon be affixed to the State's new venture law, but already there are hundreds of new jobs on the horizon
[Updated and corrected 3:20 p.m.] Techventure veteran becomes CEO, while star performers back knowledge-net startup
[Updated 5:52 p.m.] The TNSBICCA passed in both House and Senate today, and will next go to Gov. Bredesen. The Senate vote was 30-0. It passed in the full House this morning, 94-0, and in Senate Finance this afternoon 9-0-1PNV. The insurance industry provides the leverage for this economic development and venture-funding move.
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
Serial entrepreneurs, age 30 and 31, have succeeded in getting the nod from the iPhone App Store for a game they'd like to think could be a 'Big Win' for Nashville
Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws
Tennessee executives see both problems and opportunities in proposal for stimulation of early-stage investment
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
CyberStates report updates TN standing, Rep. Cohen's earmarks for growth, TN Tax Credits for emerging industry, and more...
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
Nashville's Petra Capital backs entrepreneur in Boston area, mining the HR/Payroll platform space
Led by tim Choate, 10-year-old tech company opts to be near hometown talent, eliminate commuting
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
NCN's latest investment... Luminetx startup possibly touched by SEC-accused Stanford Financial...Consensus Point and NHI get new officers... ORNL exec goes corporate... Stimulus roundup...
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
State official offers tantalizing hints of impending cap-investment announcements, and mentions direct talks with a VC
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
With Tennessee's toughest year for layoffs since 2001 behind us, late-arriving news indicates closings and layoffs will continue
Middle Tennessee's next sci-tech business park may be located in Wilson County
Nexus Group, formerly ISDN Net, announces appointment of Joy Mangrum to direct operations of data centers and services
Tech company's Nashville Regional Exchange Point now resides in 19,000 sq. ft. facility that's hub for lines of business
NTC's 10th Anniversary took a symbolic step forward this morning, led by a new CEO intent on a bigger regional role for the association
Competitive pressures, increased awareness and a sluggish job market for college graduates are among factors driving '5th Year' option
Vanderbilt's investment may be the "big bang" the university needs to participate fully in the global scientific community
The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond
Amid an awful economy and with the dust from their last scrape still in the air, the State and some business interests may be squaring-off, once again
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
Amid a bear economy and with expensive promises to keep, Vanderbilt relies on continuity in ranks
CEO-driven initiative aims to heighten employee engagement in the company's success
This Maine private equity and LBO executive knows up-close and personal what it takes to survive and innovate
Rep. Gordon's 6th District was recently inducted into tech-jobs initiative, and now will host a key annual conference
Having had a public forum, Councilmember At Large says he'll ask for January work session on economic development
If it were football, we'd say the Governor wants to see what his economic-development team can do with 2 minutes left, in the Red Zone
This is one foundation that's been a venture from the start, 'bringing good people and good causes together'
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
VU, Bart Gordon, ORNL among partners: Meeting in D.C. seeks better ways to link business, science and national labs
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Two of Nashville's Internet veterans seem to be sailing through the economic downturn, in a venture that's really going somewhere, slowly.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
CEO has fallen in love with Nashville, and relishes the idea of Music City Angels luring him here from Birmingham
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
No cold feet at Emma, as company embraces higher-touch services and continues growing its workforce in Davidson County
Atlanta interim C-level staffing and consulting firm is entering Nashville and Knoxville, leveraging its Chattanooga presence
Beyond intensive concern about the U.S. economy and healthcare insurance, IT execs seem ready to attempt to manage their ways toward Recovery
Nashville's creative roots are strong and the juices are flowing. Now, the 'sustainability' theme is due a hearing.
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
While swearing-off another tech startup, this mid-life entrepreneur keeps finding new ventures and hobbies to love
Nashville's converging entertainment and technology continues to draw entrepreneurs who don't know it 'can't be done'
The leader of this Franklin firm has made executive changes that could improve the odds of success for this unprecedented mid-TN venture
Governor's trade mission to broaden ties to German manufacturer and suppliers finds VW resolute in its Tennessee plans
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance
Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
Facing waves of technologies and possible future M&A deals, this venture-backed organization gets a tuneup
TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government
AT&T, the Songwriters Guild and other interests brought their roadshow to Nashville this morning, to highlight industry and consumer interests
A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
Beating-out more than 800 competitors, a confident Statzen hopes a few minutes elevator-pitching West Coast investors will shorten the fund-raising cycle for this emerging company.
Further action is set for this afternoon. When the dust settles on the Bells Bend fight, we may have learned more about companies' needs to congregate, as well as innovate and celebrate
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
Though we hear over and over that Nashville isn't top o' mind in software and technologies, a major conference here this fall serves as a reminder of the true depth of local resources.
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
UPDATED 11:55 AM - Turnover casts in doubt leadership roles in two of the state's most prominent technology organizations.
There's much to celebrate in Chattanooga's Volkswagen win, even though the benefits for Nashville remain uncertain
Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.
Company's I-Prize competition leader says Nashville could probably replicate the global innovation initiative. He'll tell what he knows -- but, there may be a price...
UPDATED June 27 - Recent reports suggest Nashville's foothold in the world's Tech economy is real, but tenuous
Computer scientist, philanthropist, entrepreneur Wozniak has committed to participating in a demanding 9-month program in Nashville. The program may afford Woz a look inside Music that will benefit a new venture he helps guide.
This high-achieving former homeless person and tech manager may end-up in the Third World -- but, first, it's mixed martial arts, earning a couple of degrees, selling athletic apparel...and carving-out time to be a father.
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Could Nashville 'capture lightning' in a bottle with a Startup Weekend? In other cities, this technology-oriented endurance test has produced stronger venture communities, new businesses -- but, thus far, no one seems to have claimed the lead to win one for Nashville.
Preparing for a visit to Mount Microsoft, this VU Engineering scientist shares his thoughts about his low-profile work in an area some others think could provide further energy for the Big Bang in video-on-demand. Given a glimpse of the findings, one local entrepreneur doesn't find it 'trivial', at all.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
These Nashville entrepreneurs are celebrating this morning, but we won't see another batch of innovators til 2010. Other competitions at UT and FedEx Institute are about all there are in the state, at the moment.
Strange Days: A sitting President signs a bill funding science, technology and education and simultaneously vows to gut funding. The federal budget has been held up, ever since.
Now, after selling its first FDA-approved product to a close ally, BioMimetic is flush with cash and experience -- and committed to developing biotechnologies in Middle Tennessee.
A Franklin, Tenn.-based entrepreneur today won approval of the World Trade Centers Association in New York City to create a World Trade Center to serve the Greater Nashville area.
Declaring Nashville's strengths could help startups like Bravato Music, and help entrepreneurs and investors create common ground
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee
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