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Fintech: Ed Braswell's G2Lytics startup targets sales-tax cheats globally
Fintech: Ed Braswell's G2Lytics startup targets sales-tax cheats globally

E-commerce sellers and others will want to know about this startup.

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Venture Notes - 23 June 2017
Venture Notes - 23 June 2017

Updates on Synchronous Health, Taigan, SkyDropX, Sunset Digital, Integrated Healing Tech and more.

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VU School of Medicine ramps-up The Rad<em><sup>x</sup></em> incubator<br>with 17 entrants in Innovation Challenge
VU School of Medicine ramps-up The Radx incubator
with 17 entrants in Innovation Challenge

Incubator management plans to keep potential businesses on-pace for development, commercialization.

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M&A: Fintech entrepreneur Greg Daily says he's a buyer, not a seller
M&A: Fintech entrepreneur Greg Daily says he's a buyer, not a seller

He has 'plenty of capital' and would probably relish deals for his existing or new verticals.

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Tennessee doubles down on LaunchTN, 36|86 looms as inflection point
Tennessee doubles down on LaunchTN, 36|86 looms as inflection point

A rich program with speakers by the dozen, including 10 VCs on the stage.

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36|86 Nashville: LaunchTN cohort of 36 startups has 21 from out of state
36|86 Nashville: LaunchTN cohort of 36 startups has 21 from out of state

With more than 1,000 attendees projected for the annual conference, Villagers get scrutiny.

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FINTECH: Organically grown StrategyCorps remains<br>'intentionally opportunistic' about M&A
FINTECH: Organically grown StrategyCorps remains
'intentionally opportunistic' about M&A

Company conceived by media entrepreneurs Bill King, Greg Thurman is aware of broad options.

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As General Assembly grinds along, some notes on TNInvestco and more
As General Assembly grinds along, some notes on TNInvestco and more

Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.

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Wearables startup WiseWear's Series A underway, plans Nashville office
Wearables startup WiseWear's Series A underway, plans Nashville office

Founder spent nearly a decade here earning degrees at Vanderbilt University.

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Expansion-minded Launch Tennessee funding at-issue,<br>while Seed Fund proposal still likely to see daylight
Expansion-minded Launch Tennessee funding at-issue,
while Seed Fund proposal still likely to see daylight

With the General Assembly and Governor in full budget mode, LaunchTN assesses its options.

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Nashville answer to Brookings HealthIT challenge to emerge within 120 days
Nashville answer to Brookings HealthIT challenge to emerge within 120 days

An action plan for leadership may soon come off the drawing-board.

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TN ECD grants support downtown co-working, coding, entrepreneurship
TN ECD grants support downtown co-working, coding, entrepreneurship

VTC Smaller downtown get economic development grants that favor entrepreneurship.

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Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup
Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup

[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.

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For the record: Launch Tennessee aims to revise statutory charter
For the record: Launch Tennessee aims to revise statutory charter

Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum

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The TENN startup MomSource charts growth, capital, eventual exit
The TENN startup MomSource charts growth, capital, eventual exit

VTC This entrepreneur must not be working part-time.

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Street Jelly Media hits pavement for capital raise for B2B+B2C growth
Street Jelly Media hits pavement for capital raise for B2B+B2C growth

VTC Bootstrapper til now, Knoxville startup aims for HD livestreaming leadership

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Gov. Haslam names entrepreneur Bob Rolfe to head TN ECD
Gov. Haslam names entrepreneur Bob Rolfe to head TN ECD

Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.

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More LaunchTN commercialization comments and notes
More LaunchTN commercialization comments and notes
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State of the Startups: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,<br>aka Launch Tennessee, wants to shed some commercialization emphasis
State of the Startups: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,
aka Launch Tennessee, wants to shed some commercialization emphasis

Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.

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Venture Notes - 17 January 2017
Venture Notes - 17 January 2017

$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.

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Gov. Haslam says ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd returning to private sector
Gov. Haslam says ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd returning to private sector

Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.

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Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad
Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad

Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.

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Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated
Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated

[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.

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Big Win!? Edgenet sells control stake to P/E Marlin Equity Partners
Big Win!? Edgenet sells control stake to P/E Marlin Equity Partners

A turnaround reaps private equity rewards.

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Launch Tennessee Update shows multifaceted mission, wide-ranging action
Launch Tennessee Update shows multifaceted mission, wide-ranging action

Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.

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Venture Notes - 19 October 2016
Venture Notes - 19 October 2016

Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.

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Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health unveiled<br>for healthcare blockchain dev + commercialization
Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health unveiled
for healthcare blockchain dev + commercialization

[Updated] Blockchain initiatives now said to be expanding in Nashville.

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Digital Nashville set to idle
Digital Nashville set to idle

[updated] Digital Nashville again operationally dormant. Latest chief was selected 11/14.

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Mayor Barry seeks 'Nashville Vision' for economic inclusion, empowerment
Mayor Barry seeks 'Nashville Vision' for economic inclusion, empowerment

A new platoon of civic-minded influentials picks-up the challenge.

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Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016
Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016

VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.

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Grajewski: VU brands <i>the Wond'ry</i> innovation center, ramps-up programs
Grajewski: VU brands the Wond'ry innovation center, ramps-up programs

The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.

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Venture Notes - 23 September 2016
Venture Notes - 23 September 2016

More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.

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Launch Tennessee's Courtney Corlew joins SFO's Bulleit Group PR firm here
Launch Tennessee's Courtney Corlew joins SFO's Bulleit Group PR firm here

After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.

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Dynamo Fund, Accelerator raise tops $18MM, cohort announced
Dynamo Fund, Accelerator raise tops $18MM, cohort announced

Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.

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Venture Notes - 8 September 2016
Venture Notes - 8 September 2016

EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.

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Reporter's Notebook:<br>Ralph Schulz on tackling Brookings initiative, Charlie Martin eyes HealthIT
Reporter's Notebook:
Ralph Schulz on tackling Brookings initiative, Charlie Martin eyes HealthIT

Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.

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Brookings Fellow: Nashville has 'very serious' HealthIT opportunity
Brookings Fellow: Nashville has 'very serious' HealthIT opportunity

[Updated] Brookings' findings are now available for review here.

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Venture Notes 15 August 2016
Venture Notes 15 August 2016

Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.

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LaunchTN names Capital Formation, Entrepreneurship leaders
LaunchTN names Capital Formation, Entrepreneurship leaders

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.

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Kauffman funds research on Nashville corporate spin-offs, ecosystem
Kauffman funds research on Nashville corporate spin-offs, ecosystem

Researchers need Nashvillians' help in assay of spin-off activity in Nashville area.

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CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications
CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications

The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.

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Mike Muhney, Harry Jacobson team on VIPOrbit's $2.7MM capital raise
Mike Muhney, Harry Jacobson team on VIPOrbit's $2.7MM capital raise

Another rodeo: Partners target evolving team/interpersonal relationship- and project-management market.

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mSIGNIA nears end of Series A raise, sees Nashville as its techdev center
mSIGNIA nears end of Series A raise, sees Nashville as its techdev center

User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.

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Enterprise Wellness: Chattanooga's Spire Labs looks to accelerate
Enterprise Wellness: Chattanooga's Spire Labs looks to accelerate

VTC Chattanooga startup made very strategic pivot, and builds bizdev presence in Nashville.

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Venture Notes 14 July 2016
Venture Notes 14 July 2016

[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.

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Idea: Curt Hahn presses case for Nashville Film & TV Investment Fund
Idea: Curt Hahn presses case for Nashville Film & TV Investment Fund

That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.

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Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem
Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem

Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.

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Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app
Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app

[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.

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Oasis Venture's PitchDay is June 30 in Nashville
Oasis Venture's PitchDay is June 30 in Nashville

Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.

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Healthtech veteran sees blockchain technology upside for Nashville, industry
Healthtech veteran sees blockchain technology upside for Nashville, industry

John Bass, CEO of HCA's InVivoLink, has joined the Blockchain expedition.

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Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event
Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event

[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.

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Nanomechanics gets investor-bidder approaches, eyes valuation and growth
Nanomechanics gets investor-bidder approaches, eyes valuation and growth

VTC While organic growth is aggressively pursued, this early-stage company is open to strategic/PE talks

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Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health
Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health

While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.

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Winners announced from Statewide University Pitch Competition
Winners announced from Statewide University Pitch Competition

[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.

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Down to the Wire for $50K: 5 startup Finalists await 36|86 verdict
Down to the Wire for $50K: 5 startup Finalists await 36|86 verdict

TORCH of Chattanooga won the prize.

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Startup retention: Will edtech entrant Coursicle be a Tennessee keeper?
Startup retention: Will edtech entrant Coursicle be a Tennessee keeper?

VTC We've proven we can attract cool companies. How do get them to stay?

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20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference
20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference

LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.

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AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies
AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies

VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.

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President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee
President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee

Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.

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PYA Analytics keeps Healthcare emphasis, mulls eventual MD Radio capital raise or sale and welcomes opportunities in other verticals
PYA Analytics keeps Healthcare emphasis, mulls eventual MD Radio capital raise or sale and welcomes opportunities in other verticals

VTC PYA's long-standing 'dream' of attracting ORNL talent is paying off in varied forms.

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Deadline May 15 for startups seeking Knoxville's<br>Scripps Networks Interactive investment
Deadline May 15 for startups seeking Knoxville's
Scripps Networks Interactive investment

VTC Whether you're a Coder or you've had a brainstorm about better living, check it out.

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14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga
14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga

VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.

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VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security
VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security

Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.

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Spotlight: Nashville's WPC's Taproot a finalist for SIIA Codie healthIT award
Spotlight: Nashville's WPC's Taproot a finalist for SIIA Codie healthIT award

SIIA led by board of execs from within Thomson Reuters, Google, Adobe and others.

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Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator
Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator

Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.

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Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening
Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening

[Sale updated] Entrepreneur says youth need to develop 'hunger' to accomplish goals.

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Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B
Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B

About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.

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BeachyApp: Nashville's Beach Chairs pursues $2MM Angel raise
BeachyApp: Nashville's Beach Chairs pursues $2MM Angel raise

Entrepreneurs have their eyes on the prize, and future investment in other startups.

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Gem founder ranks NVille Healthcare sector as a key Blockchain market
Gem founder ranks NVille Healthcare sector as a key Blockchain market

CEO Winkelspecht is working with HC customers on proof of concept technologies.

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New Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software
New Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software

VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.

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Stony Creek Colors eyes $8.6MM capital raises now thru 2018
Stony Creek Colors eyes $8.6MM capital raises now thru 2018

Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.

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Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table
Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table

VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.

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LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition
LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition

[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.

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Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service
Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service

A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.

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Venture Notes - March 7, 2016
Venture Notes - March 7, 2016

[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.

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Venture Notes - March 1, 2016
Venture Notes - March 1, 2016

VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.

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Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives
Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives

[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.

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CEO: Cicayda LLC extends Series B for growth, receives suitors
CEO: Cicayda LLC extends Series B for growth, receives suitors

Four-year-old Cicayda preps for growth and explores M&A possibilities.

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SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC
SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC

More speaker announcements, with event just a month away!

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Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask
Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask

[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.

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EO Nashville board of directors for 2016-17 announced
EO Nashville board of directors for 2016-17 announced

Prominent business group announces next cohort of leaders.

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Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar
Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar

The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.

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Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering
Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering

[updated] Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.

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Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski
Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski

[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.

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FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans
FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans

[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.

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$26MM+: EdTech consolidator LTG buys Rustici SW, stake in Watershed
$26MM+: EdTech consolidator LTG buys Rustici SW, stake in Watershed

[updated] Performance payments could reach $11MM, all hands benefit, says co-owner.

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VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls
VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls

VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.

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Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?
Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?

Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.

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People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University
People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University

Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.

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Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'
Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'

[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.

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ECD's Boyd prepping ideas for stimulating TN entrepreneurship, investment
ECD's Boyd prepping ideas for stimulating TN entrepreneurship, investment

Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.

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Williamson's Largen, EC's McWhorter confirm 'Pre-Flight' collaboration
Williamson's Largen, EC's McWhorter confirm 'Pre-Flight' collaboration

[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources

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Automotive supplier Dana Corp. has tech scout and liaison in Nashville
Automotive supplier Dana Corp. has tech scout and liaison in Nashville

For those hoping companies will leverage TN assets, Eve Steigerwalt is among key contacts.

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Clayton's FCA Venture Partners leads One Medical Passport Series A raise
Clayton's FCA Venture Partners leads One Medical Passport Series A raise

[Updated] Healthcare-centric VC makes growth investment in Connecticut healthIT entrant.

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Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase
Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase

[Updated] nPhase CEO identified. Software with global users and a serious track record is a friendly target.

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VP-Ag Innovation named for Memphis Bioworks Foundation
VP-Ag Innovation named for Memphis Bioworks Foundation

VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.

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Venture Notes 9 December 2015
Venture Notes 9 December 2015

Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.

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VentureNotes: Mike Carroll licenses PYA tech; Joy Fisher eyes UT assets
VentureNotes: Mike Carroll licenses PYA tech; Joy Fisher eyes UT assets

VTC Commercializing the UT brand, localizing entertainment with streaming audio

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Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated
Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated

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

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VC's Lucro Marketplace for Healthcare solutions seeks array of partners
VC's Lucro Marketplace for Healthcare solutions seeks array of partners

[updated] Startup greenlighted with patient capital, golden Roladexes.

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Headsup: Governor's budget hearing spotlights Captive Insurance startups
Headsup: Governor's budget hearing spotlights Captive Insurance startups

[Updated] Refurbished laws strengthen companies, spur professionals, build State repute.

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Aegis Health Security, Global Action eye impact-investment partnership
Aegis Health Security, Global Action eye impact-investment partnership

[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.

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Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact
Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact

With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.

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Nashville healthcare services, HealthIT players<br>urged to innovate and engage policy-rulemakers
Nashville healthcare services, HealthIT players
urged to innovate and engage policy-rulemakers

[Update] A panel focuses on the need for value-adding innovation and public-policy advocacy.

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People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga
People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga

[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.

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Bunker Labs for Veterans emerging at Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Bunker Labs for Veterans emerging at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.

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Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry
Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry

Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.

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Holland names Valentine as Centresource managing partner
Holland names Valentine as Centresource managing partner

[updated] 12-year-old interactive marketing and software company gets new chief.

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Team at Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch<br>believes they've caught the Solar wave
Team at Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch
believes they've caught the Solar wave

[updated] Strategic buys, if any, would follow organic growth and await sector consolidation.

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LaunchTN calibrates its Tech Transfer, Commercialization roles
LaunchTN calibrates its Tech Transfer, Commercialization roles

Step by step, ECD agent LaunchTN charts a fresh path forward on knotty issue.

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SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut
SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut

The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.

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Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund
Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund

Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.

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LaunchTN announces 2015-2016 Class of The TENN
LaunchTN announces 2015-2016 Class of The TENN

Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21

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RSVP: At Emma Bistro, Digital Nashville targets online consumer behavior
RSVP: At Emma Bistro, Digital Nashville targets online consumer behavior

Techie-oriented nonprofit rolls-out its second mixer in the past ten months.

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Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force
Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force

[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.

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Event 2016: Influential SIIA plans Nashville<br>focus on Software companies' growth
Event 2016: Influential SIIA plans Nashville
focus on Software companies' growth

[updated] Unprecedented C-level Software industry event set for March 16, 2016.

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Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies
Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies

Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.

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Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups
Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups

The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.

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Nashville Technology Council a step closer to policy-advocacy role
Nashville Technology Council a step closer to policy-advocacy role

[updated] Moving cautiously, CEO Bryan Huddleston preps for increased NTC influence.

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Update: LaunchTN continues to refine strategy and priorities
Update: LaunchTN continues to refine strategy and priorities

Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.

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LaunchTN Staffing update
LaunchTN Staffing update

[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.

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Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?
Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?

[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.

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Mobile: EnhanceWorks eyes capraises for Expo totaling $2.0MM-3.5MM
Mobile: EnhanceWorks eyes capraises for Expo totaling $2.0MM-3.5MM

Charlie Corts executes on convertibles, ahead of larger round.

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FinTech: St. Louis' SixThirty accelerator beckons Nashville startups
FinTech: St. Louis' SixThirty accelerator beckons Nashville startups

Deadline July 10 - St. Louis accelerator ramps-up for Fall Cohort.

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Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,<br>may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO
Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,
may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO

[Update] In 3rd outing, CEO focuses on technology for enterprises that 'don't go out of business'.

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FinTech: Singular Payments CEO says Nashville is Payments hub
FinTech: Singular Payments CEO says Nashville is Payments hub

Serial entrepreneur says simplified offering is disrupting payments sector.

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36|86: Village 36 startup presenters
36|86: Village 36 startup presenters

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

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Scorebird mobile sports-data startup preps $1MM-plus Series A raise
Scorebird mobile sports-data startup preps $1MM-plus Series A raise

Presenting in 36|86 next month, startup targets TN, then TX and beyond.

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Venture fusion: LaunchTN's 36|86 attracts People, Ideas, Capital
Venture fusion: LaunchTN's 36|86 attracts People, Ideas, Capital

Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.

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Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit
Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit

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

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Internet of Things: BKON Connect tacks toward Seed and Series A raises
Internet of Things: BKON Connect tacks toward Seed and Series A raises

[update] The vast potential of the global IoT market has many players in a virtual land rush.

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Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, experts sought for LSTN statewide network
Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, experts sought for LSTN statewide network

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

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Local investors said acquiring Nashville exec-search business<br>as Salt Lake firm drops Nashville from Tech-city list
Local investors said acquiring Nashville exec-search business
as Salt Lake firm drops Nashville from Tech-city list

[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.

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Pet health: Vet on Demand telemed startup to raise capital
Pet health: Vet on Demand telemed startup to raise capital

Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.

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CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns
CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns

Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.

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Sometimes its a grind, but LaunchTN CEO<br>optimistic about Tech Commercialization
Sometimes its a grind, but LaunchTN CEO
optimistic about Tech Commercialization

Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.

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Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding
Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding

[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.

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For the record:<br>Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives
For the record:
Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives

National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.

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Marcum confirms Tennessee's AutoXLR8R moving to Tech2020 at Oak Ridge
Marcum confirms Tennessee's AutoXLR8R moving to Tech2020 at Oak Ridge

VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.

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FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,<br>regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind'
FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,
regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind'

David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.

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Nashville's longer-term role as StartupBus destination not guaranteed
Nashville's longer-term role as StartupBus destination not guaranteed

If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.

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U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline
U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline

Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.

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FinTech: Seed-stage BancList pops-up in Nashville, eyes capital raise
FinTech: Seed-stage BancList pops-up in Nashville, eyes capital raise

Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.

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Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis
Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis

Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement

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Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options
Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options

ADDED Speaker - An unprecedented program designed to illuminate opportunities.

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Nashville Technology Council dips cyber-toe into public policy waters
Nashville Technology Council dips cyber-toe into public policy waters

The small NTC must weigh carefully its forays into State and Federal policy-shaping.

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Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round
Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round

[updated] Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.

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LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm
LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm

Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.

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LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's
LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's

[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.

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Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled
Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled

NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.

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Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone
Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone

Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.

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LaunchTN comment on Pando court filing
LaunchTN comment on Pando court filing

Dispute settled between LaunchTN and PandoMedia, parties announce.

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Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015
Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015

CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.

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Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity
Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity

The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.

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XOEye Technologies wearables gameplan could include Series B in 2015
XOEye Technologies wearables gameplan could include Series B in 2015

[updated] Google Glass is not a large blip on this startup's radar, thus far.

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Strategy for gauging 'transformative' TNInvestco value yet to be determined
Strategy for gauging 'transformative' TNInvestco value yet to be determined

[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law

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GigVision: Chattanooga pushes toward role as high-tech launchpad
GigVision: Chattanooga pushes toward role as high-tech launchpad

VTC The ultimate design of the city's technology strategy is emerging.

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Internet of Things: BLEON's Filaroski eyes $1MM raise for Beacon entry
Internet of Things: BLEON's Filaroski eyes $1MM raise for Beacon entry

Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry

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Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses
Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses

VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs

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LaunchTN 36/86 startup event succeeds Southland, Pando pact ends; <br> Exec says Pando presses ahead with Nashville event plans
LaunchTN 36/86 startup event succeeds Southland, Pando pact ends;
Exec says Pando presses ahead with Nashville event plans

[Updated] Pando litigation. Refocused 36|86 event will convene in June, as will Pandoland

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Metro Innovation: Music City Center adopts<br> VUSE Prof's wayfinding app by startup Ziiio
Metro Innovation: Music City Center adopts
VUSE Prof's wayfinding app by startup Ziiio

Other cities may want Ziiio app, and startup's VU license sets stage for entry into healthcare

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Haslam Admin eyes AgLaunch support for TN rural entrepreneurs, growers
Haslam Admin eyes AgLaunch support for TN rural entrepreneurs, growers

VTC: Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.

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WaffleMe.com: Startup eyes capital raise, keeps customers' <br> social-media from being scattered, smothered
WaffleMe.com: Startup eyes capital raise, keeps customers'
social-media from being scattered, smothered

$300K Seed raise could target Angels in Cincinnati, as well as Tennessee

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CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital
CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital

[Update recap] This company may be just hitting its stride, and 2015 could see strategic moves.

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Data infrastructure: Nashville's The Nexus Group<br> sells to Everwatch Capital-backed buyers
Data infrastructure: Nashville's The Nexus Group
sells to Everwatch Capital-backed buyers

One of the pioneers in broadband, VOIP and other services changes hands

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LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup
LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup

[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.

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Angel Capital Group to acquire RAIN Source Management, raise capital
Angel Capital Group to acquire RAIN Source Management, raise capital

AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says

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CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital
CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital

[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.

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Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch accepts<br> Greystone Infrastructure investment
Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch accepts
Greystone Infrastructure investment

Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder

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ETN's Cathedral Innovation Group may be buttressed<br> by Charlotte-SanFran accelerators ahead of Seed raise
ETN's Cathedral Innovation Group may be buttressed
by Charlotte-SanFran accelerators ahead of Seed raise

Venture Tennessee reports on an Oak Ridge financial play within the 3D-advanced manufacturing sector

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MedCenterDisplay advances Series B raise, sharpens digital-comm role
MedCenterDisplay advances Series B raise, sharpens digital-comm role

[Updated] President Aylward said he believes the market is now coming more in MedCenterDisplay's direction

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Roy Dano: Sports & Entertainment focus for NVille entrepreneur-investor
Roy Dano: Sports & Entertainment focus for NVille entrepreneur-investor

Relocated New Yorker says Nashville and SEC territory are prime sector launchpads

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Advisors: LBMC took its time picking pivotal M&A services leader
Advisors: LBMC took its time picking pivotal M&A services leader

Firm feels it surprised some folks by doubling-down on transactions-services work.

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Griffin Technology commits $200K in time, talent<br>for Academy of Design and Technology
Griffin Technology commits $200K in time, talent
for Academy of Design and Technology

President and dozens of Griffin employees commit to deep involvement at high school

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Gold Mobile seeks Nashville customers and capital for GoMo Health platform
Gold Mobile seeks Nashville customers and capital for GoMo Health platform

New Jersey-based engagement and loyalty company says Healthcare may become its sole focus.

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Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise
Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise

Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors

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Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies
Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies

Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development

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Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries
Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries

[updated] Sal Novin suggests recruiting hyper-talented individuals takes authenticity, not slogans

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LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings
LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.

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People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup
People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup

Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.

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Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs
Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs

John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.

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Resources: Tennessee international trade
Resources: Tennessee international trade

[Updated] Useful tools for those exploring cross-border business-development opportunities.

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'New Economy' analysis shows Tennessee lagging 39 other states
'New Economy' analysis shows Tennessee lagging 39 other states

Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status

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Nashville loyalty-rewards startup textLIVING says $1MM raise wrapping-up
Nashville loyalty-rewards startup textLIVING says $1MM raise wrapping-up

Brannon, Jarratt team to scale-up their proven business model.

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East Nashville business group advances brand and place-making agendas
East Nashville business group advances brand and place-making agendas

[Updated] There's fresh life in one of Nashville's most storied communities.

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Former LaunchTN Chairman William Evans<br>hands St. Jude CEO reins to James Downing, M.D.
Former LaunchTN Chairman William Evans
hands St. Jude CEO reins to James Downing, M.D.

A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.

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High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,<br>Comicbook.com mull growth strategies
High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies

[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.

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CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint
CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint

Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City

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Video Venture -- Nashville's HouseLens positions for Series A raise
Video Venture -- Nashville's HouseLens positions for Series A raise

[Update] Corporate IT technologist now CEO ultimately had to follow his passion for this startup

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Tech R&D: Vanderbilt UMC partners to explore outpatient workflows, communications
Tech R&D: Vanderbilt UMC partners to explore outpatient workflows, communications

Vanderbilt University Medical Center teams with West Institute and business-process outsourcer 

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Tennessee State official applauds Pantheon Park innovation aims,<br>but rejects proposal to sell Old TN State Prison as site
Tennessee State official applauds Pantheon Park innovation aims,
but rejects proposal to sell Old TN State Prison as site

Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.

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Nashville's investor-backed YouScience startup charts paths to marketplace
Nashville's investor-backed YouScience startup charts paths to marketplace

[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.

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Southland's 50 StartupVillage residents announced
Southland's 50 StartupVillage residents announced

Here's more information on startups that'll have berths in StartupVillage June 12-13

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LeanKit: Tech-savvy NVille VCs harder to find than Software talent
LeanKit: Tech-savvy NVille VCs harder to find than Software talent

The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.

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LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive<br>Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign
LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive
Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign

The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks

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No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
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TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs
TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs

[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.

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Mind2Marketplace seeks its own nonprofit charter,<br>will offer Tech-sector content and meetings
Mind2Marketplace seeks its own nonprofit charter,
will offer Tech-sector content and meetings
Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
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Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup
Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup

Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup

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Nashville IT: McKinney named CIO of U.S. Transportation Department
Nashville IT: McKinney named CIO of U.S. Transportation Department
Veteran chief information officer now 'champion' for IT advance
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LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks
LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks

TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs

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'City on Fire': Nashville.com licensed to local entrepreneurs for relaunch
'City on Fire': Nashville.com licensed to local entrepreneurs for relaunch
As its 20th draws near, local techies aim to breathe new life into flagship site
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Chattanooga's Charlie Brock rumored likely to become LaunchTN CEO
Chattanooga's Charlie Brock rumored likely to become LaunchTN CEO
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
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Series A: Holland hopes Populr shows Nashville techies can be 'global players'
Series A: Holland hopes Populr shows Nashville techies can be 'global players'
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
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Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,<br>sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,
sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
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Not Invented Here:<br>HealthPrize 'engagement engine' increases medication compliance
Not Invented Here:
HealthPrize 'engagement engine' increases medication compliance
A serial entrepreneur and a physician draw on behavioral economics and other fields
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VentureNotes, September 10, 2012
VentureNotes, September 10, 2012
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
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From Cicero to Church Street:<br>Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending
From Cicero to Church Street:
Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending

[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt

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TNInvestco funds still had $84 Million dry powder at year-end 2011, ECD says
TNInvestco funds still had $84 Million dry powder at year-end 2011, ECD says
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
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Gradspring startup gains Carmichael, ConduIT backing<br>for college-grad employment search platform
Gradspring startup gains Carmichael, ConduIT backing
for college-grad employment search platform

In a down economy, this startup aims to serve underemployed recent grads and their parents

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Nashville's Education Networks of America now owned by Atlanta PE firm
Nashville's Education Networks of America now owned by Atlanta PE firm

Long-rumored 'for sale', ENA and CEO of 10 years open new chapter

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VentureNotes
VentureNotes

Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work

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LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO
LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
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Smithwick-Weaver prep RoundingWell for provider-patient engagement market
Smithwick-Weaver prep RoundingWell for provider-patient engagement market

Tech entrepreneurs tackle the healthcare engagement knot from a different angle

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TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration
TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
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NBIC: Nashville incubator seeks next executive director, while strategy unfolds
NBIC: Nashville incubator seeks next executive director, while strategy unfolds
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
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Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
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'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures
'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures

[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders

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VenturePeople: LeShane Greenhill and Sagents
VenturePeople: LeShane Greenhill and Sagents
With sales-revenue at a premium, this startup could prove smartly timed.
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Music Council co-chair Randy Goodman adds Lipscomb Univ. Business EIR role
Music Council co-chair Randy Goodman adds Lipscomb Univ. Business EIR role

[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings

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Feb. 22nd: Mind2Marketplace spotlights Tennessee<br>regional accelerators for entrepreneurs
Feb. 22nd: Mind2Marketplace spotlights Tennessee
regional accelerators for entrepreneurs
Briefings on the state's new regional business accelerators' mission and how to work with them.
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BIGnashville: Nashville Chamber aims to double its membership by June 30
BIGnashville: Nashville Chamber aims to double its membership by June 30
Awakened to an opportunity of surprising magnitude, the Chamber sets out to tell its story, anew.
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Tennessee Technology Development Corporation at another inflection point
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation at another inflection point
Tech-driven economic development will eventually learn what priority it gets in the Haslam Administration
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Nashville Business Incubation Center strategic review advances
Nashville Business Incubation Center strategic review advances
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
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Briefly: ECD Innovation Director post vacated, Will Alexander picks-up duties
Briefly: ECD Innovation Director post vacated, Will Alexander picks-up duties
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
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VenturePeople, January 23, 2012
VenturePeople, January 23, 2012
Paddock, Box, Griggs, Tolbert: entrepreneurs bootstrapping their way, and worthy of note.
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Education Networks of America vets launch $6MM raise for Vid-Teller venture
Education Networks of America vets launch $6MM raise for Vid-Teller venture
Al Ganier, Paul Van Hoesen are co-founders of startup that seeks to help banks and other verticals reach customers, including the unbanked
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SOPA: Mashable's Heald parses the controversial legislation
SOPA: Mashable's Heald parses the controversial legislation
You decide: Mashable's Chris Heald assays the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and this link takes you straight there.
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Atiba adds Cabedge Design team led by Chris Blanz
Atiba adds Cabedge Design team led by Chris Blanz
Award-winning Blanz brings added depth to Atiba's user-experience portfolio
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Maxwell: Silicon Valley tip spurred Shareholder InSite M&A deal
Maxwell: Silicon Valley tip spurred Shareholder InSite M&A deal

[updated] Joe Maxwell is having way too much fun in growing another tech venture in the finance sector

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TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
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HIV among targets: Jericho Sciences bio-startup chooses Nashville as home
HIV among targets: Jericho Sciences bio-startup chooses Nashville as home
Entrepreneur says she's found more than a good lease in Nashville
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Startup Tennessee to cultivate more Angel investors, among other goals
Startup Tennessee to cultivate more Angel investors, among other goals
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
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Haslam INCITE entrepreneurial capital-access<br>program moves stepwise toward launch
Haslam INCITE entrepreneurial capital-access
program moves stepwise toward launch
ECD and TTDC chiefs and their colleagues seem to be 'aligned' toward getting INCITE launched
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Tech targets: TCRS PE program makes $25MM nod to Gen. Catalyst Group VI
Tech targets: TCRS PE program makes $25MM nod to Gen. Catalyst Group VI
This Massachusetts fund is partial to Internet plays and other technologies.
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'Populr' decision: Bullpen Ventures corrals CentreSource's Nick Holland
'Populr' decision: Bullpen Ventures corrals CentreSource's Nick Holland
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
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Proponents of 'OneC1ty' techbiz campus may need a bigger Bandwagon
Proponents of 'OneC1ty' techbiz campus may need a bigger Bandwagon
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
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Franklin-based PureSafety sells to Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Franklin-based PureSafety sells to Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Performance, occupational safety and other fields are supported by PureSafety software and services
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Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
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Angel Brennan says EC, StartupTN help<br>  prepare entrepreneurs to seek capital
Angel Brennan says EC, StartupTN help
prepare entrepreneurs to seek capital

There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round

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TN ECD asks public comment on $30MM Co-Investment plans
TN ECD asks public comment on $30MM Co-Investment plans
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
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Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
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Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
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Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,<br>leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
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NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
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ORNL's Ballard joins PYA, hands-off portfolio to scientist Roberto
ORNL's Ballard joins PYA, hands-off portfolio to scientist Roberto
Veteran emissary to institutions' stakeholders and allies is re-potting himself after a 41-year-career
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NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
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Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011
Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
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TNT: Hagerty's state economic-development portfolio gets heavier
TNT: Hagerty's state economic-development portfolio gets heavier
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
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Economist: Innovation campaign driven by pragmatism is crucial
Economist: Innovation campaign driven by pragmatism is crucial
A Harvard-based economist tells local execs clusters and pragmatism are key elements for a Nashville innovation strategy
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IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center<br>and Universities ally for iExchange
IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center
and Universities ally for iExchange
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
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Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor
Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
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'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
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TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's
TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's

Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville

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Economy: Music City Music Council moves from rehearsal to live performance
Economy: Music City Music Council moves from rehearsal to live performance
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
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Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group
Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group

Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC

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Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push
Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
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Next Nashville Technology Council CEO is Liza Lowery Massey
Next Nashville Technology Council CEO is Liza Lowery Massey

[CEO departure] Sixth CEO brings national perspective, oversees an NTC on shifting economic, educational and professional terrain.

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Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;<br>entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength
Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength

Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.

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NewsBits, August 1, 2011
NewsBits, August 1, 2011
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
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TNInvestco-backed VenX vein-treatment device gets FDA nod
TNInvestco-backed VenX vein-treatment device gets FDA nod
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
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Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council
Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council

[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector

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At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride
At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
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NewsBits, July 5, 2011
NewsBits, July 5, 2011
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
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Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;<br>Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan
Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;
Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan

Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others

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Startup Tennessee launch to draw Gov. Haslam,<br>Startup America CEO to Entrepreneur Center
Startup Tennessee launch to draw Gov. Haslam,
Startup America CEO to Entrepreneur Center
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
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Apple Inc.'s Herbold joins HealthTeacher drive<br>to make U.S. youth health 'cool & aspirational'
Apple Inc.'s Herbold joins HealthTeacher drive
to make U.S. youth health 'cool & aspirational'
HealthTeacher suddenly looks pretty 'cool and aspirational' as it drives to improve youth health
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Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology<br>to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life
Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology
to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life

Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'

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NewsBits, June 6, 2011
NewsBits, June 6, 2011
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
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Ventures: BlankSlate fund debuts, 5 venture updates
Ventures: BlankSlate fund debuts, 5 venture updates
Five ventures are updated, some raising millions, others bootstrapping, none waiting for others to make it real.
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Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;<br>Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;
Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
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NewsBits, May 23, 2011
NewsBits, May 23, 2011
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
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Bandbox, RedRovor founders sell to Social Chutes
Bandbox, RedRovor founders sell to Social Chutes
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
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NewsBits, May 11, 2011
NewsBits, May 11, 2011
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
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NEXT TN: Research-industry-capital links are key<br>to state's intellectual-property commercialization
NEXT TN: Research-industry-capital links are key
to state's intellectual-property commercialization
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
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Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE<br>innovation and jobs-formation campaign
Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE
innovation and jobs-formation campaign
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; details of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
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NewsBits, May 3, 2011
NewsBits, May 3, 2011
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
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Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests
Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
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TN ECD's Hagerty taps Corker aide<br>Fassbender for leadership role
TN ECD's Hagerty taps Corker aide
Fassbender for leadership role
With Gov. Bill Haslam's jobs- and innovation-producing strategy launching next week, the appointment of a seasoned operative is welcomed
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Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec<br>to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec
to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
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NewsBits, April 25, 2011
NewsBits, April 25, 2011
JumpStart's 'brightest'... EmergeMemphis' 45 startups.. Haslam-Hagerty gameplan... David Wilds in cap raise.. Blackstone venture aid...
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Lamp Post Group advances incubation in Chattanooga
Lamp Post Group advances incubation in Chattanooga
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
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Link: Briggs named to lead BMI technology innovation
Link: Briggs named to lead BMI technology innovation
Darren Briggs, formerly of Landmark Digital, has returned to BMI to lead platform innovation.
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Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match
Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match

In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light

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Link: VU Engineers at ISIS run global cyber-collaborative portal
Link: VU Engineers at ISIS run global cyber-collaborative portal
Researchers, students and others will share in the space run by VUSE's software institute.
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Angel Tax Credit: Prayers for passage not on all lips
Angel Tax Credit: Prayers for passage not on all lips
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
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Founder of local $95MM Hope Investments fund<br>aims to support Just Hope global relief work
Founder of local $95MM Hope Investments fund
aims to support Just Hope global relief work

[updated] A former Franklin corporate executive hopes to turn her investment-management savvy into a boon for the impoverished

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NewsBits, April 4, 2011
NewsBits, April 4, 2011
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
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TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?
TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
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N³: NashvilleCubed April-May Venture events
N³: NashvilleCubed April-May Venture events
At north of 500 square miles, Metro/Nashville, aka Music City, is creative hub and economic flywheel
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Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO
Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
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NewsBits, March 28, 2011
NewsBits, March 28, 2011
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
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NewsBits, March 21, 2011
NewsBits, March 21, 2011
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
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Latest TTDC grants meant to vault Tennessee<br>startups beyond 'Valley of Death'
Latest TTDC grants meant to vault Tennessee
startups beyond 'Valley of Death'
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
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TNInvestco: State ECD updates on process
TNInvestco: State ECD updates on process
The TNInvestco data has been published, with no interpretation of value yet rendered
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NewBits, March 14, 2011
NewBits, March 14, 2011
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
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TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
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TriStar, Limestone TNINvestco funds<br>form Device Innovation Group
TriStar, Limestone TNINvestco funds
form Device Innovation Group

Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver

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NewsBits, March 7, 2011
NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
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Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
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NewsBits, February 28, 2011
NewsBits, February 28, 2011
Our latest roundup of VU searches, capital raises, marketing pushes, digital music, tech commercialization and more
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Nashville's Frank Grant leaves Cisco to lead Adreima growth
Nashville's Frank Grant leaves Cisco to lead Adreima growth

[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions

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NewsBits, February 22, 2011
NewsBits, February 22, 2011
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
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Google exec who launched Earth, Moon & Mars<br> returns to Vanderbilt School of Engineering
Google exec who launched Earth, Moon & Mars
returns to Vanderbilt School of Engineering
Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
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UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund
UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
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NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011
NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011

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

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QuickTake: Will the Google algorithm like your content?
QuickTake: Will the Google algorithm like your content?

Think it's 'Much Ado' about nothing? Sorry, the jury's not really 'out' regarding the importance of original content

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M&A: Nashville Software, IT firms mull buying, selling
M&A: Nashville Software, IT firms mull buying, selling
Nick Holland of CentreSource says approaches by bidders caused him to look at his firm with fresh eyes
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NewsBits, February 7, 2011
NewsBits, February 7, 2011
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
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CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
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[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net
[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net

The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.

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Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund launches in N'ville
Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund launches in N'ville
Vanguard's Martin, Community Health's Smith among those signing-on to to drive outcomes, drive down costs.
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NewsBits, January 10, 2011
NewsBits, January 10, 2011
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
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Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
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Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
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In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
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Notes on the Songness model
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E-Commerce: StyleNet allies help Franklin firm advance
E-Commerce: StyleNet allies help Franklin firm advance
The Reader-Cherry e-commerce startup serving salons may not have every hair in-place, but it survived the recession.
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NewsBits, December 7, 2010
NewsBits, December 7, 2010
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
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Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
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VoicesHeard Media ends A-round, eyes TNInvestco funds
VoicesHeard Media ends A-round, eyes TNInvestco funds

Knoxville-based ad-streaming venture has fresh perspective regarding TN investment in technology startups

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Local iTech hiring may be resurgent, but too soon to call
Local iTech hiring may be resurgent, but too soon to call
None are ready to call 'the turn', but local Tech execs believe they've seen the first signs of spring in the economy
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Customers queued, SIGNiX asks $5MM from VCs
Customers queued, SIGNiX asks $5MM from VCs

For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity

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NEWSBITS, March 18, 2010
NEWSBITS, March 18, 2010
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
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'One Vanderbilt':  VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
'One Vanderbilt': VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
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Angel Capital Group, RightSide fund confirm collaboration
Angel Capital Group, RightSide fund confirm collaboration
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
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DMA taps Buffkin Group to find CEO to face Digital Era
DMA taps Buffkin Group to find CEO to face Digital Era
Local executive recruiter gets high-profile challenge to secure leader for major trade association serving half the Fortune 100
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Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
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Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership
Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
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Entrepreneurs, VCs, TTDC mobilize for venture funding
Entrepreneurs, VCs, TTDC mobilize for venture funding
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
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Claritas Capital: Montgomery is now resident entrepreneur
Claritas Capital: Montgomery is now resident entrepreneur
Digital branding and marketing pioneer will help herd dealflow, counsel startups and lend hand at raising funds
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Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide
Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
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Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
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
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BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures
BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures

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

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ISO Capital: Hudsmith prepares Parental Health cap raise
ISO Capital: Hudsmith prepares Parental Health cap raise
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
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NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010
NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
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Web mogul: Nashville brand 'huge' globally, not for sale
Web mogul: Nashville brand 'huge' globally, not for sale
Entrepreneur Castello says strong web addresses are meant to be developed aggressively, not 'parked'
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People:  Paul Ney joins Waddey & Patterson
People: Paul Ney joins Waddey & Patterson
Mayor Karl Dean ECD's former economic-development chief joins Nashville intellectual-property law firm
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NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010
NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
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TNInvestco: Court date looms, Lobbyists mass, Websites flower
TNInvestco: Court date looms, Lobbyists mass, Websites flower
Ligitation to Chancellor in five days..More funds cowboy-up with lobbyists..New TNInvestco funds' Web presences unveiled
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NEWSBITS, Feb. 8, 2010
NEWSBITS, Feb. 8, 2010

Gen. Assembly gets Film bill..CredenceHealth..Busy Debut exec..M&A panel..Burch firm partners..Hedge fund operator..HMS, Bondware appointments..

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Tennessee State University to lead business-academe consortium
Tennessee State University to lead business-academe consortium
TSU, Vanderbilt, and local business and government may seek to replicate Memphis' initiative in the Capital City
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Bills in hopper: General Assembly, VCs eye TNInvestco expansion
Bills in hopper: General Assembly, VCs eye TNInvestco expansion
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
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VC Coleman demands access to TNInvestco records
VC Coleman demands access to TNInvestco records
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
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Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership
Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership

New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up

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TTDC grants $100K to Nashville Entrepreneur Center, names two board leaders
TTDC grants $100K to Nashville Entrepreneur Center, names two board leaders
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
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Confluence Solar is landing in TN with 250 jobs and raising Venture capital for new operations
Confluence Solar is landing in TN with 250 jobs and raising Venture capital for new operations
Gov. Phil Bredesen's string of successes in the Solar sector continues to lengthen
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VNC Member News:  The Nexus Group names CEO and CFO
VNC Member News: The Nexus Group names CEO and CFO
Nashville-based data, network and services provider names Brugman and England to top posts.
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FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
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FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
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Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board

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2010 Economy:  Kisber, Cromwell both face reckoning
2010 Economy: Kisber, Cromwell both face reckoning
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
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Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors

Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels

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VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery
VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery

Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller

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ISO Capital: Dobie Media sets next capital raise for EvieSays
ISO Capital: Dobie Media sets next capital raise for EvieSays
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
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'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
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Universal Robotics sets VC round, plants flag in N'ville
Universal Robotics sets VC round, plants flag in N'ville
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
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TNInvestco engine warms-up, as funds pass crucial test
TNInvestco engine warms-up, as funds pass crucial test
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
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Bondware launches publishing brand, acquires 3-D catalog
Bondware launches publishing brand, acquires 3-D catalog
Choate says 3-D industry consolidating and he aims to be one of the last providers standing
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Waddey & Patterson adds IP lawyer in Nashville
Waddey & Patterson adds IP lawyer in Nashville
Nashville's largest pure IP and patents law firm continues to add attorneys
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Wamp: 'Terrorism here to stay' and region's economy could benefit
Wamp: 'Terrorism here to stay' and region's economy could benefit
Congressman argues Mid-TN and corridor could play a bigger role in Defense, Homeland Security and related arenas
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TNInvestco ranks may grow if idea gets legs
TNInvestco ranks may grow if idea gets legs

UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players

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TCRS makes $25MM private-equity commitment
TCRS makes $25MM private-equity commitment
Well connected Sand Hill firm gets nod, as State pension fund continues implementation of first-year investments
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Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader
Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader

Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup

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Against clock, Bredesen pushes Green jobs, innovation
Against clock, Bredesen pushes Green jobs, innovation
At the midpoint in Gov. Bredesen's second term, he's not letting-up on the accelerator for New Economy jobs
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TNInvestco:  Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
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Limestone Fund LLC
Limestone Fund LLC
At left, Joe Cook Jr.
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Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
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Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
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The 'Deciders':  Five men shaping fate of TNInvestco
The 'Deciders': Five men shaping fate of TNInvestco
Within days, Tennesseans should know who state officials have decided should have access to the inaugural $120MM TNInvestco program
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Digital Nashville launches innovation mentorship service
Digital Nashville launches innovation mentorship service
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
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State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities
State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities

Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures

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Whitney:  NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'
Whitney: NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'

Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves

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TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
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TTDC says it plans no funding for TN Bio Assn.
TTDC says it plans no funding for TN Bio Assn.
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
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CEO:  Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
CEO: Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
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Recruiters target Nashville's life-sciences sector
Recruiters target Nashville's life-sciences sector
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
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Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups
Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups

A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'

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Chamber CEO: 'Fever pitch' battle vs recession requires tough calls
Chamber CEO: 'Fever pitch' battle vs recession requires tough calls
Chamber staff press on, despite Recession setbacks, and take a fresh look at priorities
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TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
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With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse
With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
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'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches
'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches

[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign

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Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
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
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Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge
Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge
A long-standing friendship, economic pressure and the vagaries of family business are among factors cited in the sale.
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TNInvestco:  'Creativity incredible' among interested firms
TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms

[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

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HealthStream performance draws analyst's tough love
HealthStream performance draws analyst's tough love
[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
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Mulron: Digital Nashville loves its independence, diversity
Mulron: Digital Nashville loves its independence, diversity

This progressive digital-media community aims to do well, by doing good, it seems, and it has a couple thousand members to prove it.

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InvestTennessee: State launching biz-development site
InvestTennessee: State launching biz-development site
The State and its public-private partners are launching a website to advance economic-development objectives
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TN Biotech group confirms its new chair's resignation
TN Biotech group confirms its new chair's resignation
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'
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Nashville Medical Trade Center team blitzes NV influentials
Nashville Medical Trade Center team blitzes NV influentials
[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
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Resource:  TNInvestco briefing registrants
Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants

Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification

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Cumberland IPO now active: 10-year journey with Vanderbilt reaches milestone
Cumberland IPO now active: 10-year journey with Vanderbilt reaches milestone
[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
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Tech Startup:  O'Connell launches SearchViz
Tech Startup: O'Connell launches SearchViz
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
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ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push
ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push

With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul

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VCs form industry consortium, as TNInvestco nears kickoff
VCs form industry consortium, as TNInvestco nears kickoff
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
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U.S. economy in 'depression', says prominent former TN official
U.S. economy in 'depression', says prominent former TN official
Economist, author, former TN ECD commissioner offers a prescription for warding-off disaster
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Nashville Entrepreneur Center gets project manager
Nashville Entrepreneur Center gets project manager
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
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Briefly:  Ernst & Young VC watcher has eye on Nashville
Briefly: Ernst & Young VC watcher has eye on Nashville
Keep an eye on what your 'constrained' customer must buy, suggests E&Y exec for the hemisphere.
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TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'
TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'

There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move

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Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York
Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
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PassAlong dies, Jaworski lives, Bandbox bets on boom
PassAlong dies, Jaworski lives, Bandbox bets on boom
As Nashville's startup ecosystem matures, wisdom from failures nourishes new digital ventures
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Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
New leader says NTC will undertake a strategic review of its mission and programs, later this summer
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Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation
Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation
[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
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New 'Green energy' venture revealed in wake of Vencap legislation
New 'Green energy' venture revealed in wake of Vencap legislation
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
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Update:  Moontoast's cap round closes, CEO named
Update: Moontoast's cap round closes, CEO named
[Updated and corrected 3:20 p.m.] Techventure veteran becomes CEO, while star performers back knowledge-net startup
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Venture Capital tax credit approved by General Assembly
Venture Capital tax credit approved by General Assembly
[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.
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Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding
Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding

The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.

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Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game
Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game
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
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Aegis Sciences muscles-up for growth in Nashville
Aegis Sciences muscles-up for growth in Nashville

Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company

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CredenceHealth leverages Angel money and Feds' pressure
CredenceHealth leverages Angel money and Feds' pressure

With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns

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NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
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State venture-capital incentive gains traction in Gen. Assembly
State venture-capital incentive gains traction in Gen. Assembly

Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws

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Sidebar:  Opinions on CAPCO vary among VCs
Sidebar: Opinions on CAPCO vary among VCs

Tennessee executives see both problems and opportunities in proposal for stimulation of early-stage investment

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TTDC, Mind2Marketplace relationship expands
TTDC, Mind2Marketplace relationship expands
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
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NEWSBITS April 7, 2009
NEWSBITS April 7, 2009
CyberStates report updates TN standing, Rep. Cohen's earmarks for growth, TN Tax Credits for emerging industry, and more...
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General Assembly spotlights venture investing
General Assembly spotlights venture investing
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
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Petra Capital makes $5MM tech investment
Petra Capital makes $5MM tech investment
Nashville's Petra Capital backs entrepreneur in Boston area, mining the HR/Payroll platform space
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Homeward bound: NV tech company moves to The Boro
Homeward bound: NV tech company moves to The Boro
Led by tim Choate, 10-year-old tech company opts to be near hometown talent, eliminate commuting
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Tech Economy:  TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs
Tech Economy: TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
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NEWSBITS Feb. 18, 2009
NEWSBITS Feb. 18, 2009
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...
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NEWSBITS Feb. 13, 2009
NEWSBITS Feb. 13, 2009
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
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TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative
TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative

With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem

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Kisber:  VC says 'Tennessee on map' for Green investment
Kisber: VC says 'Tennessee on map' for Green investment
State official offers tantalizing hints of impending cap-investment announcements, and mentions direct talks with a VC
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Trade Mission:  Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple
Trade Mission: Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
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AT&T innovation chief will keynote Nashville event
AT&T innovation chief will keynote Nashville event
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
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Tennessee layoffs rising at dawn of 2009
Tennessee layoffs rising at dawn of 2009
With Tennessee's toughest year for layoffs since 2001 behind us, late-arriving news indicates closings and layoffs will continue
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CoreTech's 'Green' industries campus advancing here
CoreTech's 'Green' industries campus advancing here
Middle Tennessee's next sci-tech business park may be located in Wilson County
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VNC Member Release:  Nashville's Nexus Group expands leadership ranks
VNC Member Release: Nashville's Nexus Group expands leadership ranks
Nexus Group, formerly ISDN Net, announces appointment of Joy Mangrum to direct operations of data centers and services
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VNC Member News: Nashville's Nexus Group launches new Data Center
VNC Member News: Nashville's Nexus Group launches new Data Center
Tech company's Nashville Regional Exchange Point now resides in 19,000 sq. ft. facility that's hub for lines of business
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10 Years:  Nashville Technology Council claims broader role
10 Years: Nashville Technology Council claims broader role
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
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Belmont University aims to raise Business enrollment
Belmont University aims to raise Business enrollment
Competitive pressures, increased awareness and a sluggish job market for college graduates are among factors driving '5th Year' option
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Discovery:  VU launches universe-class Internet highway
Discovery: VU launches universe-class Internet highway

Vanderbilt's investment may be the "big bang" the university needs to participate fully in the global scientific community

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Opening gambit:  DisastersNet partners with HealthStream
Opening gambit: DisastersNet partners with HealthStream

The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond

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Some owners wary as Revenue's Farr argues for equity and 'true VCs'
Some owners wary as Revenue's Farr argues for equity and 'true VCs'
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
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Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city
Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
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Boon, not gloom?  MB Ventures chief looks forward to '09
Boon, not gloom? MB Ventures chief looks forward to '09
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
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Vanderbilt CFO retires, Zeppos names interims
Vanderbilt CFO retires, Zeppos names interims
Amid a bear economy and with expensive promises to keep, Vanderbilt relies on continuity in ranks
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HealthStream 'Constitution' sharpens focus
HealthStream 'Constitution' sharpens focus
CEO-driven initiative aims to heighten employee engagement in the company's success
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Pres-Elect names VC to head Small Business Administration
Pres-Elect names VC to head Small Business Administration
This Maine private equity and LBO executive knows up-close and personal what it takes to survive and innovate
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Wamp delivers: TN Valley event set in Midstate for 2009
Wamp delivers: TN Valley event set in Midstate for 2009
Rep. Gordon's 6th District was recently inducted into tech-jobs initiative, and now will host a key annual conference
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Maynard asks further look at Metro economy
Maynard asks further look at Metro economy
Having had a public forum, Councilmember At Large says he'll ask for January work session on economic development
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Gov. Bredesen spies more Energy jobs after Hemlock
Gov. Bredesen spies more Energy jobs after Hemlock
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
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Lehman: CFMT needs unrestricted funds for rapid impact
Lehman: CFMT needs unrestricted funds for rapid impact
This is one foundation that's been a venture from the start, 'bringing good people and good causes together'
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Economy: Nashville Business Outlook Summit set for Winter '09
Economy: Nashville Business Outlook Summit set for Winter '09
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
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Tennesseans push Industry-Scitech partnering in D.C.
Tennesseans push Industry-Scitech partnering in D.C.
VU, Bart Gordon, ORNL among partners: Meeting in D.C. seeks better ways to link business, science and national labs
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Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row
Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row

Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment

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Beat Check:  Sitemason. No news, just want you to know they're not hiring
Beat Check: Sitemason. No news, just want you to know they're not hiring
Two of Nashville's Internet veterans seem to be sailing through the economic downturn, in a venture that's really going somewhere, slowly.
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Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change
Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs

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Game-changing ideas for Tennessee venture capital
Game-changing ideas for Tennessee venture capital
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
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VU portfolio company is plying A-round capital raise
VU portfolio company is plying A-round capital raise
CEO has fallen in love with Nashville, and relishes the idea of Music City Angels luring him here from Birmingham
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Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
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Music Row veteran pushing Highnote venture raise
Music Row veteran pushing Highnote venture raise
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
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Emma 'always hungry' for talent, sails past $8MM
Emma 'always hungry' for talent, sails past $8MM
No cold feet at Emma, as company embraces higher-touch services and continues growing its workforce in Davidson County
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TechCFO partner sees VC, law, tech allies in Nashville
TechCFO partner sees VC, law, tech allies in Nashville
Atlanta interim C-level staffing and consulting firm is entering Nashville and Knoxville, leveraging its Chattanooga presence
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Survey:  Local Tech confidence poll yields points to ponder
Survey: Local Tech confidence poll yields points to ponder
Beyond intensive concern about the U.S. economy and healthcare insurance, IT execs seem ready to attempt to manage their ways toward Recovery
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'Nashville Overground' could help stir startups
'Nashville Overground' could help stir startups
Nashville's creative roots are strong and the juices are flowing. Now, the 'sustainability' theme is due a hearing.
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Healthier NTC will refocus on venture ties and serving Nashville region
Healthier NTC will refocus on venture ties and serving Nashville region
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
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Nashville VC:  'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply
Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply

While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard

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Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
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PayMaxx Founder Ferdowsi is 'failing' at retirement
PayMaxx Founder Ferdowsi is 'failing' at retirement

While swearing-off another tech startup, this mid-life entrepreneur keeps finding new ventures and hobbies to love

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Startup:  ArtistOne aims to unseat Nielsen for download data services
Startup: ArtistOne aims to unseat Nielsen for download data services
Nashville's converging entertainment and technology continues to draw entrepreneurs who don't know it 'can't be done'
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World Trade Center Nashville gets fresh impetus from CenTradeX founder
World Trade Center Nashville gets fresh impetus from CenTradeX founder
The leader of this Franklin firm has made executive changes that could improve the odds of success for this unprecedented mid-TN venture
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Neither Gov. Bredesen nor Volkswagen blinked
Neither Gov. Bredesen nor Volkswagen blinked
Governor's trade mission to broaden ties to German manufacturer and suppliers finds VW resolute in its Tennessee plans
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VU portfolio company TyraTech's relocation 'suspended', but not dead
VU portfolio company TyraTech's relocation 'suspended', but not dead
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
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Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare
Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare

This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance

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Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products
Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products

Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus

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Partnership 2010/Chamber call for 'Virtual Entrepreneur Center'
Partnership 2010/Chamber call for 'Virtual Entrepreneur Center'

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

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McQuigg tweaks management at ConnectivHealth
McQuigg tweaks management at ConnectivHealth
Facing waves of technologies and possible future M&A deals, this venture-backed organization gets a tuneup
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Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation
Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation

TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government

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Internet, broadband providers join Arts creators in Nashville briefing
Internet, broadband providers join Arts creators in Nashville briefing
AT&T, the Songwriters Guild and other interests brought their roadshow to Nashville this morning, to highlight industry and consumer interests
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Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus
Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus

A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe

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Bionic Woman:  Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum
Bionic Woman: Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum

While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations

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The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'
The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'

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.

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May Town Center corporate campuses might ring bell with entrepreneurs
May Town Center corporate campuses might ring bell with entrepreneurs
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
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Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
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
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OOPSLA!  Nashville hosts milestone computer-languages event
OOPSLA! Nashville hosts milestone computer-languages event
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.
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Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'
Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'

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'

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Costantine eyes exit from Nashville Technology helm
Costantine eyes exit from Nashville Technology helm
UPDATED 11:55 AM - Turnover casts in doubt leadership roles in two of the state's most prominent technology organizations.
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VW: The Noog Uber Alles
VW: The Noog Uber Alles
There's much to celebrate in Chattanooga's Volkswagen win, even though the benefits for Nashville remain uncertain
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Will Nashville technology community 'mushroom'?
Will Nashville technology community 'mushroom'?

Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.

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Nashville Q could lure Cisco innovation exec to tell all
Nashville Q could lure Cisco innovation exec to tell all
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...
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Nashville 49th among 60 cities in creating Tech jobs
Nashville 49th among 60 cities in creating Tech jobs
UPDATED June 27 - Recent reports suggest Nashville's foothold in the world's Tech economy is real, but tenuous
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Apple Computer Co-Founder Wozniak joins Nashville's Leadership Music
Apple Computer Co-Founder Wozniak joins Nashville's Leadership Music
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.
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Gov. Bredesen OK's fight-game overseers; Incubator CEO aims for martial-arts debut this fall
Gov. Bredesen OK's fight-game overseers; Incubator CEO aims for martial-arts debut this fall
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.
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'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures
'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures

Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.

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Nashville 'Startup Weekend' for tech ventures is still a long shot
Nashville 'Startup Weekend' for tech ventures is still a long shot
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.
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Bouncing Ideas: VU prof takes 'non-trivial' science to Microsoft
Bouncing Ideas: VU prof takes 'non-trivial' science to Microsoft
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.
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Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate
Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
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Survivors: Nashville Business Plan winners unveiled after 18-month trek
Survivors: Nashville Business Plan winners unveiled after 18-month trek
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.
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Alexander and Gordon keep pressure on Bush White House
Alexander and Gordon keep pressure on Bush White House
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.
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BioMimetic shakes-off FDA bruise,<Br> carves-out Biotechnology niche
BioMimetic shakes-off FDA bruise,
carves-out Biotechnology niche

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.

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World Trade Center in Nashville moves closer to reality
World Trade Center in Nashville moves closer to reality
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.
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Nashville 'venture creed' could be powerful
Nashville 'venture creed' could be powerful
Declaring Nashville's strengths could help startups like Bravato Music, and help entrepreneurs and investors create common ground
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Analysis: Cromwell still pushing for traction at TTDC
Analysis: Cromwell still pushing for traction at TTDC
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee
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News of Nashville Technology
News of Nashville Technology
For nearly five years, News of Nashville Technology has served the expanding local science and technology community. Publication resumes in April.
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