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Nashville Entrepreneur Center's third chief seems opportunity to 'leapfrog' some other cities.
'We're not shy about our ambitions' as they eye tips of entrepreneurs' tongues.
Startup is priority for Memphis native, as she pursues strategic partners, mulls capital and advisors.
VTC Dan LeVan, with a wide-ranging career, is honored after creating a new business.
[Updated] The best thinking at EC & JSF led to killing their cohort accelerators. Should we care?
[Updated] Blockchain initiatives now said to be expanding in Nashville.
Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
[updated] Native Nashville entrepreneur presses forward after classic rethink.
HealthIT entrepreneur Eric Winter signs-on for another startup rodeo.
VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
Departing tech-centric Bay Area, co-founder cites Nashville's numerous advantages.
Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.
LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
Johnson City duo is way down the road with their techdev, ahead of investor pitch.
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
Prominent business group announces next cohort of leaders.
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Nearly 50 Metro students applied for the new program, which is in pilot.
VTC The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.
LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.
New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.
Healthcare analytics player follows $5MM raise with a smaller, possible bridge move.
Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.
Two VCs and allied institutions seek your opinions on state's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.
[updated 10:21a] Belmont students keeping moving toward launch, with deep advisory bench.
[updated McBee promoted] Perhaps it is Fate that lends a hand in figuratively connecting Pandoland and 36:86
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
[update] The vast potential of the global IoT market has many players in a virtual land rush.
Next, Gov. Haslam's signature could encourage those considering public good.
Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.
Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.
Ipreo Holdings continues acquisitions following its buy of Nashville-based ShareholderInsite
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
VTC In the red-hot mobile payments space, this startup has Master Mentors.
The e-signature company has its team and some advisors already in place for a capital move.
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry
$300K Seed raise could target Angels in Cincinnati, as well as Tennessee
GC's new location choice seems to suggest a preference for Creatives
A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history
[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.
'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.
Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Series A Updated - Jeremy Bolls' startup goes after one of the biggest players' share, but not 'just to make a buck'
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
Brannon, Jarratt team to scale-up their proven business model.
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
ACG shares its criteria and recent portfolio additions
Dean Patrick Raines considers options in wake of popular leader.
Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
Winners - Mortgage company's anniversary may fund a birthday for a startup
Founder Ross stepping-aside; a trusted advisor helped make strategic merger happen
Megan Allen is assaulting the Left Coast, boosted by ties to Music City
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
A serial entrepreneur and a physician draw on behavioral economics and other fields
In a down economy, this startup aims to serve underemployed recent grads and their parents
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
Darkside: Someone's dayjob on your team could imperil your venture.
Knoxville-based Will Overstreet is five years into his game-plan and still learning vital lessons
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
Paddock, Box, Griggs, Tolbert: entrepreneurs bootstrapping their way, and worthy of note.
Al Ganier, Paul Van Hoesen are co-founders of startup that seeks to help banks and other verticals reach customers, including the unbanked
Award-winning Blanz brings added depth to Atiba's user-experience portfolio
Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
Vanderbilt University's 34-ranked Engineering Schools bows recognition of one Dean's contributions, announces his successor
Veterans of one of Nashville's earliest digital startups set higher goals, and one sets-off for a new challenge
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
The gut-wrenching ups and downs of a tech startup haven't quelled this startup's drive
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
Five local worthies (including Hal Cato at left) will be honored by Chamber and Entrepreneur Center for achievements
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
Venture Incite's Y12 ties, capital raises, a TNInvestco, accelerators blossom and news statewide
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
Five more updates from a VCs, an entrepreneur, a couple of developers and a bizdev pro.
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
Richard Hardin, 29, seems likely to gain altitude quickly, by solving an aviation problem
Will Sibble's new venture have the gas to go the distance, launching additional content and social services?
Entrepreneurs and business owners up for some 'brutal honesty' might check out these new Tennessee-backed institutional investors.
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
He took a break after his successful exit from Investment Scorecard, now he's pushing his startup toward deeper waters
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
March 18th is the fish-or-cut-bait date for teams of would-be entrepreneurs who want 90 days worth of rations to tide them over during a push toward launch
Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures
Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
NationLink founder sells to long-time collaborator, and both CEOs have venture plans, already
Nick Holland of CentreSource says approaches by bidders caused him to look at his firm with fresh eyes
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
A former Nashville Banner journalist is leading a Memphis company's entry into the Mid-TN market
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
Entrepreneurs are commercializing sensor technology that leverages the ecosystem.
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
During his 13 years with the physicians-messaging company, this entrepreneur drove corporate evolution
With the end of the Bredesen Administration in sight, the Administration is entrusting its regional exchange initiative to a tech talent
It may be only the tip of the Engineering iceberg at Vanderbilt, but here's a sample of the fruits of education and research
Revenue Commissioner notes that his focus is tightly focused on expanding and tweaking TNInvestco
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
While some advocate expanding the TNInvestco warchest to $200MM, others want to introduce new requirements others argue would deter investment, competition
If the IPO door is still barely cracked, maybe some portfolio managers will find these alternatives attractive
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
One of Nashville's most renowned restaurant and catering entrepreneurs has landed on West End, but not where you might think
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
Nanotechnology innovation promises better drug delivery for treatment of numerous diseases
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
Transactions software startup is fully funded, builds on knowledge of transportation and logistics
Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
XMi venture unit's plans are revealed on the eve of the launches of a local Entrepreneur Center and TNInvestco venture funds
ACG's fate is still unfolding, as its founder takes on co-owners with experience in Nashville culture, business finance and the ways of the world
Departing exec says she sought 'sense of urgency', while interim chairman says he hopes TBA will find 'someone like Leslie' to help group become 'more relevant'
[Updated] Top lighting executive says he declined West Coast offer til company relented and allowed him to stay in Nashville
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
A desire to master a niche in healthcare technology, patience and an engineer's eye for detail may produce a leader on 3rd Avenue
Mountain Group Capital is a family-owned business with five portfolio companies, and is looking for more 'quality deals'
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
Economist, author, former TN ECD commissioner offers a prescription for warding-off disaster
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
As 'transparency' and payment-cycle issues converge, this North Carolina startup targets the front-end of the revenue cycle
When NASA, Boeing, Cisco and others look for savvy about vulnerability of microelectronics, they look to ISDE
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
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
Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws
CEO tells us company's ontrack for profitability and is well positioned to be a category leader
Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
Townes Duncan and Vic Gatto now say grace over quite a clutch of portfolio companies
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
Two of Nashville's Internet veterans seem to be sailing through the economic downturn, in a venture that's really going somewhere, slowly.
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
No cold feet at Emma, as company embraces higher-touch services and continues growing its workforce in Davidson County
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook
Luminaries from the Fed, business, government and academe are expected to speak, honoring professor's contributions
Bredesen Administration and its allies believe there's no time like the present to push forward with e-health information, encouraging businesses to spawn on the infohighway.
From Cat Financial, Humana and Griffin Technology to Gresham Smith and others ... 85 earnest consultants are battling to win their stripes in a combination of education and entrepreneurship that will produce ideas for Nashville's Thermal site, iPod accessories and more.
With up to $15 million on his mind, Smart Furniture's CEO hopes Nashville investors won't sit out his next raise. He's simultaneously flirting with the search engine giant, and staking a claim to leadership in mass customization.
Will Nashville investors greenlight this developing company? KravTek may help catapult Nashville's digital-media sector to stardom -- but first the spotlight's on raising money to make it happen.
HealthStream analyst asks when company will 'get legs', while reinforced management team seeks fresh traction to integrate the company
Sid Chambless says he's hanging on for the ride, as NCN queues-up two more financing deals, leveraging its new Fund with investors from 50-Angel network
Declaring Nashville's strengths could help startups like Bravato Music, and help entrepreneurs and investors create common ground