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CEO: Nashville EC steps-up transparency, surveils market,<br>aims to serve diversity of constituents and biz models
CEO: Nashville EC steps-up transparency, surveils market,
aims to serve diversity of constituents and biz models

Resources are proliferating in Nashville's entrepreneurial ecosystem, so the EC makes strategic shift.

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Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated
Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated

State and regional events of interest.

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Nashville-linked RecordGram to launch $300MM TUNE token sale
Nashville-linked RecordGram to launch $300MM TUNE token sale

Supported by Block Gemini in Dubai, RecordGram aims to set a record raise.

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Eleven9's Mixtroz founders pitch Creative Startups, pursue $600K capraise
Eleven9's Mixtroz founders pitch Creative Startups, pursue $600K capraise

[updated] The challenges are real, but two women entrepreneurs declare their determination.

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Project Music grad RecordGram eyes $100MM+ token sale, mulls Series A
Project Music grad RecordGram eyes $100MM+ token sale, mulls Series A

Yet another potentially blockchain-centric venture apparently got some lift in Music City.

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Venture Notes - 27 July 2017
Venture Notes - 27 July 2017

'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.

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Venture Notes - 11 July 2017
Venture Notes - 11 July 2017

Publisher rating VCs!? plus new capital raises, deals, NVille EC scholarships and more.

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Brody-Waite: EC won't sub 'vaporware' or coffee for sustainability + value
Brody-Waite: EC won't sub 'vaporware' or coffee for sustainability + value

Nashville Entrepreneur Center's third chief seems opportunity to 'leapfrog' some other cities.

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New entrepreneur-in-res at EC, launches 'Milk the Moment' startup
New entrepreneur-in-res at EC, launches 'Milk the Moment' startup

Startup is priority for Memphis native, as she pursues strategic partners, mulls capital and advisors.

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Courtney 'Coko' Eason named EIR at Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Courtney 'Coko' Eason named EIR at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Second Code2040, Google for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur in Residence in Nashville diversity push

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Venture Notes - 11 April 2017
Venture Notes - 11 April 2017

About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.

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Center for Entrepreneurship staffs-up within<br>VU Owen Graduate School of Management
Center for Entrepreneurship staffs-up within
VU Owen Graduate School of Management

Less than a month into the mission, new Center director targets numerous objectives.

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Sal Novin: Nashville tech entrepreneur's alternative to startup accelerators
Sal Novin: Nashville tech entrepreneur's alternative to startup accelerators

Entrepreneur who sold to Trizetto, Cognizant suggests startup traction priority.

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Nashville startups scouted by Cedars-Sinai<br>Healthcare Accelerator with Techstars
Nashville startups scouted by Cedars-Sinai
Healthcare Accelerator with Techstars

Opportunity helps close gap after closure of EC's healthcare cohort accelerator.

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Accelerate Health? With EC & Jumpstart Foundry out of the game,<br>some mull the need for a Healthcare accelerator in Nashville
Accelerate Health? With EC & Jumpstart Foundry out of the game,
some mull the need for a Healthcare accelerator in Nashville

[Updated] The best thinking at EC & JSF led to killing their cohort accelerators. Should we care?

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VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week<br>with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues
VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week
with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues

More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.

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Project Music gains Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Linn
Project Music gains Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Linn

Startups get an advocate in pro marketer and former broadcast journalist.

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EC President, COO Sam Lingo departing Nashville Entrepreneur Center
EC President, COO Sam Lingo departing Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Seven years on, 2d EC employee moves on.

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2016 Next Awards by Nashville Chamber, Entrepreneur Center
2016 Next Awards by Nashville Chamber, Entrepreneur Center

Here they are for 2016.

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Ingram Content Group ends 1440 accelerator gambit, keeps innovation focus
Ingram Content Group ends 1440 accelerator gambit, keeps innovation focus

No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.

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PEOPLE: Cournoyer helms The Iron Yard - Nashville
PEOPLE: Cournoyer helms The Iron Yard - Nashville

70 techies have completed coding studies via Nashville's newest training entrant.

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Nashville's Project Music at the EC searches for Entrepreneur in Residence
Nashville's Project Music at the EC searches for Entrepreneur in Residence

Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.

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Venture Capital, HealthTech sessions are Oct. 4 at Entrepreneur Center
Venture Capital, HealthTech sessions are Oct. 4 at Entrepreneur Center

Speakers discuss investor interest in blockchain, and Nashville's preparation for HealthIT leadership.

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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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Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives
Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives

Maxwell, Bailey comment on technologies' interrelationship ahead of Oct. 3 event

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Venture Notes - 12 September 2016
Venture Notes - 12 September 2016

[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.

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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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Market Monitor:<br>Investor, Entrepreneur schedules in next 30 days could test road warriors
Market Monitor:
Investor, Entrepreneur schedules in next 30 days could test road warriors

Time is money, not every meeting's worthwhile, but these warrant your scrutiny.

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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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Entrepreneur Center: Sullivan is EIR and startup Alumni Relations lead
Entrepreneur Center: Sullivan is EIR and startup Alumni Relations lead

Woman with international, finance, Angel and other experience to lead next phase of EC alumni network development.

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Dart Music pivots to deeper water as Dart Data, pursues $2MM Series A
Dart Music pivots to deeper water as Dart Data, pursues $2MM Series A

[updated] Native Nashville entrepreneur presses forward after classic rethink.

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Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'
Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'

Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.

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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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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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Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center

[updated] Former InQuicker CEO sees traditional '100-day' assessment.

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Village Capital-Kresge healthcare startup initiative<br>anchored in Nashville, San Francisco, Philadelphia
Village Capital-Kresge healthcare startup initiative
anchored in Nashville, San Francisco, Philadelphia

A cohort of healthcare startups will visit each city and ultimately peer-rate investment winners.

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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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EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare
EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare

[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.

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Nashville EC Vision2020 suggests global ambitions<br> and quiet building of entrepreneurship warchest
Nashville EC Vision2020 suggests global ambitions
and quiet building of entrepreneurship warchest

Global ambitions? Nashville Entrepreneur Center advances Vision 2020 Capital Campaign

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HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare
HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare

100s of apps reviewed for coveted spots in 2 programs - with app window open on another June 1.

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Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors
Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors

Stepped-up focus, funding and Diversity-focused Enterpreneur in Residence in place paying off.

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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs
Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs

[updated] Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.

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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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Publishing startup Leafless pivots, plots course to profits + 1440 Demo Day
Publishing startup Leafless pivots, plots course to profits + 1440 Demo Day

Three-year-old company sees mainstream publishing industry with fresh eyes.

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EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day
EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day

Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.

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Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down<br>to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties
Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down
to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties

President and COO Sam Lingo will also be Acting CEO.

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Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence
Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence

[Updated] In alliance with Code2040, Kauffman Foundation and others, the EC pushes forward.

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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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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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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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Martin Ventures' bet on Carena telemed a signal for Nashville HealthIT?
Martin Ventures' bet on Carena telemed a signal for Nashville HealthIT?

Frank Coliano shares the view from one of Nashville's most interesting vantage-points.

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Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise
Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise

Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.

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Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital
Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital

[updated] Entrepreneur says he knows his limits, wants assistive-device mission to succeed.

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Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016
Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016

Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.

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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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$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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CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity
CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity

[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.

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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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EC, Ingram announce first 1440 publishing accelerator cohort members
EC, Ingram announce first 1440 publishing accelerator cohort members

[Updated] Seven cohort companies include 3 U.S.-based, including a Tennessee startup.

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Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21
Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21

[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.

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Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund
Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund

Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.

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People: EC President Sam Lingo has a heart for economic empowerment
People: EC President Sam Lingo has a heart for economic empowerment

The EC team is rewarded with added responsibilities.

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VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands
VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands

Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory

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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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GrowthX partners eye $50MM fund, visit Nashville startups, investors
GrowthX partners eye $50MM fund, visit Nashville startups, investors

[updated] Fledgling SFO VC and angel ties could be put to work in Tennessee.

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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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NVille Chamber's 'Business Studio' to run SBA-backed Scaleup America push
NVille Chamber's 'Business Studio' to run SBA-backed Scaleup America push

Chamber-SBA program supports scaling potential high-growth businesses

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LaunchTN designates attorney Bruce Doeg vice chairman
LaunchTN designates attorney Bruce Doeg vice chairman

Long vacant seat goes to board veteran.

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VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment
VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment

Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.

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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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Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups
Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups

Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical

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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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Healthbox grad Axial Healthcare completes $8MM equity raise
Healthbox grad Axial Healthcare completes $8MM equity raise

Healthbox grad, chronic pain management player pops-up with raise

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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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ProjectMusic: EVAmore in business/platform dev push + pursuing capraise
ProjectMusic: EVAmore in business/platform dev push + pursuing capraise

[updated 10:21a] Belmont students keeping moving toward launch, with deep advisory bench.

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Off-script: Project Music's Heather McBee joins Pandoland moderators
Off-script: Project Music's Heather McBee joins Pandoland moderators

[updated McBee promoted] Perhaps it is Fate that lends a hand in figuratively connecting Pandoland and 36:86

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'War' ahead? Startup Initial State Technologies preps for capital raises
'War' ahead? Startup Initial State Technologies preps for capital raises

Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.

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CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center
CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center

Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.

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XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise
XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise

XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.

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Project Music Showcase: EarIQ leverages IP, charts B2Consumer push
Project Music Showcase: EarIQ leverages IP, charts B2Consumer push

Imminent Seed-raise push driven by twin-pronged strategy.

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Project Music: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity
Project Music: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity

Cobb, Clabaugh brought ideas and energy to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

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McWhorter sets Entrepreneur Center diligence,<br>mulls accelerators, capital links, other ideas
McWhorter sets Entrepreneur Center diligence,
mulls accelerators, capital links, other ideas

All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.

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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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Stuart McWhorter succeeds Burcham as CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Stuart McWhorter succeeds Burcham as CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center

The son of the EC's founding chairman, Clayton McWhorter, takes the helm.

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Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring
Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring

This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.

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Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay
Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay

Tremendous energy last night down at the Entrepreneur Center, with more to come.

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Update: FinTech accelerator initiative in Nashville+Tennessee
Update: FinTech accelerator initiative in Nashville+Tennessee

The path ahead hasn't been charted, but it seems FinTech advocates are still pursuing the idea.

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Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions
Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions

Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.

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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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Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp
Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp

Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.

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Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville
Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville

Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.

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FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year
FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year

[Updated 5 March] This entrant to the red-hot sector is banking on rapid B2B growth.

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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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Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan
Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan

Strategic alliance with NCS4 should open many doors for W.A.R.N. sister company

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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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M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health<br> teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent
M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health
teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent

Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.

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Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force<br>  advances at VU School of Engineering
Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force
advances at VU School of Engineering

Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.

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Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator<br> to debut with Investors at-the-ready
Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator
to debut with Investors at-the-ready

[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.

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HealthTech: Stratasan sharpens messages ahead of capital-raise decision
HealthTech: Stratasan sharpens messages ahead of capital-raise decision

With products defined, this startup aims to cut through the 'Big Data' hype.

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With major partners, Tech startup LeanKit expects to 'make a lot of noise'
With major partners, Tech startup LeanKit expects to 'make a lot of noise'

Revenue growth, broader ties to Microsoft and Oracle and hiring surge are among factors

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JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'
JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'

[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push

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'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls<br>plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.

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'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls<br>plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.

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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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Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise
Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise

Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success

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CEO says Medalogix's Series A journey<br>brings Nashville investment issues into focus
CEO says Medalogix's Series A journey
brings Nashville investment issues into focus

[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics

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Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange
Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange

Updated: End of the road for much-promoted company? Further capital raises are ahead for the Nashville startup.

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Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,<br>now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point
Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.

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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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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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Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Dean Patrick Raines considers options in wake of popular leader.
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Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures
Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures

A well-connected management team has savvy onboard.

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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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Entrepreneur Center: AdvanceNashville seeks 16 leaders
Entrepreneur Center: AdvanceNashville seeks 16 leaders
The EC revs its engine to create a platoon of change agents
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Bizplans: Churchill asks no equity from Young Entrepreneur Contest entrants
Bizplans: Churchill asks no equity from Young Entrepreneur Contest entrants
Winners - Mortgage company's anniversary may fund a birthday for a startup
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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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VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?
VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
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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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NCN-NHCC reports Startup surge and growing venture-capital gap for Nashville
NCN-NHCC reports Startup surge and growing venture-capital gap for Nashville
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
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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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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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'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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Kodiak tech venture is latest from Engineering grads making Nashville home
Kodiak tech venture is latest from Engineering grads making Nashville home
A Virginian and a Chicagoan set up shop in Nashville to pursue their ed-tech startup
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The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness
The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness

[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system

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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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Growth-business champions sought by Nashville Chamber, EmergeMemphis
Growth-business champions sought by Nashville Chamber, EmergeMemphis
Growth businesses and startups may get new representation within two cities' influential nonprofits
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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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Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center
Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
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TNInvestco funds stay busy with further tech-sector investments
TNInvestco funds stay busy with further tech-sector investments
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
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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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'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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Emma's Smith preps for 2012 push; Weaver focuses on RoundingWell startup
Emma's Smith preps for 2012 push; Weaver focuses on RoundingWell startup

Veterans of one of Nashville's earliest digital startups set higher goals, and one sets-off for a new challenge

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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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'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow
'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
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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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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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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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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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Briefly: NEXT Nashville Legacy Entrepreneurs named
Briefly: NEXT Nashville Legacy Entrepreneurs named
Five local worthies (including Hal Cato at left) will be honored by Chamber and Entrepreneur Center for achievements
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JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital
JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
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A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture
A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
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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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NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011

Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.

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Newsbits, August 29, 2011
Newsbits, August 29, 2011
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
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Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan<br>for technology & emerging companies
Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan
for technology & emerging companies

Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures

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Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city<br>putting 'money where mouth is'
Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city
putting 'money where mouth is'

Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another

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Healthcare leaders aboard, Parental Health builds traction
Healthcare leaders aboard, Parental Health builds traction
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries 
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Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center<g> for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program
Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
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'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
Operating under a brand name for a decade or more, this Nashville marketing and innovation guru seems to have earned his spurs
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VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
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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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HealthDataSource unveils advisors for health data startup
HealthDataSource unveils advisors for health data startup
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
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NewsBits, Dec. 13: Böer, Ivy, TNInvestco and more
NewsBits, Dec. 13: Böer, Ivy, TNInvestco and more
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
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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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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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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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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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Entrepreneur Center leadership search continues
Entrepreneur Center leadership search continues
NEC backers see choosing the center's first executive director as a truly pivotal decision
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XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC
XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC
At left, Mike Shmerling
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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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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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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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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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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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