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Entrepreneur who also leads mentor network says his new firm is operational.
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
Founder spent nearly a decade here earning degrees at Vanderbilt University.
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Less than a month into the mission, new Center director targets numerous objectives.
With the General Assembly and Governor in full budget mode, LaunchTN assesses its options.
An action plan for leadership may soon come off the drawing-board.
VTC Smaller downtown get economic development grants that favor entrepreneurship.
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
VTC This entrepreneur must not be working part-time.
More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.
A healthcare disrupter's latest move, Accelerators updates and much more.
Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.
LaunchTN CEO agrees it'd be great to have more data and analyses about all this.
The 3rd cohort has apparently been finely sifted in an effort to ensure success is baked-in.
Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
AI-Machine Learning-oriented startup must consider other HQ cities.
The Nashville gamedev community spawns startups like Paden Pierry's.
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
Inaugural EC manager Joe Kustelski joins brother in producing U.S. wagering content for sponsors
Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Journalists to be excluded, Dem's not invited to panel.
NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
TTDC releases another interesting group of startups from instate and out-of-state.
Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.
Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.
A new platoon of civic-minded influentials picks-up the challenge.
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
VTC New accelerator likely to go operational in October.
VTC New Lab-embedded program to be detailed today.
Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Nondilutive capital gives entrepreneurs advantages in research, bizdev and raising capital.
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
[Updated] Brookings' findings are now available for review here.
Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Researchers need Nashvillians' help in assay of spin-off activity in Nashville area.
New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.
Resolute Capital's Fund IV, HCA CEO to speak, new LaunchTN SBIR-STTR writing grants and more.
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
VTC ORNL-UT-linked Peter Fuhr is now advisor to the startup he founded.
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Question mark hangs over Nashville's shot at being a Consumer startup breeder.
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
'Hippie from Alaska' charts her own path in Nashville's expanding fashion sector.
TORCH of Chattanooga won the prize.
VTC We've proven we can attract cool companies. How do get them to stay?
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
New York-based principals shed a bit more light on the deal and its origins.
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
IF the first year was great, Year 2 of Project Music is surely greater.
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.
Behavioral Health, particularly addiction treatment, is the launchpad.
Aging patented technologies might have fresh potential.
VTC Teams arriving for array of Memphis accelerators.
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.
VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.
[updated] Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.
Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.
Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
Search for entrepreneurship lead begins soon, lead for Ag network is set.
Michael Burcham's term as NACIE co-chair ends in October.
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
Program is partnership with Vanderbilt University and others.
VTC Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
Some new public-private stratagems for commercialization may emerge this spring and summer.
[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
Team says rapid Angel-investor enlistment is one reason this is a 'W' for region's LifeSciences
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
[updated] Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
[updated] Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.
VTC Boutique investment banking firm in Chattanooga eyes Florida, Carolinas.
VTC The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
President Mike Cerino is leading the business push.
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
Breast cancer target, regulatory progress and further capital raise action likely.
Now is a great time to 'shake-up' the Music Instrument marketplace, says CEO.
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
The EC team is rewarded with added responsibilities.
VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
[Updated] Refurbished laws strengthen companies, spur professionals, build State repute.
[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
Long vacant seat goes to board veteran.
[updated] Strategic buys, if any, would follow organic growth and await sector consolidation.
Step by step, ECD agent LaunchTN charts a fresh path forward on knotty issue.
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.
Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21
Vanderbilt University professor reminds that law requires nations admit and settle refugees.
Rapid, but selective hiring, while software development runs apace toward V2 debut.
New program could influence music-entertainment-ed entrepreneurship.
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Centerstone of America seeks commercial prowess to get technologies to market.
The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.
[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
A Nashville investment banker is among new members of TTDC/LTN.
[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
Two VCs and allied institutions seek your opinions on state's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.
We take a pause to contemplate the event-driven fun that lies ahead.
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.
'Unique' startup takes on major chemical companies with natural dyes for fashion.
All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.
Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
[updated name change] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville
If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.
Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.
Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement
[Updated] Entrepreneurs and their operating team advance goalward, as strategy unfolds.
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Dispute settled between LaunchTN and PandoMedia, parties announce.
CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.
The e-signature company has its team and some advisors already in place for a capital move.
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry
VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs
[Updated] Pando litigation. Refocused 36|86 event will convene in June, as will Pandoland
VTC: Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.
VTC: Effort continues to build LifeSciences to critical mass and influence in TN
A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.
'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.
Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder
[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push
VTC Dough Speight seems headed toward the QC FinTech Accelerator
[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors
Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.
Returning to Tennessee, software entrepreneur says Tennessee can be Tech hotbed
Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success
A few of many observations we hear that seem to merit further consideration.
Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Nashville was just this startup's first U.S. stop, now they're after real money
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
[Updated] Useful tools for those exploring cross-border business-development opportunities.
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
[Updated] There's fresh life in one of Nashville's most storied communities.
A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
The startup village residents are announced.
Crom Carmichael's personal network won him an early taste of Nashville cross-border startup
VTC President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
Former IBM Canada prez says VU's 'institutional will' gives him confidence
[Updated 24 July 2014] Entrepreneurial venture apparently ceased operations.
Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.
Here's more information on startups that'll have berths in StartupVillage June 12-13
The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
First permanent CEO in three years begins a stem-stern review as he wades-in
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
Megan Allen is assaulting the Left Coast, boosted by ties to Music City
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
Here's a rundown on this week's venture pitches during LST's annual meeting
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
Tech-driven civics venture could mean high-growth jobs for Tennessee, or not
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
Gov. Bill Haslam's INCITE funding program announces more beneficiaries
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
With a capital raise on the horizon, early-stage company adds to advisor ranks
The Cyber-industrial complex creates a foothold in Music City, as cyber risks proliferate
[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings
Briefings on the state's new regional business accelerators' mission and how to work with them.
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
Students have decided they can't wait on the rest of the world to create the great jobs they want
Awakened to an opportunity of surprising magnitude, the Chamber sets out to tell its story, anew.
Tech-driven economic development will eventually learn what priority it gets in the Haslam Administration
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
Entrepreneur says she's found more than a good lease in Nashville
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
ECD and TTDC chiefs and their colleagues seem to be 'aligned' toward getting INCITE launched
This startup has ties to Discovery Communications, which bought a Nashville tech venture in 2006
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
This serial entrepreneur offers sage advice we might have missed if he hadn't tried Rotier's
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
Veteran emissary to institutions' stakeholders and allies is re-potting himself after a 41-year-career
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
A Harvard-based economist tells local execs clusters and pragmatism are key elements for a Nashville innovation strategy
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
[Updated 7 December 2013] Angel sees numerous exits ahead from among more on the 25 companies already in his portfolio
Venture Incite's Y12 ties, capital raises, a TNInvestco, accelerators blossom and news statewide
Music, healthcare, online education and investment banking are the focal-points for these fellows
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
[CEO departure] Sixth CEO brings national perspective, oversees an NTC on shifting economic, educational and professional terrain.
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
Ian Rogers from TopSpin, Lehmans on the move, VUSE prof knows something of ventures, new UT ag exec, Avondale analyst and more
Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
Will Sibble's new venture have the gas to go the distance, launching additional content and social services?
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; d
etails of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
With Gov. Bill Haslam's jobs- and innovation-producing strategy launching next week, the appointment of a seasoned operative is welcomed
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
[updated] Research, development and commercialization news from VU heightens Nashville profile on nation's intellectual map
JumpStart's 'brightest'... EmergeMemphis' 45 startups.. Haslam-Hagerty gameplan... David Wilds in cap raise.. Blackstone venture aid...
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
Further signals of increasing emphasis on pursuit of opportunities in translational research and tech transfer, commercialization
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
[updated] A former Franklin corporate executive hopes to turn her investment-management savvy into a boon for the impoverished
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
At north of 500 square miles, Metro/Nashville, aka Music City, is creative hub and economic flywheel
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
Two pharmas are already aboard and other allies for accelerating drug development may be in-the-offing
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
The TNInvestco data has been published, with no interpretation of value yet rendered
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
Our latest roundup of VU searches, capital raises, marketing pushes, digital music, tech commercialization and more
[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
Entrepreneurs are commercializing sensor technology that leverages the ecosystem.
Jaguar's fall from No. 1 in the twice-yearly supercomputing 500 may give researchers impetus for funding
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
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
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
With B-round in offing, CEO says demand 'remarkable' for data-driven alignment of employer trends and providers' services
Health care organizations' performance improvement is focus of seed-stage startup by VUMC faculty member
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
The Great Recession has forced students and Vanderbilt University, alike, to adjust to economic realities and job fears
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
Mayor Karl Dean ECD's former economic-development chief joins Nashville intellectual-property law firm
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
TSU, Vanderbilt, and local business and government may seek to replicate Memphis' initiative in the Capital City
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
Gov. Phil Bredesen's string of successes in the Solar sector continues to lengthen
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
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
Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller
Nanotechnology innovation promises better drug delivery for treatment of numerous diseases
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
Congressman argues Mid-TN and corridor could play a bigger role in Defense, Homeland Security and related arenas
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
At the midpoint in Gov. Bredesen's second term, he's not letting-up on the accelerator for New Economy jobs
Departure from Vanderbilt was always in the cards, but university has now launched a review for possible conflicts of interest
A trio of Vanderbilt executives aims to do well, by doing good - and perhaps upset the tech-commercialization model
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
Within days, Tennesseans should know who state officials have decided should have access to the inaugural $120MM TNInvestco program
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors
Chamber staff press on, despite Recession setbacks, and take a fresh look at priorities
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
A VU MBA alum happens to be on the team out of New York State interviewing would-be fund managers
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
[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
The State and its public-private partners are launching a website to advance economic-development objectives
[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
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
[UPDATED Aug. 11, 6:53 a.m.] Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' IPO filing became effective yesterday and trades today as CPIX, 27 months after the shelf registration and 20 subsequent amendments
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
Economist, author, former TN ECD commissioner offers a prescription for warding-off disaster
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
A youthful executive from a business-oriented nonprofit benefits from Owen's partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management
When NASA, Boeing, Cisco and others look for savvy about vulnerability of microelectronics, they look to ISDE
Former U.S. Navy officer brings Boston Consulting Group credentials to post, as well
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
The governor's signature will soon be affixed to the State's new venture law, but already there are hundreds of new jobs on the horizon
[Updated 5:52 p.m.] The TNSBICCA passed in both House and Senate today, and will next go to Gov. Bredesen. The Senate vote was 30-0. It passed in the full House this morning, 94-0, and in Senate Finance this afternoon 9-0-1PNV. The insurance industry provides the leverage for this economic development and venture-funding move.
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws
Tennessee executives see both problems and opportunities in proposal for stimulation of early-stage investment
CEO tells us company's ontrack for profitability and is well positioned to be a category leader
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
Goad reported suing former TVA director, Petra and Innova invest, $20MM the number for startup, tech transfer event, views on IPO climate...
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved
Hospitals looking for greater revenue as elected procedures drop are helping propell health-portal revenue
Notes from Northshore Capital Management, TTDC, VCs, wealth-management moves and more...
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
Led by tim Choate, 10-year-old tech company opts to be near hometown talent, eliminate commuting
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
NCN's latest investment... Luminetx startup possibly touched by SEC-accused Stanford Financial...Consensus Point and NHI get new officers... ORNL exec goes corporate... Stimulus roundup...
One local tech CEO eschews outside capital and credit, and takes another step in building his company's talent base
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
[UPDATED] The Governor's proposal for a Solar Institute, despite pressing fiscal and economic priorities, is an attempt to seize momentum
State official offers tantalizing hints of impending cap-investment announcements, and mentions direct talks with a VC
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
Middle Tennessee's next sci-tech business park may be located in Wilson County
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
[UPDATED Feb. 5 / 1421 VU outperforms peers] Originally: Without revealing the fund's actual decline, VU responds to limit damage of a news report
Waiting for the economy's turn, this VC keeps it real by focusing on performance, processes and pairing-up golfers
NTC's 10th Anniversary took a symbolic step forward this morning, led by a new CEO intent on a bigger regional role for the association
Competitive pressures, increased awareness and a sluggish job market for college graduates are among factors driving '5th Year' option
Vanderbilt's investment may be the "big bang" the university needs to participate fully in the global scientific community
Future lawyers, docs and business leaders, as well as life-sciences students, are invited to imagine new bio businesses for Tennessee Biotechnology Association's annual bizplan competition
Amid an awful economy and with the dust from their last scrape still in the air, the State and some business interests may be squaring-off, once again
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
Amid a bear economy and with expensive promises to keep, Vanderbilt relies on continuity in ranks
This Maine private equity and LBO executive knows up-close and personal what it takes to survive and innovate
Rep. Gordon's 6th District was recently inducted into tech-jobs initiative, and now will host a key annual conference
Having had a public forum, Councilmember At Large says he'll ask for January work session on economic development
If it were football, we'd say the Governor wants to see what his economic-development team can do with 2 minutes left, in the Red Zone
Nashville entrepreneur says specializing in conflict generates annual growth in business driven by controversy
This is one foundation that's been a venture from the start, 'bringing good people and good causes together'
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
VU, Bart Gordon, ORNL among partners: Meeting in D.C. seeks better ways to link business, science and national labs
A supposed transformation of education, plus sustained support from key moneymen seem to have given ALS staying-power
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
CEO has fallen in love with Nashville, and relishes the idea of Music City Angels luring him here from Birmingham
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
Nashville's creative roots are strong and the juices are flowing. Now, the 'sustainability' theme is due a hearing.
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
While swearing-off another tech startup, this mid-life entrepreneur keeps finding new ventures and hobbies to love
Citing confidence in the face of economy, veteran Nashville technology executive entrusts reins to long-time Nashville executive
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
The leader of this Franklin firm has made executive changes that could improve the odds of success for this unprecedented mid-TN venture
Governor's trade mission to broaden ties to German manufacturer and suppliers finds VW resolute in its Tennessee plans
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance
Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
Luminaries from the Fed, business, government and academe are expected to speak, honoring professor's contributions
Nashville's leading candidate for informatics dominance is adding customers and headcount, leveraging VU technology
TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe
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.
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
Beating-out more than 800 competitors, a confident Statzen hopes a few minutes elevator-pitching West Coast investors will shorten the fund-raising cycle for this emerging company.
Recently accorded industry's lifetime-achievement award, former VU treasurer suggests cynicism may be among best responses to financial crisis still unfolding
Your business is 'real', but you can't look 'friends and family' in the eyes, you've maxed-out your credit-cards or embezzlement's hit your books... Remember Clint Gwin.
TTDC convenes investors and scientists in Nashville -- and Chancellor Zeppos announces new money for VU's academic discovery fund
Further action is set for this afternoon. When the dust settles on the Bells Bend fight, we may have learned more about companies' needs to congregate, as well as innovate and celebrate
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
LBMC embraces the rise of private-equity-owned companies by hiring someone with both operating and consulting experience.
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'
There's much to celebrate in Chattanooga's Volkswagen win, even though the benefits for Nashville remain uncertain
Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.
UPDATED June 27 - Recent reports suggest Nashville's foothold in the world's Tech economy is real, but tenuous
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.
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
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.
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.
There are still 21 active portfolio companies over which Chris McKinney says grace.
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee