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

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

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BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate<br>to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep
BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate
to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep

Former BioMimetic Therapeutics executives at center of new initiatives.

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Gov. Haslam senses Tennessee 'making headway' in tech commercialization
Gov. Haslam senses Tennessee 'making headway' in tech commercialization

LaunchTN CEO agrees it'd be great to have more data and analyses about all this.

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

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

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

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

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Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville
Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville

American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.

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

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

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Update: Launch Tennessee presses forward on Commercialization
Update: Launch Tennessee presses forward on Commercialization

Some new public-private stratagems for commercialization may emerge this spring and summer.

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IQuity Labs' VU license + Eurofins partnership could lead to global market
IQuity Labs' VU license + Eurofins partnership could lead to global market

[Updated] Team says rapid Angel-investor enlistment is one reason this is a 'W' for region's LifeSciences

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

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

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

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

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Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center
Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center

[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise
VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise

[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.

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Morris, Cruze create ClearPath Ventures to propel startups in KVL region
Morris, Cruze create ClearPath Ventures to propel startups in KVL region

Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups

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Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic
Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic

After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.

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Crews Center for Entrepreneurship focus on startup talent development
Crews Center for Entrepreneurship focus on startup talent development

VTC CCE director brings lessons learned from his own startups, adjusted for the academic setting.

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

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

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

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

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LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks
LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks

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

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LifeScienceTN: Drug discovery gets spotlight in venture-oriented event
LifeScienceTN: Drug discovery gets spotlight in venture-oriented event
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
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This week's LifeScienceTN program lineup is likely to spark venture ideas
This week's LifeScienceTN program lineup is likely to spark venture ideas
Here's a rundown on this week's venture pitches during LST's annual meeting
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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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Commercialization: Eagle's VU team launching Vitalnx Corporation
Commercialization: Eagle's VU team launching Vitalnx Corporation

Med Center and Biomed Engineering faculty and students collaborate in commercialization effort

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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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Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round

There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund

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Cybersecurity startup Optio Labs creates Nashville dev foothold with VUSE grad
Cybersecurity startup Optio Labs creates Nashville dev foothold with VUSE grad

The Cyber-industrial complex creates a foothold in Music City, as cyber risks proliferate

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Feb. 22nd: Mind2Marketplace spotlights Tennessee<br>regional accelerators for entrepreneurs
Feb. 22nd: Mind2Marketplace spotlights Tennessee
regional accelerators for entrepreneurs
Briefings on the state's new regional business accelerators' mission and how to work with them.
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<center>IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry<br>collaboration in Information Technologies</center>
IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry
collaboration in Information Technologies
IDEAS begins with straight talk from the VU campus about Nashville's IT challenges and opportunities
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NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians
NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
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TechVenture Challenge spurs entrepreneurism<br>among Vanderbilt University students
TechVenture Challenge spurs entrepreneurism
among Vanderbilt University students

Students have decided they can't wait on the rest of the world to create the great jobs they want

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Tennessee Technology Development Corporation at another inflection point
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation at another inflection point
Tech-driven economic development will eventually learn what priority it gets in the Haslam Administration
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Tech2020 venture leadership shifts to entrepreneur John Morris
Tech2020 venture leadership shifts to entrepreneur John Morris

[Updated: Morris departing, 30 Aug 14] Tennessee's 19-year-old growth advocate transits to new leadership

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HIV among targets: Jericho Sciences bio-startup chooses Nashville as home
HIV among targets: Jericho Sciences bio-startup chooses Nashville as home
Entrepreneur says she's found more than a good lease in Nashville
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Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
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BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
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Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
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Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,<br>leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
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NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011

Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.

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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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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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Disruptive Capital: Dr. Harry Jacobson's push for investment<br>could help make Nashville 'the Silicon Valley of Healthcare'
Disruptive Capital: Dr. Harry Jacobson's push for investment
could help make Nashville 'the Silicon Valley of Healthcare'
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
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NewsBits, July 5, 2011
NewsBits, July 5, 2011
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
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Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology<br>to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life
Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology
to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life

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

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NewsBits, June 6, 2011
NewsBits, June 6, 2011
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
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Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;<br>Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;
Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
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NewsBits, May 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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Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec<br>to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec
to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
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NewsBits, April 18, 2011
NewsBits, April 18, 2011
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
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Vanderbilt University shifts tech-transfer portfolio
Vanderbilt University shifts tech-transfer portfolio
Further signals of increasing emphasis on pursuit of opportunities in translational research and tech transfer, commercialization
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VUMC scientists seek partners for neuro-drug discovery
VUMC scientists seek partners for neuro-drug discovery
Two pharmas are already aboard and other allies for accelerating drug development may be in-the-offing
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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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NewsBits, March 7, 2011
NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
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NewsBits, February 28, 2011
NewsBits, February 28, 2011
Our latest roundup of VU searches, capital raises, marketing pushes, digital music, tech commercialization and more
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UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund
UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
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NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011
NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011

New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more

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Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
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iCare EMR sells, so TN e-learning firm re-targets
iCare EMR sells, so TN e-learning firm re-targets
After a Dutch-owned firm snaps-up Knoxville startup's technology, the venture team is reloading
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SecureWaters: TN VC's could take ORNL technology global
SecureWaters: TN VC's could take ORNL technology global
Entrepreneurs are commercializing sensor technology that leverages the ecosystem.
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VU School of Engineering alumni spawn businesses
VU School of Engineering alumni spawn businesses
It may be only the tip of the Engineering iceberg at Vanderbilt, but here's a sample of the fruits of education and research
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KaiNexus targets performance with Vanderbilt technology
KaiNexus targets performance with Vanderbilt technology
Health care organizations' performance improvement is focus of seed-stage startup by VUMC faculty member
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Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide
Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
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NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010
NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
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Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges
Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
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Tennessee State University to lead business-academe consortium
Tennessee State University to lead business-academe consortium
TSU, Vanderbilt, and local business and government may seek to replicate Memphis' initiative in the Capital City
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UT-Battelle, NellOne Therapeutics license patents for tissue therapy
UT-Battelle, NellOne Therapeutics license patents for tissue therapy
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
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VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery
VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery

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

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Nashville TNInvestcos targeted by Computable Genomix
Nashville TNInvestcos targeted by Computable Genomix
The boom in genetic research and some apparently market-ready technology suggest an interesting vehicle for early-stage investment
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VU scientists' startup Revalida seeks capital, C-level team
VU scientists' startup Revalida seeks capital, C-level team
Nanotechnology innovation promises better drug delivery for treatment of numerous diseases
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Senator Ketron would broaden TNInvestco and Institute's mission
Senator Ketron would broaden TNInvestco and Institute's mission
Legislator sees synergies not yet tapped in Middle Tennessee, and wants to see discussion of Tullahoma-centered proposal
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'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
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Life-sciences startup aims to leverage Vanderbilt technology
Life-sciences startup aims to leverage Vanderbilt technology
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
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Wamp: 'Terrorism here to stay' and region's economy could benefit
Wamp: 'Terrorism here to stay' and region's economy could benefit
Congressman argues Mid-TN and corridor could play a bigger role in Defense, Homeland Security and related arenas
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TN Biotech may get boost from relaunched Alliance
TN Biotech may get boost from relaunched Alliance
If advanced degrees and the tenacity of two athletes can make a difference, this could be the year
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Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC
Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC

At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson

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Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
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TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
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Leaders:  Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco
Leaders: Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco

The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors

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TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
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Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
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'Smart' tech ventures spawned by VU student-entrepreneurs
'Smart' tech ventures spawned by VU student-entrepreneurs
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
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Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation
Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
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NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
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TTDC, Mind2Marketplace relationship expands
TTDC, Mind2Marketplace relationship expands
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
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TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative
TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative

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

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AT&T innovation chief will keynote Nashville event
AT&T innovation chief will keynote Nashville event
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
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Nashville tech ventures to pitch at Southeast Venture Conference
Nashville tech ventures to pitch at Southeast Venture Conference
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
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Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
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Vanderbilt's $50M discovery fund, TTDC's signal event
Vanderbilt's $50M discovery fund, TTDC's signal event
TTDC convenes investors and scientists in Nashville -- and Chancellor Zeppos announces new money for VU's academic discovery fund
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Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
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Bouncing Ideas: VU prof takes 'non-trivial' science to Microsoft
Bouncing Ideas: VU prof takes 'non-trivial' science to Microsoft
Preparing for a visit to Mount Microsoft, this VU Engineering scientist shares his thoughts about his low-profile work in an area some others think could provide further energy for the Big Bang in video-on-demand. Given a glimpse of the findings, one local entrepreneur doesn't find it 'trivial', at all.
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