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Mayor Briley maker-manufacturer initiatives, capital raises aplenty and more.
Teaming with ORNL + Innovation Crossroads, power producer looks tech targets, maybe some surprises.
Months and years of ecosystem development might help make Chattanooga an 'overnight' entrepreneurial success.
Waller attorney leads prospective not-for-profit advocacy group through private 'summit' at ECD.
A sobering report from Brookings Institution researchers inevitably shows there's work yet to be done.
Content may be king, but this Nashville digital network aims to take the crown.
Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.
Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro may need localized recipes for entrepreneurship.
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
Federally legislated OZFund prepares for take-off roll in Tennessee.
[updated] The applications window will soon open for the DOE-backed technology commercialization program.
[updated] High-energy team builder prepares for his next entrepreneurial or service act.
Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.
Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
Legislator observes the Western Division of the State lagging Eastern and Western regions.
Startup clients may migrate to either of the incubators - Nashville gets a net incubator increase.
[updated] A pronounced rise in overall ranking comes with weaker showing on some of 25 dimensions.
Designation of leader for coalition's next phase of work may bring acceleration.
[updated] In-the-works a year or more, the advocacy group is about to stand up to be counted.
A rich program with speakers by the dozen, including 10 VCs on the stage.
With more than 1,000 attendees projected for the annual conference, Villagers get scrutiny.
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
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.
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.
Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
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.
Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.
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.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Researchers need Nashvillians' help in assay of spin-off activity in Nashville area.
[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.
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
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.
TORCH of Chattanooga won the prize.
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
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.
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
[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.
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.
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
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.
[updated] Strategic buys, if any, would follow organic growth and await sector consolidation.
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
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.
Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
[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.
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
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
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.
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
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.
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
[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
A its forthcoming Dec. 11 event shows, the Kentucky city sees value in cultivating ties between its ex-pat and immigrant community and corporations
Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.
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
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
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
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
[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.
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
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
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
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
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
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
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
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
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
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
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
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
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
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
Chamber staff press on, despite Recession setbacks, and take a fresh look at priorities
[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
[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
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
[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.
Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company
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
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
Led by tim Choate, 10-year-old tech company opts to be near hometown talent, eliminate commuting
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
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
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
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
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
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
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
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
CEO has fallen in love with Nashville, and relishes the idea of Music City Angels luring him here from Birmingham
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
Governor's trade mission to broaden ties to German manufacturer and suppliers finds VW resolute in its Tennessee plans
The leader of this Franklin firm has made executive changes that could improve the odds of success for this unprecedented mid-TN venture
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
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
TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
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
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
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
UPDATED June 27 - Recent reports suggest Nashville's foothold in the world's Tech economy is real, but tenuous
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.
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee