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Venture Notes - 23 June 2017
Venture Notes - 23 June 2017

Updates on Synchronous Health, Taigan, SkyDropX, Sunset Digital, Integrated Healing Tech and more.

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Venture Notes - 12 June 2017
Venture Notes - 12 June 2017

Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.

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Jumpstart Foundry seeks greater mindshare among U.S. HC entrepreneurs
Jumpstart Foundry seeks greater mindshare among U.S. HC entrepreneurs

'We're not shy about our ambitions' as they eye tips of entrepreneurs' tongues.

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At Satchel Health, Macy to CPO, succeeded as CEO by Lanson Hyde
At Satchel Health, Macy to CPO, succeeded as CEO by Lanson Hyde

Former Surgical Development Partners exec takes reins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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iCitizen eyes $5MM-$10MM Series A, cites increased traction
iCitizen eyes $5MM-$10MM Series A, cites increased traction

[Updated CEO departure] Founded in 2012, startup said last June it was upgrading site, adding team.

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Nashville cryptocurrency founder adopts 'open kimono' for disclosure
Nashville cryptocurrency founder adopts 'open kimono' for disclosure

Promising transparency, startup brings a concept that seems unprecedented among state startups.

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Venture Notes - 28 November 2016
Venture Notes - 28 November 2016

A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.

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

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

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Innovation Crossroads: ORNL Energy-startup accelerator aborning
Innovation Crossroads: ORNL Energy-startup accelerator aborning

VTC New accelerator likely to go operational in October.

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VNC Market Monitor Services
VNC Market Monitor Services

Research and services for VNC Members and prospective Members focused on Nashville and the Mid-South.

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Venture Notes 15 August 2016
Venture Notes 15 August 2016

Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.

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CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications
CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications

The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.

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

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

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mSIGNIA nears end of Series A raise, sees Nashville as its techdev center
mSIGNIA nears end of Series A raise, sees Nashville as its techdev center

User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.

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

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

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Music Startup resource? Insights into Music Consumers
Music Startup resource? Insights into Music Consumers

Music is awash in data, but this product of a partnership shows value-add potential.

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

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

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HealthQRS current investors can fund ramp-up,<br>but strategic money + marketshare attractive
HealthQRS current investors can fund ramp-up,
but strategic money + marketshare attractive

HealthIT entrepreneur Eric Winter signs-on for another startup rodeo.

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Vendor Registry soon to wrap Seed raise and assess way forward
Vendor Registry soon to wrap Seed raise and assess way forward

VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.

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

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

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Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health
Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health

While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.

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

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

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Winners announced from Statewide University Pitch Competition
Winners announced from Statewide University Pitch Competition

[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.

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AeroWALL Dynamics: NVille startup to leverage TN's transportation sector
AeroWALL Dynamics: NVille startup to leverage TN's transportation sector

Healthcare veteran finding more 'fun' in Transportation startup.

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AegleGear healthcare apparel startup nears launch in Chattanooga
AegleGear healthcare apparel startup nears launch in Chattanooga

VTC Germ-fighting fabric ready for market in September.

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Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership
Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership

VTC A new Music accelerator program in Memphis has awarded its first money.

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20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference
20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference

LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.

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SCHERMERLAND: 36:86 Speakers, celebration draw entrepreneurs, investors
SCHERMERLAND: 36:86 Speakers, celebration draw entrepreneurs, investors

LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.

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36|86 startups: BrewFund ready to blow the head off craft beer market
36|86 startups: BrewFund ready to blow the head off craft beer market

Johnson City duo is way down the road with their techdev, ahead of investor pitch.

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Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations
Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations

Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.

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Deadline May 15 for startups seeking Knoxville's<br>Scripps Networks Interactive investment
Deadline May 15 for startups seeking Knoxville's
Scripps Networks Interactive investment

VTC Whether you're a Coder or you've had a brainstorm about better living, check it out.

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14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga
14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga

VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.

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Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform
Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform

Continuing-education content monetization is the mission for this startup.

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

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

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

Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.

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Baker Donelson programs advance Atlanta Cybersec accelerator + HealthIT
Baker Donelson programs advance Atlanta Cybersec accelerator + HealthIT

[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.

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Venture Notes - March 1, 2016
Venture Notes - March 1, 2016

VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.

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The Company Lab to accelerate dozens of startups each year
The Company Lab to accelerate dozens of startups each year

VTC Chattanooga nonprofit behind GigTank365 and CoLab Accelerator pushes ahead.

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Video-content monetizer GameWisp raised $843K, has runway to Series A
Video-content monetizer GameWisp raised $843K, has runway to Series A

[updated] Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.

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Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski
Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski

[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.

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FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans
FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans

[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.

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VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls
VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls

VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.

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Update: Oasis Venture youth social-enterprise program nears launch
Update: Oasis Venture youth social-enterprise program nears launch

Nearly 50 Metro students applied for the new program, which is in pilot.

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After 22 years, Tech2020 at OakRidge to cease pro-entrepreneurial efforts
After 22 years, Tech2020 at OakRidge to cease pro-entrepreneurial efforts

VTC The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.

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

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

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Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs
Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs

This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.

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

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

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First startup taking TN for-profit benefit option is Style-oriented
First startup taking TN for-profit benefit option is Style-oriented

A stream of for-profit benefit corp filings may flow toward State window that opened earlier today.

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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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Headsup: Governor's budget hearing spotlights Captive Insurance startups
Headsup: Governor's budget hearing spotlights Captive Insurance startups

[Updated] Refurbished laws strengthen companies, spur professionals, build State repute.

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Capital on-tap, REZLI software platform serves<br>career needs of interactive gamers and others
Capital on-tap, REZLI software platform serves
career needs of interactive gamers and others

VTC A Series B raise and full market entry are in prospect in 2016.

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$20MM raise: Former Chattem execs, Entrepreneur team for Focus Consumer Health launch
$20MM raise: Former Chattem execs, Entrepreneur team for Focus Consumer Health launch

VTC By year-end, this Chattanooga group could be buying personal-care brands.

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Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry
Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry

Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.

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SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut
SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut

The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.

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LaunchTN announces 2015-2016 Class of The TENN
LaunchTN announces 2015-2016 Class of The TENN

Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21

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

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

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Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force
Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force

[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.

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Belmont bootstrapping advocate Jeff Cornwall unveils family business
Belmont bootstrapping advocate Jeff Cornwall unveils family business

Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.

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Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies
Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies

Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.

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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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LaunchTN Staffing update
LaunchTN Staffing update

[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.

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Escape velocity for Watershed LRS spin-out calls for $3MM-$5MM capraise
Escape velocity for Watershed LRS spin-out calls for $3MM-$5MM capraise

[updated] Local bootstrapped startup is on high-growth trajectory.

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LeanKit's $16MM raise shows resolve to grow local techco 'that matters'
LeanKit's $16MM raise shows resolve to grow local techco 'that matters'

[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC

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

Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical

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Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?
Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?

[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.

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LaunchTN 36:86: Partpic eyes Series A in 2016, focuses on growth after wins
LaunchTN 36:86: Partpic eyes Series A in 2016, focuses on growth after wins

This Nashville-grown woman is tearing-up Southeast pitch-offs.

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Center for Entrepreneurship preps 2015-16 programs at Belmont University
Center for Entrepreneurship preps 2015-16 programs at Belmont University

Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.

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

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

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Pandoland June 15-17: Tennessee startups among festival's $100K seekers
Pandoland June 15-17: Tennessee startups among festival's $100K seekers

Still under wraps, but a startup team you know may be about to get great exposure.

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36|86: Village 36 startup presenters
36|86: Village 36 startup presenters

LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.

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

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

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Venture fusion: LaunchTN's 36|86 attracts People, Ideas, Capital
Venture fusion: LaunchTN's 36|86 attracts People, Ideas, Capital

Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.

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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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Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point
Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point

New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.

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Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review
Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review

Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.

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CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns
CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns

Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.

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

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

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Marcum confirms Tennessee's AutoXLR8R moving to Tech2020 at Oak Ridge
Marcum confirms Tennessee's AutoXLR8R moving to Tech2020 at Oak Ridge

VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.

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Nashville's longer-term role as StartupBus destination not guaranteed
Nashville's longer-term role as StartupBus destination not guaranteed

If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.

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FinTech: Seed-stage BancList pops-up in Nashville, eyes capital raise
FinTech: Seed-stage BancList pops-up in Nashville, eyes capital raise

Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.

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Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis
Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis

Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement

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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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Nashville's Project Music music+tech accelerator names 2015 startup cohort
Nashville's Project Music music+tech accelerator names 2015 startup cohort

Drum Roll - newest program unveils its eight class members.

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Startup Garage Coffee enters E. Nashville,<br> Garage Leathers widens accessories line
Startup Garage Coffee enters E. Nashville,
Garage Leathers widens accessories line

GC's new location choice seems to suggest a preference for Creatives

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LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup
LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup

[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.

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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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Venture Notes: EO-Nashville, Back Porch Group,<br> Sagents, PBM365, Frontier Capital, Tandum
Venture Notes: EO-Nashville, Back Porch Group,
Sagents, PBM365, Frontier Capital, Tandum

Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.

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CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital
CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital

[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.

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Reporter's notebook: TNInvestco 2.0
Reporter's notebook: TNInvestco 2.0

Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.

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VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative
VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative

[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.

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Startup: Arcivr finds Nashville Tech talent issue manageable, sets 2.0 launch
Startup: Arcivr finds Nashville Tech talent issue manageable, sets 2.0 launch

Founder doesn't need a lot of help with staff or funding, but seems to know where to find both.

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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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ETN's Cathedral Innovation Group may be buttressed<br> by Charlotte-SanFran acce
ETN's Cathedral Innovation Group may be buttressed
by Charlotte-SanFran acce

VTC Dough Speight seems headed toward the QC FinTech Accelerator

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2014 Jumpstart Foundry cohort directory
2014 Jumpstart Foundry cohort directory

Here are the nine 2014 Jumpstart Foundry graduates and their capital goals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Quotable: Quick-takes on key issues from Böer, Jahns, Yaeger
Quotable: Quick-takes on key issues from Böer, Jahns, Yaeger

A few of many observations we hear that seem to merit further consideration.

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Startups, Buyouts: TNCRS nears $2BN PE mark<br>with Charlesbank, Khosla commitments
Startups, Buyouts: TNCRS nears $2BN PE mark
with Charlesbank, Khosla commitments

TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.

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

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

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LogoGarden says $2MM B-raise underway,<br>Brentwood firm vamps as strategic target
LogoGarden says $2MM B-raise underway,
Brentwood firm vamps as strategic target

Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates

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Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies
Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies

Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development

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Southland Update: Pitch winner Sr.Pago in Bay Area this week
Southland Update: Pitch winner Sr.Pago in Bay Area this week

Nashville was just this startup's first U.S. stop, now they're after real money

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People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup
People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup

Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.

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Nashville Angels bless Kindful, as it eyes<br>tech acquisition and Blackbaud market share
Nashville Angels bless Kindful, as it eyes
tech acquisition and Blackbaud market share

Series A Updated - Jeremy Bolls' startup goes after one of the biggest players' share, but not 'just to make a buck'

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Nashville loyalty-rewards startup textLIVING says $1MM raise wrapping-up
Nashville loyalty-rewards startup textLIVING says $1MM raise wrapping-up

Brannon, Jarratt team to scale-up their proven business model.

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Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society
Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society

Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies

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Media exec Tori Hughes setting-up Events Hatched in Nashville?
Media exec Tori Hughes setting-up Events Hatched in Nashville?

With events proliferating in Nashville, NashvillePost exec seems poised to fly.

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High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,<br>Comicbook.com mull growth strategies
High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies

[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.

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Southland names Startup Village residents for 2014 conference
Southland names Startup Village residents for 2014 conference

The startup village residents are announced.

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Nashville's investor-backed YouScience startup charts paths to marketplace
Nashville's investor-backed YouScience startup charts paths to marketplace

[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.

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Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau
Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau

[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.

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Aquation hopes Angels bless bottled water for competitive beverage sector
Aquation hopes Angels bless bottled water for competitive beverage sector

Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.

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No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
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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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Venture Exit: Jim Cumbee united Metova-A4, drawing on M&A experience
Venture Exit: Jim Cumbee united Metova-A4, drawing on M&A experience
Founder Ross stepping-aside; a trusted advisor helped make strategic merger happen
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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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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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Gradspring startup gains Carmichael, ConduIT backing<br>for college-grad employment search platform
Gradspring startup gains Carmichael, ConduIT backing
for college-grad employment search platform

In a down economy, this startup aims to serve underemployed recent grads and their parents

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INCITE program announces more grant winners
INCITE program announces more grant winners
Gov. Bill Haslam's INCITE funding program announces more beneficiaries
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VentureNotes
VentureNotes

Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work

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Council Capital: Rick Apple spreads TNInvestco seeds for Nashville moneytree
Council Capital: Rick Apple spreads TNInvestco seeds for Nashville moneytree
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
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'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures
'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures

[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders

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Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move
Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move

As entrepreneurial tide keeps rising, accelerators and Angels test their wings

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Dobie Media adds Rick Blair; A-round to give EvieSays more to talk about
Dobie Media adds Rick Blair; A-round to give EvieSays more to talk about
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
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Jason Kyle's Pro Player Connect has TNCV backing<br>-- plus a $3MM C-round in its playbook
Jason Kyle's Pro Player Connect has TNCV backing
-- plus a $3MM C-round in its playbook

[Updated] Young company already has a lot of history behind it, in celebrity gaming niche.

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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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VentureTools: Moonlighting while Starting-Up
VentureTools: Moonlighting while Starting-Up
Darkside: Someone's dayjob on your team could imperil your venture.
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Voices Heard Media CEO wishes he'd known 'Customer' priority sooner
Voices Heard Media CEO wishes he'd known 'Customer' priority sooner
Knoxville-based Will Overstreet is five years into his game-plan and still learning vital lessons
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Wealth Access SaaS startup targets high net-worth clients and their advisors
Wealth Access SaaS startup targets high net-worth clients and their advisors

[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted

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Noted: StartupTN launches state's first startup database
Noted: StartupTN launches state's first startup database

Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances

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Nashville Business Incubation Center strategic review advances
Nashville Business Incubation Center strategic review advances
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
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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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Education Networks of America vets launch $6MM raise for Vid-Teller venture
Education Networks of America vets launch $6MM raise for Vid-Teller venture
Al Ganier, Paul Van Hoesen are co-founders of startup that seeks to help banks and other verticals reach customers, including the unbanked
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'Artist Growth' tech for Music industry is first of 'action alignment' series
'Artist Growth' tech for Music industry is first of 'action alignment' series

Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup

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Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise
Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise

Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach

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Startup Tennessee to cultivate more Angel investors, among other goals
Startup Tennessee to cultivate more Angel investors, among other goals
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
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LogoGarden buys Whoosh! from Franktown creators; FCA takes $2MM stake
LogoGarden buys Whoosh! from Franktown creators; FCA takes $2MM stake
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
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Healthbox Technologies' startup scenario signals rapid hiring, eventual M&A
Healthbox Technologies' startup scenario signals rapid hiring, eventual M&A
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
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Emma's Smith preps for 2012 push; Weaver focuses on RoundingWell startup
Emma's Smith preps for 2012 push; Weaver focuses on RoundingWell startup

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

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Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;<br>Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;
Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula 
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ReTickr: Day 104 could bring the stress some entrepreneurs pray for
ReTickr: Day 104 could bring the stress some entrepreneurs pray for
The gut-wrenching ups and downs of a tech startup haven't quelled this startup's drive
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Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
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NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
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Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis
Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis

ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered

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TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's
TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's

Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville

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Economy: Music City Music Council moves from rehearsal to live performance
Economy: Music City Music Council moves from rehearsal to live performance
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
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Angels: Crom Carmichael will 'restock pond' after some 2012 venture exits
Angels: Crom Carmichael will 'restock pond' after some 2012 venture exits

[Updated 7 December 2013] Angel sees numerous exits ahead from among more on the 25 companies already in his portfolio

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NewsBits, August 1, 2011
NewsBits, August 1, 2011
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
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Liverpool's Ditto Music has Nashville foothold, mulls taking outside capital
Liverpool's Ditto Music has Nashville foothold, mulls taking outside capital
Now there's a cap-raise ahead - the accelerating shift to digital media drive this multinational startup
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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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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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Lamp Post Group advances incubation in Chattanooga
Lamp Post Group advances incubation in Chattanooga
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
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Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match
Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match

In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light

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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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Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
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Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center<g> for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program
Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
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CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
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'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
Operating under a brand name for a decade or more, this Nashville marketing and innovation guru seems to have earned his spurs
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NewsBits, January 10, 2011
NewsBits, January 10, 2011
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
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Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
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E-Commerce: StyleNet allies help Franklin firm advance
E-Commerce: StyleNet allies help Franklin firm advance
The Reader-Cherry e-commerce startup serving salons may not have every hair in-place, but it survived the recession.
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Doerr and KPCB:  Tennessee ties may be growing
Doerr and KPCB: Tennessee ties may be growing
Visionary who's been called 'center of gravity of the Internet' is also creating a stir in Tennessee
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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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ISO Capital: Hudsmith prepares Parental Health cap raise
ISO Capital: Hudsmith prepares Parental Health cap raise
From reminding patients of meds and signaling for homehealth help, to recording oral histories and health data, this startup aims to become your parents' next big screen
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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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Digital Reasoning Systems names new president
Digital Reasoning Systems names new president

Information services exec joins mostly shrouded local firm still seeking to leverage its IP and its government-contracting origins

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Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors

Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels

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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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'Mobile' startups targeted by incubator in Chattanooga
'Mobile' startups targeted by incubator in Chattanooga
Pace of startup's investments will be determined by success of FFA round now underway
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Brainwave Studios seeks $3MM jolt for Franktown Rocks
Brainwave Studios seeks $3MM jolt for Franktown Rocks

Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education

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TNInvestco:  Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
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Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
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Venture Notebook:  Change:Healthcare update
Venture Notebook: Change:Healthcare update
Innovative healthcare technology company has completed an Angel round, and looking ahead to valuation and B-raise
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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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With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse
With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
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Mulron: Digital Nashville loves its independence, diversity
Mulron: Digital Nashville loves its independence, diversity

This progressive digital-media community aims to do well, by doing good, it seems, and it has a couple thousand members to prove it.

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Resource:  TNInvestco briefing registrants
Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants

Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification

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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 Startup:  O'Connell launches SearchViz
Tech Startup: O'Connell launches SearchViz
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
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Update:  Moontoast's cap round closes, CEO named
Update: Moontoast's cap round closes, CEO named
[Updated and corrected 3:20 p.m.] Techventure veteran becomes CEO, while star performers back knowledge-net startup
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Airplay Direct chooses Nashville, attracts investors
Airplay Direct chooses Nashville, attracts investors
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
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Startup:  Network Contract Solutions leverages legal experience
Startup: Network Contract Solutions leverages legal experience
Former Goldleaf counsel turns Angel money and admin frustrations into a Nashville startup
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CredenceHealth leverages Angel money and Feds' pressure
CredenceHealth leverages Angel money and Feds' pressure

With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns

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Opening gambit:  DisastersNet partners with HealthStream
Opening gambit: DisastersNet partners with HealthStream

The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond

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Some owners wary as Revenue's Farr argues for equity and 'true VCs'
Some owners wary as Revenue's Farr argues for equity and 'true VCs'
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
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VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named
VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
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KravTek Media prepares pitch to Nashville investors
KravTek Media prepares pitch to Nashville investors
Will Nashville investors greenlight this developing company? KravTek may help catapult Nashville's digital-media sector to stardom -- but first the spotlight's on raising money to make it happen.
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Tennessee Angels investors expanding U.S. reach
Tennessee Angels investors expanding U.S. reach

Budding U.S. network aims to increase deal flow and investment

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