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Startup has already won key role in creating Canada's digital marketplace for licensing.
CEO wasting no time in preparing for push with private-equity backing.
Years after his initial appeal, Waller IP attorney sticks to his guns.
VU seeks reputational gains, greater awareness of research, more diversity.
Global continuing professional education demand is viewed as rising sharply.
10: VCs' visions, VU exec on healthtech morass, capital raises, startups, sage words from KaiserPerm CEO.
Founder spent nearly a decade here earning degrees at Vanderbilt University.
Entrepreneur and investor seems Nashville momentum growing, despite traffic and other concerns.
An action plan for leadership may soon come off the drawing-board.
Opportunity helps close gap after closure of EC's healthcare cohort accelerator.
Converging activities could raise Nashville profile on global blockchain map.
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Journalists to be excluded, Dem's not invited to panel.
[updated] NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
Expresses confidence stage is set for constructive engagement about insurance exchanges and more.
Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.
Startup has attracted a Tech Coast Angels participant.
[Updated] Blockchain initiatives now said to be expanding in Nashville.
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
Healthcare entrepreneur believes status quo may be no more 'impregnable' than storied city's walls.
A tech-savvy chief executive lays-out what he sees as some hard truths.
Sponsored by BTC, publisher of Distributed Magazine, unprecedented event addresses lawyers' needs.
TriStar and Innovation Institute leaders 'get along well as human beings'
Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
Time is money, not every meeting's worthwhile, but these warrant your scrutiny.
[Updated] Brookings' findings are now available for review here.
Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.
The CellJournalist veterans have brought another startup to the starting-line, this time in marketing software.
New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.
Speakers ahead and a Nashville startup joins Louisville healthcare accelerator.
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
VTC Chattanooga startup made very strategic pivot, and builds bizdev presence in Nashville.
[updated] Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
HealthIT entrepreneur Eric Winter signs-on for another startup rodeo.
Departing tech-centric Bay Area, co-founder cites Nashville's numerous advantages.
John Bass, CEO of HCA's InVivoLink, has joined the Blockchain expedition.
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
Updated - Nashville's BTCMedia is examining Blockchain in Nashville and St. Louis.
Sandbox, Brentwood Capital, Citigroup, NEA, EDG Partners execs share views.
Behavioral Health, particularly addiction treatment, is the launchpad.
VTC Founder and investors express strong confidence in market headway.
VTC Teams arriving for array of Memphis accelerators.
VNC Discount: Healthcare consolidation is robust and the landscape rapidly shifting.
VTC PYA's long-standing 'dream' of attracting ORNL talent is paying off in varied forms.
Managing General Partners gives fresh view of region's Healthcare sector.
Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.
Chairman/CEO says company can be in Top 10 ranks nationally by EOY16.
Center for Medical Interoperability begins ramping-up its architectural and assessment work.
CEO Winkelspecht is working with HC customers on proof of concept technologies.
VTC P2S-Covenant JV tackles Big Data analytics for array of verticals.
Spying opportunity to speed adoption of evidence-based medicine, startup asserts itself.
Team says rapid Angel-investor enlistment is one reason this is a 'W' for region's LifeSciences
A consolidator has been quietly established in Nashville, focusing on an aging-driven sector.
Frank Coliano shares the view from one of Nashville's most interesting vantage-points.
[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
[updated] Entrepreneur says he knows his limits, wants assistive-device mission to succeed.
Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.
[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.
[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.
[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
CEO McQuigg has had quite a journey. Now, he sees a global opportunity.
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
[updated] Startup greenlighted with patient capital, golden Roladexes.
[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
[updated] Even terrorism and immigration issues may affect performance monitoring.
[Update] A panel focuses on the need for value-adding innovation and public-policy advocacy.
New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
Healthcare analytics player follows $5MM raise with a smaller, possible bridge move.
VTC By year-end, this Chattanooga group could be buying personal-care brands.
Seed to B-round scenario begins to emerge, with pharmacogenetic testing a driver.
Experience, expertise and continuity seem reflected in selections.
[CONFIRMED] Cardinal takes majority stake; naviHealth's model examined for other verticals.
Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.
[Updated with IDS sale] California Corrections confirms major edtech contract for early-stage company.
[Update] In 3rd outing, CEO focuses on technology for enterprises that 'don't go out of business'.
Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.
[Updated] David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.
Year-old company may consider Series B raise within 12 months
Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.
We take a pause to contemplate the event-driven fun that lies ahead.
Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
[updated] This immunization data-collection startup is being accelerated via a university alliance.
[updated] Suitors queued, this compliance and insights specialist considers tapping the private market.
[updated name change] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
[updated] Though relo'd from Nashville to Portland, CEO keeps eye on Nashville.
[updated] Smithwick says early market penetration signals 'time to step on the gas'.
[updated] Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.
The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.
Veteran executive gains helm of company seeking strong growth.
[updated] Chris Ferrell will focus on operations, while Cygnus exec takes the company's helm
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
Veteran of the Nashville HIT, software and entrepreneurial scenes joins boutique.
[updated] Google Glass is not a large blip on this startup's radar, thus far.
[Updated] Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities
[updated] Board named. Nashville's role with a transformative Tech-standards player
[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.
Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups
Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.
Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.
With products defined, this startup aims to cut through the 'Big Data' hype.
HFCP is a familiar name to Emdeon, Amsurg, Sedgwick and others in the region.
[Updated] President Aylward said he believes the market is now coming more in MedCenterDisplay's direction
Firm feels it surprised some folks by doubling-down on transactions-services work.
New Jersey-based engagement and loyalty company says Healthcare may become its sole focus.
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success
[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics
Kemp Dolliver says ties to developing nations' companies are important
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
The votes are in for the 2013 NTC Awards!
Vanderbilt University Medical Center teams with West Institute and business-process outsourcer
Crom Carmichael's personal network won him an early taste of Nashville cross-border startup
President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
VTC President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
Med Center and Biomed Engineering faculty and students collaborate in commercialization effort
[Confirmed] Dalcon now sports a gathering of Tech eagles.
A serial entrepreneur and a physician draw on behavioral economics and other fields
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
Tech entrepreneurs tackle the healthcare engagement knot from a different angle
Another bet in medical devices is m ade by Jacobson-led venture firm
The rising tide of diabetes attracts investment to companies with convincing models
[Updated] Patient-pay firm continues its capital-raising.
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
An alliance with HCA leads to Nashville presence for this ambitious San Antonio company
If VC's embrace this startup, there could soon be 100 new tech-centric jobs in Music City
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
Long-time allies go to the well once more for one of their many healthcare businesses.
Healthcare gets another boost from local investors, successfully closes round.
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
VC and industry veteran Mike Sherman will leave work, starting with Spine Wave
Former NotifyMD joins a major player in the
This startup has ties to Discovery Communications, which bought a Nashville tech venture in 2006
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
Vanderbilt University's 34-ranked Engineering Schools bows recognition of one Dean's contributions, announces his successor
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
HCA's business-solutions unit is diversifying and names successor to retiring president
Performance, occupational safety and other fields are supported by PureSafety software and services
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
It seems that as promised, this portfolio of private equity and venture capital assets will be deployed for innovation
Stealthy Tim Estes and his stealthy company are making another move of some kind
Veteran emissary to institutions' stakeholders and allies is re-potting himself after a 41-year-career
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more
Steve Hau is hopeful that he can not only change healthcare for the better, but join other locals in creating an engineer's haven
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
Larry Foster's been nursing this idea for improving surgi-team proficiency for years; the iPad made it possible
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
A veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another stride toward scaling-up his venture.
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
Bottorff-, Gambill-led firm is amassing quite a healthcare brain trust
[Sale updated] Early-stage company has room for further capital recruitment, as it aims to leverage rising interest in electronic health records-related technology
Five more updates from a VCs, an entrepreneur, a couple of developers and a bizdev pro.
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
The Row's Galante eyes startups and Crom's at it again, as well as Ganier, Van Hoesen and others.
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others
Strategy and financing now inplace, HealthTeacher may have graduated to growth-company status
Nashville VC finds his way home and once more into the healthcare arena
HealthTeacher suddenly looks pretty 'cool and aspirational' as it drives to improve youth health
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
Five ventures are updated, some raising millions, others bootstrapping, none waiting for others to make it real.
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
Financing the deal conferees make a point about telling Nashville's story, again.
Further signals of increasing emphasis on pursuit of opportunities in translational research and tech transfer, commercialization
Leveraging personal networks, two entrepreneurs look for things bigger companies should sell.
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
[updated] A former Franklin corporate executive hopes to turn her investment-management savvy into a boon for the impoverished
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
Two pharmas are already aboard and other allies for accelerating drug development may be in-the-offing
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures
[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
One CEO says 'meaningful use' may be the Y2K of this decade, and these firms see opportunities
After a Dutch-owned firm snaps-up Knoxville startup's technology, the venture team is reloading
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
This Brentwood orthopedic-implants venture has decades of industry experience, and wants Nashville investors to have skin in the game
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
During his 13 years with the physicians-messaging company, this entrepreneur drove corporate evolution
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
Rebranded company attempts to leverage its transcription track-record to provide gateway to increasingly common e-health records
With B-round in offing, CEO says demand 'remarkable' for data-driven alignment of employer trends and providers' services
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
Shifts in command, marketing duties may add momentum in company now backed by entrepreneur with deepest pockets
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days
Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller
Nanotechnology innovation promises better drug delivery for treatment of numerous diseases
The boom in genetic research and some apparently market-ready technology suggest an interesting vehicle for early-stage investment
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
New 12-story tower will crown Nashville Convention Center. That's Crow Holdings' Bill Winsor at left.
While a Cleveland, Ohio, project's been rocked by controversy, 1.5 million sq. ft. facility still seems a "go" for Downtown Nashville
There may or may not be a place in the future for an Informatics Corp IPO
HealthStream seems ready to use its cash to innovate or acquire products, buy companies and sell more aggressively alongside its partners
Innovative healthcare technology company has completed an Angel round, and looking ahead to valuation and B-raise
Chamber staff press on, despite Recession setbacks, and take a fresh look at priorities
[Updated] Case for discounting Emdeon stock doesn't rule-out the company's acquiring transformative assets, to be more than a middleman
With schools' funding hammered, Nashville health-education venture sets out to galvanize local alliances nationwide, to support funding for its curricular and instructional materials.
[Updated] There's food for thought, some of which may cause indigestion, in a Noble Financial analyst's views on what is arguably Nashville's oldest Internet-driven company
[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
A desire to master a niche in healthcare technology, patience and an engineer's eye for detail may produce a leader on 3rd Avenue
An accomplished young entrepreneur tackles his next venture in Music City, starting with moving photos from your cellphone, perhaps ending in healthcare
A company with a timely mission gains a veteran of Nashville healthcare ventures, as the nation's focus on cancer intensifies
One of the nation's top Angel-investing advocates will make the case for more collaboration among investors of every type, to provide early-stage capital to ventures
Keep an eye on what your 'constrained' customer must buy, suggests E&Y exec for the hemisphere.
[Updated] In the best Nashville tradition, a veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another dip in the nation's hospital gene pool
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
As 'transparency' and payment-cycle issues converge, this North Carolina startup targets the front-end of the revenue cycle
CEO says despite growth, the specter of failed implementations by any vendors 'keeps him up at night'
Council Ventures tells raise for once-fragile Nashville company, with an undisclosed strategic partner
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
After nearly 13 years at the helm, revenue-cycle pioneer steps up to the chairman's office, with health IT veteran now aboard
[updated] Bracing for 'intense shakeout' and scouting for talent, company now counts HCA, Lifepoint among its clients, playing the upside among distressed properties
Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved
Hospitals looking for greater revenue as elected procedures drop are helping propell health-portal revenue
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
Briton observes Nashville healthcare execs as they contemplate their fates, amid an uncertain economy
From his Nashville vantage-point, Jason Dinger works to find opportunities that produce a plus for the community's healthcare
With all eyes on Nashville's healthcare services sector, Avondale fills a key slot on its bench, leaving Health IT for another day
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
Management may 'measure twice, cut once' in looking at deals, but local revenue-cycle player still aims for 'choice' standing in the sector
The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond
CEO-driven initiative aims to heighten employee engagement in the company's success
Eight-year-old VC adds its fourth general partner, heading into a buyer's market
As Passport jockeys for position in the potentially consolidating revenue-cycle sector, it takes on a credit partner
A supposed transformation of education, plus sustained support from key moneymen seem to have given ALS staying-power
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
After a long sojourn in the VC desert, a VU spinout finds it A-round lead in North Carolina
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
The much-anticipated annual family tree of Nashville-based healthcare ventures has been released by Nashville Health Care Council, and affiliate of the Greater Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance
Facing waves of technologies and possible future M&A deals, this venture-backed organization gets a tuneup
Nashville's leading candidate for informatics dominance is adding customers and headcount, leveraging VU technology
This 9-year-old management-led buyout is bootstrapping its way into the future of predictive modeling of treatment outcomes
Bredesen Administration and its allies believe there's no time like the present to push forward with e-health information, encouraging businesses to spawn on the infohighway.
At deal-making summit, investment bankers and others say focus on regulatory pressure for cost-reductions, rather than on next President
Under new 'thought-leadership' strategist, the company is asserting its credentials for a seat at the table when talk turns to issues critical to its healthcare business
Angels, VCs from near and far: Nashville gets a look inside another hot health technology sector, which some think will be driven by M&A activity for years to come.
3401 West End has become something of an enclave of VU innovation. It's home to Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), a spin-out company VU hopes will help revolutionize clinical care.
Based out of Nashville, Frank Grant works overtime to stay on top of the healthcare industry's needs and his own company's initiatives
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'
UPDATED JUNE 25 1015 - While Agassi joins Cogent, continuity for the eHealth Council will be preserved. Agassi's role there, navigating the Council's path among competing healthcare and insurance stakeholders, has been key.
Today, he's just put another notch on his acquisitions belt, but not long ago Jim Lackey was begging for that first customer as he attempted to introduce technology in a sector fond of sticky notes, faxes and phone calls.
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (left) predicted 'we're going to spend more on healthcare', but four VCs told local execs that few investors know much about Nashville's healthcare track record -- unwelcome news for Kin Clinton's Woolsthorpe Technologies.
Making scientific discoveries that can survive the punishing path toward the market is hard enough. Now that the FDA has approved marketing that could save liver-cancer patients' lives, Pathfinder Therapeutics hopes local investors and the State of Tennessee can lend a hand. But, they're not holding their breath.
Now, after selling its first FDA-approved product to a close ally, BioMimetic is flush with cash and experience -- and committed to developing biotechnologies in Middle Tennessee.
HealthStream analyst asks when company will 'get legs', while reinforced management team seeks fresh traction to integrate the company