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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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Venture Notes - 1 May 2017
Venture Notes - 1 May 2017

Fourteen telegraphic items on startups, investments, exits and more in Tennessee and region.

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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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Venture Notes - 17 January 2017
Venture Notes - 17 January 2017

$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.

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'Go-Mode': Healthtech Hackathon results come ahead of Distributed: Health
'Go-Mode': Healthtech Hackathon results come ahead of Distributed: Health

International and national attendees gather in Nashville to focus on blockchain.

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CaredFor: Polidor siblings eye Seed raise for referral-marketing startup
CaredFor: Polidor siblings eye Seed raise for referral-marketing startup

The CellJournalist veterans have brought another startup to the starting-line, this time in marketing software.

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Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further
Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further

[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.

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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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HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare
HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare

100s of apps reviewed for coveted spots in 2 programs - with app window open on another June 1.

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3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers
3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers

Sign-up: Gatto, Meisner, Perdue, Polk et al on roster for Software companies' financial success.

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SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC
SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC

More speaker announcements, with event just a month away!

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Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise
Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise

Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.

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Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016
Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016

Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.

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CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity
CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity

[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.

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Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model
Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.

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March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville
March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville

Complimentary and paid registrations for this unprecedented event are being taken now.

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Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies
Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies

[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.

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Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase
Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase

[Updated] nPhase CEO identified. Software with global users and a serious track record is a friendly target.

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CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months
CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months

[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville

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Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round
Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round

[updated] Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.

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Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled
Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled

NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.

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Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville
Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville

Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.

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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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'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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Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising
Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising

Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.

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Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors comment<br>on Nashville deal dynamics, traditions
Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors comment
on Nashville deal dynamics, traditions

Capital vs Culture may be the main event when entrepreneurs, investors go head to head

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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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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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From Cicero to Church Street:<br>Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending
From Cicero to Church Street:
Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending

[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt

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VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work
VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work

Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup

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Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
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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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The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness
The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness

[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system

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App-deadline April 2nd: Jumpstart Foundry will forge up to 10 new ventures
App-deadline April 2nd: Jumpstart Foundry will forge up to 10 new ventures
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
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TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
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Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
This serial entrepreneur offers sage advice we might have missed if he hadn't tried Rotier's
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Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
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VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,<br>Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver
VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,
Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver

[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more

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Newsbits, August 29, 2011
Newsbits, August 29, 2011
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
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Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology<br>to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life
Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology
to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life

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

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Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley<br>consultant work separately to keep it real
Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley
consultant work separately to keep it real
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
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JumpStart Foundry wants tech-enabled startups by Friday
JumpStart Foundry wants tech-enabled startups by Friday
March 18th is the fish-or-cut-bait date for teams of would-be entrepreneurs who want 90 days worth of rations to tide them over during a push toward launch
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VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion<br>and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation
VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion
and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation
Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
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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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[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net
[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net

The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.

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Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
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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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Health IT Roundup: Executives comment on Nashville's leadership options
Health IT Roundup: Executives comment on Nashville's leadership options

Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days

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FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
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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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'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
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Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
At left, Townes Duncan
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TNInvestco:  'Creativity incredible' among interested firms
TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms

[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

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ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push
ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push

With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul

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Recapitalization at Documentary Channel, after founder-filmmaker cedes CEO role
Recapitalization at Documentary Channel, after founder-filmmaker cedes CEO role
Neff makes the hand-off to Ackerman, as firm positions for next phase of development
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TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'
TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'

There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move

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Entrepreneurship:  Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary
Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary

Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities

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Venture File:  Solidus Company
Venture File: Solidus Company
Townes Duncan and Vic Gatto now say grace over quite a clutch of portfolio companies
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Online Plumgood expiring, but Satz still running
Online Plumgood expiring, but Satz still running

Barring an ardent suitor, Nashville's first free-standing online grocery gambit has played out, but the CEO's staying put

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Nashville VC:  'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply
Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply

While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard

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Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'
Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'

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'

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