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1.Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:41 pm

2.Gov. Haslam says ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd returning to private sector
Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 3:52 pm

3.ECD's Boyd prepping ideas for stimulating TN entrepreneurship, investment
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:45 pm

4.Updated: LaunchTN board of directors
A Nashville investment banker is among new members of TTDC/LTN.
Staff edited 5:46pm / Published Monday, July 20, 2015 2:00 pm

5.Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund
Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.
Submitted / Published Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:15 am

6.Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Milt Capps Updated Aug. 19, 2015 / Published Monday, August 17, 2015 3:30 pm

7.Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 9:01 am

8.For the record: Launch Tennessee aims to revise statutory charter
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:00 pm

9.Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Milt Capps updated 14 April 2016 0721 / Published Friday, January 15, 2016 4:15 pm

10.LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:30 pm

11.ECD's Brewer joins Cate's Stones River Group
Clint Brewer served commissioners Hagerty and Boyd, now joins a Haslam Admin veteran.
Staff / Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:35 pm

12.Stony Creek Colors eyes $8.6MM capital raises now thru 2018
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 28, 2016 5:30 pm

13.Gov. Haslam names entrepreneur Bob Rolfe to head TN ECD
Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.
adapted from submitted release / Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:15 pm

14.Venture Notes - March 1, 2016
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:15 am

15.LaunchTN designates attorney Bruce Doeg vice chairman
Long vacant seat goes to board veteran.
Milt Capps updated 21 April 2016 / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:20 pm

16.LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Milt Capps edit 8:25am 26 Jan. 2016 / Published Monday, January 25, 2016 6:00 pm

17.General Assembly endorses Haslam 'Angel Tax Credit', passes commercialization and rural-development measures
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:15 pm

18.Knoxville's EDP Biotech eyes $5MM Series A, atop $17.5MM raised
Fighting colorectal cancer, CEO eyes growing Knoxville biotech scene and Euro and U.S. markets
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:15 pm

19.Venture Notes - Dec. 5, 2016
Update on Angel Tax Credit, Jobs recruitment and more.
Milt Capps updated Dec. 6, 2016 5:24pm / Published Monday, December 5, 2016 8:30 am

20.Venture Notes - 19 October 2016
Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:42 am

21.State of the Startups: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,
aka Launch Tennessee, wants to shed some commercialization emphasis

Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
By Milt Capps SoS Transcript added 31 Jan 0726 / Published Monday, January 30, 2017 9:30 am

22.Incoming leader: L-3 ForceX disciplined growth still priority for new parent
Growth prospects are TBD, but there's be an old hand locally at the tiller.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 / Published Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:15 pm

23.Venture Notes - 23 September 2016
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 23, 2016 5:15 pm

24.Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 pm

25.Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
By Milt Capps updated with ECD comments 4pm 17 February 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:30 pm

26.Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2016 2:20pm / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:15 pm

27.Venture Notes -- April 8, 2019
Weaver mulls spinout, Angels active, fintech adds, SiRanch bucks, tech commercialization, Briovation bread on the waters and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:43 pm

28.SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:45 am

29.LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
Milt Capps Updated 10:02 a.m. 28 January 2015 / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:15 pm

30.Surgiorithm among 5 Startups pitching LaunchTn-LSTN Venture Match
[Updated] Startups with roots in Tennessee and Dallas take the stage Nov. 4 at Innovation Park
Milt Capps updated 17 March 2017 / Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:15 pm

31.Venture Notes - May 11, 2016
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Milt Capps Dart Music item updated 26 July, 2016 / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:13 pm

32.Launch Tennessee's Courtney Corlew joins SFO's Bulleit Group PR firm here
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:45 pm

33.20 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.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:45 pm

34.President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:15 pm

35.Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad
Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 28, 2016 8:45 am

36.Brookings Fellow: Nashville has 'very serious' HealthIT opportunity
[Updated] Brookings' findings are now available for review here.
Milt Capps Updated 24 Aug 2016 (Original story 15 Aug. 2:30pm) / Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:45 am

37.Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
Milt Capps legislation updated 0800 10 March 2015 / Published Monday, March 9, 2015 3:42 pm

38.LaunchTN CEO search draws 900 resumes, dozens of qualified candidates
Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:45 pm

39.Launch Tennessee Update shows multifaceted mission, wide-ranging action
Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:15 pm

40.Gov. Haslam's evolving performance dashboard
gains heft and sheds some graphic impact

[updated] Even terrorism and immigration issues may affect performance monitoring.
By Milt Capps update 16 Dec. 2015 0917 / Published Monday, November 16, 2015 3:30 pm

41.LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief
Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 4, 2018 4:15 pm

42.Venture Notes 14 July 2016
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
Milt Capps updated 18 July 2016 1403 / Published Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:30 pm

43.Venture Notes- 3 Jan. 2019 - Gov.-Elect Lee retains ECD chief,
plus updates on tech startup capital raises

Lee Cabinet choices affect ECD, LaunchTN, others..plus updates on capital raises.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:15 pm

44.Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 am

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