|1.||Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated|
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:00 am
|2.||TN innovators seek i6 Challenge grants for innovation, entrepreneurship|
Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:44 pm
|3.||Venture Notes - September 26, 2018|
Latest updates on capital raises, partners, advisors and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:45 am
|4.||Venture Notes - 21 August 2018|
Capraises, Angels, VCs, biotech, automotive, publishing, healthcare, fintech, Agbiz, TN-Women rock, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:00 pm
|5.||CEO Kayla Graff maps SweetBio capital raises, market entries|
With Innova and MBVP onboard and an eye on the field, startup heads toward veterinarian, wound, dental sectors.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:00 pm
|6.||TN startup formation, market entries may rise with SE XOR platform launch|
UT, VU, KY officials see hundreds of successfully exited entrepreneurs possibly leading startup teams.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 10, 2018 4:31 pm
|7.||Startup AVVAY taking the Oy! out of briefly using venues, talent, services|
[updated] With capraise underway, Techstars grad says knowledge of painpoints, plus discipline and data are crucial.
By Milt Capps updated 13 Sept 2018 / Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:30 pm
|8.||Venture Aug. 2, 2018|
[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.
By Milt Capps updated 17 Sept. 2018 / Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:45 pm
|9.||CO.LAB's 17 startups prep for Demo Day July 26 in Chattanooga|
New ventures in Consumer Goods and in the Gigtank category are to be highlighted.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:17 am
|10.||Roadtrip! Memphis Demo Day startups beckon entrepreneurs, investors|
Consider going: Array of startups queued-up for the Aug. 16 culmination of 'Summer of Acceleration'
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:15 pm
|11.||EC's new Project Healthcare model now full-bore with 17 startups|
The EC's remodeled healthcare startup-support program aims to leap ahead with 1st formal Class.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 13, 2018 8:45 am
|12.||ORNL's Innovation Crossroads energy startup accelerator preps for Cohort 3|
[updated] The applications window will soon open for the DOE-backed technology commercialization program.
By Larisa Brass and Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 6, 2018 2:30 pm
|13.||Cleantech startup Active Energy Systems maps path toward market|
Clean Energy commercialization gets boost via ORNL's Innovation Crossroads
By Larisa Brass and Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 6, 2018 10:30 am
|14.||Nashville Entrepreneur Week Pitch winner's Seed raise well underway|
[updated] Ten startups competed, one stood out. Here are highlights and the list of judges.
By Milt Capps Updated June 5, 2018 / Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:52 pm
|15.||Project Music: & ME LLC startup weighs Nashville HQ advantages|
A visit to CMA Fest may have helped spawn this Charleston fan-engagement idea.
By Milt Capps / Published Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:30 pm
|16.||Project Music: RootNote capital raises may lift Music venture hub|
While Austin and London loom large on horizon, founders anchor network in Music City.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 1:49 pm
|17.||CEO Sinead Miller charts PATH EX course to capital, partner & market|
Startup's expanding universe of advisors, allies and potential funders may be approaching critical mass.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:45 am
|18.||Venture Notes - 23 March 2018|
Money, moves and management in 30 telegraphic updates from MidTn and State ecosystems.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 23, 2018 3:15 pm
|19.||Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name|
to electronic transactions amendment?
[updated] Some see Tennessee getting a boost from the legislation, others less sanguine.
By Milt Capps updated March 23, 2018 / Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:45 pm
|20.||Fuller drives FreightWaves startup, revs-up Blockchain in Transport Alliance|
[Updated 12 June 2018] Startup completed $13M Series A.
By Milt Capps updated 12 June 2018 / Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:45 pm
|21.||Venture Notes - 9 February 2018|
Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 9, 2018 4:16 pm
|22.||DASH Lawtech: Bridgesmith's Legal Alignment startup eyes capital raises|
Entrepreneur who knows both sides of the Law coin weighs-in with ambitious offering.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 5, 2018 8:45 am
|23.||Pre-Flight grad pilots Noka personal-health products startup toward runway|
Transplanted entrepreneur mulls capital and advisors, preps for full market entry
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 19, 2018 3:45 pm
|24.||Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated|
State and regional events of interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:45 am
|25.||TennSMART Consortium eyes bigger TN role in 'intelligent mobility' industry|
At least 3 new initiatives could advance the state's mobility R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship and recruitment efforts.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:30 pm
|26.||NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest|
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:45 pm
|27.||Healthy Eating: Jumpstart Capital takes a taste of startup Menud|
Girded with Lean Startup mindset, startup moves to finish Seed and launch Series A rounds.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 18, 2017 5:30 pm
|28.||Briovation likely to invest in 20+ Health startups outside Nashville in 2018|
[updated] Company recently had first close for its targeted $30MM early-growth fund and has invested.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:45 pm
|29.||Venture Notes - 6 December 2017|
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 pm
|30.||Jammber CEO eyes capital raises, confirms buyout approaches|
Chicago-bred Project Music grad may find Series A dough outside Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:45 pm
|31.||CEO: Nashville EC steps-up transparency, surveils market,|
aims to serve diversity of constituents and biz models
Resources are proliferating in Nashville's entrepreneurial ecosystem, so the EC makes strategic shift.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 20, 2017 4:30 pm
|32.||Startup's GeoAir recipe calls for Drones, pest DNA and AgBiz savvy|
Young entrepreneur finds curious farmers allow testing his tech in their fields.
By Larisa Brass / Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00 pm
|33.||Med-devices startup Somavac raises Seed capital from VCs, Angels|
Still too rare in CEO ranks, woman mechanical engineer charts startup's course.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:15 pm
|34.||Nashville-linked RecordGram to launch $300MM TUNE token sale|
[updated] Supported by Block Gemini in Dubai, RecordGram aims to set a record raise.
Milt Capps updated 3 April 2018 / Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:45 pm
|35.||Eleven9's Mixtroz founders pitch Creative Startups, pursue $600K capraise|
[updated] The challenges are real, but two women entrepreneurs declare their determination.
Milt Capps updated 17 Nov 2017 0603 / Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:30 pm
|36.||CEO departs, TN's nationally ranked ZeroTo510 accelerator charts journey|
Digital Health from wearables and IT to blockchain and more will be Daisley's bailiwick in international group
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:26 pm
|37.||Project Music grad RecordGram eyes $100MM+ token sale, mulls Series A|
Yet another potentially blockchain-centric venture apparently got some lift in Music City.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:30 pm
|38.||Venture Notes - 27 July 2017|
'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:30 am
|39.||Venture Notes - 24 July 2017|
LaunchTN's 36|86 bet, Van Beke promo, Steve Hau's gambit, P/E & TCRS, CoLab CEO and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 24, 2017 4:30 pm
|40.||Board of directors update for Nashville Technology Council|
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
Adapted from NTC press release / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 7:12 am
|41.||eProcurement startup GreenLight Medical maps Series A-B raises|
[Updated] Nebraska-born Dirks believes e-procurement startup likely to thrive in Nashville ecosystem.
Milt Capps Last updated 13 Oct 2017 0910 / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 2:30 pm
|42.||Venture Notes - 12 June 2017|
Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 1:00 pm
|43.||Deadline 6/21: Impact Lab to prep Nashville startups to face investors|
For-profit and nonprofit social-impact ventures are invited to compete for 10 slots.
adapted from submitted materials / Published Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:45 pm
|44.||Venture Notes - 8 June 2017|
Dart Music bankruptcy buyers step up, startup, PE and Fund news, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:45 pm
|45.||Brody-Waite: EC won't sub 'vaporware' or coffee for sustainability + value|
Nashville Entrepreneur Center's third chief seems opportunity to 'leapfrog' some other cities.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 4:00 pm
|46.||LaunchTN's Lanahan on coastal VC realities, authenticity + Unicorns|
Exec averse to encouraging all to 'shoot for the middle', notes need for champion investors.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:45 pm
|47.||Venture Notes - 23 May 2017|
AIC-TTU | SAGENTS | NCN | FCA Venture | Change:HC | Hashed Health | GigEcon
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 pm
|48.||VC Innova Memphis ignites $31MM RBIC fund,|
projects 20 transactions by year-end 2018
Robotics, analytics, decision-support tech -- it's not your Grandma's Ag anymore.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 15, 2017 11:11 am
|49.||Nashville's Saltvest Alto-IRA fintech startup enters LittleRock accelerator|
Satz, Tanner quietly target the needs of the 'mass affluent'.
Milt Capps updated 12 May 0625 / Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:45 am
|50.||Memphis Agritech: The Seam launches blockchain venture,|
considers capital strategy for product roadmap, global footprint
Parentco backers have big footprints, but want company of global investors to create 'network effect'
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:15 am
|51.||Mid-TN's SafeSurv preps $1MM capital raise for ID validation startup|
Residing in The Biz Foundry Entrepreneur Center, company prioritizes 13 use-cases.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 8, 2017 11:30 am
|52.||BizFoundry CEO: Entrepreneur centers must|
'meet entrepreneurs where they are'
Entrepreneur Jeff Brown works long hours, but loves expanding the Mid-TN ecosystem.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 8, 2017 11:30 am
|53.||BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate|
to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep
Former BioMimetic Therapeutics executives at center of new initiatives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 24, 2017 9:15 am
|54.||Venture Notes - 11 April 2017|
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Milt Capps updated 12 April 2017 / Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:15 pm
|55.||Franklin fintech: Startup HealthcareTTU eyes $10MM Series B raise|
Alumni of Cedars Sinai Healthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars are at the helm in TN.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 3, 2017 10:30 am
|56.||The TENN: Rendever eyes $1.5MM Seed raise|
for VR platform for assisted-living
[Updated] Cambridge, Mass. healthcare startup won birth in Tennessee master accelerator.
Milt Capps updated March 29, 2017 / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm
|57.||Sal Novin: Nashville tech entrepreneur's alternative to startup accelerators|
Entrepreneur who sold to Trizetto, Cognizant suggests startup traction priority.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:45 am
|58.||Nashville startups scouted by Cedars-Sinai|
Healthcare Accelerator with Techstars
Opportunity helps close gap after closure of EC's healthcare cohort accelerator.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 17, 2017 4:03 pm
|59.||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?
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 3:15 pm
|60.||Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup|
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm
|61.||Belmont University Student Business Plan Competition set March 15|
[Updated] Ten student teams and their bizplans present at the Massey Center.
Milt Capps Updated / Published Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:00 pm
|62.||Venture Notes - 24 February 2017|
A healthcare disrupter's latest move, Accelerators updates and much more.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 pm
|63.||More LaunchTN commercialization comments and notes|
from submitted statements / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 8:30 am
|64.||Project Music gains Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Linn|
Startups get an advocate in pro marketer and former broadcast journalist.
adapted from release / Published Monday, February 6, 2017 9:00 am
|65.||2017 Project Music selects 4 startups from 120+ accelerator applicants|
The 3rd cohort has apparently been finely sifted in an effort to ensure success is baked-in.
Milt Capps updated 12:09pm / Published Monday, February 6, 2017 9:30 am
|66.||Venture Notes - 17 January 2017|
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:15 pm
|67.||Venture Notes - 3 January 2017|
Accelerator takeoffs, Marijuana, TechStars visit, capital raises and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:30 am
|68.||Nashville Mayor Barry names Kelsey Metro's first Chief Strategy Officer|
Exec to ensure alignment of budget priorities with priorities of Nashville residents.
Metro/Nashville press release / Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:53 pm
|69.||Emma bulks-up further with SaaS industry-veteran CFO, CRO hires|
[Updated] With a blue-ribbon team aboard, the company could soon be ready for any exit option.
Staff Updated 10 Oct. 2017 / Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:33 am
|70.||Venture Notes - 28 November 2016|
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 28, 2016 8:30 am
|71.||Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated|
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 pm
|72.||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
|73.||Ingram Content Group ends 1440 accelerator gambit, keeps innovation focus|
No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 24, 2016 4:15 pm
|74.||The TENN master accelerator cohort for 2016-17|
TTDC releases another interesting group of startups from instate and out-of-state.
adapted from submission / Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:43 am
|75.||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
|76.||Nashville Software School eyes new offerings, leadership succession plans|
[updated] Founder John Wark's NSS aims to make juniors who are the future talent Nashville needs.
Milt Capps updated 25 July 2017 0859 / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:30 pm
|77.||Nashville's Project Music at the EC searches for Entrepreneur in Residence|
Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 30, 2016 8:47 am
|78.||Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016|
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 pm
|79.||Venture Notes - 23 September 2016|
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 23, 2016 5:15 pm
|80.||Hurdl Enterprises $1.8MM Seed raise afoot for direct-fan marketing|
[updated] Seed closes at $2.5MM. Entrepreneur hopes to root company with Nashville capital.
Milt Capps updated 13 June 2017 / Published Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:45 pm
|81.||Innovation Crossroads: ORNL Energy-startup accelerator aborning|
VTC New accelerator likely to go operational in October.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 19, 2016 11:30 am
|82.|| Innovation Crossroads: ORNL Energy-startup accelerator aborning|
VTC New Lab-embedded program to be detailed today.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 19, 2016 3:30 pm
|83.||Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives|
Maxwell, Bailey comment on technologies' interrelationship ahead of Oct. 3 event
Publisher's Update / Published Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00 am
|84.||Dynamo Fund, Accelerator raise tops $18MM, cohort announced|
Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:30 am
|85.||Venture Notes - 12 September 2016|
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Milt Capps updated November 2017 / Published Monday, September 12, 2016 3:00 pm
|86.||Venture Notes - 8 September 2016|
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:30 pm
Investor, Entrepreneur schedules in next 30 days could test road warriors
Time is money, not every meeting's worthwhile, but these warrant your scrutiny.
Staff / Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:45 am
|88.||CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications|
The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.
Staff / Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:00 am
|89.||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.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 10:19 am
|90.||Venture Notes - 27 July 2016|
Speakers ahead and a Nashville startup joins Louisville healthcare accelerator.
Staff updated 5:56pm / Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:23 pm
|91.||CEO: Healthcare Blocks raising capital, navigates Tech-Angel shortage|
[updated] Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
Milt Capps updated Sept. 27, 2016 9:35 a.m. / Published Monday, July 25, 2016 4:30 pm
|92.||Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'|
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 pm
|93.||Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app|
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
Milt Capps updated 8 June 2017 / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:00 pm
|94.||Musictech: Jammber, LANDR could raise capital in Music City|
Nashville gradually moving toward becoming true Music innovation-investment nexus?
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:30 pm
|95.||Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
[updated] Former InQuicker CEO sees traditional '100-day' assessment.
Milt Capps updated 5:11pm / Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 pm
|96.||Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital|
Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00 pm
|97.||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
|98.||Prominently backed YouScience startup sets $2.5MM capital raise|
Updated / YouScience learned a lot in the early going, now aspires to gain traction in Enterprise.
Milt Capps updated 18 April 2017 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 2:00 pm
|99.||EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare|
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
adapted from submitted release updated 14 June 2016 / Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:45 am
|100.||Nashville EC Vision2020 suggests global ambitions|
and quiet building of entrepreneurship warchest
Global ambitions? Nashville Entrepreneur Center advances Vision 2020 Capital Campaign
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:00 pm