|1.||Noted: StartupTN launches state's first startup database|
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
By VNC Staff updated 7:57 a.m. / Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:53 am
|2.||In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation|
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
By Milt Capps Updated 12:14 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am
|3.||Stuart McWhorter succeeds Burcham as CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
The son of the EC's founding chairman, Clayton McWhorter, takes the helm.
Press Release / Published Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:57 am
|4.||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
By Milt Capps Updated 6:43 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011 / Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:50 am
|5.||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
|6.||Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016|
Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 2:45 pm
|7.||Entrepreneur Center: AdvanceNashville seeks 16 leaders|
The EC revs its engine to create a platoon of change agents
VNC Staff updated 23 May 2013 4:18 p.m. / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:43 am
|8.||Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator|
to debut with Investors at-the-ready
[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.
Milt Capps Updated Nov. 27, 2014 / Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:15 am
|9.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor|
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 8:06 am
|10.||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.
Milt Capps Updated 17 December 2014 1:46pm / Published Monday, July 28, 2014 10:45 am
|11.||National Advisory Council on Innovation-Entrepreneurship seeks members|
Michael Burcham's term as NACIE co-chair ends in October.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:45 pm
|12.||Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down|
to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties
President and COO Sam Lingo will also be Acting CEO.
Adapted from submitted press release / Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 2:00 pm
|13.||Owen 'consultants' boosting nine top companies|
From Cat Financial, Humana and Griffin Technology to Gresham Smith and others ... 85 earnest consultants are battling to win their stripes in a combination of education and entrepreneurship that will produce ideas for Nashville's Thermal site, iPod accessories and more.
Milt Capps UPDATED June 29, 2008 / Published Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:32 am
|14.||Startup Tennessee launch to draw Gov. Haslam,|
Startup America CEO to Entrepreneur Center
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
By Milt Capps updated 1:14 p.m. June 28, 2011 / Published Monday, June 27, 2011 10:15 am
|15.||McWhorter sets Entrepreneur Center diligence,|
mulls accelerators, capital links, other ideas
All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.
Milt Capps edits 4:13 pm / Published Monday, April 6, 2015 3:30 pm
|16.||Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center|
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
By VNC Staff updated 9:20 p.m. / Published Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:10 pm
|17.||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
|18.||M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health|
teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent
Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:30 am
|19.||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
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:21 am
|20.||EC President, COO Sam Lingo departing Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
Seven years on, 2d EC employee moves on.
Adapted from submitted release / Published Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:02 pm
|21.||Venture Notes - November 12, 2018|
New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:40 pm
|22.||CEO search: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to seek Brody-Waite successor |
Brody-Waite plans to leave the decade-old entrepreneurship center.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 1, 2019 3:56 pm
|23.||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
By Milt Capps Updated 2:19 p.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:16 am
|24.||Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence|
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am
|25.||Proponents of 'OneC1ty' techbiz campus may need a bigger Bandwagon|
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
By Milt Capps updated 14 December 2012 10:27 a.m. / Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:50 am
|26.||Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group|
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
By Milt Capps Updated August 19, 2011 3:38 p.m. / Published Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:24 pm
|27.||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
|28.||Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further|
[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.
Milt Capps updated 3:05 pm / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 1:45 pm
|29.||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
|30.||Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding|
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:01 a.m., June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 2:20 pm
|31.||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
|32.||Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health|
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:30 pm
|33.||VU OGSM reveals Ventures Group; Owens succeeds Grajewski at Wond'ry|
Mixture of Entrepreneurship and innovation are further stirred and shaken at VU.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 7, 2019 11:45 am
|34.||People: EC President Sam Lingo has a heart for economic empowerment|
The EC team is rewarded with added responsibilities.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 4:45 pm
|35.||Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options|
ADDED Speaker - An unprecedented program designed to illuminate opportunities.
Staff / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:00 am
|36.||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
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am
|37.||New VU Entrepreneurship Conference powered by Owen's C4E + donors|
Nov. 9, 2018 event could set fresh precedent for VU-Owen outreach to Greater Nashville community.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 27, 2018 2:30 pm
|38.||Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society|
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
Milt Capps updated 7:56 p.m. 26 June / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:21 pm
|39.||NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011|
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
By Milt Capps Updated 2:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:37 am
|40.||FinTech: St. Louis' SixThirty accelerator beckons Nashville startups|
Deadline July 10 - St. Louis accelerator ramps-up for Fall Cohort.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 3:33 pm
|41.||'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.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:15 am
|42.||'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.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:14 pm
|43.||BIGR Media to raise capital for hyperlocal media and marketing group|
Co-founders work to de-risk deal, now must decide how aggressive to be.
Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:45 pm
|44.||Newsbits, August 29, 2011|
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am
|45.||Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville|
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:30 am
|46.||Venture Notes, May 11, 2015|
Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 11, 2015 2:00 pm
|47.||Nashville startups, market movers due for fresh look at NEXT Awards|
Startups, market-movers and cities, themselves, often seek 'network effects', reputation and visibility -- which makes an inclusive Award program vital.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:30 pm
|48.||LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO|
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
By Milt Capps corrected 3:24 p.m. / Published Monday, August 6, 2012 11:25 am
|49.||CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity|
[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.
Milt Capps updated Jan. 24, 2016 5:10pm / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:15 pm
|50.||NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians|
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
By Milt Capps updated March 5, 2012 / Published Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:03 am
|51.||VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment|
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
Milt Capps last edited 6:25pm / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:00 pm
|52.||Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city|
putting 'money where mouth is'
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
By Milt Capps Updated December 17, 2012 1:59 p.m. / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am
|53.||JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'|
[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push
Milt Capps Updated Oct. 23, 2015 / Published Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00 pm
|54.||Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;|
Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan
Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others
By Milt Capps Updated 5:00 p.m. / Published Saturday, July 2, 2011 3:27 pm
|55.||Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:21 pm
|56.||HealthDataSource unveils advisors for health data startup|
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:21 am
|57.||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
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am
|58.||HealthTech: Stratasan sharpens messages ahead of capital-raise decision|
With products defined, this startup aims to cut through the 'Big Data' hype.
Milt Capps update 9:15 a.m. / Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00 am
|59.||NewsBits, June 6, 2011|
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
By Milt Capps Updated June 6, 2011, 9:25 p.m. / Published Sunday, June 5, 2011 4:31 pm
|60.||Healthcare leaders aboard, Parental Health builds traction|
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:23 am
|61.||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
By Milt Capps updated 7:25 p.m. / Published Monday, October 31, 2011 9:54 am
|62.||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
|63.||Parental Health attracts Innova Fund II as investors close Series A cap raise|
Hudsmith's HP-allied startup executes on its telemedicine strategy for seniors aging-in-place
By Milt Capps updated January 4, 2012 / Published Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:16 am
|64.||Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise|
Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 8, 2016 2:45 pm
|65.||NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners|
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm
|66.||A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture|
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
By Milt Capps Updated 4:35 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:40 am
|67.||Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011|
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
By Milt Capps updated 1:55 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 5:48 am
|68.||Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs|
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm
|69.||JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital|
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
By Milt Capps Updated 8:39 a.m. / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am
|70.||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
By Milt Capps Updated 19 November 2011 / Published Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:21 am
|71.||Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise|
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 8, 2014 2:22 pm
|72.||Venture Notes 9 December 2015|
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:15 pm
|73.||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
By Milt Capps May 13, 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:51 am
|74.||'Populr' decision: Bullpen Ventures corrals CentreSource's Nick Holland|
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
By Milt Capps updated 10:55 a.m. / Published Monday, December 19, 2011 9:05 am
|75.||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.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:00 pm
|76.||Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda|
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm
|77.||Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'|
[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2015 / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am
|78.||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
By Milt Capps Updated 7 December 2013 / Published Tuesday, September 6, 2011 9:43 am
|79.||LeanKit: Tech-savvy NVille VCs harder to find than Software talent|
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
By Milt Capps Updated Aug. 12, 2014 / Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:26 am
|80.||At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride|
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:13 pm
|81.||NewBits, March 14, 2011|
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am
|82.||Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp|
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 30, 2015 12:45 pm
|83.||BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011|
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
By VNC Staff Updated 6:27 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 6:29 am
|84.||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
|85.||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
|86.||Venture Notes - 12 April 2016|
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:15 pm
|87.||Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled|
NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 9:00 am
|88.||Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity|
The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:30 pm
|89.||CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns|
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
Milt Capps edits 9:39 a.m. / Published Friday, April 3, 2015 8:00 am
|90.||TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs|
and investors begin charting path forward
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014 / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:03 pm
|91.||Venture Notes -- August 21, 2019|
32 actionable and/or useful news, people and background bulletins focused on Tennessee entrepreneurship and capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:42 pm