|1.||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
|2.||Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere|
[Updated] Birmingham among alternatives, as some Women, Blacks and other minorities report struggling for traction.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:43 am
|3.||Venture Voices: Julie Samuels of TECH:NYC shares views with Nashville|
VU Law alum, Case ally and tech-policy veteran shares views on startup regulation, capital, talent, diversity and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:30 pm
|4.||JumpFund spurs women-led investment,|
entrepreneurship, economic development
Having raised north of $7MM and bet on nearly two-dozen ventures, firm founders have traction.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:30 pm
|5.||Entrepreneurs, Investors place bets on LaunchTN 3686 & Health:Further |
Pass, Punt, Run, Dribble -- Ticket-buyers should have gameplan to get most out of events Aug. 27-30 in Nashville.
By Milt Capps last edite 6am 31 July 2018 / Published Monday, July 30, 2018 1:20 pm
|6.||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
|7.||Nashville Technology Council honors 9th Annual NTC Awards winners|
Standouts in 14 categories are singled-out for techcentric leadership.
Staff / Published Friday, January 26, 2018 2:13 pm
|8.||Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated|
State and regional events of interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:45 am
|9.||Advisor entrant: Cherry Bekaert's MP in Nashville also tech-innovation lead|
Innovation growth draws innovation-centric pro's -- VNC poll provides hint of incubent advisor standings.
By Milt Capps updated 14 Sept. 2018 / Published Tuesday, January 2, 2018 3:36 pm
|10.||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
|11.||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
|12.||Exec: LaunchTN embraces discretionary role in IMPACT Fund investing|
Applications for investment consideration are being taken now.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:45 pm
|13.||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
|14.||Venture Notes - 11 July 2017|
Publisher rating VCs!? plus new capital raises, deals, NVille EC scholarships and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:15 pm
|15.||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
|16.||Lured by 36|86, Sportstech startup UPGRADED's founder|
just might be biggest TN Titans fan in the Bay Area
He's taking a break from raising capital for his blockchain-powered tix-management startup.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:45 pm
|17.||Vanderbilt University steps-up pace in pursuit of international agenda|
VU seeks reputational gains, greater awareness of research, more diversity.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 22, 2017 3:45 pm
|18.||New entrepreneur-in-res at EC, launches 'Milk the Moment' startup|
Startup is priority for Memphis native, as she pursues strategic partners, mulls capital and advisors.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:57 pm
|19.||36|86 Nashville: LaunchTN cohort of 36 startups has 21 from out of state|
With more than 1,000 attendees projected for the annual conference, Villagers get scrutiny.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 1, 2017 8:00 am
|20.||Courtney 'Coko' Eason named EIR at Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
Second Code2040, Google for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur in Residence in Nashville diversity push
submitted release / Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:45 am
|21.||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
|22.||Mayor Barry seeks 'Nashville Vision' for economic inclusion, empowerment|
A new platoon of civic-minded influentials picks-up the challenge.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30 am
|23.||Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors|
Stepped-up focus, funding and Diversity-focused Enterpreneur in Residence in place paying off.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 2, 2016 3:49 pm
|24.||Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs|
[updated] Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 25, 2016 2:00 pm
|25.||Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence |
[Updated] In alliance with Code2040, Kauffman Foundation and others, the EC pushes forward.
Milt Capps Update issued March 12, 2016 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 3:51 pm
|26.||Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner|
[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha
Milt Capps last edited 8:51am 27 January 2016 / Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:45 pm
|27.||EC, Ingram announce first 1440 publishing accelerator cohort members|
[Updated] Seven cohort companies include 3 U.S.-based, including a Tennessee startup.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:37 am
|28.||Commentary: Crises in Migration, Europe and the Americas|
Vanderbilt University professor reminds that law requires nations admit and settle refugees.
Robert F. Barsky, Ph.D., Professor, Vanderbilt University / Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:15 am
|29.||Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?|
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
Milt Capps updated Nov. 16, 2015 4:20pm / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:45 pm
|30.||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
|31.||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
|32.||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
|33.||CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint|
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 am
|34.||'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow|
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
By Milt Capps updated 4:52 p.m. / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 12:34 pm
|35.||Economist: Innovation campaign driven by pragmatism is crucial|
A Harvard-based economist tells local execs clusters and pragmatism are key elements for a Nashville innovation strategy
By Milt Capps updated Oct. 23, 2011 2:35 p.m. / Published Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:25 pm
|36.||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
|37.||NewsBits, March 21, 2011|
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
By Milt Capps Updated 8:57 p.m. April 1, 2011 / Published Monday, March 21, 2011 8:35 am
|38.||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
|39.||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
|40.||Brainwave Studios seeks $3MM jolt for Franktown Rocks|
Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:01 p.m. / Published Monday, November 30, 2009 1:34 pm
|41.||Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture|
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
By Milt Capps Last updated 9:38 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Wednesday, November 4, 2009 1:33 pm
|42.||Whitney: NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'|
Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves
By Milt Capps Updated 4:03 p.m. / Published Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:52 am
|43.||NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009|
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:26 p.m. / Published Monday, September 28, 2009 10:28 am
|44.||Mulron: Digital Nashville loves its independence, diversity|
This progressive digital-media community aims to do well, by doing good, it seems, and it has a couple thousand members to prove it.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 2, 2009 11:39 am
|45.||Vanderbilt names former Harvard exec to CFO post|
Former U.S. Navy officer brings Boston Consulting Group credentials to post, as well
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 6, 2009 8:22 am
|46.||Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game|
Serial entrepreneurs, age 30 and 31, have succeeded in getting the nod from the iPhone App Store for a game they'd like to think could be a 'Big Win' for Nashville
By Milt Capps Updated 12:42 p.m. June 9, 2009 / Published Tuesday, June 9, 2009 11:18 am
|47.||VC panelists: Entrepreneurs in good standing, please rise|
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:03 am
|48.||FCC: TN broadcasters challenge Commissioner Tate as Digital deadline looms|
FCC aborted a planned hearing in Nashville, but petitioners tracked the Tennessean to a Vanderbilt telehealth conference
Milt Capps UPDATED 3:45 PM / Published Friday, October 17, 2008 7:35 am
|49.||Pharos Capital's flush, but not immune to 'bunker mentality'|
Even with $600MM, Pharos confronts investors' expectations and portfolio-companies' ripple-down challenges
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, October 12, 2008 5:57 pm
|50.||'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville|
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:40 P.M. / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 4:17 pm
|51.||VCs: Nashville 'doesn't exist' in minds of many healthcare, tech investors|
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.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 21, 2008 8:55 pm