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1.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

2.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

3.Stuart McWhorter leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC
[Updated] $6MM raise apparently found quick acceptance - McWhorter foresees $100MM impact.
By Milt Capps updated 3:42pm 4 June 2018 / Published Monday, June 4, 2018 12:15 pm

4.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

5.Clayton Associates' McWhorter increases stake in Clemson University
VC co-founder takes a paws for philanthropy that may inspire other executives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 7:15 am

6.Stuart McWhorter unveils 400-acre Rolling Hills Retreat on Lewisburg Pike
Providing more intimate meeting spaces and helping local nonprofits are among the goals.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 am

7.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

8.Noted: Tailwind, McWhorters buy into Cumberland Consulting
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
VNC Staff updated 7:09 a.m. / Published Thursday, January 5, 2012 6:58 am

9.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

10.Briefly: NEXT Nashville Legacy Entrepreneurs named
Five local worthies (including Hal Cato at left) will be honored by Chamber and Entrepreneur Center for achievements
By VNC Staff / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 10:20 am

11.CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Press release submitted for Nashville Entrepreneur Center / Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:21 am

12.Briefly: McWhorter launches another Health advocate
A former CMS official is senior advisor to the veteran health exec's new coalition for budget-neutral healthcare reform
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 1:24 pm

13.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

14.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

15.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

16.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

17.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

18.Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups
Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:30 am

19.VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
By Milt Capps updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:14 pm

20.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

21.Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
Milt Capps Updated 18 Nov 1346 / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:51 am

22.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

23.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

24.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

25.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

26.McWhorter-backed coalition, Solidus-backed company are health-reform allies
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:24 pm

27.Nashville Entrepreneur Center appointments heavy with longtime advocates
Experience, expertise and continuity seem reflected in selections.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 6:12 a.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:45 pm

28.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

29.King: FCA Venture Partners now follows more 'ideas' for possible investment
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:51 am

30.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

31.Message at Samford bears McWhorter legacy and son's challenge to serve
Stuart McWhorter: Community service a kind of moral obligation
Published Monday, May 9, 2016 3:30 pm

32.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

33.Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:17 pm

34.Venture Notes - May 2, 2018
LaunchTN pushes, TN fintech pivot person, Kisber in K-TENN, capraises for SIGNiX, Metova, others.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:45 pm

35.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

36.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

37.Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 2:45 pm

38.Nashville Medical Trade Center team blitzes NV influentials
[Updated] At the end of an intensive week of meetings here, the CEO of the proposed trade center says a competing NYC group offered has made overtures
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:45 p.m., Aug. 23 / Published Friday, August 21, 2009 9:40 am

39.LaunchTN eyes creation of model anti-sexual harassment policy
Exec says harassment 'unacceptable' and LaunchTN will advocate broad adoption of planned policy model
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 17, 2017 5:45 pm

40.Williamson's Largen, EC's McWhorter confirm 'Pre-Flight' collaboration
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
Milt Capps updated 28 January 2016 / Published Monday, January 4, 2016 1:45 pm

41.Nashville Technology Council Awards for 2015 announced
NTC marks another year with competitive awards for excellence.
Staff / Published Friday, January 29, 2016 3:00 am

42.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

43.Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:30 pm

44.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

45.VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:30 pm

46.'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

47.Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry
Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:45 am

48.No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:44 am

49.TTDC grants $100K to Nashville Entrepreneur Center, names two board leaders
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
By Milt Capps Updated 3:44 a.m. Jan. 22, 2010 / Published Thursday, January 21, 2010 4:34 pm

50.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

51.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

52.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

53.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

54.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

55.Entrepreneur Jane Allen to be CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center
New CEO will rely on a lawyerly eye and entrepreneurial chops as she begins fresh assessment of the EC.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:03 pm

56.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

57.Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,
sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues

A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
By Milt Capps updated Nov. 21, 2012 6:26 a.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:09 pm

58.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

59.Venture Notes, 17 June 2016
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 4:32 pm

60.Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:30 pm

61.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

62.Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 8, 2016 11:30 am

63.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

64.With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:52 pm

65.Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Milt Capps Updated 17 March 2016 / Published Monday, February 1, 2016 12:00 pm

66.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

67.Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Milt Capps last edited 0815 23 Jan. 2016 / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00 pm

68.Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
By Milt Capps Updated 3:53 p.m. / Published Monday, January 25, 2010 3:31 pm

69.VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2015 3:00 pm

70.NewsBits, May 23, 2011
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 23, 2011 8:29 am

71.New LaunchTN CEO Brock cites innovation 'momentum', surveys challenges
First permanent CEO in three years begins a stem-stern review as he wades-in
By Milt Capps updated 11:17 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:11 am

72.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

73.NewsBits, March 28, 2011
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
By Milt Capps updated 3:38 p.m. / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm

74.High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies

[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Milt Capps updated 8:05pm Dec. 16, 2015 / Published Monday, June 23, 2014 12:55 pm

75.NTC Awards judges disclosed by Greater Nashville Technology Council
Nearly 70 judges listed here contributed centuries of relevant experience in choosing 14 Winners.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:30 pm

76.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

77.Venture Notes - March 7, 2016
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
Milt Capps Updated 11 Jan 2017 / Published Monday, March 7, 2016 4:45 pm

78.'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 9, 2009 2:03 pm

79.Venture Notes -- Aug. 1, 2019
OppZone platform in works, Legility M&A, SEC filings, Veteran Ventures, H2O and Lirio raises and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:48 pm

80.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

81.Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
By Milt Capps Last updated 9:52 a.m. Feb. 9, 2010 / Published Monday, February 8, 2010 11:05 am

82.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

83.The VNC Reader's Guide to the Best of 2008
'Respect must be paid' to 2008, with a sample drawn from nearly 200 VNC stories, setting the stage for 2009
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 2, 2009 2:15 pm

84.Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
By Milt Capps Updated 11:25 a.m. / Published Monday, March 8, 2010 8:42 am

85.Sometimes its a grind, but LaunchTN CEO
optimistic about Tech Commercialization

Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
Milt Capps edits 6:42pm / Published Monday, March 16, 2015 3:45 pm

86.Scorebird mobile sports-data startup preps $1MM-plus Series A raise
Presenting in 36|86 next month, startup targets TN, then TX and beyond.
Milt Capps updated May 21, 2015 9:32 a.m. / Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:15 am

87.Ideas: Is TechAlpharetta entrepreneur center a model for Mid-TN cities?
Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro may need localized recipes for entrepreneurship.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:14 pm

88.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

89.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

90.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

91.Venture Notes - October 24, 2019
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:00 am

92.VenturePeople, July 18, 2011
The Row's Galante eyes startups and Crom's at it again, as well as Ganier, Van Hoesen and others.
By Milt Capps Updated Aug. 2, 2011 / Published Monday, July 18, 2011 7:09 am

93.Partnership 2010/Chamber call for 'Virtual Entrepreneur Center'
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:34 pm

94.Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
Milt Capps updated 28 February 2016 / Published Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:15 am

95.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

96.Venture Notes - March 13, 2019
[Updated 3/15] 41 items, including SEC $ filings, tech talent, startups, entrepreneurial events, capital formation, exec roles, and more.
By Milt Capps updated March 27, 2019 / Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00 pm

97.NewsBits, February 22, 2011
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
By Milt Capps Updated 11:01 a.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:23 am

98.NewsBits, July 5, 2011
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
By Milt Capps Updated July 7, 2011 / Published Monday, July 4, 2011 7:56 pm

99.Nashville EC tells 2019 NEXT Awards finalists + Hall of Fame inductees
[Updated] Here is the fullest rundown you'll find on Awards entrants, judges and related matters ahead of this November event.
By Milt Capps Updated 7 Nov 2019 / Published Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00 pm

100.NewsBits, August 1, 2011
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
By Milt Capps Updated 6:54 a.m. Aug. 3, 2011 / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am

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