|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