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Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated

[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

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FINTOP's Joe Maxwell
FINTOP's Joe Maxwell

Recession ahead, Maxwell's FINTOP Capital Fund II passes goal, hits $125M

VC looks to do at least six deals per year, and watches portfolio companies' KPIs amid chaos.

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Amy Deaton
Amy Deaton

Venture Notes -- March 13, 2020

Nearly 30 items of extraordinary range, from capital raises, to exec appointments, uncertainty and more.

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CEO Richard Perko
CEO Richard Perko

Lee Company among 7 strategics codeveloping technologies with innovators

Specialized early-stage tech-centric ventures with market-entry challenges have 7 potential new allies.

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COVID-19
COVID-19

Coronavirus, tornados lead LaunchTN 36|86,
NVille Entrepreneur Week to weigh options

[updated] Conference, tourism and other travel decision-makers worldwide are continually adapting to shifting conditions.

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CEO Mark Harris PhD MBA
CEO Mark Harris PhD MBA

Wearables: Mark Harris-led HeroWear raising Seed, maps Series A round

Serial entrepreneur leverages technology create by Vanderbilt University investigators.

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Amid volatility, TN entrepreneurs eyeing public-co partners might be more diligent

Amid volatility, TN entrepreneurs eyeing public-co partners might be more diligent

Whether public or privately held, prospective strategic partners' financial durability warrants examination.

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Matthew Murray PhD
Matthew Murray PhD

Modeling TNINVESTCO 'fraught' with challenges, but maybe worthwhile

Some would like to see a bold, rigorous assessment of TNInvestco that would better assess value and improve the model.

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Knoxville OZ project
Knoxville OZ project

TN ECD + Opportunity Zone allies convene OZ briefing in Nashville

[updated] Convenors say tracks are clear for OZ-advantaged real estate and operating business developments.

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Clint Gwin, President-CEO
Clint Gwin, President-CEO

Ahead: Pathway Lending CEO eyes expansion of regional operations

Eighteen years into nonprofit lender's mission, Clint Gwin aims to expand footprint in key markets

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VU Wond'ry PreLaunch ideas target travel,<br>autonomous tech, visual empowerment

VU Wond'ry PreLaunch ideas target travel,
autonomous tech, visual empowerment

A sample of what VU student and faculty ideas for producing better life experiences.

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CEO Daniel Hart
CEO Daniel Hart

Lead Capital Partners' ApolloLIMS seeks growth in sector 'ripe' for M&A

PE-backed lab optimization company ramps sales, regards M&A as future option.

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Casey Correnti
Casey Correnti

Venture Notes -- Feb. 18, 2020

Updates on EC strategic planning, plus fintech, music tech startups, healthcare raises and more.

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Coming Venture Events for your earliest consideration next 10 days

Coming Venture Events for your earliest consideration next 10 days

We're breaking-out eight events in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis as being of special interest.

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Heath Guinn
Heath Guinn

SyncEC forges alliances to build entrepreneurship beacon in Highlands

Market Access program prioritizes quickly connecting with customers, vendors, and strategic partners

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ECD Chief Bob Rolfe
ECD Chief Bob Rolfe

Gov. Lee signals rethink on best path to bring Memphis Megasite to fruition

[Updated 14 Feb 2020] ECD Chief Rolfe updates Caucus, advises all hands on deck about competition, ultimate project cost.

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Nashville EC: 8 PreFlight entrepreneurs seek to turn ideas into businesses

Nashville EC: 8 PreFlight entrepreneurs seek to turn ideas into businesses

Even in this small sample of our budding entrepreneurs, there's amazing diversity of thought, target and personality.

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Brian Fox, CPA, CGMA
Brian Fox, CPA, CGMA

Brian Fox: Taking Confirmation global like launching series of startups

Post-sale, Nashville native leads growth push, tracks M&A targets, and grows his Angel/LP investment portfolio.

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MP Tyler Evans
MP Tyler Evans

Nashville Bitcoin execs ramp $10MM raise with eye on crypto market cycle

In what could become $100MM fund, crypto exec aim to connect digital-asset investors with trading opportunities.

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