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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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Carson King
Carson King

Venture Notes - Sept. 15, 2020

Jumpstart Capital liquidity, LaunchTN, Jammber, virus capital, Fintech, Healthcare, data, Vizion, spinup, spinout, and more updates.

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Menūd + Plankk Technologies
Menūd + Plankk Technologies

Menūd, Plankk merge for growth via fitness influencers, pro's, brands, fans

Nashville+ Calgary startups partnered more than a year, chose to merge, now raising capital.

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The Tennessee Capitol
The Tennessee Capitol

TTDC Launch Tennessee preps for its Sunset hearing at Comptroller request

Both LaunchTN and its sponsor, TN ECD, have begun responding to Comptroller requests ahead of hearings later this year.

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Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed

Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed

VNC is here highlighting sessions tied to capital and scale-up. 36|86 also has many other valuable elements.

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'Build To Scale' entries target TN entrepreneurial pipeline, capital, rural

'Build To Scale' entries target TN entrepreneurial pipeline, capital, rural

Annual grant competition draws rigorous programs from campus and accelerator advocates for entrepreneurship, investment.

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Maura Cunningham
Maura Cunningham

Venture Notes - August 3, 2020

Digital Reasoning board said to devise M&A process, Bartholomew-Fox raise capital, hi-tech bicycle venture advances, and more here.

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LaunchTN, UpSkill 901 seek grants for innovation marketplace, talent

LaunchTN, UpSkill 901 seek grants for innovation marketplace, talent

Despite massive headwinds, NGOs and other nonprofits seek to help drive transformation of state and its regional economies.

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Investor Derrick Morgan
Investor Derrick Morgan

LaunchTN Capital Call tomorrow, survey-response incentive ends soon

Potentially pivotal capital-formation event tomorrow, TN investment assessment 'first close' at week's end.

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Jewel Burks Solomon
Jewel Burks Solomon

Venture Notes - July 23, 2020

Fintech updates, exec and advisor appointments, special events in Nashville and Memphis.

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CEO Beth Krauklis
CEO Beth Krauklis

LifeFileZ startup seeks $3M Seed-B, maps Series A, eyes key partners

CEO Beth Krauklis and Nashville cofounders seek rapid adoption, take blockchain partner, anticipates VC interest.

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CEO Daniel McGugin
CEO Daniel McGugin

Fintech entrepreneur McGugin expands CoreCommerce role in payments

Payments veteran eyes market opportunities, strategic capital and M&A options after acquiring company entering growth mode.

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CEO Scott Boruff
CEO Scott Boruff

Scott Boruff-led startup Healthcare Integrated Technologies eyes capraise

A veteran of tough slogs, CEO sees lift in enterprise demand for critical care monitoring of seniors in communities.

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Ideas for The White House
Ideas for The White House

Tennessee artificial-intelligence center among Presidential advisors' ideas

White House scitech advisors suggest AI, biotech, comms, quantum infoscience, advanced manufacturing initiatives.

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CEO Leigh McCormack
CEO Leigh McCormack

Transparency Health startup BaseCamp seeks partners + Ascend adopters

Backed by Transparency Health and Noon Management, this TN startup aims to help folks get safely back to work or school.

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Venture Notes - July 7, 2020

Venture Notes - July 7, 2020

Music innovation push, startup scouts, fintech, Y-Combinator entrant, Angel Tax Credit takers, partnerships, exec moves, resources + more...

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Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor

Software founder exits Doorport to PointCentral, recounts startup journey

Tennessee native, VU EE grad takes vision from startup to exit in under 4 years, still embracing both risk and calling.

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Union Square's Fred Wilson
Union Square's Fred Wilson

Venture Notes - June 25, 2020

New funds, startup capital raises, exec moves, innovation pushes, fintech, and a mayor who supports innovation.

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CEO Worthe Holt MD MMM
CEO Worthe Holt MD MMM

CEO: Martin Ventures-backed Wellvana Health eyes Series A raise

New CEO charts rapid path toward 40 markets, says indie physician model both disruptive, scalable

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Margaret Dolan
Margaret Dolan

Margaret Dolan plans to depart LaunchTN, with Van Tucker interim CEO

Board voted today on her successor. Dolan made no disclosure of her plans.

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