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Minding the Gap: Re:Generate funds grants for Black, Hispanic founders
Minding the Gap: Re:Generate funds grants for Black, Hispanic founders

Entrepreneurs and change-agents focus on early capital access for founders of color.

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Fintech founder-CEO Marcus Cobb raises capital for Mozaic platform
Fintech founder-CEO Marcus Cobb raises capital for Mozaic platform

Updated - Incumbent investor Joe Galante among those paving further runway for split-payments platform.

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Innovator AgLaunch seeks EDA grant for agrifood value-chain disruption
Innovator AgLaunch seeks EDA grant for agrifood value-chain disruption

UPDATES Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.

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Christal Hector presses on toward TuneHatch beta, launch, capital raise
Christal Hector presses on toward TuneHatch beta, launch, capital raise

Startup CEO has an ear for music, mind for business, and her eyes on the VU Owen MBA finish line.

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Twende: Black execs see entrepreneurship opportunities beyond hurdles
Twende: Black execs see entrepreneurship opportunities beyond hurdles

Marcus Whitney, Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale speak from head and heart about realities.

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center update on startup capital recruitment
Nashville Entrepreneur Center update on startup capital recruitment

EC staff, led by COO John Murdock provide fresh details on EC capital-formation efforts.

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MedHaul startup propelled by Erica Plybeah, backed by InnovaMemphis
MedHaul startup propelled by Erica Plybeah, backed by InnovaMemphis

The challenges are real, but this mission-oriented entrepreneur is 'grateful for the journey'.

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EC says Twende event Feb. 15 coincides with 'Black Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day' proclaimed by Nashville Mayor Cooper
EC says Twende event Feb. 15 coincides with 'Black Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day' proclaimed by Nashville Mayor Cooper

Updated: VC Marcus Whitney, entrepreneurs Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale are empaneled to share and to judge presentations.

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Whitney unmasks Jumpstart Nova VC focused on Black-led HC companies
Whitney unmasks Jumpstart Nova VC focused on Black-led HC companies

[Updated] Four Black-led companies are already in the portfolio of $55MM fund, with a half-dozen more deals likely in the next 12 months.

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Venture Notes - June 18, 2021
Venture Notes - June 18, 2021

TN U.S. Senators oppose Innovation bill over China issues, capital raises, big day for Uncle Nearest, new startup cohorts, EIR + grant invitations,

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Venture Notes - April 28, 2021
Venture Notes - April 28, 2021

Twenty updates on VC/PE moves, startups, innovation funding, family offices and more, plus Resources.

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Venture People - March 19, 2021
Venture People - March 19, 2021

(16+) Ricci | Whitney | Ghorashi | Dolan | Creel | Mann | Dent | Huddleston | Johns | Wilt | Ramkhelawan | Nagarajan | Ward | Eagle | McAdoo | Joseph

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Whitney to lead Jumpstart fund investing in Black-owned Health startups
Whitney to lead Jumpstart fund investing in Black-owned Health startups

Jumpstart Health Investors deploys new VC to pursue compelling opportunities among Black-owned firms.

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Venture Notes - July 23, 2020
Venture Notes - July 23, 2020

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

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Epicenter CEO: Mobilizing Black-owned firms can bring Memphis surge
Epicenter CEO: Mobilizing Black-owned firms can bring Memphis surge

With Black-owned ventures front and center, CEO shares playbook for forging just, inclusive, growing regional economy.

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Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere
Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere

[Updated] Birmingham among alternatives, as some Women, Blacks and other minorities report struggling for traction.

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Courtney 'Coko' Eason named EIR at Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Courtney 'Coko' Eason named EIR at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Second Code2040, Google for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur in Residence in Nashville diversity push

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Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence
Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence

[Updated] In alliance with Code2040, Kauffman Foundation and others, the EC pushes forward.

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