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Venture Notes - October 19, 2020
Venture Notes - October 19, 2020

Capital raises, executive moves, venture plays, true startups and more.

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Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020
Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020

[Updated] A gamble, sure, but the Pandemic Vintage of startups, capraises + executive moves may rival any we've seen in the past decade.

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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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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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Launch Tennessee leaders, staff confront budget headwinds
Launch Tennessee leaders, staff confront budget headwinds

Lofty goals, budget cuts and a mission made more challenging amid pandemic and economic pandemonium.

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Venture Notes -- June 1, 2020
Venture Notes -- June 1, 2020

[updated] Capital raises, LaunchTN + Jumpstart updates, M&A, Lifesci deals, Schulz on Chamber, 4 Bridges expansion + more.

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Venture Notes -- April 13, 2020
Venture Notes -- April 13, 2020

Gov. Bill Lee updates us, plus 17 venture updates and resources on telemed, M&A and more.

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Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants
Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants

[Updated] EDA has $33MM pot, says previous grant wins no reason to withhold well defined, competitive ideas.

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LaunchTN confirms former Chief Program Officer Van Beke has exited
LaunchTN confirms former Chief Program Officer Van Beke has exited

[Updated] No successor currently being recruited for the role, the fourth mid-level post vacated in the past year.

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3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants
3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants

$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.

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CEO: Nashville Fashion Alliance may pivot into strategic relationship
CEO: Nashville Fashion Alliance may pivot into strategic relationship

With a merger or other transition afoot, NFA chief and Mayor Briley restate value of supporting Creatives, Fashion entrepreneurs.

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Healthcare accelerator pact among Company Lab, Erlanger, Unum<br>leverages Chattanooga's broad innovation impulse
Healthcare accelerator pact among Company Lab, Erlanger, Unum
leverages Chattanooga's broad innovation impulse

Months and years of ecosystem development might help make Chattanooga an 'overnight' entrepreneurial success.

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TN innovators seek i6 Challenge grants for innovation, entrepreneurship
TN innovators seek i6 Challenge grants for innovation, entrepreneurship

Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.

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Memphis' Epicenter meets FedEx challenge, nets $40M for entrepreneurship
Memphis' Epicenter meets FedEx challenge, nets $40M for entrepreneurship

Bolus of funding seems likely to produce tidal surge of momentum in region's innovation economy.

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Nashville Mayor Barry names Kelsey Metro's first Chief Strategy Officer
Nashville Mayor Barry names Kelsey Metro's first Chief Strategy Officer

Exec to ensure alignment of budget priorities with priorities of Nashville residents.

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National Advisory Council on Innovation-Entrepreneurship seeks members
National Advisory Council on Innovation-Entrepreneurship seeks members

Michael Burcham's term as NACIE co-chair ends in October.

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Tennessee VCs and institutional partners ask opinions on ecosystem
Tennessee VCs and institutional partners ask opinions on ecosystem

Two VCs and allied institutions seek your opinions on state's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Venture Notes, May 11, 2015
Venture Notes, May 11, 2015

Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.

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Feds greenlight VCs Meritus Kirchner & Innova Memphis to pursue $125MM+ for new rural-oriented funds
Feds greenlight VCs Meritus Kirchner & Innova Memphis to pursue $125MM+ for new rural-oriented funds

VTC Seed, Early- and Growth-stage startups may all benefit from USDA RBIC effort.

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Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses
Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses

VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor
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

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