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Nashville EC: 17 local startups report INFLIGHT takeoff efforts
Nashville EC: 17 local startups report INFLIGHT takeoff efforts

Sure, there's some HIT, but also a wide range of products, apps and services in a variety of sectors.

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LaunchTN CEO search draws 900 resumes, dozens of qualified candidates
LaunchTN CEO search draws 900 resumes, dozens of qualified candidates

Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.

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Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds
Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds

There are similar models in Georgia and other states, some involving a mix of public and private funds.

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Exec: LaunchTN embraces discretionary role in IMPACT Fund investing
Exec: LaunchTN embraces discretionary role in IMPACT Fund investing

Applications for investment consideration are being taken now.

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TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs<br> and investors begin charting path forward
TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs
and investors begin charting path forward

Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum

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Roy Dano: Sports & Entertainment focus for NVille entrepreneur-investor
Roy Dano: Sports & Entertainment focus for NVille entrepreneur-investor

Relocated New Yorker says Nashville and SEC territory are prime sector launchpads

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People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup
People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup

Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.

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High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,<br>Comicbook.com mull growth strategies
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.

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No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
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New LaunchTN CEO Brock cites innovation 'momentum', surveys challenges
New LaunchTN CEO Brock cites innovation 'momentum', surveys challenges

First permanent CEO in three years begins a stem-stern review as he wades-in

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TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration
TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
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Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group
Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group

Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC

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NewBits, March 14, 2011
NewBits, March 14, 2011
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
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NewsBits, December 7, 2010
NewsBits, December 7, 2010

News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.

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Entrepreneurs, VCs, TTDC mobilize for venture funding
Entrepreneurs, VCs, TTDC mobilize for venture funding
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
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NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010
NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010

TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...

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TTDC grants $100K to Nashville Entrepreneur Center, names two board leaders
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
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Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board

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2010 Economy:  Kisber, Cromwell both face reckoning
2010 Economy: Kisber, Cromwell both face reckoning
For perhaps the next six months, the pace of development of Tennessee's emerging New Economy will be largely in the hands of elected officials
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State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities
State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities

Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures

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TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
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TTDC says it plans no funding for TN Bio Assn.
TTDC says it plans no funding for TN Bio Assn.
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
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TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
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Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
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ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push
ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push

With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul

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TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'
TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'

There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move

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Venture Capital tax credit approved by General Assembly
Venture Capital tax credit approved by General Assembly

[Updated 5:52 p.m.] The TNSBICCA passed in both House and Senate today, and will next go to Gov. Bredesen. The Senate vote was 30-0. It passed in the full House this morning, 94-0, and in Senate Finance this afternoon 9-0-1PNV. The insurance industry provides the leverage for this economic development and venture-funding move.

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General Assembly spotlights venture investing
General Assembly spotlights venture investing

The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal

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Tech Economy:  TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs
Tech Economy: TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
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Game-changing ideas for Tennessee venture capital
Game-changing ideas for Tennessee venture capital
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
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Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change
Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs

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Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
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Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation
Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation

TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government

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Bionic Woman:  Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum
Bionic Woman: Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum

While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations

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Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
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Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate
Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
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Analysis: Cromwell still pushing for traction at TTDC
Analysis: Cromwell still pushing for traction at TTDC
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee
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