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[Updated] Network teams led by Jane Allen and Michael Robinson will be unwrapping details soon.
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Updated - Incumbent investor Joe Galante among those paving further runway for split-payments platform.
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UPDATES Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.
Consumer Products, Advanced Manufacturing, Fintech, would join advanced energy, agritech, mobility, life-sciences concentrations.
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Updated: VC Marcus Whitney, entrepreneurs Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale are empaneled to share and to judge presentations.
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[updated] Build Back Better funding via EDA for ventures, biomaking, cyber and more could lift Nashville region's lifesciences ecosystem.
UPDATED A similar previous national CEO search drew nearly 900 applicants. Results may be known by the beginning of CY22.
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[Updated] Chairman says challenges led board to take 'different direction', national search will be mounted for next in a lengthening line of CEOs.
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UPdated - EDA's Build to Scale is assessing three 2021 entrepreneurship, commercialization proposals from Memphis.
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[Updated] Late-breaking budget amendment proposal may improve odds for funding core SBIR-STTR grant-matching program.
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Snap board meeting on Friday covered key issues and produced mandate to seek a contract with Tucker.
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[updated] Capital raises, LaunchTN + Jumpstart updates, M&A, Lifesci deals, Schulz on Chamber, 4 Bridges expansion + more.
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[updated] Market Access program prioritizes quickly connecting with customers, vendors, and strategic partners
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[Updated] No successor currently being recruited for the role, the fourth mid-level post vacated in the past year.
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[Updated) There's sharpened focus on capital, as well as on entrepreneurial infrastructure and regional strategy.
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VCs team with TennesSeed Funders to create momentum to feed flywheel effect in TN economy.
Nashville EC says Portfolio companies are more advanced, separate pilot will help newer startups.
Event could top last year's 1,200 registrants, including 100 or more presenters, hundreds of serial entrepreneurs and investors.
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HealthStream ties-up with early-growth cos, Alphabet-backed Clover hits Music City, a startup's $6MM raise, money for June Medical, HempTenn, BeastBrands, SmartRIA, and much more.
[Updated] Director joins from PwC as tech development and entrepreneurship nonprofit pursues FY20 funding, strategic objectives.
Commercialization and availability of capital now more fully staffed for a strategic push forward.
As bill-filing deadlines loom, bills that shape TN economy, startups, entrepreneurial momentum are in prospect.
Co-founders Gatto & Whitney keep tacking in healthcare's crosswinds, complete 6th capraise of $21MM, its largest to date.
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[updated] Social-impact technology startup aims to leverage first-to-market advantage in national rollout.
[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.
Having raised north of $7MM and bet on nearly two-dozen ventures, firm founders have traction.
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Brock steams ahead, with a successor CEO likely to be tapped before year-end.
Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.
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Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
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[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
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[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
TORCH of Chattanooga won the prize.
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LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
Johnson City duo is way down the road with their techdev, ahead of investor pitch.
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[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
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Michael Burcham's term as NACIE co-chair ends in October.
VTC Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
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VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
Some new public-private stratagems for commercialization may emerge this spring and summer.
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[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
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[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
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[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
[updated] Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.
VTC Boutique investment banking firm in Chattanooga eyes Florida, Carolinas.
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LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
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[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
VTC Memphis-centric founders to provide savvy and capital to proven early-stage companies.
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
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Long vacant seat goes to board veteran.
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Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
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[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
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Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
'Unique' startup takes on major chemical companies with natural dyes for fashion.
All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.
Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.
[updated] Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Dispute settled between LaunchTN and PandoMedia, parties announce.
The e-signature company has its team and some advisors already in place for a capital move.
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs
[Updated] Pando litigation. Refocused 36|86 event will convene in June, as will Pandoland
VTC: Effort continues to build LifeSciences to critical mass and influence in TN
A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.
[updated] Serial media entrepreneur Dan Hammond knows way 'round venture kitchen.
Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Nashville was just this startup's first U.S. stop, now they're after real money
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
[Charts added] Following VNC's report on the ITIF report today, LaunchTN responded.
A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.
The startup village residents are announced.
President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
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TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
First permanent CEO in three years begins a stem-stern review as he wades-in
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A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
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Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
Gov. Bill Haslam's INCITE funding program announces more beneficiaries
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
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Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader