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Four startups -- including one led by a co-founder of Ancestry.com and one by a Chattanooga entrepreneur -- will appear in person.
What Happens in Music City Serves the World.
Through it all, this groundbreaking tech founder's journey spanned decades.
Challenges and opportunities statewide, drive to position two new regional entrepreneur centers.
There are 16 firms aboard now, each starting with a $250K investment and a supportive non-distracting work-life environment.
Memphians Lackie, Roberts, Sousoulas and San Mateo-backed Chou are among leaders.
Tennessee SaaS entrepreneur sets out on journey that could include IPO by global acquirer.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center makes case for $450K in grant to support statewide entrepreneurship inclusion and diversity.
Veteran of finance, recruitment and development and other fields cites fintech as hypothetical target vertical.
Founders emerged from Pandemic Pivot with fresh view of prospects for curated talent and tech-supported deals.
A simple question, because the issue of early-stage capital formation in TN probably warrants further discussion.
Care management tech company has new customers for repointed platform, mulls priced round guided by advisor.
Nashville serial fintech entrepreneur gears-up to create, own and-or advise SaaS companies in multiple segments.
Former LaunchTN CEO is consulting to Advantage Capital in support of New Markets Tax Credit proposed for TN.
UPDATED: U.S. Treasury program to move economic-development, equity and entrepreneurship needles, soon to be revived.
Impetus for fund has been growing amid rampant awareness of inequities in backing for Black entrepreneurs.
UPDATED Advisors in place, early conversations with potential investors underway, founder seeks increased market traction.
Michigan entrepreneur discovering Nashville's robust healthcare venture ecosystem.
New CEO for pro-veterans entrepreneurship efforts focuses on quality services, programs, true community impact.
Annual grant competition draws rigorous programs from campus and accelerator advocates for entrepreneurship, investment.
[updated] CEO Beth Krauklis and Nashville cofounders seek rapid adoption, take blockchain partner, anticipates VC interest.
Tennessee native, VU EE grad takes vision from startup to exit in under 4 years, still embracing both risk and calling.
Lofty goals, budget cuts and a mission made more challenging amid pandemic and economic pandemonium.
Updated - Another bevy of entrepreneurs seeking capital, an innovative Fund ponders next steps, details on corporate relo's, and more.
Whether public or privately held, prospective strategic partners' financial durability warrants examination.
Some would like to see a bold, rigorous assessment of TNInvestco that would better assess value and improve the model.
Post-sale, Nashville native leads growth push, tracks M&A targets, and grows his Angel/LP investment portfolio.
Black female CEO shares 'what it takes' and underscores listening and learning, no matter what.
Meetups blend LaunchTN mission, Kauffman funding, Engine advocate, constituents getting to know legislators.
[Updated] Here is the fullest rundown you'll find on Awards entrants, judges and related matters ahead of this November event.
Scott Ewing offers founders or enterprise owners his 'telltales' for both investors and entrepreneurs.
[updated] Straight-talking commercialization and capital advisors from Austin, Nashville and Lexington converge, Aug. 29.
Event could top last year's 1,200 registrants, including 100 or more presenters, hundreds of serial entrepreneurs and investors.
Nashville entrepreneur's business and social-impact lenses are focused on venture gap.
Files for $1.1MM preliminary capraise, ahead of much larger funding for projects in Tennessee and elsewhere.
Sure, there's some HIT, but also a wide range of products, apps and services in a variety of sectors.
Unprecedented EC gathering meant to improve minority entrepreneurs' access to contacts, capital and growth.
Biannual Science & Technology Index shows some TN gains, but weakspots among growth factors
Franklin entrepreneur says eventual IPO is only exit option he's focused on, given global demand for ID assurance.
Bolus of funding seems likely to produce tidal surge of momentum in region's innovation economy.
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
Having raised north of $7MM and bet on nearly two-dozen ventures, firm founders have traction.
Transplanted entrepreneur mulls capital and advisors, preps for full market entry
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
Focusing on success criteria, outcomes takes priority.
Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center's third chief seems opportunity to 'leapfrog' some other cities.
Startup is priority for Memphis native, as she pursues strategic partners, mulls capital and advisors.
[Updated] The best thinking at EC & JSF led to killing their cohort accelerators. Should we care?
[Updated] Blockchain initiatives now said to be expanding in Nashville.
Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
[updated] Native Nashville entrepreneur presses forward after classic rethink.
HealthIT entrepreneur Eric Winter signs-on for another startup rodeo.
VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
Departing tech-centric Bay Area, co-founder cites Nashville's numerous advantages.
Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.
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.
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
Prominent business group announces next cohort of leaders.
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Nearly 50 Metro students applied for the new program, which is in pilot.
VTC The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.
LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.
New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.
Healthcare analytics player follows $5MM raise with a smaller, possible bridge move.
Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.
Two VCs and allied institutions seek your opinions on state's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
[updated 10:21a] Belmont students keeping moving toward launch, with deep advisory bench.
[Updated] Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.
[updated McBee promoted] Perhaps it is Fate that lends a hand in figuratively connecting Pandoland and 36:86
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
[update] The vast potential of the global IoT market has many players in a virtual land rush.
Next, Gov. Haslam's signature could encourage those considering public good.
VTC It's not lore that propels this institution's reputation as a place whence problem-solvers come.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.
Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.
Ipreo Holdings continues acquisitions following its buy of Nashville-based ShareholderInsite
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
VTC In the red-hot mobile payments space, this startup has Master Mentors.
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
Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry
$300K Seed raise could target Angels in Cincinnati, as well as Tennessee
A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history
[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.
'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.
Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Series A Updated - Jeremy Bolls' startup goes after one of the biggest players' share, but not 'just to make a buck'
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
Brannon, Jarratt team to scale-up their proven business model.
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
ACG shares its criteria and recent portfolio additions
Carmichael's long-standing network won him an early taste of cross-border startup
A its forthcoming Dec. 11 event shows, the Kentucky city sees value in cultivating ties between its ex-pat and immigrant community and corporations
Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
Winners - Mortgage company's anniversary may fund a birthday for a startup
Founder Ross stepping-aside; a trusted advisor helped make strategic merger happen
Megan Allen is assaulting the Left Coast, boosted by ties to Music City
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
In a down economy, this startup aims to serve underemployed recent grads and their parents
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
Darkside: Someone's dayjob on your team could imperil your venture.
Knoxville-based Will Overstreet is five years into his game-plan and still learning vital lessons
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
Paddock, Box, Griggs, Tolbert: entrepreneurs bootstrapping their way, and worthy of note.
Al Ganier, Paul Van Hoesen are co-founders of startup that seeks to help banks and other verticals reach customers, including the unbanked
Award-winning Blanz brings added depth to Atiba's user-experience portfolio
Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
Veterans of one of Nashville's earliest digital startups set higher goals, and one sets-off for a new challenge
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
The gut-wrenching ups and downs of a tech startup haven't quelled this startup's drive
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
Five local worthies (including Hal Cato at left) will be honored by Chamber and Entrepreneur Center for achievements
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
Five more updates from a VCs, an entrepreneur, a couple of developers and a bizdev pro.
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
Richard Hardin, 29, seems likely to gain altitude quickly, by solving an aviation problem
Will Sibble's new venture have the gas to go the distance, launching additional content and social services?
Entrepreneurs and business owners up for some 'brutal honesty' might check out these new Tennessee-backed institutional investors.
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
March 18th is the fish-or-cut-bait date for teams of would-be entrepreneurs who want 90 days worth of rations to tide them over during a push toward launch
Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
NationLink founder sells to long-time collaborator, and both CEOs have venture plans, already
Nick Holland of CentreSource says approaches by bidders caused him to look at his firm with fresh eyes
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
A former Nashville Banner journalist is leading a Memphis company's entry into the Mid-TN market
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
Entrepreneurs are commercializing sensor technology that leverages the ecosystem.
If the IPO door is still barely cracked, maybe some portfolio managers will find these alternatives attractive
One of Nashville's most renowned restaurant and catering entrepreneurs has landed on West End, but not where you might think
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
Transactions software startup is fully funded, builds on knowledge of transportation and logistics
Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
XMi venture unit's plans are revealed on the eve of the launches of a local Entrepreneur Center and TNInvestco venture funds
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
A desire to master a niche in healthcare technology, patience and an engineer's eye for detail may produce a leader on 3rd Avenue
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
[updated] As 'transparency' and payment-cycle issues converge, PatientPay targets the front-end of the revenue cycle
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
Two of Nashville's Internet veterans seem to be sailing through the economic downturn, in a venture that's really going somewhere, slowly.
No cold feet at Emma, as company embraces higher-touch services and continues growing its workforce in Davidson County
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook