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[updated] CoLab CEO Tasia Malakasis drives plans for SM leadership from Chattanooga epicenter.
There are 16 firms aboard now, each starting with a $250K investment and a supportive non-distracting work-life environment.
U.S. Treasury verdict still out, but more staff being recruited for developing TN ecosystem's capital stack.
UPDATES Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.
[Updated] Co-founders seek $2MM, as VU OwenGSM, VU The Wond'ry and others seem to recognize startup's promise.
Memphians Lackie, Roberts, Sousoulas and San Mateo-backed Chou are among leaders.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center makes case for $450K in grant to support statewide entrepreneurship inclusion and diversity.
Eighteen updates on startups, capital raises, and more from TN, KY, ALA
If Tennessee enlists for SSBCI funding, TTDC investment committee could get pretty busy.
Former LaunchTN CEO is consulting to Advantage Capital in support of New Markets Tax Credit proposed for TN.
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.
[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Nashville Founder/GP targets fintech, insurtech, digital-health verticals, affirms cap-table diversity goal
[updated] CEO Beth Krauklis and Nashville cofounders seek rapid adoption, take blockchain partner, anticipates VC interest.
Specialized early-stage tech-centric ventures with market-entry challenges have 7 potential new allies.
Whether public or privately held, prospective strategic partners' financial durability warrants examination.
[updated] Convenors say tracks are clear for OZ-advantaged real estate and operating business developments.
New technology enables most website owners to get a piece of action in ticket-marketing arena.
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.
Eight teams are enrolled in the Erlanger-Unum-CoLab HealthTech Accelerator.
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.
Earlier successful exit and relo to homestead in Tennessee helped pave the way for latest gambit.
Entrepreneurship, innovation, social impact, blockchain, networking are threads running in parallel.
Nashville needs more SaaS startups and talent pool is adequate now for those who engage with ecosystem.
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.
VU Law alum, Case ally and tech-policy veteran shares views on startup regulation, capital, talent, diversity and more.
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
UT, VU, KY officials see hundreds of successfully exited entrepreneurs possibly leading startup teams.
New ventures in Consumer Goods and in the Gigtank category are to be highlighted.
Her competitive spirit was partly honed by being a standout player in competitive sports.
CEO Charlie Brock unveils robust plan for LTN advancement, but may be facing budget headwinds.
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
Rawlings pushes toward private beta, Fox scouts for next entrepreneurial opportunity.
[updated] The challenges are real, but two women entrepreneurs declare their determination.
Updates on Synchronous Health, Taigan, SkyDropX, Sunset Digital, Integrated Healing Tech and more.
Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.
'We're not shy about our ambitions' as they eye tips of entrepreneurs' tongues.
Former Surgical Development Partners exec takes reins.
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
[updated] Entrepreneur who sold to Trizetto, Cognizant suggests startup traction priority.
[Updated] The best thinking at EC & JSF led to killing their cohort accelerators. Should we care?
[Updated] Founded in 2012, startup said last June it was upgrading site, adding team.
Promising transparency, startup brings a concept that seems unprecedented among state startups.
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.
VTC New accelerator likely to go operational in October.
Research and services for VNC Members and prospective Members focused on Nashville and the Mid-South.
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.
Woman with international, finance, Angel and other experience to lead next phase of EC alumni network development.
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
[updated] Native Nashville entrepreneur presses forward after classic rethink.
Music is awash in data, but this product of a partnership shows value-add potential.
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
HealthIT entrepreneur Eric Winter signs-on for another startup rodeo.
VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
A cohort of healthcare startups will visit each city and ultimately peer-rate investment winners.
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
Healthcare veteran finding more 'fun' in Transportation startup.
VTC Germ-fighting fabric ready for market in September.
VTC Germ-fighting fabric ready for market in September.
VTC A new Music accelerator program in Memphis has awarded its first money.
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
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.
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
VTC Whether you're a Coder or you've had a brainstorm about better living, check it out.
VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.
Continuing-education content monetization is the mission for this startup.
Three-year-old company sees mainstream publishing industry with fresh eyes.
Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.
[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
VTC Chattanooga nonprofit behind GigTank365 and CoLab Accelerator pushes ahead.
[updated] Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.
VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.
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.
[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
A stream of for-profit benefit corp filings may flow toward State window that opened earlier today.
For those hoping companies will leverage TN assets, Eve Steigerwalt is among key contacts.
[Updated] Refurbished laws strengthen companies, spur professionals, build State repute.
VTC A Series B raise and full market entry are in prospect in 2016.
VTC By year-end, this Chattanooga group could be buying personal-care brands.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.
Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.
[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
[updated] Local bootstrapped startup is on high-growth trajectory.
[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC
Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
[updated] This Nashville-grown woman is tearing-up Southeast pitch-offs.
[Updated] Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.
Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.
Still under wraps, but a startup team you know may be about to get great exposure.
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.
Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.
Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
Drum Roll - newest program unveils its eight class members.
GC's new location choice seems to suggest a preference for Creatives
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups
Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.
[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.
Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.
[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.
Founder doesn't need a lot of help with staff or funding, but seems to know where to find both.
VTC CCE director brings lessons learned from his own startups, adjusted for the academic setting.
Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.
VTC Dough Speight seems headed toward the QC FinTech Accelerator
Here are the nine 2014 Jumpstart Foundry graduates and their capital goals.
JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
VTC Updated: PE buys Skuid. Earlier: Salesforce.com investment. CEO says a San Francisco or Atlanta lead investor with SaaS savvy is likely preferred.
Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success
A few of many observations we hear that seem to merit further consideration.
TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.
Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
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
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.
Series A Updated - Jeremy Bolls' startup goes after one of the biggest players' share, but not 'just to make a buck'
Brannon, Jarratt team to scale-up their proven business model.
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
With events proliferating in Nashville, NashvillePost exec seems poised to fly.
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
The startup village residents are announced.
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
Founder Ross stepping-aside; a trusted advisor helped make strategic merger happen
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
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
Gov. Bill Haslam's INCITE funding program announces more beneficiaries
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders
As entrepreneurial tide keeps rising, accelerators and Angels test their wings
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
[Updated] Young company already has a lot of history behind it, in celebrity gaming niche.
IDEAS begins with straight talk from the VU campus about Nashville's IT challenges and opportunities
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
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
[Updated: Morris departing, 30 Aug 14] Tennessee's 19-year-old growth advocate transits to new leadership
Al Ganier, Paul Van Hoesen are co-founders of startup that seeks to help banks and other verticals reach customers, including the unbanked
Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup
Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
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
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
[Updated 7 December 2013] Angel sees numerous exits ahead from among more on the 25 companies already in his portfolio
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
Now there's a cap-raise ahead - the accelerating shift to digital media drive this multinational startup
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
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
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
Operating under a brand name for a decade or more, this Nashville marketing and innovation guru seems to have earned his spurs
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
The Reader-Cherry e-commerce startup serving salons may not have every hair in-place, but it survived the recession.
Visionary who's been called 'center of gravity of the Internet' is also creating a stir in Tennessee
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
From reminding patients of meds and signaling for homehealth help, to recording oral histories and health data, this startup aims to become your parents' next big screen
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
Information services exec joins mostly shrouded local firm still seeking to leverage its IP and its government-contracting origins
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
Pace of startup's investments will be determined by success of FFA round now underway
Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
Innovative healthcare technology company has completed an Angel round, and looking ahead to valuation and B-raise
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
This progressive digital-media community aims to do well, by doing good, it seems, and it has a couple thousand members to prove it.
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
[Updated and corrected 3:20 p.m.] Techventure veteran becomes CEO, while star performers back knowledge-net startup
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
[updated] Former Goldleaf counsel turns Angel money and admin frustrations into what's now Ncontracts
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond
Amid an awful economy and with the dust from their last scrape still in the air, the State and some business interests may be squaring-off, once again
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
Will Nashville investors greenlight this developing company? KravTek may help catapult Nashville's digital-media sector to stardom -- but first the spotlight's on raising money to make it happen.
Reflections on lifestyle and venture-backed businesses, amid the Great Recession.
Budding U.S. network aims to increase deal flow and investment