|1.||Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table|
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:41 pm
|2.||Gov. Haslam says ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd returning to private sector|
Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 3:52 pm
|3.||Updated: LaunchTN board of directors|
A Nashville investment banker is among new members of TTDC/LTN.
Staff edited 5:46pm / Published Monday, July 20, 2015 2:00 pm
|4.||ECD's Boyd prepping ideas for stimulating TN entrepreneurship, investment|
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:45 pm
|5.||Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund|
Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.
Submitted / Published Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:15 am
|6.||Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force|
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Milt Capps Updated Aug. 19, 2015 / Published Monday, August 17, 2015 3:30 pm
|7.||Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone|
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 9:01 am
|8.||For the record: Launch Tennessee aims to revise statutory charter|
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:00 pm
|9.||Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'|
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Milt Capps updated 14 April 2016 0721 / Published Friday, January 15, 2016 4:15 pm
|10.||LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm|
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:30 pm
|11.||ECD's Brewer joins Cate's Stones River Group|
Clint Brewer served commissioners Hagerty and Boyd, now joins a Haslam Admin veteran.
Staff / Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:35 pm
|12.||Venture Notes - March 1, 2016|
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:15 am
|13.||Gov. Haslam names entrepreneur Bob Rolfe to head TN ECD|
Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.
adapted from submitted release / Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:15 pm
|14.||Stony Creek Colors eyes $8.6MM capital raises now thru 2018|
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 28, 2016 5:30 pm
|15.||LaunchTN designates attorney Bruce Doeg vice chairman|
Long vacant seat goes to board veteran.
Milt Capps updated 21 April 2016 / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:20 pm
|16.||LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges|
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Milt Capps edit 8:25am 26 Jan. 2016 / Published Monday, January 25, 2016 6:00 pm
|17.||Venture Notes - Dec. 5, 2016|
Update on Angel Tax Credit, Jobs recruitment and more.
Milt Capps updated Dec. 6, 2016 5:24pm / Published Monday, December 5, 2016 8:30 am
|18.||General Assembly endorses Haslam 'Angel Tax Credit', passes commercialization and rural-development measures|
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:15 pm
|19.||Venture Notes - 19 October 2016|
Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:42 am
|20.||State of the Startups: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,|
aka Launch Tennessee, wants to shed some commercialization emphasis
Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
By Milt Capps SoS Transcript added 31 Jan 0726 / Published Monday, January 30, 2017 9:30 am
|21.||Knoxville's EDP Biotech eyes $5MM Series A, atop $17.5MM raised|
[updated] Fighting colorectal cancer, CEO eyes growing Knoxville biotech scene and Euro and U.S. markets
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:15 pm
|22.||Venture Notes - 23 September 2016|
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 23, 2016 5:15 pm
|23.||Incoming leader: L-3 ForceX disciplined growth still priority for new parent|
Growth prospects are TBD, but there's be an old hand locally at the tiller.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 / Published Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:15 pm
|24.||Governor proposes funds for TN GO push by TN ECD, UT, TVA, ORNL, VU|
Updated -'Tennessee Network Growth and Opportunity Initiative' could heighten partnering, grant competitiveness.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, March 13, 2023 1:45 pm
|25.||Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check|
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 pm
|26.||Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask|
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
By Milt Capps updated with ECD comments 4pm 17 February 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:30 pm
|27.||Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event|
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2016 2:20pm / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:15 pm
|28.||Venture Notes -- April 8, 2019|
Weaver mulls spinout, Angels active, fintech adds, SiRanch bucks, tech commercialization, Briovation bread on the waters and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:43 pm
|29.||SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut|
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:45 am
|30.||LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's|
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
Milt Capps Updated 10:02 a.m. 28 January 2015 / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:15 pm
|31.||Surgiorithm among 5 Startups pitching LaunchTn-LSTN Venture Match|
[Updated] Startups with roots in Tennessee and Dallas take the stage Nov. 4 at Innovation Park
Milt Capps updated 17 March 2017 / Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:15 pm
|32.||Venture People - May 13, 2020|
Tracking moves among a baker's-dozen innovators, including Martin, McWhorter, Freeman, Johnson and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:15 pm
|33.||Venture Notes - May 11, 2016|
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Milt Capps Dart Music item updated 26 July, 2016 / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:13 pm
|34.||Launch Tennessee's Courtney Corlew joins SFO's Bulleit Group PR firm here|
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:45 pm
|35.||McWhorter-led TNECD, LaunchTN aim to elevate two entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems|
Challenges and opportunities statewide, drive to position two new regional entrepreneur centers.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 31, 2023 7:45 pm
|36.||20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference|
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:45 pm
|37.||Techstars accelerator integrating 10 startups into Oak Ridge-Knoxville|
AI is a dominant theme among Industries of the Future Accelerator team members landing in Tennessee from other states and nations.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 7, 2022 6:15 am
|38.||President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee|
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:15 pm
|39.||Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad|
[updated] Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.
Milt Capps Updated / Published Monday, November 28, 2016 8:45 am
|40.||Venture Notes - November 23, 2020|
19 updates on funds being raises, startups drawing attention, growth capital being raised.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 23, 2020 4:45 pm
|41.||Brookings Fellow: Nashville has 'very serious' HealthIT opportunity|
[Updated] Brookings' findings are now available for review here.
Milt Capps Updated 24 Aug 2016 (Original story 15 Aug. 2:30pm) / Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:45 am
|42.||Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding|
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
Milt Capps legislation updated 0800 10 March 2015 / Published Monday, March 9, 2015 3:42 pm
|43.||Venture Notes - December 29, 2020|
Fund passes $100M, raises in healthcare, fitness, musictech, fintech, insurance, plus policy push, Angel credit, Smokies and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 29, 2020 3:45 pm
|44.||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.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:45 pm
|45.||Launch Tennessee Update shows multifaceted mission, wide-ranging action|
Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:15 pm
|46.||Gov. Haslam's evolving performance dashboard|
gains heft and sheds some graphic impact
[updated] Even terrorism and immigration issues may affect performance monitoring.
By Milt Capps update 16 Dec. 2015 0917 / Published Monday, November 16, 2015 3:30 pm
|47.||Venture Notes - June 25, 2020|
New funds, startup capital raises, exec moves, innovation pushes, fintech, and a mayor who supports innovation.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00 pm
|48.||LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief|
Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 4, 2018 4:15 pm
|49.||Venture Notes 14 July 2016|
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
Milt Capps updated 18 July 2016 1403 / Published Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:30 pm
|50.||Venture Notes- 3 Jan. 2019 - Gov.-Elect Lee retains ECD chief,|
plus updates on tech startup capital raises
Lee Cabinet choices affect ECD, LaunchTN, others..plus updates on capital raises.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:15 pm
|51.||Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated|
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:00 am
|52.||Venture Notes - November 30, 2021 - Healthtech + Wellness|
UPDATED Exclusive health-wellness venture roundup with updates on fund raises, startups...all in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps UPDATED 28 June 2022 / Published Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:30 pm