|1.||Brock: Company Lab CEO search advances in gateway City of Chattanooga|
Hub praised for its startup drive and innovation emerges from pandemic throes with both strategy and wide-ranging leadership search.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 26, 2022 2:27 pm
|2.||Bulletin: Launch Tennessee has chosen Lindsey Cox as CEO to succeed Interim Abby Trotter|
The LaunchTN board has approved the search committee's recommendation. Stanton Chase managed recruiting.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 1, 2022 2:05 pm
|3.||Venture Notes - Aug. 5, 2021|
30 actionable newsbits on capital raises, execs, pandemic and events, relocations and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 5, 2021 10:00 am
|4.||Mike Bradshaw named EIR in UTC Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship|
Leader, entrepreneur and investigator of economic ecosystems named first Entrepreneur in Residence of UTC-CIE.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 9, 2021 10:15 am
|5.||Memphis entrepreneurship plans surge, as Bioworks Foundation ends run|
UPdated - EDA's Build to Scale is assessing three 2021 entrepreneurship, commercialization proposals from Memphis.
By Milt Capps Updated 30 Sept. 2021 / Published Wednesday, July 7, 2021 3:00 pm
|6.||Lindsey Cox building head o' steam at CoLab in Chattanooga|
Healthcare, transportation, mobility among targets of new Chattanooga Regional Catalyst Fund
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:00 am
|7.||Venture Notes - April 28, 2021|
Twenty updates on VC/PE moves, startups, innovation funding, family offices and more, plus Resources.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:36 pm
|8.||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
|9.||Venture Notes - December 18, 2020|
Dozens of news items on startups, capital raises, executive moves and business resources.
By Milt Capps updated 31 May 2021 / Published Friday, December 18, 2020 4:30 pm
|10.||Launch Tennessee board vets, then names Van Tucker CEO|
Snap board meeting on Friday covered key issues and produced mandate to seek a contract with Tucker.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:29 pm
|11.||Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020|
[Updated] A gamble, sure, but the Pandemic Vintage of startups, capraises + executive moves may rival any we've seen in the past decade.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2020 3:30 pm
|12.||'Build To Scale' entries target TN entrepreneurial pipeline, capital, rural|
Annual grant competition draws rigorous programs from campus and accelerator advocates for entrepreneurship, investment.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:24 pm
|13.||Venture Notes -- March 13, 2020|
Nearly 30 items of extraordinary range, from capital raises, to exec appointments, uncertainty and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 13, 2020 5:00 pm
|14.||Venture Notes -- Feb. 18, 2020|
Updates on EC strategic planning, plus fintech, music tech startups, healthcare raises and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:15 pm
|15.||CEO Dolan: LaunchTN aims for authentic partnerships,|
while blazing paths to capital, investors, corporates
LTN board and leadership top for empowering ecosystem from post within the partner ranks.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:34 pm
|16.||LaunchTN sets Startup Policy Workshops to boost regional entrepreneurship|
Meetups blend LaunchTN mission, Kauffman funding, Engine advocate, constituents getting to know legislators.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, October 7, 2019 1:05 pm
|17.||Venture Notes -- Aug. 1, 2019|
OppZone platform in works, Legility M&A, SEC filings, Veteran Ventures, H2O and Lirio raises and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:48 pm
|18.||LaunchTN and allies pick startups for 36|86 Pitch & Demo events Aug. 28-29|
Event could top last year's 1,200 registrants, including 100 or more presenters, hundreds of serial entrepreneurs and investors.
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:30 pm
|19.||Launch Tennessee names Partnerships Coordinator|
Tennessee Tech alumna and entrepreneurship intern gets the job.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:36 pm
|20.||EirSystems maps capital raises for P.A.G.R. e-prescribing platform launch|
Hyperledger Fabric tech used to fight errors, fraud, adverse effects, illicit drug access.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:45 pm
|21.||Venture Notes -- July 9, 2019|
Updated: 21 items on TN capital raises, advisors, entrepreneurs and strategies.
By Milt Capps updated July 10, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:30 pm
|22.||Bellhops veterans' startup 'The House' enters Nashville|
Eat on the House eschews ratings in favor of consumer intercepts at point of decision.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:45 pm
|23.||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
|24.||Healthcare accelerator pact among Company Lab, Erlanger, Unum|
leverages Chattanooga's broad innovation impulse
Months and years of ecosystem development might help make Chattanooga an 'overnight' entrepreneurial success.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:44 pm
|25.||Venture Notes - October 19, 2018|
Another batch of entrepreneurial and investment movers, shakers and TBDs.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 19, 2018 1:30 pm
|26.||Venture Notes - Aug. 2, 2018|
[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.
By Milt Capps updated 17 Sept. 2018 / Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:45 pm
|27.||CO.LAB's 17 startups prep for Demo Day July 26 in Chattanooga|
New ventures in Consumer Goods and in the Gigtank category are to be highlighted.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:17 am
|28.||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
|29.||CEO Charlie Brock announces departure from Launch Tennessee |
[updated] High-energy team builder prepares for his next entrepreneurial or service act.
Milt Capps updated 4:13 pm CT / Published Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:40 pm
|30.||Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated|
State and regional events of interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:45 am
|31.||Venture Notes - 24 July 2017|
LaunchTN's 36|86 bet, Van Beke promo, Steve Hau's gambit, P/E & TCRS, CoLab CEO and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 24, 2017 4:30 pm
|32.||Pass-It-Down eyes $1MM Seed round to 'revolutionize' genealogy biz|
[updated] Entrepreneur steps away from lawyering to disrupt personal history making and storytelling.
Milt Capps updated 18 July 2017 0910 / Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:45 pm
|33.||The TENN: Rendever eyes $1.5MM Seed raise|
for VR platform for assisted-living
[Updated] Cambridge, Mass. healthcare startup won birth in Tennessee master accelerator.
Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm
|34.||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
|35.||Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service|
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:30 pm
|36.||The Company Lab to accelerate dozens of startups each year|
VTC Chattanooga nonprofit behind GigTank365 and CoLab Accelerator pushes ahead.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:06 am
|37.||Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?|
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 2:45 pm
|38.||Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,|
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point
Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Milt Capps Updated 17 December 2014 1:46pm / Published Monday, July 28, 2014 10:45 am
|39.||New LaunchTN CEO Brock cites innovation 'momentum', surveys challenges|
First permanent CEO in three years begins a stem-stern review as he wades-in
By Milt Capps updated 11:17 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:11 am
|40.||Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011|
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am
|41.||NewsBits, March 7, 2011|
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:15 p.m. March 8, 2011 / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am