|1.||Bulletin: Pivotal grants to LaunchTN, AgLaunch, UMemphis, plus SBIR grant matches |
After weeks of work and months of waiting for the outcome, news breaks on several fronts.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:58 am
|2.||Haslam Admin eyes AgLaunch support for TN rural entrepreneurs, growers|
VTC: Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:00 am
|3.||VP-Ag Innovation named for Memphis Bioworks Foundation|
VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 5:10 pm
|4.||AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies|
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 16, 2016 9:00 am
|5.||VC: Innova Memphis RBIC pursues $75MM Ag Innovation Fund VI|
Will seasoned investors find Ag-tech one of the safer harbors amid shifting economic winds?
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 20, 2023 1:15 pm
|6.||Venture Notes - 8 September 2016|
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:30 pm
|7.||VC Innova Memphis ignites $31MM RBIC fund,|
projects 20 transactions by year-end 2018
Robotics, analytics, decision-support tech -- it's not your Grandma's Ag anymore.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 15, 2017 11:11 am
|8.||Innovator AgLaunch seeks EDA grant for agrifood value-chain disruption|
UPDATES Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.
By Milt Capps updated 30 Nov 2022 / Published Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:30 pm
|9.||Tennessee's scitech industry mentor networks finalize LaunchTN grants|
Intelligent Mobility, Life Sciences, Energy, and Ag-Food networks bolster startup resources
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:42 pm
|10.||Roadtrip! Memphis Demo Day startups beckon entrepreneurs, investors|
Consider going: Array of startups queued-up for the Aug. 16 culmination of 'Summer of Acceleration'
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:15 pm
|11.||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
|12.||Launch Tennessee seeks US EDA funding to expand Industry Networks|
Consumer Products, Advanced Manufacturing, Fintech, would join advanced energy, agritech, mobility, life-sciences concentrations.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 16, 2022 6:00 pm
|13.||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
|14.||Ted Townsend: Despite Fed grant miss, Memphis and 'Digital Delta' allies remain undeterred in pursuing Digital Delta initiative|
Updated 3 September 2022: 8 Tennessee economic-development coalitions pursued federal grants of $25MM+ more each. Only Memphis remained in the hunt.
By Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 3, 2022 10:45 am
|15.||3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants|
$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.
By Milt Capps updated July 23, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:45 pm
|16.||ITIF: Tennessee has risen sharply in New Economy Index|
[updated] A pronounced rise in overall ranking comes with weaker showing on some of 25 dimensions.
By Milt Capps updated 7 Nov 2017 1717 / Published Monday, November 6, 2017 10:15 am
|17.||Tennessee's innovators rally toward NSF Regional Innovation Engines|
Five TN cities home to 10 Engine candidates seeking to strengthen region's entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 11, 2022 2:23 pm
|18.||Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants|
[Updated] EDA has $33MM pot, says previous grant wins no reason to withhold well defined, competitive ideas.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Friday, January 3, 2020 4:30 pm
|19.||ISO Capital: LaunchTN expands innovation-capital investment committee|
[Updated) There's sharpened focus on capital, as well as on entrepreneurial infrastructure and regional strategy.
By Milt Capps updated 23 January 2020 / Published Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:44 pm
|20.||Beacon Center poll says State incentive wasteful, while Entertainment, Blockchain, other industries mobilize for Capitol Hill action|
'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:00 pm
|21.||Startup's GeoAir recipe calls for Drones, pest DNA and AgBiz savvy|
Young entrepreneur finds curious farmers allow testing his tech in their fields.
By Larisa Brass / Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00 pm
|22.||Venture Notes - December 7, 2022|
Venture bullets: DARVIS, Dropper, SeeSnap, Rockmont, Simple Solutions, AngelEye, HotPoppy, Campus Protein, AgLaunch, SmartRIA and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 7, 2022 2:57 pm
Investor, Entrepreneur schedules in next 30 days could test road warriors
Time is money, not every meeting's worthwhile, but these warrant your scrutiny.
Staff / Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:45 am
|24.||Venture Notes - 23 September 2016|
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 23, 2016 5:15 pm
|25.||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
|26.||Memphis Agritech: The Seam launches blockchain venture,|
considers capital strategy for product roadmap, global footprint
Parentco backers have big footprints, but want company of global investors to create 'network effect'
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:15 am
|27.||Venture Notes - July 14, 2021|
VU-propelled startup, AI for VC, MB Ventures, Claritas, Harbert, McWhorter, lifesci fund, ed tech, SBIR, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:15 pm
|28.||Venture Notes - 17 January 2017|
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:15 pm
|29.||Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated|
[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:00 am
|30.||Venture Notes - October 19, 2020|
[updated] Capital raises, executive moves, venture plays, true startups and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, October 19, 2020 5:15 pm
|31.||Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated|
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
Milt Capps updated Dec. 2, 2015 / Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015 6:00 am
|32.||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
|33.||'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
|34.||Venture Notes - June 12, 2020|
New Angel fund, resource for family offices, OZ fund, Innova bets, Techstars eyes Knox, batch of raises, exec moves + more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 12, 2020 3:16 pm
|35.||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
|36.||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
|37.||Sarah Bellos, Lewis + Clark AgriFood chart Stony Creek Colors' Indigo path|
Its $9MM B-round nearly done, the startup's cornerstone is an amalgam of purpose, agriculture, supply chain and global economics.
By Milt Capps Updated Dec. 2, 2022 / Published Monday, March 1, 2021 4:00 pm
|38.||Venture Notes - March 29, 2021|
Today: ObjectiveGI | AgAdvisory | EPI Capital | TechTrans | IPE | Lemonade | IMAC | SESAC | Agilon | Nikola
By Milt Capps - Updated Sept. 15, 2021 / Published Monday, March 29, 2021 5:30 pm
|39.||Venture Notes - February 24, 2021|
[updated] 37 items on startups, PE-VC-Angel-Crowd-Seed raises, entrepreneurs, events, deadlines, resources and more.
By Milt Capps updated April 19, 2021 / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:45 pm
|40.||Venture Notes - March 13, 2019|
[Updated 3/15] 41 items, including SEC $ filings, tech talent, startups, entrepreneurial events, capital formation, exec roles, and more.
By Milt Capps updated March 27, 2019 / Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00 pm
|41.||TN General Assembly, Lobbyists + Clients engage on ed, tech,|
medicine, taxes, myriad other issues
As bill-filing deadlines loom, bills that shape TN economy, startups, entrepreneurial momentum are in prospect.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 4, 2019 4:00 pm
|42.||Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated|
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 pm
|43.||Update: LaunchTN continues to refine strategy and priorities|
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 20, 2015 3:00 pm
|44.||Venture Notes - March 7, 2016|
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
Milt Capps Updated 11 Jan 2017 / Published Monday, March 7, 2016 4:45 pm
|45.||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
|46.||Garrabrant's SMTI maps Series A, preps heat-pump debut in OEM markets|
ETN startup Stone Mountain Tech maps capital, foresees global reach, hundreds of homegrown E.TN jobs.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 5, 2021 12:30 pm
|47.||MidTN Coalition may launch Lifeworks Accelerator and VC+AI+Data initiatives to deepen Greater Nashville life-sciences ecosystem|
[updated] Build Back Better funding via EDA for ventures, biomaking, cyber and more could lift Nashville region's lifesciences ecosystem.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:30 pm
|48.||Venture Notes - December 2, 2021 |
Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:32 pm