|1.||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
|2.||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
|3.||Rep. Mark White: GOP West TN Economic Caucus|
should push region's economic development
Legislator observes the Western Division of the State lagging Eastern and Western regions.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 pm
|4.||LaunchTN Impact Fund investor committee announced|
Six veterans of early-stage entrepreneurial investment have screened 18 companies.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:49 pm
|5.||Startup bio-dyemaker Stony Creek Colors closes Series A, eyes B-round|
Founder has raised north of $8MM, recruited growing ranks of farmers since inception.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:00 pm
|6.||NewsBits, December 7, 2010|
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
By Milt Capps Updated 1:11 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 7, 2010 9:00 am
|7.||Denenberg departs LaunchTN, state mentor networks for new industries set|
Search for entrepreneurship lead begins soon, lead for Ag network is set.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 5:00 pm
|8.||Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC|
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|9.||36|86: Getting tech to market with max partnerships, with or without grants|
[updated] Straight-talking commercialization and capital advisors from Austin, Nashville and Lexington converge, Aug. 29.
By Milt Capps updated Aug. 6, 2019 / Published Monday, August 5, 2019 2:45 pm
|10.||Indigo Woman: CEO says Stony Creek Colors' capraise awaits pilot results|
'Unique' startup takes on major chemical companies with natural dyes for fashion.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 7, 2015 1:00 pm
|11.||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
|12.||LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition|
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
Submitted, updated 18 March 16 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 3:31 pm
|13.||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
|14.||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
|15.||VenturePeople, June 20, 2011|
Ian Rogers from TopSpin, Lehmans on the move, VUSE prof knows something of ventures, new UT ag exec, Avondale analyst and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 20, 2011 8:19 am
|16.||Nashville Mayor Cooper names SBA veteran LaTanya Channel director of Economic Growth and Small Business Development|
Administration's appointment of business and economic advisor comes ahead of Metro Nashville's mayoral election in 2023.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:15 pm
|17.||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
|18.||Venture Notes - 21 August 2018|
Capraises, Angels, VCs, biotech, automotive, publishing, healthcare, fintech, Agbiz, TN-Women rock, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:00 pm
|19.||More LaunchTN commercialization comments and notes|
from submitted statements / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 8:30 am
|20.||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
|21.||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
|22.||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
|23.||Tailwind: Snaproll Media pursues UAV growth, mulls smart-capital raise|
They're not 'stealthy', just bent on growth in a market with shifting winds.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:30 am
|24.||LaunchTN's Lanahan on coastal VC realities, authenticity + Unicorns|
Exec averse to encouraging all to 'shoot for the middle', notes need for champion investors.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:45 pm
|25.||Economy: Nashville Business Outlook Summit set for Winter '09|
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
Milt Capps UPDATED 10:45 A.M. / Published Sunday, December 7, 2008 7:31 pm
|26.||Venture Notes - 6 December 2017|
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 pm
|27.||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
|28.||State-backed Launch Tennessee puts total $626K+ into startups|
in Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, Possip
Launch Tennessee builds the profile of its Innovation Capital Continuum.
adapted from submitted release / Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:44 pm
|29.||TN ECD + Opportunity Zone allies convene OZ briefing in Nashville|
[updated] Convenors say tracks are clear for OZ-advantaged real estate and operating business developments.
By Milt Capps updated rescheduled / Published Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:15 pm
|30.||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
|31.||Aegis Health Security, Global Action eye impact-investment partnership|
[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
Milt Capps updated 3 December 2015 / Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:30 pm
|32.||LaunchTN, UpSkill 901 seek grants for innovation marketplace, talent|
Despite massive headwinds, NGOs and other nonprofits seek to help drive transformation of state and its regional economies.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:07 am
|33.||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
|34.||UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund|
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
By Milt Capps Updated 7:49 a.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:32 am
|35.||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
|36.||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
|37.||Foundation Instruments, Stony Creek Colors receive SBIR grants|
Nondilutive capital gives entrepreneurs advantages in research, bizdev and raising capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:45 pm
|38.||Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation|
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
By Milt Capps Last Updated 8:59 a.m. Oct. 30, 2009 / Published Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:15 pm
|39.||Mid-TN biometric ID startup 'Global e-dentity' eyes $38MM Series A|
Franklin entrepreneur says eventual IPO is only exit option he's focused on, given global demand for ID assurance.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018 3:30 pm
|40.||Exec: LaunchTN embraces discretionary role in IMPACT Fund investing|
Applications for investment consideration are being taken now.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:45 pm
|41.||NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest|
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:45 pm
|42.||TN-based Genera Energy raises $118MM to advance Earthable line|
Funding fuels manufacturing and market priorities, but team is alert for other 'sustainable' opportunities.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:45 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 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
|45.||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
|46.||FINTECH: Leaf virtual banking startup eyes global markets, capital raises|
[updated] A seasoned crossborder entrepreneur says he's homesteading in Nashville, for now.
By Milt Capps updated 14 Dec 2017 / Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:00 pm
|47.||General Assembly leader, advocates keep LaunchTN SBIR fund hopes alive|
[Updated] Late-breaking budget amendment proposal may improve odds for funding core SBIR-STTR grant-matching program.
By Milt Capps Updated May 12, 2021 / Published Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:47 pm
|48.||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
|49.||NewsBits, January 10, 2011|
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:27 pm
|50.||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
|51.||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
|52.||Venture Notes - 22 January 2018|
17 updates ranging from Fintech, Soccer and Patient warming, to new platforms, VCs and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 22, 2018 4:30 pm
|53.||NewsBits, March 28, 2011|
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
By Milt Capps updated 3:38 p.m. / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm
|54.||Venture Notes - January 25, 2021|
TN IPO enlarges, Pharos and other VC updates, plus action in spacs, fintech, insuretech, sports odds and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 25, 2021 2:24 pm
|55.||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 / Published Monday, March 1, 2021 4:00 pm
|56.||Venture Notes - Nov. 15, 2022|
A baker's-dozen of venture updates, including ClearTrack, TraceFemcare, Writerly, Invergarry, Swingzen and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:15 pm
|57.||Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011|
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
By Milt Capps updated 1:55 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 5:48 am
|58.||Venture Notes -- April 13, 2020|
Gov. Bill Lee updates us, plus 17 venture updates and resources on telemed, M&A and more.
By Milt Capps Updated 15 April 2020 / Published Monday, April 13, 2020 3:29 pm
|59.||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
|60.||TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs|
and investors begin charting path forward
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014 / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:03 pm
|61.||Venture Notes - October 24, 2019|
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:00 am
|62.||Venture Notes - June 30, 2021|
Two-dozen+ venture newcomers, startups, capraises, investments in CREtech, Fintech, Edtech, Healthtech, and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:45 am
|63.||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
|64.||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