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1.O'More College real estate to be sold after Belmont University merger
Landmark property in Franklin is likely to change hands.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 19, 2018 4:30 pm

2.Belmont University is hatching new ventures
At 23, Kevin Jennings may represent the breed of entrepreneur being spawned in the Hatchery incubator at Belmont University. Drive, networks and family support play classic roles.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:35 pm

3.Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Dean Patrick Raines considers options in wake of popular leader.
By Milt Capps updated 6:20 a.m. June 20, 2013 / Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:13 pm

4.Belmont University Student Business Plan Competition set March 15
[Updated] Ten student teams and their bizplans present at the Massey Center.
Milt Capps Updated / Published Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:00 pm

5.Belmont University aims to raise Business enrollment
Competitive pressures, increased awareness and a sluggish job market for college graduates are among factors driving '5th Year' option
By Milt Capps Updated 10:38 a.m. / Published Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:52 pm

6.Belmont bootstrapping advocate Jeff Cornwall unveils family business
Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.
Milt Capps updated 10:31pm 10 Aug. 2015 / Published Monday, August 10, 2015 4:45 pm

7.Center for Entrepreneurship preps 2015-16 programs at Belmont University
[Updated] Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.
Milt Capps Updated Sept. 26, 2019 / Published Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:00 pm

8.Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 27, 2009 1:12 pm

9.Belmont Dean Gardial expands Massey College business, campus outreach
Both Venture + Corporate entrepreneurship embraced, because not everyone's cut-out for doing startups from scratch.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 9, 2020 3:00 pm

10.Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;
Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships

University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula 
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 3:45 am

11.People: TuneCore's Kennedy sees Nashville as 'heaven for creators'
Nashville Creatives use vision and talent to produce important things, out of nothing.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 29, 2014 12:45 pm

12.Marcom: Snell's Gyrosity eyes capital raise and Crosshair spin-out
[updated] Not long out of Belmont University, young entrepreneur envisions string of ventures.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 1, 2017 10:00 am

13.Nashville Technology Council 2013 Awards
The votes are in for the 2013 NTC Awards!
Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:00 pm

14.Survivors: Nashville Business Plan winners unveiled after 18-month trek
These Nashville entrepreneurs are celebrating this morning, but we won't see another batch of innovators til 2010. Other competitions at UT and FedEx Institute are about all there are in the state, at the moment.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 4, 2008 6:47 am

15.Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review
Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.
Milt Capps - edited 7:10 pm / Published Monday, April 13, 2015 4:06 pm

16.Rabbit Hole Creative projects disruptive video, with more to be revealed
[updated] Recent grads Jorgovan and Fulda may have stolen a march on part of the entertainment industry
By Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:11 am

17.ProjectMusic: EVAmore in business/platform dev push + pursuing capraise
[updated 10:21a] Belmont students keeping moving toward launch, with deep advisory bench.
Milt Capps updated Sept. 8, 2016 10:21am / Published Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:00 pm

18.Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
By Milt Capps Last updated 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 2009 / Published Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:08 am

19.John Liu stealthy about startup Intelluron,
but vocal about 2020 Sci-Engineering event

Digital Reasoning exec felt called to pursue ML venture, extols Nashville and its STEM-oriented youth.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:15 pm

20.Angel Capital Group outlines deal-syndication strategy
Leveraging a North Carolina Angel-investing network and attempting to launch a microfund, the ACG hasn't lowered its expectations, as it makes a fresh push to gain traction in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 26, 2008 11:06 pm

21.NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 1, 2009 8:35 am

22.VU Owen GSM's partnership awards EMBA tuition gift
A youthful executive from a business-oriented nonprofit benefits from Owen's partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 13, 2009 8:27 am

23.HealthDataSource unveils advisors for health data startup
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:21 am

24.TN Biotech may get boost from relaunched Alliance
If advanced degrees and the tenacity of two athletes can make a difference, this could be the year
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:10 a.m. / Published Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:00 am

25.People: Hampton will be point-man in TSU reform
UPDATED Oct. 8, 2008 - TSU Academic chief reassigned
Milt Capps UPDATED Oct. 8, 2008 4:20 AM / Published Thursday, September 4, 2008 7:53 am

26.Venture Nashville Calendar of Coming Events
Whether you're an entrepreneur, VC, techie or community leader for growth, you'll want to examine these offerings, closely
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:25 am

27.Nashville Technology Council Awards for 2015 announced
NTC marks another year with competitive awards for excellence.
Staff / Published Friday, January 29, 2016 3:00 am

28.VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative
[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.
Milt Capps updated 27 Oct. 2014 / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:15 am

29.'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
Operating under a brand name for a decade or more, this Nashville marketing and innovation guru seems to have earned his spurs
By Milt Capps Updated 7:07 a.m., Jan. 18, 2011 / Published Monday, January 17, 2011 6:01 pm

30.People: JumpStart's Hendrickson pitched Nashville
for ReadWriteStart's tech-center spotlight

Nashville gets national pub when incubator staffer weighs-in with case for 'Never Mind the Valley'
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 7, 2011 7:53 am

31.The VN Blog: 'Hockey Sticks' and business valuation
Published Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:54 am

32.'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 9, 2009 2:03 pm

33.Pathfinder Therapeutics CEO is out
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:08 am

34.Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
By Milt Capps Last updated 9:52 a.m. Feb. 9, 2010 / Published Monday, February 8, 2010 11:05 am

35.VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week
with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues

More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.
Staff / Published Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

36.Tech entrepreneurs make public pitches to Angels
During today's event at Cummins Station, the Angel Capital Group takes another step toward transparency -- while a few caveats are offered by a veteran observer
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:16 am

37.LaunchTN taps 13 potential startups from campus entrepreneurship pipeline
Finalists are to pitch Aug. 28 during 36|86 event in Nashville.
By Milt Capps updated 5 July 2018 / Published Monday, July 2, 2018 6:00 pm

38.Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products
Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 9, 2008 9:06 am

39.The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'
Beating-out more than 800 competitors, a confident Statzen hopes a few minutes elevator-pitching West Coast investors will shorten the fund-raising cycle for this emerging company.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 13, 2008 1:33 pm

40.LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:54 am

41.SpecialOps: ExBellum combat veterans target business imperatives
Warriors suit-up to place special operations personnel in crucial business roles
By Milt Capps updated 10:12 p.m. / Published Monday, May 6, 2013 9:59 am

42.Briefly: Nashville Technology Council freshens its board
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
By Staff Updated 2:14 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am

43.CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 am

44.VentureTools: Moonlighting while Starting-Up
Darkside: Someone's dayjob on your team could imperil your venture.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 13, 2012 6:34 am

45.NewsBits, April 18, 2011
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 18, 2011 9:38 am

46.Ideas: Is TechAlpharetta entrepreneur center a model for Mid-TN cities?
Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro may need localized recipes for entrepreneurship.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:14 pm

47.Skoller files for $2MM raise, steps-up pace to expand platform offering
CEO says social-media spend for student assignments, tests, grades users prompts accelerating employer recruitment support.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:30 pm

48.NewsBits, May 23, 2011
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 23, 2011 8:29 am

49.WillCo entrepreneurship center eyes advisory board, Placemaker funding
[Updated] WillCo EC to serve established businesses seeking scale in TN's fast-growing Williamson County.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:00 pm

50.Will Nashville technology community 'mushroom'?
Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.
Milt Capps Update 12:16pm / Published Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:44 am

51.Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
Milt Capps Updated 18 Nov 1346 / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:51 am

52.Market Monitor:
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

53.World Trade Center in Nashville moves closer to reality
A Franklin, Tenn.-based entrepreneur today won approval of the World Trade Centers Association in New York City to create a World Trade Center to serve the Greater Nashville area.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 1, 2008 2:22 pm

54.NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
By Milt Capps updated 29 Oct. 9:35 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am

55.2017 Project Music selects 4 startups from 120+ accelerator applicants
The 3rd cohort has apparently been finely sifted in an effort to ensure success is baked-in.
Milt Capps updated 12:09pm / Published Monday, February 6, 2017 9:30 am

56.'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:40 P.M. / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 4:17 pm

57.Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council
[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector
By Milt Capps Updated 10 Nov. 2015 0800 / Published Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:03 am

58.Nashville EC's 'Twende' event focuses on Black, Brown founders' funding
Unprecedented EC gathering meant to improve minority entrepreneurs' access to contacts, capital and growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:11 pm

59.Apple Computer Co-Founder Wozniak joins Nashville's Leadership Music
Computer scientist, philanthropist, entrepreneur Wozniak has committed to participating in a demanding 9-month program in Nashville. The program may afford Woz a look inside Music that will benefit a new venture he helps guide.
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:21PM / Published Monday, June 16, 2008 12:16 am

60.Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup
Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:27 am

61.Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
By Milt Capps Updated 9:42 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:35 pm

62.Music Council co-chair Randy Goodman adds Lipscomb Univ. Business EIR role
[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings
By VNC Staff updated July 8, 2015 / Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:00 am

63.Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge
A long-standing friendship, economic pressure and the vagaries of family business are among factors cited in the sale.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am

64.Nashville Entrepreneur Center appointments heavy with longtime advocates
Experience, expertise and continuity seem reflected in selections.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 6:12 a.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:45 pm

65.Launch Tennessee launches Virtual Entrepreneurship Program
Startup and growth-oriented entrepreneurship program taking 2020 applications now, through Dec. 15, 2019.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 4, 2019 2:07 pm

66.Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
Milt Capps Updated 2:43 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am

67.Partnership 2010/Chamber call for 'Virtual Entrepreneur Center'
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:34 pm

68.Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated
State and regional events of interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:45 am

69.From Cicero to Church Street:
Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending

[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt
By Milt Capps updated July 1, 2013 / Published Monday, August 27, 2012 12:53 pm

70.VenturePeople, Sept. 20, 2011
Luke Simons of Council Capital, Les Wilkinson of The Martin Companies and Si Deane's new sidebiz
By Milt Capps Updated 1:49 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:18 am

71.CEO: Nashville Fashion Alliance may pivot into strategic relationship
With a merger or other transition afoot, NFA chief and Mayor Briley restate value of supporting Creatives, Fashion entrepreneurs.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:07 pm

72.Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;
Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan

Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others
By Milt Capps Updated 5:00 p.m. / Published Saturday, July 2, 2011 3:27 pm

73.Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:21 pm

74.Update: Artiphon is likely to pursue a Series A capraise in 2016
Now is a great time to 'shake-up' the Music Instrument marketplace, says CEO.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 21, 2015 1:00 pm

75.Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game
Serial entrepreneurs, age 30 and 31, have succeeded in getting the nod from the iPhone App Store for a game they'd like to think could be a 'Big Win' for Nashville
By Milt Capps Updated 12:42 p.m. June 9, 2009 / Published Tuesday, June 9, 2009 11:18 am

76.Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner
[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha
Milt Capps last edited 8:51am 27 January 2016 / Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:45 pm

77.Capraises filed by Council Capital, Music City Baseball,
Revolution Partners, Dynamo, SweetBio

Signs of the season? SEC filings pop up in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:57 pm

78.Healthtech: Iasis, BulldogIT veteran Ken Perry
raising capital for Servicesdot startup

After three decades in health-sector Finance/Technology, founder makes another run at processes and outcomes.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:00 pm

79.Nashville HQ possible for Healthcare Management Partners
[updated] Bracing for 'intense shakeout' and scouting for talent, company now counts HCA, Lifepoint among its clients, playing the upside among distressed properties
By Milt Capps updated 24 Feb 2017 / Published Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:00 am

80.NEWSBITS, Jan. 19, 2010
OnFocus Healthcare's new cap raise underway, Joe Cook appointment, Inkflip update, Venture Pitch events and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:13 am

81.CEO: CellJournalist helps news media 'win the big story'
Word of CellJournalist's sale UPDATED. Bidders come sniffing, now that this startup's footprint reaches 40 states
By Milt Capps updated 23 April 2014 / Published Monday, February 14, 2011 7:58 am

82.Angel Tax Credit: Prayers for passage not on all lips
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
By Milt Capps Updated 11:55 a.m. / Published Monday, April 11, 2011 8:34 am

83.Founder: Startup ALECIA maps capital raise, keeps IPO option in its sites
Content may be king, but this Nashville digital network aims to take the crown.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 5, 2018 1:00 pm

84.Healthier NTC will refocus on venture ties and serving Nashville region
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:10 am

85.The VNC Reader's Guide to the Best of 2008
'Respect must be paid' to 2008, with a sample drawn from nearly 200 VNC stories, setting the stage for 2009
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 2, 2009 2:15 pm

86.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

87.Nashville's Emdeon asserts influence on health tech, privacy debates
Under new 'thought-leadership' strategist, the company is asserting its credentials for a seat at the table when talk turns to issues critical to its healthcare business
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 29, 2008 7:54 am

88.VentureNotes, Oct. 3, 2011
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
By Milt Capps Updated 4:07 p.m. / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am

89.Venture Notes - November 29, 2018
HealthIT startup winds-down, VC tags talent for Nashville, Angels raising, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:00 pm

90.NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm

91.Nashville answer to Brookings HealthIT challenge to emerge within 120 days
An action plan for leadership may soon come off the drawing-board.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 17, 2017 2:15 pm

92.Entrepreneurs' advice for 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:31 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:05 pm

93.Nashville Software School eyes new offerings, leadership succession plans
[updated] Founder John Wark's NSS aims to make juniors who are the future talent Nashville needs.
Milt Capps updated 25 July 2017 0859 / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:30 pm

94.VC Coleman Swenson Booth realized $44MM in 2010; portfolio exits likely to continue in 2011
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:38 am

95.BootstrapsX2: At BRS, Reed's plans for Idezi Group reflects IndieBiz realities
After more than a decade as sole proprietor, an owner seeks a partner
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 10, 2012 7:53 am

96.Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 7, 2008 10:56 am

97.XOEye Technologies wearables gameplan could include Series B in 2015
[updated] Google Glass is not a large blip on this startup's radar, thus far.
Milt Capps Updated 7 Aug 2019 / Published Monday, December 15, 2014 3:27 pm

98.Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley
consultant work separately to keep it real

Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
By Milt Capps - Corrected March 14, 2011 1:55 p.m. / Published Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:09 pm

99.BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate
to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep

Former BioMimetic Therapeutics executives at center of new initiatives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 24, 2017 9:15 am

100.Venture Notes 9 December 2015
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:15 pm

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