|1.||Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program|
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
By Milt Capps Updated 2:19 p.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:16 am
|2.||Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down|
to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties
President and COO Sam Lingo will also be Acting CEO.
Adapted from submitted press release / Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 2:00 pm
|3.||Noted: Tailwind, McWhorters buy into Cumberland Consulting|
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
VNC Staff updated 7:09 a.m. / Published Thursday, January 5, 2012 6:58 am
|4.||Briefly: NEXT Nashville Legacy Entrepreneurs named|
Five local worthies (including Hal Cato at left) will be honored by Chamber and Entrepreneur Center for achievements
By VNC Staff / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 10:20 am
|5.||Stuart McWhorter succeeds Burcham as CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
The son of the EC's founding chairman, Clayton McWhorter, takes the helm.
Press Release / Published Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:57 am
|6.||CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity|
[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.
Milt Capps updated Jan. 24, 2016 5:10pm / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:15 pm
|7.||Stuart McWhorter unveils 400-acre Rolling Hills Retreat on Lewisburg Pike|
Providing more intimate meeting spaces and helping local nonprofits are among the goals.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 am
|8.||McWhorters' CA healthcare innovation impetus reflected in new Fund filings|
Latest fund raise could become largest in history of Clayton Associates ecosystem.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 16, 2021 2:48 pm
|9.||Clayton Associates' McWhorter increases stake in Clemson University|
VC co-founder takes a paws for philanthropy that may inspire other executives.
Milt Capps updated May 8, 2020 / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 7:15 am
|10.||Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence|
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am
|11.||VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?|
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
By Milt Capps updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:14 pm
|12.||Briefly: McWhorter launches another Health advocate|
A former CMS official is senior advisor to the veteran health exec's new coalition for budget-neutral healthcare reform
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 1:24 pm
|13.||Stuart McWhorter leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC|
[Updated] $6MM raise apparently found quick acceptance - McWhorter foresees $100MM impact.
By Milt Capps updated 3:42pm 4 June 2018 / Published Monday, June 4, 2018 12:15 pm
|14.||Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016|
Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 2:45 pm
|15.||King: FCA Venture Partners now follows more 'ideas' for possible investment|
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:51 am
|16.||CEO search: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to seek Brody-Waite successor |
Brody-Waite plans to leave the decade-old entrepreneurship center.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 1, 2019 3:56 pm
|17.||InfoWorks' Clayton names Heard president|
Citing confidence in the face of economy, veteran Nashville technology executive entrusts reins to long-time Nashville executive
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 3, 2008 1:09 pm
|18.||McWhorter-backed coalition, Solidus-backed company are health-reform allies|
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:24 pm
|19.||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
|20.||McWhorter sets Entrepreneur Center diligence,|
mulls accelerators, capital links, other ideas
All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.
Milt Capps edits 4:13 pm / Published Monday, April 6, 2015 3:30 pm
|21.||Message at Samford bears McWhorter legacy and son's challenge to serve|
Stuart McWhorter: Community service a kind of moral obligation
Published Monday, May 9, 2016 3:30 pm
|22.||Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
[updated] Former InQuicker CEO sees traditional '100-day' assessment.
Milt Capps updated 5:11pm / Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 pm
|23.||Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York|
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:17 pm
|24.||Parental Health attracts Innova Fund II as investors close Series A cap raise|
Hudsmith's HP-allied startup executes on its telemedicine strategy for seniors aging-in-place
By Milt Capps updated January 4, 2012 / Published Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:16 am
|25.||VC panelists: Entrepreneurs in good standing, please rise|
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:03 am
|26.||CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center|
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Press release submitted for Nashville Entrepreneur Center / Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:21 am
|27.||Nashville Medical Trade Center team blitzes NV influentials|
[Updated] At the end of an intensive week of meetings here, the CEO of the proposed trade center says a competing NYC group offered has made overtures
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:45 p.m., Aug. 23 / Published Friday, August 21, 2009 9:40 am
|28.||Venture Notes - May 2, 2018|
LaunchTN pushes, TN fintech pivot person, Kisber in K-TENN, capraises for SIGNiX, Metova, others.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:45 pm
|29.||VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010|
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:30 pm
|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.||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
|32.||'Populr' decision: Bullpen Ventures corrals CentreSource's Nick Holland|
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
By Milt Capps updated 10:55 a.m. / Published Monday, December 19, 2011 9:05 am
|33.||With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse|
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:52 pm
|34.||VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion|
and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation
Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am
|35.||VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment|
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
Milt Capps last edited 6:25pm / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:00 pm
|36.||FCA Venture Partners said to co-manage Dioko fund, files for $75M Fund VI|
[Updated] Clayton Associates affiliate obviously pushing on more than one front.
Milt Capps UPDATED March 15, 2016 11:23 a.m. / Published Monday, February 22, 2016 2:52 pm
|37.||Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups|
Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:30 am
|38.||People: EC President Sam Lingo has a heart for economic empowerment|
The EC team is rewarded with added responsibilities.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 4:45 pm
|39.||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
|40.||LaunchTN eyes creation of model anti-sexual harassment policy|
Exec says harassment 'unacceptable' and LaunchTN will advocate broad adoption of planned policy model
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 17, 2017 5:45 pm
|41.||Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership|
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
By Milt Capps Updated 3:53 p.m. / Published Monday, January 25, 2010 3:31 pm
|42.||TTDC grants $100K to Nashville Entrepreneur Center, names two board leaders|
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
By Milt Capps Updated 3:44 a.m. Jan. 22, 2010 / Published Thursday, January 21, 2010 4:34 pm
|43.||Healthcare leaders aboard, Parental Health builds traction|
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:23 am
|44.||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
|45.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor|
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 8:06 am
|46.||FinTech: St. Louis' SixThirty accelerator beckons Nashville startups|
Deadline July 10 - St. Louis accelerator ramps-up for Fall Cohort.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 3:33 pm
|47.||Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,|
sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
By Milt Capps updated Nov. 21, 2012 6:26 a.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:09 pm
|48.||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
|49.||Clayton's FCA Venture Partners leads One Medical Passport Series A raise|
[Updated] Healthcare-centric VC makes growth investment in Connecticut healthIT entrant.
Milt Capps updated 7 March 16 1024 / Published Monday, December 21, 2015 1:45 pm
|50.||Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city|
putting 'money where mouth is'
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
By Milt Capps Updated December 17, 2012 1:59 p.m. / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am
|51.||EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare|
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
adapted from submitted release updated 14 June 2016 / Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:45 am
|52.||Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?|
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
Milt Capps updated Nov. 16, 2015 4:20pm / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:45 pm
|53.||Nashville EC Vision2020 suggests global ambitions|
and quiet building of entrepreneurship warchest
Global ambitions? Nashville Entrepreneur Center advances Vision 2020 Capital Campaign
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:00 pm
|54.||Accelerate Health? With EC & Jumpstart Foundry out of the game,|
some mull the need for a Healthcare accelerator in Nashville
[Updated] The best thinking at EC & JSF led to killing their cohort accelerators. Should we care?
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 3:15 pm
|55.||Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'|
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 pm
|56.||No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain|
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:44 am
|57.||VentureNotes 17 December 2015|
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:15 pm
|58.||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
|59.||Ingram Content Group ends 1440 accelerator gambit, keeps innovation focus|
No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 24, 2016 4:15 pm
|60.||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
|61.||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
|62.||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
|63.||Briefly: Council Ventures leads New Day Pharmacy raise|
Council Ventures tells raise for once-fragile Nashville company, with an undisclosed strategic partner
By VNC Staff Updated 8:38 a.m. May 30, 2009 / Published Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:46 pm
|64.||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
|65.||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
|66.||Entrada ramps-up marketing, products with B-round capital infusion|
[Sale updated] Early-stage company has room for further capital recruitment, as it aims to leverage rising interest in electronic health records-related technology
By Milt Capps Updated 12 April 2017 / Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:40 am
|67.||Williamson's Largen, EC's McWhorter confirm 'Pre-Flight' collaboration|
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
Milt Capps updated 28 January 2016 / Published Monday, January 4, 2016 1:45 pm
|68.||In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation|
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
By Milt Capps Updated 12:14 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am
|69.||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
|70.||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
|71.||Venture Notes - November 12, 2018|
New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:40 pm
|72.||Nashville startups, market movers due for fresh look at NEXT Awards|
Startups, market-movers and cities, themselves, often seek 'network effects', reputation and visibility -- which makes an inclusive Award program vital.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:30 pm
|73.||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
|74.||'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
|75.||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
|76.||Tennessee entrepreneurs, government|
coalesce for COVID-19 counterattack
Opportunities for startup growth and service are plentiful in the new Pandemic Era.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:30 am
|77.||Pathfinder Therapeutics gets $5.2MM A-round infusion|
After a long sojourn in the VC desert, a VU spinout finds it A-round lead in North Carolina
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:06 pm
|78.||M&A: Nashville Software, IT firms mull buying, selling|
Nick Holland of CentreSource says approaches by bidders caused him to look at his firm with fresh eyes
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 7, 2011 7:53 am
|79.||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
|80.||Venture Notes - Kentucky ventures - December 4, 2020|
20 pieces of evidence that startup-, innovation- and deal-oriented folks find plenty to like in Kentucky.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 4, 2020 3:58 pm
|81.||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
|82.||LogoGarden says $2MM B-raise underway,|
Brentwood firm vamps as strategic target
Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
Milt Capps Updated 24 July / Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:04 am
|83.||Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry|
Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:45 am
|84.||High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,|
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Milt Capps updated 8:05pm Dec. 16, 2015 / Published Monday, June 23, 2014 12:55 pm
|85.||Newsbits, August 29, 2011|
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am
|86.||Fintech: Ed Braswell's G2Lytics startup targets sales-tax cheats globally|
[Updated] E-commerce sellers and others will want to know about this startup.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 23, 2017 10:15 am
|87.||CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns|
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
Milt Capps edits 9:39 a.m. / Published Friday, April 3, 2015 8:00 am
|88.||Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership |
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
By Milt Capps Updated 11:25 a.m. / Published Monday, March 8, 2010 8:42 am
|89.||Briefly: edo Interactive files for $8MM private placement|
Early-stage gift-card provider may be building warchest for aggressive rollout in Southeast
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:05 a.m. June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 1:38 pm
|90.||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
|91.||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
|92.||Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures|
A well-connected management team has savvy onboard.
By Milt Capps updated 7:49 a.m. 10 June / Published Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:38 pm
|93.||Brody-Waite: EC won't sub 'vaporware' or coffee for sustainability + value|
Nashville Entrepreneur Center's third chief seems opportunity to 'leapfrog' some other cities.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 4:00 pm
|94.||FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund|
bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
By VNC Staff Updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:09 pm
|95.||Nashville Technology Council honors 9th Annual NTC Awards winners|
Standouts in 14 categories are singled-out for techcentric leadership.
Staff / Published Friday, January 26, 2018 2:13 pm
|96.||Margaret Dolan says TN startup funding lags, state should weigh tax credit|
Former LaunchTN CEO is consulting to Advantage Capital in support of New Markets Tax Credit proposed for TN.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, April 9, 2021 2:05 pm
|97.||Entrepreneur Jane Allen to be CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
New CEO will rely on a lawyerly eye and entrepreneurial chops as she begins fresh assessment of the EC.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:03 pm
|98.||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
|99.||Venture Notes - 9 February 2018|
Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 9, 2018 4:16 pm
|100.||Venture Notes, 17 June 2016|
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 4:32 pm