Welcome Visitor Sunday, May 31, 2020
Search Site
 located  
Search Results:
Articles | Calendar | Members | Store Products

Articles:advanced search
1.Update: Launch Tennessee presses forward on Commercialization
Some new public-private stratagems for commercialization may emerge this spring and summer.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2016 11:26 am

2.More LaunchTN commercialization comments and notes
from submitted statements / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 8:30 am

3.Innova Fund II, LP
At left, Ken Woody
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:06 p.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

4.CEO: LaunchTN hires tackle Capital requirements, Commercialization
Commercialization and availability of capital now more fully staffed for a strategic push forward.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:47 pm

5.Commercialization: Eagle's VU team launching Vitalnx Corporation
Med Center and Biomed Engineering faculty and students collaborate in commercialization effort
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:45 am

6.Vanderbilt University shifts tech-transfer portfolio
Further signals of increasing emphasis on pursuit of opportunities in translational research and tech transfer, commercialization
By Milt Capps Updated 11:53 a.m. / Published Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:32 am

7.LaunchTN calibrates its Tech Transfer, Commercialization roles
Step by step, ECD agent LaunchTN charts a fresh path forward on knotty issue.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:00 am

8.Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising
Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 am

9.Commercialization: UTSC's Dale reviews Vaxent's progress on Strep-A vaccine
In Memphis, this Innova-backed venture's fate is still years away, but rewards may be huge
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 6, 2011 2:25 pm

10.General Assembly endorses Haslam 'Angel Tax Credit', passes commercialization and rural-development measures
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:15 pm

11.Relay Life Science commercial development startup raising capital
Entrepreneur who also leads mentor network says his new firm is operational.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:00 pm

12.Sometimes its a grind, but LaunchTN CEO
optimistic about Tech Commercialization

Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
Milt Capps edits 6:42pm / Published Monday, March 16, 2015 3:45 pm

13.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

14.TechVenture Challenge spurs entrepreneurism
among Vanderbilt University students

Students have decided they can't wait on the rest of the world to create the great jobs they want
By Milt Capps updated 10:35 a.m. / Published Thursday, February 9, 2012 8:34 am

15.Gov. Haslam senses Tennessee 'making headway' in tech commercialization
LaunchTN CEO agrees it'd be great to have more data and analyses about all this.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 8:45 am

16.Former VC Les Wilkinson now Hashed Health chief development officer
After eight years with Martin Ventures, Wilkinson joins portfolio company.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:30 pm

17.VU School of Medicine ramps-up The Radx incubator
with 17 entrants in Innovation Challenge

Incubator management plans to keep potential businesses on-pace for development, commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 19, 2017 4:00 pm

18.36|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

19.National Advisory Council on Innovation-Entrepreneurship seeks members
Michael Burcham's term as NACIE co-chair ends in October.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:45 pm

20.Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec
to drive transfer and commercialization of IP

' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:00 am

21.As General Assembly grinds along, some notes on TNInvestco and more
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 17, 2017 4:15 pm

22.UT-Battelle, NellOne Therapeutics license patents for tissue therapy
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
By Milt Capps Updated Jan. 29, 2006 7:16 a.m. / Published Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:58 pm

23.NEXT TN: Research-industry-capital links are key
to state's intellectual-property commercialization

An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:54 am

24.Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center
[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
Milt Capps Updated 1 Nov. 2015 / Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:30 am

25.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

26.Senator Ketron would broaden TNInvestco and Institute's mission
Legislator sees synergies not yet tapped in Middle Tennessee, and wants to see discussion of Tullahoma-centered proposal
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2009 8:43 am

27.LaunchTN names Capital Formation, Entrepreneurship leaders
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:45 pm

28.Venture Notes - 21 July 2016
Resolute Capital's Fund IV, HCA CEO to speak, new LaunchTN SBIR-STTR writing grants and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 5:00 pm

29.President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:15 pm

30.LifeSciences: NashBio in SFO showcase; VUMC + GE Health partner
Ventures, partnerships accelerate VUMC lifesciences, plus VUMC and VU's independent commercialization programs.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 7, 2019 11:45 am

31.AT&T innovation chief will keynote Nashville event
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, February 1, 2009 2:49 pm

32.NVille's Virtuoso Surgical talks with coastal bankers
ahead of $3MM Seed raise

Technology commercialization venture preps Seed and letter-round raises.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:30 pm

33.Tech2020 venture leadership shifts to entrepreneur John Morris
[Updated: Morris departing, 30 Aug 14] Tennessee's 19-year-old growth advocate transits to new leadership
By Milt Capps Updated 30 Aug. 2014 9:45 a.m. CT / Published Monday, January 30, 2012 8:11 am

34.Strategic hire: LaunchTN communications chief now in place
[Updated] Director joins from PwC as tech development and entrepreneurship nonprofit pursues FY20 funding, strategic objectives.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:45 am

35.Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
By Milt Capps Last Updated 4:56 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:07 pm

36.TN innovators seek i6 Challenge grants for innovation, entrepreneurship
Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:44 pm

37.Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force
advances at VU School of Engineering

Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 15, 2014 3:46 pm

38.Expansion-minded Launch Tennessee funding at-issue,
while Seed Fund proposal still likely to see daylight

With the General Assembly and Governor in full budget mode, LaunchTN assesses its options.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:00 pm

39.Venture Notes - March 14, 2016
Pendleton Square, NextDocVisit, VU commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2016 5:00 pm

40.Automotive supplier Dana Corp. has tech scout and liaison in Nashville
For those hoping companies will leverage TN assets, Eve Steigerwalt is among key contacts.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 21, 2015 8:30 am

41.LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
By Milt Capps corrected 3:24 p.m. / Published Monday, August 6, 2012 11:25 am

42.Cleantech startup Active Energy Systems maps path toward market
Clean Energy commercialization gets boost via ORNL's Innovation Crossroads
By Larisa Brass and Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 6, 2018 10:30 am

43.Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup
Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup
By Milt Capps updated 9:01 p.m. / Published Monday, May 6, 2013 9:59 am

44.TN startup formation, market entries may rise with SE XOR platform launch
UT, VU, KY officials see hundreds of successfully exited entrepreneurs possibly leading startup teams.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 10, 2018 4:31 pm

45.NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
By Milt Capps Updated 4:40 p.m. / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:38 pm

46.We asked TN Gubernatorial aspirants about State industry incentives, risk-capital formation, tech commercialization and more
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 13, 2018 10:29 am

47.Latest TTDC grants meant to vault Tennessee
startups beyond 'Valley of Death'

Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 21, 2011 8:27 am

48.Newsbits, Feb. 24, 2010
Co-founders of TNInvestco TriStar head out to share wisdom with colleagues in New Orleans, while a local entrepreneur may've taken-up residence at Claritas...
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:10 p.m. Feb. 25, 2010 / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:10 pm

49.Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase
[Updated] nPhase CEO identified. Software with global users and a serious track record is a friendly target.
Milt Capps updated 6 March 2016 / Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 3:00 pm

50.Vanderbilt's $50M discovery fund, TTDC's signal event
TTDC convenes investors and scientists in Nashville -- and Chancellor Zeppos announces new money for VU's academic discovery fund
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 4, 2008 7:56 am

51.Alexander and Gordon keep pressure on Bush White House
Strange Days: A sitting President signs a bill funding science, technology and education and simultaneously vows to gut funding. The federal budget has been held up, ever since.
Published Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:21 pm

52.Mind2Marketplace seeks its own nonprofit charter,
will offer Tech-sector content and meetings

Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
By Milt Capps updated 14 May 2013 / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:41 am

53.State of the Startups: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,
aka Launch Tennessee, wants to shed some commercialization emphasis

Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
By Milt Capps SoS Transcript added 31 Jan 0726 / Published Monday, January 30, 2017 9:30 am

54.TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:39 am

55.Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic
After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.
Milt Capps edits 10:07 a.m. Oct. 4, 2014 / Published Friday, October 3, 2014 3:00 pm

56.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

57.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

58.For the record: Launch Tennessee aims to revise statutory charter
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:00 pm

59.Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:39 pm

60.'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 9, 2008 6:46 am

61.BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:23 p.m. / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:23 pm

62.LifeScienceTN: Drug discovery gets spotlight in venture-oriented event
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:36 am

63.Franklin-linked Nodality nets $15.5MM from VC funds
Pfizer, Kleiner Perkins, et al, have given another vote of confidence to this Bay Area-based venture aiming at MLS, Cancer and other diseases
By Milt Capps Updated 9:45 p.m. March 24, 2009 / Published Monday, March 22, 2010 1:44 pm

64.Vanderbilt University welcomes 2nd looks at its older patented technologies
Aging patented technologies might have fresh potential.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 4:45 pm

65.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

66.TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
By Milt Capps Last Updated 5:46 a.m., Sept. 29 / Published Monday, September 28, 2009 1:54 pm

67.Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
By Milt Capps Updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:07 am

68.Wamp delivers: TN Valley event set in Midstate for 2009
Rep. Gordon's 6th District was recently inducted into tech-jobs initiative, and now will host a key annual conference
Milt Capps LAST UPDATED Dec. 23 - 8:42 A.M. / Published Monday, December 22, 2008 7:37 am

69.Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization

Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
By Milt Capps updated 12:19 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 7:49 am

70.Grajewski: VU Innovation Center likely to seal some partnerships by August
Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 25, 2016 1:01 pm

71.[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
By Milt Capps Updated 8:04 p.m. / Published Monday, January 31, 2011 7:54 am

72.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

73.Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation
TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 8:04 am

74.'New Economy' analysis shows Tennessee lagging 39 other states
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
Milt Capps Updated 12:51pm Oct. 27, 2016 / Published Monday, July 7, 2014 11:28 am

75.LaunchTN to ask 5-year, $44MM State support for maturing action plan
Brock steams ahead, with a successor CEO likely to be tapped before year-end.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 23, 2018 4:45 pm

76.BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
By VNC Staff Updated 6:27 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 6:29 am

77.Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund launches in N'ville
Vanguard's Martin, Community Health's Smith among those signing-on to to drive outcomes, drive down costs.
VNC Staff / Published Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:40 am

78.Brookings: TN located in 'Heartland' region
with weakspot for entrepreneurship

A sobering report from Brookings Institution researchers inevitably shows there's work yet to be done.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:30 am

79.LaunchTN Staffing update
[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
Milt Capps Updated July 21, 2015 4pm / Published Monday, July 20, 2015 1:00 pm

80.Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE
innovation and jobs-formation campaign

Governor addresses fast-growth sector; details of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
By Milt Capps Updated May 6, 2011 12:12 p.m. / Published Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:12 pm

81.TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:37 pm

82.Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm

83.At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:13 pm

84.Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology
to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life

Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
By Milt Capps Updated 2:47 p.m. / Published Sunday, June 19, 2011 2:32 pm

85.Ascension's incubation chief invites solutions for 'jobs that need to be done'
Focusing on success criteria, outcomes takes priority.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 pm

86.Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
By VNC Staff / Published Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:37 pm

87.Wearables: Mark Harris-led HeroWear raising Seed, maps Series A round
Serial entrepreneur leverages technology create by Vanderbilt University investigators.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:15 am

88.TTDC, Mind2Marketplace relationship expands
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
By Milt Capps Last Updated 1:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:12 pm

89.LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief
Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 4, 2018 4:15 pm

90.Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
By Milt Capps updated May 26, 2012 / Published Monday, May 14, 2012 10:08 am

91.VU portfolio company TyraTech's relocation 'suspended', but not dead
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
Milt Capps Last Updated 11:08 a.m. / Published Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:19 am

92.Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 30, 2008 9:33 pm

93.Feb. 22nd: Mind2Marketplace spotlights Tennessee
regional accelerators for entrepreneurs

Briefings on the state's new regional business accelerators' mission and how to work with them.
VNC Staff / Published Monday, February 20, 2012 1:28 pm

94.Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

95.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

96.Milken Institute says Tennessee advances, yet struggles with tech commercialization and venture funding
Biannual Science & Technology Index shows some TN gains, but weakspots among growth factors
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:42 am

97.Rosenblatt departs Frost Brown for SVP/GC role at Tech-centric BTC Inc.
After helping anchor the upstart Nashville blockchain-crypto community, this lawyer moves over.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:00 pm

98.TriStar Health Partners eyes $100MM fund for healthIT, medtech and more
TriStar and Innovation Institute leaders 'get along well as human beings'
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 12, 2016 3:07 pm

99.Pres-Elect names VC to head Small Business Administration
This Maine private equity and LBO executive knows up-close and personal what it takes to survive and innovate
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 24, 2008 9:53 am

100.NIH Awards Second $1 Million Grant to Nashville Data Science Company IQuity Labs Inc.
More nondilutive capital for data-oriented lifesciences company.
adapted from submitted release / Published Monday, May 7, 2018 3:47 pm

more... advanced search

Calendar:
  No matches found.

Members:
  No matches found.

Store Products:
  No matches found.


Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: