|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