|1.||Gov.-Elect Haslam names Hagerty to key Economic Development post|
In a jobs-, economy- and budget-oriented era of challenges, the next Tennessee governor has chosen a private-equity fellow for a linchpin role
VNC Staff Updated 4:57 p.m. / Published Sunday, January 9, 2011 3:56 pm
|2.||Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group|
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
By Milt Capps Updated August 19, 2011 3:38 p.m. / Published Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:24 pm
|3.||Former LaunchTN Chairman William Evans|
hands St. Jude CEO reins to James Downing, M.D.
A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.
Staff / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:15 pm
|4.||Tennessee Comptroller reports flaws in TNInvestco|
The State's Comptroller today issued a report citing elevated risk of fraud and inadequate administration.
Milt Capps updated 14 November 12:51 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:03 am
|5.||TNT: Hagerty's state economic-development portfolio gets heavier|
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
By Milt Capps updated 20 February 2012 4:40 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:55 am
|6.||Haslam INCITE entrepreneurial capital-access|
program moves stepwise toward launch
ECD and TTDC chiefs and their colleagues seem to be 'aligned' toward getting INCITE launched
By Milt Capps Updated 28 December 2011 at 4:14 p.m. / Published Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:51 am
|7.||TN ECD asks public comment on $30MM Co-Investment plans|
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
At VentureTennessee / Published Monday, November 28, 2011 5:41 pm
|8.||Tennessee Technology Development Corporation at another inflection point|
Tech-driven economic development will eventually learn what priority it gets in the Haslam Administration
By Milt Capps updated 9:46 p.m. / Published Monday, February 6, 2012 9:36 am
|9.||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
|10.||ECD's Brewer joins Cate's Stones River Group|
Clint Brewer served commissioners Hagerty and Boyd, now joins a Haslam Admin veteran.
Staff / Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:35 pm
|11.||TN ECD's Hagerty taps Corker aide|
Fassbender for leadership role
With Gov. Bill Haslam's jobs- and innovation-producing strategy launching next week, the appointment of a seasoned operative is welcomed
By Milt Capps updated 5:14 p.m. / Published Friday, April 29, 2011 8:54 am
|12.||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
|13.||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
|14.||Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC|
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|15.||TNInvestco funds still had $84 Million dry powder at year-end 2011, ECD says|
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
By Milt Capps updated 10:02 a.m. / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:11 am
|16.||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
|17.||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
|18.||20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference|
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:45 pm
|19.||LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm|
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:30 pm
|20.||Chattanooga's Charlie Brock rumored likely to become LaunchTN CEO|
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
By Milt Capps updated 2:32 p.m. 13 December / Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:44 am
|21.||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
|22.||TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's|
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
By Milt Capps Updated 10:23 p.m. / Published Friday, September 30, 2011 3:00 pm
|23.||Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone|
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 9:01 am
|24.||LaunchTN CEO search draws 900 resumes, dozens of qualified candidates|
Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:45 pm
|25.||Launch Tennessee's Courtney Corlew joins SFO's Bulleit Group PR firm here|
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:45 pm
|26.||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
|27.||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
|28.||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
|29.||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
|30.||Reporter's notebook: TNInvestco 2.0|
Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.
Milt Capps edited 12:11 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:00 am
|31.||Startup Tennessee launch to draw Gov. Haslam,|
Startup America CEO to Entrepreneur Center
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
By Milt Capps updated 1:14 p.m. June 28, 2011 / Published Monday, June 27, 2011 10:15 am
|32.||IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center|
and Universities ally for iExchange
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
By Milt Capps updated Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 10:35 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:32 am
|33.||NewBits, March 14, 2011|
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am
|34.||Eyes on TNInvestco: New funds commit an estimated $30MM+ for TN startups|
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
By Milt Capps Updated July 12, 2011, 9:45 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 9:33 pm
|35.||TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration|
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
By Milt Capps edits June 9, 2012 8:50 a.m. / Published Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:55 pm
|36.||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
|37.||People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup|
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Milt Capps updated 24 July 2014 10:50 a.m. / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:45 pm
|38.||'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
|39.||Briefly: ECD Innovation Director post vacated, Will Alexander picks-up duties|
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 30, 2012 8:12 am
|40.||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
|41.||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
|42.||Reporter's Notebook: Healthcare M&A Conference in Nashville, June 16-17|
VNC Discount: Healthcare consolidation is robust and the landscape rapidly shifting.
Milt Capps Updated 3 May 2016 / Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 2:30 pm
|43.||Noted: StartupTN launches state's first startup database|
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
By VNC Staff updated 7:57 a.m. / Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:53 am
|44.||NewsBits, May 11, 2011|
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:10 p.m. / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:21 am
|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.||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
|47.||NewsBits, April 25, 2011|
JumpStart's 'brightest'... EmergeMemphis' 45 startups.. Haslam-Hagerty gameplan... David Wilds in cap raise.. Blackstone venture aid...
By Milt Capps Updated 3:14 p.m. / Published Monday, April 25, 2011 8:56 am
|48.||ORNL's Ballard joins PYA, hands-off portfolio to scientist Roberto|
Veteran emissary to institutions' stakeholders and allies is re-potting himself after a 41-year-career
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 31, 2011 6:40 am
|49.||CEO Dolan: LaunchTN aims for authentic partnerships,|
while blazing paths to capital, investors, corporates
LTN board and leadership top for empowering ecosystem from post within the partner ranks.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:34 pm
|50.||Regional Roundup, Aug. 29, 2011|
Venture Incite's Y12 ties, capital raises, a TNInvestco, accelerators blossom and news statewide
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am
|51.||Startup Tennessee to cultivate more Angel investors, among other goals|
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
By Milt Capps Updated 6:43 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011 / Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:50 am
|52.||SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut|
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:45 am
|53.||NewsBits, February 22, 2011|
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
By Milt Capps Updated 11:01 a.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:23 am
|54.||Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;|
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 8, 2011 2:58 pm
|55.||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
|56.||Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011|
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
By Milt Capps updated 1:55 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 5:48 am
|57.||Economist: Innovation campaign driven by pragmatism is crucial|
A Harvard-based economist tells local execs clusters and pragmatism are key elements for a Nashville innovation strategy
By Milt Capps updated Oct. 23, 2011 2:35 p.m. / Published Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:25 pm
|58.||TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs|
and investors begin charting path forward
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014 / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:03 pm
|59.||LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30 pm
|60.||LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive|
Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign
The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks
By Milt Capps updated 31 May / Published Monday, May 20, 2013 9:36 am
|61.||CEO says Medalogix's Series A journey|
brings Nashville investment issues into focus
[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics
Milt Capps Updated 11:51a 6 Nov. 2015 / Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 am
|62.||LaunchTN 36/86 startup event succeeds Southland, Pando pact ends; |
Exec says Pando presses ahead with Nashville event plans
[Updated] Pando litigation. Refocused 36|86 event will convene in June, as will Pandoland
Milt Capps Updated Jan. 23, 2015 3:04pm / Published Monday, December 1, 2014 11:15 am
|63.||VentureNotes, September 10, 2012|
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 10, 2012 7:53 am
|64.||NewsBits, August 1, 2011|
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
By Milt Capps Updated 6:54 a.m. Aug. 3, 2011 / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am
|65.||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
|66.||Venture Notes- 3 Jan. 2019 - Gov.-Elect Lee retains ECD chief,|
plus updates on tech startup capital raises
Lee Cabinet choices affect ECD, LaunchTN, others..plus updates on capital raises.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:15 pm
|67.||NewsBits, May 3, 2011|
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
By Milt Capps Updated 9:14 a.m. / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:06 am
|68.||Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated|
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 am
|69.||NewsBits, June 6, 2011|
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
By Milt Capps Updated June 6, 2011, 9:25 p.m. / Published Sunday, June 5, 2011 4:31 pm