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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

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