|1.||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
|2.||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
|3.||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
|4.||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
|5.||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
|6.||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
|7.||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
|8.||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
|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.||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
|11.||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
|12.||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
|13.||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
|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.||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
|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.||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
|18.||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
|19.||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
|20.||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
|21.||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
|22.||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
|23.||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
|24.||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
|25.||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
|26.||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
|27.||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
|28.||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
|29.||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
|30.||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
|31.||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
|32.||TN ECD today may announce innovative investment in Clarksville area|
[Updated with Kewpie news] Ahead of an impending press conference, we offer a thought experiment on investment scenarios.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 9, 2022 2:15 pm
|33.||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
|34.||Altitude Ventures taps Deshpande, eyes Fund III-driven portfolio expansion|
New Strategic Limited Partner says Altitude is a 'good fit', given it understands how to add value beyond capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:45 am
|35.||Company Lab, TennSmart to sort Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch innovators to confront Challenges during EXPO in Nashville|
Deadline Nov. 20, 2023 - Q&A session just ahead, Pitches Dec. 5-6 as part of Expo in Nashville.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 16, 2023 1:49 pm
|36.||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
|37.||TN GenAssembly slashes LaunchTN SBIR-STTR matching request|
While budget heads to Leadership and then to the Governor, the LaunchTN board preps for road ahead.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:00 pm
|38.||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
|39.||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
|40.||State-backed LaunchTN Awards $7MM in matching funds to 37 TN firms|
Launch Tennessee announced latest SBIR fundings.
adapted from submitted release / Published Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:00 am
|41.||Altitude Ventures eyes $100M Fund III for digital health, HC services|
Backed/advised by key players, firm hits quick first close, attracts Kleiner Perkins veteran Deshpande
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:56 am
|42.||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
|43.||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
|44.||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
|45.||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
|46.||LaunchTN names Kelliher chief investment officer amid SSBCI push|
Tennessean succeeds Monique Villa.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 17, 2023 2:00 pm
|47.||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
|48.||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
|49.||NW TN's Donaldson leads The Mill's emergence as LaunchTN regional EC|
After 7 years without a formal regional entrepreneurship partner in NW Tennessee, The Mill contracts for the work.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 10, 2023 11:25 am
|50.||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
|51.||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
|52.||Tennessee lags peers in commercializing ideas + products, now TN ECD, Launch Tennessee and allies aim to grow resources|
RTI report illuminates TN funding + performance lag, advancement opportunities
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 9, 2023 12:00 pm
|53.||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
|54.||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
|55.||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
|56.||'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
|57.||McWhorter-led TNECD, LaunchTN aim to elevate two entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems|
Challenges and opportunities statewide, drive to position two new regional entrepreneur centers.
By Milt Capps updated 15 June 2023 / Published Friday, March 31, 2023 7:45 pm
|58.||Tennessee Technology Development Corporation dba Launch Tennessee pilots statewide TTAC consortium|
Pilot project could lead to bolstering state's tech transfer and commercialization.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 8, 2023 9:38 am
|59.||Launch Tennessee seeks US EDA funding to expand Industry Networks|
Consumer Products, Advanced Manufacturing, Fintech, would join advanced energy, agritech, mobility, life-sciences concentrations.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 16, 2022 6:00 pm
|60.||Greater Nashville Venture Capital Association advances toward kickoff|
Nashville advocates prepare potentially unprecedented stimulus for expansion of the region's capital stack.
By Milt Capps - updated / Published Friday, October 13, 2023 2:32 pm
|61.||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
|62.||TN ECD-Launch Tennessee may be one step away from $117MM SSBCI grant|
[Updated] TN House FW&M Chair Patsy Hazlewood is among Tennessee legislators expressing support.
By Milt Capps Updated 25 January 2023 / Published Friday, January 20, 2023 12:47 pm
|63.||Governor proposes funds for TN GO push by TN ECD, UT, TVA, ORNL, VU|
Updated -'Tennessee Network Growth and Opportunity Initiative' could heighten partnering, grant competitiveness.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, March 13, 2023 1:45 pm
|64.||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
|65.||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
|66.||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
|67.||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
|68.||CEO Tasia Malakasis ramps-up The Company Lab in Chattanooga|
After seven workdays at the helm of the regional entrepreneur center, CEO looks at capital, staffing, budgets and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:30 pm
|69.||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
|70.||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
|71.||Monique Villa holds pivotal role in ECD-LaunchTN $1BN SSBCI vision|
U.S. Treasury verdict still out, but more staff being recruited for developing TN ecosystem's capital stack.
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 16, 2022 0934 / Published Monday, August 29, 2022 3:14 pm
|72.||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
|73.||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
|74.||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
|75.||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
|76.||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
|77.||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
|78.||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
|79.||Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator|
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:30 pm
|80.||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
|81.||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
|82.||Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund|
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 8, 2016 11:30 am
|83.||TNECD-LaunchTN $117MM SSBCI request still under US Treasury's review|
Funding infusion at stake, as TNECD answers Treasury queries, LaunchTN replenishes board, adds staff as ops grow.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2022 2:42 pm
|84.||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
|85.||Tennessee approved for $116M+ via US Treasury's SSBCI initiative|
The long-gestating verdict is official. Read more here.
ECD press release / Published Monday, February 27, 2023 10:41 am
|86.||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
|87.||Nashville EC Chair, CEO tell Jane Allen's exit plans, launch successor search|
Search firm The Grant Partners of Alpharetta is handling the search.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, April 28, 2023 1:56 pm
|88.||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
|89.||Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski|
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Milt Capps Updated 17 March 2016 / Published Monday, February 1, 2016 12:00 pm
|90.||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
|91.||Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model|
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Milt Capps last edited 0815 23 Jan. 2016 / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00 pm
|92.||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
|93.||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
|94.||VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands|
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2015 3:00 pm
|95.||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
|96.||Tennessee plans new entrepreneur centers, RFP proposals due NLT May 22|
updated : TN Technology Development Corporation dba Launch Tennessee aims to provide up to $250K for each new center.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 18, 2023 9:02 am
|97.||ECD-LaunchTN's 3686 could spike capital, entrepreneurial velocity|
Fintech entrepreneur Eric Satz (AltoIRA) is one of 60+ VCs, entrepreneurs, advisors playing 3686 Festival roles.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:30 pm
|98.||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
|99.||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
|100.||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