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1.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

2.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

3.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

4.Entrepreneur Center: AdvanceNashville seeks 16 leaders
The EC revs its engine to create a platoon of change agents
VNC Staff updated 23 May 2013 4:18 p.m. / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:43 am

5.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

6.EC President, COO Sam Lingo departing Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Seven years on, 2d EC employee moves on.
Adapted from submitted release / Published Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12:02 pm

7.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

8.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

9.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

10.Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
By VNC Staff updated 9:20 p.m. / Published Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:10 pm

11.In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
By Milt Capps Updated 12:14 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am

12.Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator
to debut with Investors at-the-ready

[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.
Milt Capps Updated Nov. 27, 2014 / Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:15 am

13.Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Milt Capps Updated 17 December 2014 1:46pm / Published Monday, July 28, 2014 10:45 am

14.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

15.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

16.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

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.Venture Notes - November 12, 2018
New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:40 pm

19.Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:21 am

20.Owen 'consultants' boosting nine top companies
From Cat Financial, Humana and Griffin Technology to Gresham Smith and others ... 85 earnest consultants are battling to win their stripes in a combination of education and entrepreneurship that will produce ideas for Nashville's Thermal site, iPod accessories and more.
Milt Capps UPDATED June 29, 2008 / Published Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:32 am

21.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

22.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

23.M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health
teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent

Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:30 am

24.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

25.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

26.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

27.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

28.Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:01 a.m., June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 2:20 pm

29.New VU Entrepreneurship Conference powered by Owen's C4E + donors
Nov. 9, 2018 event could set fresh precedent for VU-Owen outreach to Greater Nashville community.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 27, 2018 2:30 pm

30.Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further
[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.
Milt Capps updated 3:05 pm / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 1:45 pm

31.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

32.VU OGSM reveals Ventures Group; Owens succeeds Grajewski at Wond'ry
Mixture of Entrepreneurship and innovation are further stirred and shaken at VU.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 7, 2019 11:45 am

33.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

34.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

35.Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options
ADDED Speaker - An unprecedented program designed to illuminate opportunities.
Staff / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:00 am

36.Proponents of 'OneC1ty' techbiz campus may need a bigger Bandwagon
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
By Milt Capps updated 14 December 2012 10:27 a.m. / Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:50 am

37.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

38.NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
By Milt Capps Updated 2:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:37 am

39.BIGR Media to raise capital for hyperlocal media and marketing group
Co-founders work to de-risk deal, now must decide how aggressive to be.
Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:45 pm

40.Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:30 pm

41.JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'
[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push
Milt Capps Updated Oct. 23, 2015 / Published Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00 pm

42.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

43.Passing: John Seigenthaler dies at 86
One of Nashville's most respected citizens has left the newsroom, but not in spirit.
Updated 4:58 p.m. / Published Friday, July 11, 2014 12:45 pm

44.Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
Milt Capps updated 7:56 p.m. 26 June / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:21 pm

45.HealthDataSource unveils advisors for health data startup
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:21 am

46.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

47.Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:30 am

48.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

49.NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
By Milt Capps updated March 5, 2012 / Published Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:03 am

50.'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:15 am

51.'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:14 pm

52.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

53.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

54.Venture Notes, May 11, 2015
Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 11, 2015 2:00 pm

55.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

56.Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city
putting 'money where mouth is'

Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
By Milt Capps Updated December 17, 2012 1:59 p.m. / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am

57.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

58.Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;
Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan

Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others
By Milt Capps Updated 5:00 p.m. / Published Saturday, July 2, 2011 3:27 pm

59.Venture Notes 9 December 2015
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:15 pm

60.Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am

61.Assets of Franklin-based StyleNet.com acquired by Co-Founder Reader
A decade since inception, co-founder again has control and a broader vision.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 11, 2015 2:15 pm

62.HealthTech: Stratasan sharpens messages ahead of capital-raise decision
With products defined, this startup aims to cut through the 'Big Data' hype.
Milt Capps update 9:15 a.m. / Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00 am

63.LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:00 pm

64.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

65.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

66.Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
By Milt Capps updated 7:25 p.m. / Published Monday, October 31, 2011 9:54 am

67.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

68.Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise
Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 8, 2016 2:45 pm

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

70.NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm

71.A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
By Milt Capps Updated 4:35 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:40 am

72.Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm

73.JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
By Milt Capps Updated 8:39 a.m. / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am

74.Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
By Milt Capps Updated 19 November 2011 / Published Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:21 am

75.Nashville's Project Music music+tech accelerator names 2015 startup cohort
Drum Roll - newest program unveils its eight class members.
Staff / Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015 9:57 am

76.Nashville: INVEST-TN Sept. 18 spotlights C-level execs
addressing critical business issues, updating companies' stories

Yahoo! Finance Columnist Michael Santoli, entrepreneur Tod Fetherling among speakers
Published Sunday, September 7, 2014 12:45 pm

77.INVEST TN draws Barron's scribe, CCA, Tractor Supply
Local publicly held companies get a rare shot at doing their roadshows in Music City, rather than the Big Apple
By Milt Capps Updated, corrected 3:18 p.m. / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:32 pm

78.HCA Parallon unit taps O'Boyle as president
HCA's business-solutions unit is diversifying and names successor to retiring president
VNC Staff updated 9:54 a.m. / Published Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:53 am

79.Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 8, 2014 2:22 pm

80.The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness
[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system
By Milt Capps May 13, 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:51 am

81.Drumbeat: Another signal on HealthStream's blockchain interest
Canaccord analysts weigh-in with their view of relevance of blockchain for listed HSTM and others.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:30 pm

82.Michael Dukes' brand coming to life in high-touch Royal Circus retailer
[Updated] Decades after busking in Paris, adopting a child in Nepal and building brands for others, Nashvillian unfurls new banner.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:45 am

83.'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

84.3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers
Sign-up: Gatto, Meisner, Perdue, Polk et al on roster for Software companies' financial success.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:00 pm

85.SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC
More speaker announcements, with event just a month away!
Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:45 pm

86.Launch Like it Counts: LifeKraze eyeing $5MM B-round
[name change] Chattanooga entrepreneurs are looking to score in the social media, lifestyle space
By Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2013 5:38pm / Published Monday, April 18, 2011 7:48 am

87.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

88.Augmented Reality startup Oshien eyes Kickstarter, then $750K Seed
The Nashville gamedev community spawns startups like Paden Pierry's.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 23, 2017 9:00 am

89.Waddey Patterson IP lawyer ranks rising
Firm founded by two former engineers will soon have a record number of Nashville-based lawyers
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:24 pm

90.N³: NashvilleCubed April-May Venture events
At north of 500 square miles, Metro/Nashville, aka Music City, is creative hub and economic flywheel
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:09 am

91.Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'
[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2015 / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am

92.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

93.LeanKit: Tech-savvy NVille VCs harder to find than Software talent
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
By Milt Capps Updated Aug. 12, 2014 / Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:26 am

94.Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, LLC
At left, Denny Bottorff
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

95.Center for Entrepreneurship staffs-up within
VU Owen Graduate School of Management

Less than a month into the mission, new Center director targets numerous objectives.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4:55 pm

96.Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures
A well-connected management team has savvy onboard.
By Milt Capps updated 7:49 a.m. 10 June / Published Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:38 pm

97.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

98.People: Martha Stamps has new venue, focused mission
One of Nashville's most renowned restaurant and catering entrepreneurs has landed on West End, but not where you might think
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 8, 2010 11:44 am

99.Angels: Crom Carmichael will 'restock pond' after some 2012 venture exits
[Updated 7 December 2013] Angel sees numerous exits ahead from among more on the 25 companies already in his portfolio
By Milt Capps Updated 7 December 2013 / Published Tuesday, September 6, 2011 9:43 am

100.Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 30, 2015 12:45 pm

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