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1.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

2.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

3.Entrepreneur Center leadership search continues
NEC backers see choosing the center's first executive director as a truly pivotal decision
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2009 1:04 pm

4.Get Started LLC's Co-Starters offering bound for global communities
VTC Serial entrepreneur eyes one or two capital raises for startups.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:38 am

5.The TENN startup MomSource charts growth, capital, eventual exit
VTC This entrepreneur must not be working part-time.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 12:30 pm

6.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

7.$20MM raise: Former Chattem execs, Entrepreneur team for Focus Consumer Health launch
VTC By year-end, this Chattanooga group could be buying personal-care brands.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:55 pm

8.JusticeXL startup accelerator program debuts in Tullahoma
at Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers

VTC Tech-driven Dan Marcum pushes new program forward.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 pm

9.Nashville Entrepreneur Center gets project manager
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:50 p.m. / Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:25 pm

10.Knoxville Entrepreneur Center's CodeWorks startup concepts noted
VTC First cohort information out of Knoxville CodeWorks.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:00 am

11.Courtney 'Coko' Eason named EIR at Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Second Code2040, Google for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur in Residence in Nashville diversity push
submitted release / Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:45 am

12.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

13.Project Music gains Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Linn
Startups get an advocate in pro marketer and former broadcast journalist.
adapted from release / Published Monday, February 6, 2017 9:00 am

14.XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC
At left, Mike Shmerling
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

15.Next Awards 2016 finalists from Chamber, Entrepreneur Center
The annual Chamber, EC lists of competing entrants.
Submitted release / Published Friday, September 9, 2016 8:00 am

16.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

17.Shmerling's XMi will offer free offices to startups
XMi venture unit's plans are revealed on the eve of the launches of a local Entrepreneur Center and TNInvestco venture funds
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2009 9:59 am

18.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

19.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

20.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

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.Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors
Stepped-up focus, funding and Diversity-focused Enterpreneur in Residence in place paying off.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 2, 2016 3:49 pm

23.Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Dean Patrick Raines considers options in wake of popular leader.
By Milt Capps updated 6:20 a.m. June 20, 2013 / Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:13 pm

24.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

25.2016 Next Awards by Nashville Chamber, Entrepreneur Center
Here they are for 2016.
adapted from submitted release / Published Friday, November 18, 2016 7:07 am

26.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

27.Sal Novin: Nashville tech entrepreneur's alternative to startup accelerators
[updated] Entrepreneur who sold to Trizetto, Cognizant suggests startup traction priority.
Milt Capps Updated 28 Nov 2018 1010 / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:45 am

28.Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21
[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
Milt Capps updated 25 February 2016 / Published Monday, January 18, 2016 1:00 pm

29.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

30.Nashville's Project Music at the EC searches for Entrepreneur in Residence
Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 30, 2016 8:47 am

31.Entrepreneur Center: Sullivan is EIR and startup Alumni Relations lead
Woman with international, finance, Angel and other experience to lead next phase of EC alumni network development.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 10:19 am

32.Tech entrepreneurs make public pitches to Angels
During today's event at Cummins Station, the Angel Capital Group takes another step toward transparency -- while a few caveats are offered by a veteran observer
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:16 am

33.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

34.'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
By Milt Capps Updated 10:20 a.m., Sept. 26, 2009 / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm

35.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

36.Bunker Labs for Veterans emerging at Nashville Entrepreneur Center
New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:15 pm

37.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

38.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

39.Launch Tennessee names Partnerships Coordinator
Tennessee Tech alumna and entrepreneurship intern gets the job.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:36 pm

40.Belmont University Student Business Plan Competition set March 15
[Updated] Ten student teams and their bizplans present at the Massey Center.
Milt Capps Updated / Published Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:00 pm

41.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

42.PEOPLE: Cournoyer helms The Iron Yard - Nashville
70 techies have completed coding studies via Nashville's newest training entrant.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 17, 2016 3:45 pm

43.Venture-backed Songkick taps Nashville's JD May for growth push
Former Echomusic partner and FLO-CO EVP for business development goes international.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 3, 2015 2:50 pm

44.Venture Capital, HealthTech sessions are Oct. 4 at Entrepreneur Center
Speakers discuss investor interest in blockchain, and Nashville's preparation for HealthIT leadership.
Sponsored / Published Friday, September 30, 2016 11:15 am

45.Update: VGT's Yarbrough investing along twin paths
There's a job open at Video Gaming Technologies, where entrepreneur is investing $100MM
By Milt Capps Updated 11:01 a.m. June 18, 2009 / Published Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:12 am

46.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

47.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

48.Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 pm

49.People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga
[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:45 pm

50.'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

51.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

52.Venture Notes - 8 September 2016
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:30 pm

53.Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence
[Updated] In alliance with Code2040, Kauffman Foundation and others, the EC pushes forward.
Milt Capps Update issued March 12, 2016 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 3:51 pm

54.Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs
This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:15 pm

55.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

56.Briley Administration rolls-out small-biz, economic development moves
Music City Music Council, which augments Metro ECD, gets new staffer and SMB tools are spotlighted.
Staff adapted from releases / Published Monday, May 6, 2019 4:32 pm

57.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

58.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

59.May Town Center corporate campuses might ring bell with entrepreneurs
Further action is set for this afternoon. When the dust settles on the Bells Bend fight, we may have learned more about companies' needs to congregate, as well as innovate and celebrate
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:59 am

60.$40MM in 'lumps': PassAlong demise spurs entrepreneur onward
Dave Jaworski has his hands in at least three new ventures, and is out on the money trail again, undeterred
By Milt Capps Sept. 28, 2009 5:29 p.m. / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm

61.XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise
XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00 pm

62.Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
By Milt Capps Updated 9:42 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:35 pm

63.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

64.Reporter's Notebook:
Ralph Schulz on tackling Brookings initiative, Charlie Martin eyes HealthIT

Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:15 pm

65.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

66.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

67.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

68.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

69.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

70.SCHERMERLAND: 36:86 Speakers, celebration draw entrepreneurs, investors
LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:00 pm

71.Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;
Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review

No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
By Milt Capps Updated 2:41 p.m. / Published Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:54 am

72.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

73.Venture Disruptors: Executives shaping Tennessee Innovation
In a dynamic economy, with thousands of innovators at work in Tennessee, it's time to ask the leadership question.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 11, 2009 9:09 am

74.EC-CMA-backed Project Music announces large Portfolio class
Sixteen new startups join Project Music alumni ranks, with first public-facing event in May.
Adapted from submitted release / Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:40 am

75.Center for Entrepreneurship preps 2015-16 programs at Belmont University
[Updated] Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.
Milt Capps Updated Sept. 26, 2019 / Published Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:00 pm

76.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

77.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

78.Entrepreneur Gold
Scott Ewing offers founders or enterprise owners his 'telltales' for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Published Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46 am

79.Coming Venture Events for your earliest consideration next 10 days
We're breaking-out eight events in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis as being of special interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:43 pm

80.Ideas: Is TechAlpharetta entrepreneur center a model for Mid-TN cities?
Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro may need localized recipes for entrepreneurship.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:14 pm

81.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

82.Healthbox grad Axial Healthcare completes $8MM equity raise
Healthbox grad, chronic pain management player pops-up with raise
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 3:45 pm

83.TTDC says it plans no funding for TN Bio Assn.
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:37 pm

84.Atiba adds Cabedge Design team led by Chris Blanz
Award-winning Blanz brings added depth to Atiba's user-experience portfolio
By Milt Capps updated May 24, 2012 8:45 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:35 am

85.Musictech: Jammber, LANDR could raise capital in Music City
Nashville gradually moving toward becoming true Music innovation-investment nexus?
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:30 pm

86.Rabbit Hole Creative projects disruptive video, with more to be revealed
[updated] Recent grads Jorgovan and Fulda may have stolen a march on part of the entertainment industry
By Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:11 am

87.'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:40 P.M. / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 4:17 pm

88.VentureTools: Moonlighting while Starting-Up
Darkside: Someone's dayjob on your team could imperil your venture.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 13, 2012 6:34 am

89.Nashville EC: 8 PreFlight entrepreneurs seek to turn ideas into businesses
Even in this small sample of our budding entrepreneurs, there's amazing diversity of thought, target and personality.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 7, 2020 4:00 pm

90.NV Entrepreneur Center tells startups in 2019 ProjectHealthcare cohort
The EC says four of the 14 teams announced today originate in Tennessee.
updated 25 July 2019 / Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:50 pm

91.PayMaxx Founder Ferdowsi is 'failing' at retirement
While swearing-off another tech startup, this mid-life entrepreneur keeps finding new ventures and hobbies to love
Milt Capps UPDATED 9:21 AM 06 Nov 08 / Published Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:07 pm

92.BizFoundry CEO: Entrepreneur centers must
'meet entrepreneurs where they are'

Entrepreneur Jeff Brown works long hours, but loves expanding the Mid-TN ecosystem.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 8, 2017 11:30 am

93.Nashville EC's 'Twende' event focuses on Black, Brown founders' funding
Unprecedented EC gathering meant to improve minority entrepreneurs' access to contacts, capital and growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:11 pm

94.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

95.Strength in numbers: Claritas Capital wants more VCs in Nashville's early-stage deals
Claritas appreciates recognition for its early-stage investing, but the Nashville VC wants more Tennessee funds to join the party
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:42 am

96.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

97.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

98.Moontoast launches $6MM equity-capital raise
[Updated] Martin Companies leads round, Boston-based CEO says startup is getting traction
By Milt Capps updated 24 Oct. 2014 / Published Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:51 am

99.Oasis Venture entrepreneurship program for 'often marginalized'
Nashville teens folds after budget review

Realities of youth services and the breeding of entrepreneurs bring abrupt changes in local programs.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:35 pm

100.Venture Notes -- June 18, 2019
SaaS entrepreneur Kevin Ross and Esports advocate Jared Miller surface in new ventures.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:00 pm

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