|1.||Eyeing $65M SSBCI funds, TN-ECD surveys biz, entrepreneurs, DBE execs|
[Updated] Deadline set for comments on needed investment capital, loans, training, microlending and more, U.S. Treasury-funded program.
By Milt Capps updated 12 July 2021 / Published Saturday, July 10, 2021 3:15 pm
|2.||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
|3.||Tennessee $65.4M share in nation's $10BN SSBCI initiative confirmed|
UPDATED: U.S. Treasury program to move economic-development, equity and entrepreneurship needles, soon to be revived.
By Milt Capps updated 9 April 2021 / Published Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:15 pm
|4.||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
|5.||LaunchTN IMPACT group grows to 21, with $65.4MM SSBCI decisions due|
If Tennessee enlists for SSBCI funding, TTDC investment committee could get pretty busy.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:48 pm
|6.||LaunchTN names Kelliher chief investment officer amid SSBCI push|
Tennessean succeeds Monique Villa.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 17, 2023 2:00 pm
|7.||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
|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.||Personality Pool is first startup to receive InvestTN backing via LaunchTN|
Dozens of Tennessee's 95 counties are represented by applicants in three key funding programs.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 1, 2023 4:43 pm
|10.||TN ECD, LaunchTN, allies await $117M SSBCI impact-funding call|
$1BN+ impact could rise in TN in decade of mobilizing investment capital and lending power.
By Milt Capps - last edited 1931 8 Aug 2022 / Published Monday, August 8, 2022 5:15 pm
|11.||LaunchTN eyes capital access, SBIR matches, possible renewed Fed funding|
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Launch Tennessee and Life Science Tennessee look to maintain momentum.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 26, 2021 5:30 pm
|12.||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
|13.||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
|14.||LaunchTN confirms staff departure as it pushes forward on multiple fronts|
[Updated] Tech-advancement may be among programs getting fresh look, with funding increased and likely to grow further.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:30 pm
|15.||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
|16.||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
|17.||Nashville's Global VC Ecosystem Rankings miss might spur imagination|
Tennessee cities can take reinforcement from the dynamics reflected in analysts' methodology.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 20, 2023 3:02 pm
|18.||Exec: LaunchTN embraces discretionary role in IMPACT Fund investing|
Applications for investment consideration are being taken now.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:45 pm
|19.||CivicEye's $12.4MM A-round fuels US growth and team-building|
Backed by Cercano Management, Relevance Ventures, Angels, TNInvestco, INCITE, et al, its team shifts principal office.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:00 am
|20.||LaunchTN: Van Tucker steps down as CEO, Abby Trotter to serve interimly|
[Updated] Chairman says challenges led board to take 'different direction', national search will be mounted for next in a lengthening line of CEOs.
By Milt Capps updated Aug. 23, 2021 / Published Friday, August 6, 2021 5:00 pm
|21.||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
|22.||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
|23.||Update: LaunchTN continues to refine strategy and priorities|
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 20, 2015 3:00 pm
|24.||Brock: Company Lab CEO search advances in gateway City of Chattanooga|
Hub praised for its startup drive and innovation emerges from pandemic throes with both strategy and wide-ranging leadership search.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 26, 2022 2:27 pm
|25.||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
|26.||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
|27.||CEO: The Company Lab taking fast lane to Sustainable Mobility leadership|
[updated] CoLab CEO Tasia Malakasis drives plans for SM leadership from Chattanooga epicenter.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, January 23, 2023 12:50 pm
|28.||Venture Notes - April 28, 2021|
Twenty updates on VC/PE moves, startups, innovation funding, family offices and more, plus Resources.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:36 pm
|29.||Milken Institute says Tennessee advances, yet struggles with tech commercialization and venture funding|
Biannual Science & Technology Index shows some TN gains, but weakspots among growth factors
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:42 am
|30.||Nashville Mayor O'Connell taps campaign treasurer Isaac Addae as Metro's business engagement, entrepreneurship lead|
A fresh look at Nashville innovation-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and specifically EC ties, seems in-the-offing.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 6, 2023 1:16 pm
|31.||Nashville Mayoral candidates' views on Nashville entrepreneurial ecosystem|
Candidates Alice Rolli and Freddie O'Connell are to vie in Metro's mayoral run-off contest Sept. 14, 2023
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 7, 2023 12:13 pm
|32.||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
|33.||Venture Notes - Aug. 5, 2021|
30 actionable newsbits on capital raises, execs, pandemic and events, relocations and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 5, 2021 10:00 am
|34.||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
|35.||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