|1.||TN Biotech group confirms its new chair's resignation|
Departing exec says she sought 'sense of urgency', while interim chairman says he hopes TBA will find 'someone like Leslie' to help group become 'more relevant'
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 31, 2009 11:10 pm
|2.||Margaret Dolan named to succeed Charlie Brock as CEO of Launch Tennessee|
Longtime entrepreneurial consultant and Ingram Industries executive gets the nod.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018 9:21 am
|3.||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
|4.||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
|5.||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
|6.||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
|7.||Bionic Woman: Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum|
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:45 pm
|8.||Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities|
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:43 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:08 pm
|9.||BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures|
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:23 p.m. / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:23 pm
|10.||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
|11.||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
|12.||BioMimetic shakes-off FDA bruise,|
carves-out Biotechnology niche
Now, after selling its first FDA-approved product to a close ally, BioMimetic is flush with cash and experience -- and committed to developing biotechnologies in Middle Tennessee.
By Milt Capps updated March 1, 2013 / Published Friday, May 16, 2008 12:53 am
|13.||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
|14.||BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate|
to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep
Former BioMimetic Therapeutics executives at center of new initiatives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 24, 2017 9:15 am
|15.||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
|16.||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
|17.||Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium|
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:57 am
|18.||NEWSBITS March 30, 2009|
Notes from Northshore Capital Management, TTDC, VCs, wealth-management moves and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 30, 2009 9:44 am
|19.||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
|20.||Latest TTDC grants meant to vault Tennessee|
startups beyond 'Valley of Death'
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 21, 2011 8:27 am
|21.||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
|22.||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
|23.||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
|24.||NEWSBITS, Jan. 19, 2010|
OnFocus Healthcare's new cap raise underway, Joe Cook appointment, Inkflip update, Venture Pitch events and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:13 am
|25.||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
|26.||NewsBits, December 7, 2010|
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
By Milt Capps Updated 1:11 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 7, 2010 9:00 am
|27.||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
|28.||LifeScienceTN report bolsters case for more 'intentional' industry strategy|
A rigorous study of TN lifesciences is afoot and advocates are clearly positioning to push for public and private support.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:30 pm
|29.||TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism|
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
By Milt Capps Updated 7:28 p.m. / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am
|30.||Nashville Business Incubation Center closer to Executive Director?|
A TSU appointment may signal NBIC is closer to leadership choice
By Milt Capps May 13, 2013 7:45 a.m. / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 8:02 am
|31.||TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass|
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:37 pm
|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.||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
|34.||$750MM target: Dollar General lays IPO red herring on SEC shelf|
Downmarket retailer may soon follow Cumberland Pharma and Emdeon in reawakening the IPO market
By Milt Capps Updated 4:47 a.m. Aug. 21 / Published Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:19 pm
|35.||NEWSBITS April 7, 2009|
CyberStates report updates TN standing, Rep. Cohen's earmarks for growth, TN Tax Credits for emerging industry, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:52 am
|36.||BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011|
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
By VNC Staff Updated 6:27 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 6:29 am
|37.||Crabb hopes 'perfect storm' will drive surge in M&A deals|
A stalemate on reform of healthcare policy and reimbursements may provide stability that will embolden fence-sitters
By Milt Capps Last updated 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 2010 / Published Monday, February 15, 2010 8:12 pm
|38.||VUMC spin-up Nashville Biosciences taps advisors, builds team, eyes growth|
[Updated] The campus newco is keeping open the option of raising outside capital.
By Milt Capps Updated 4 Jan. 2019 / Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:45 pm
|39.||Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar|
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
Milt Capps last edited 6:23pm Feb. 5, 2016 / Published Friday, February 5, 2016 3:00 pm
|40.||Series A ahead, Tammy Hawes has always seen Virsys12 as scalable venture|
With Salesforce Ventures as a shareholder, longtime healthtechie sees running room in cloud-apps sector.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:45 pm
|41.||Wealth Access SaaS startup targets high net-worth clients and their advisors|
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 25, 2015 / Published Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:38 pm
|42.||Nashville's Maxwell: PE-backed Ipreo 'absolutely' has more FinTech targets|
With Blackstone and Goldman Sachs aboard, entrepreneur sees further expansion locally.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7:55 am
|43.||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
|44.||Advisors: Jack Waddey says 'Nashville still needs major research park'|
Years after his initial appeal, Waller IP attorney sticks to his guns.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 pm
|45.||New Constructs rates Brookdale Senior Living, other local stocks|
Brentwood firm's tools include AI, machine learning, forensic accounting methods.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 19, 2018 12:30 pm
|46.||Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirms|
connections of Devices, IT/Data, Services
Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.
Milt Capps Updated 16 May 2016 11:51am / Published Friday, May 6, 2016 1:15 pm
|47.||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
|48.||Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding|
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
Milt Capps legislation updated 0800 10 March 2015 / Published Monday, March 9, 2015 3:42 pm
|49.||Customers queued, SIGNiX asks $5MM from VCs|
For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity
By Milt Capps Last Updated March 27, 2010 at 6:40 p.m. / Published Monday, March 22, 2010 6:26 am
|50.||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
|51.||Nashville fintech: Waud-backed SphereCommerce eyes M&A opportunities|
Sphere eyes multiple payments/security markets -- and its interest in Healthcare has grown.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 26, 2019 4:15 pm
|52.||Update: SEC gives nod to Greg Daily's i3 Verticals IPO, NASDAQ listing|
[Updated] Veteran of Nashville payments scene inevitably has played his cards close to the vest.
By Milt Capps Updated 8 June 2019 0800 / Published Friday, May 25, 2018 5:01 pm
|53.||CEO: Wealth Access aggressive growth options could include strategic-sale|
Founder says company is ready to make scaleup push, amid active fintech M&A landscape.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:37 pm
|54.||Franklin fintech: Startup HealthcareTTU eyes $10MM Series B raise|
Alumni of Cedars Sinai Healthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars are at the helm in TN.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 3, 2017 10:30 am
|55.||Sohr-backed MEDarchon taps CEO, puts growth ahead of any capital raise|
CEO Baxter: MEDarchon is tracked by potential suitors outside Nashville.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 8, 2017 3:30 pm
|56.||Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services |
Founders with Nashville stripes and strategic partners vow to leverage ties for innovation, growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:48 am
|57.||NEWSBITS, Feb. 8, 2010|
Gen. Assembly gets Film bill..CredenceHealth..Busy Debut exec..M&A panel..Burch firm partners..Hedge fund operator..HMS, Bondware appointments..
By Milt Capps Last Updated March 5, 2010 (HMS item) / Published Monday, February 8, 2010 1:46 pm
|58.||Venture Notes -- May 31, 2019|
Heritage pops new fund, plus raises for healthcare, crypto, CBD, Growth Fund model notes and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 31, 2019 2:30 pm
|59.||Venture Notes - May 14, 2019|
News from Frist Cressey, fintechs, Washtopia, Episode Sols, Sphere, Veterans VC, FedEx, Ballast, VendEngine, and many more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:07 pm