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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

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