CEO Worthe Holt MD MMM
New CEO charts rapid path toward 40 markets, says indie physician model both disruptive, scalable
Board voted today on her successor. Dolan made no disclosure of her plans.
New Angel fund, resource for family offices, OZ fund, Innova bets, Techstars eyes Knox, batch of raises, exec moves + more.
Comm. Hodgen Mainda
Consequential innovation and entrepreneurship issues are overshadowed, but may get visibility in future.
Proposed federal funding could rekindle TN entrepreneurship and innovation, much as during the earlier Haslam Administration.
Founder-CEO Clay Nicholas
With Seed self-funded and operations breakeven or better, veteran of HCIT, IBM, U.S. Army, West Point and more eyes higher ground.
Lofty goals, budget cuts and a mission made more challenging amid pandemic and economic pandemonium.
BluWave\'s Katie Marchetti
[updated] Capital raises, LaunchTN + Jumpstart updates, M&A, Lifesci deals, Schulz on Chamber, 4 Bridges expansion + more.
CEO Chase Spurlock PhD
[updated] Data science, machine learning tech and prediction services startup brings to bear its SDOH learning curve.
[updated] Longtime Nashville i-bankers will apply experience as venture-capital investors.
CEO Lisa Stinnett
Updated - Another bevy of entrepreneurs seeking capital, an innovative Fund ponders next steps, details on corporate relo's, and more.
Tracking moves among a baker's-dozen innovators, including Martin, McWhorter, Freeman, Johnson and more.
Gov. Bill Lee
Gov. Bill Lee updates us, plus 17 venture updates and resources on telemed, M&A and more.
[Updated] Due to COVID19-induced recession, recent years' stellar fund performance may be 'ancient history'.
Music production, gamification, fan engagement, shout-out market, backend management and more up for grabs.
Opportunities for startup growth and service are plentiful in the new Pandemic Era.
FINTOP\'s Joe Maxwell
[updated] VC looks to do at least six deals per year, and watches portfolio companies' KPIs amid chaos.
Nearly 30 items of extraordinary range, from capital raises, to exec appointments, uncertainty and more.
CEO Richard Perko
Specialized early-stage tech-centric ventures with market-entry challenges have 7 potential new allies.
[updated] Conference, tourism and other travel decision-makers worldwide are continually adapting to shifting conditions.
CEO Mark Harris PhD MBA
Serial entrepreneur leverages technology create by Vanderbilt University investigators.
Whether public or privately held, prospective strategic partners' financial durability warrants examination.
Matthew Murray PhD
Some would like to see a bold, rigorous assessment of TNInvestco that would better assess value and improve the model.
Knoxville OZ project
[updated] Convenors say tracks are clear for OZ-advantaged real estate and operating business developments.
Clint Gwin, President-CEO
Eighteen years into nonprofit lender's mission, Clint Gwin aims to expand footprint in key markets
A sample of what VU student and faculty ideas for producing better life experiences.
CEO Daniel Hart
PE-backed lab optimization company ramps sales, regards M&A as future option.
Updates on EC strategic planning, plus fintech, music tech startups, healthcare raises and more.
We're breaking-out eight events in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis as being of special interest.
Market Access program prioritizes quickly connecting with customers, vendors, and strategic partners
ECD Chief Bob Rolfe
[Updated 14 Feb 2020] ECD Chief Rolfe updates Caucus, advises all hands on deck about competition, ultimate project cost.
Even in this small sample of our budding entrepreneurs, there's amazing diversity of thought, target and personality.
Brian Fox, CPA, CGMA
Post-sale, Nashville native leads growth push, tracks M&A targets, and grows his Angel/LP investment portfolio.
MP Tyler Evans
In what could become $100MM fund, crypto exec aim to connect digital-asset investors with trading opportunities.
CEO David Stange
Mergers and acquisitions requirements likely to factor into decision on another raise by autumn 2020.
CEO Margaret Dolan
LTN board and leadership top for empowering ecosystem from post within the partner ranks.
Could lessons learned translate into new push for the innovation economy?
Nashvillian in ABLE Channel debut, Bill Butler's new biz, Castillo in hunt for startup award, fund update and more.
Knox entrepreneur has amassed knowledge and team bent on advancing mental health, motivation, goal achievement and social good.
New technology enables most website owners to get a piece of action in ticket-marketing arena.
13 new capital moves by Pharos, Relode, Blueprint, Curex, Claritas, and more.
Founders had questions about Nashville as a market priority, but were quickly won over.
COO Van Tucker, MBA
CEO Margaret Dolan has gained an exec who apparently knows a valuable badass when she sees one.
CEO Colleen G. Hoke
Colleen Hoke, Don Lazas are fresh off Frist-backed Series A, now at 12 centers and running.
William H. \'Bill\' Frist M.D.
[updated] Frist discloses details about what's under the hood of the healthtech startup now in stealth mode.
Sarah Fisher Gardial PhD
Both Venture + Corporate entrepreneurship embraced, because not everyone's cut-out for doing startups from scratch.
Founder-CEO Shani Dowell
Black female CEO shares 'what it takes' and underscores listening and learning, no matter what.
CEO Timothy Darrah will present his company to the Vanderbilt Ventures Group this month.
[Updated] EDA has $33MM pot, says previous grant wins no reason to withhold well defined, competitive ideas.
Jill Van Beke
[Updated] No successor currently being recruited for the role, the fourth mid-level post vacated in the past year.
[updated] Nashvillians' latest efforts could generate $80MM or more for OZ plays for growth, socioeconomic impact.
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
New cohort includes software, hospitality, fitness, beauty-style, wellness - and, yes, coffee and more.
WINNERS out! 42 entrants vied to win top honors in 14 categories.
Daniel Diermeier PhD
143-year-old institution draws broad-spectrum academic and polyglot Berliner as its next leader.
CEO Halle Hayes
VC led signal raise, now founders map a Seed-plus + Series A to take turnover solution to market.
Rabbit\'s Carrott power bricks
Young serial entrepreneur seems clear-eyed about business link between cash and destiny.
Launch Tennessee builds the profile of its Innovation Capital Continuum.
[Updated) There's sharpened focus on capital, as well as on entrepreneurial infrastructure and regional strategy.
Chairman Ted Townsend
A rigorous study of TN lifesciences is afoot and advocates are clearly positioning to push for public and private support.
Founder-CEO Sashank Purighalla
Tech veteran preps for ramping-up sales, scouts for talent in Nashville and beyond.
Digital Reasoning exec felt called to pursue ML venture, extols Nashville and its STEM-oriented youth.
Nashville entrant aims to connect accredited investors with institutional-caliber deals, at attractive minimums.
Gibran Ameer PharmD
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Launch Tennessee, Electro-Active, Dynamo, CET, EPIcenter, and more updated in today's roundup.
CEO Michael Berman JD
[updated] Nashville has proven a 'phenomenal', 'fabulous' place for VC-backed fintech-regtech co's launch.
CEO Will Norton JD
Conversations continue as startup mulls investment terms, milestones, and preps for hiring and dev.
[Updated 25 Nov 2020] Healthcare specialists file on Fund IV companion.
Founder-CEO Al Ganier
CEO Al Ganier says startup exhaustively considered market priority, and might later address opioid users' risk of pregnancy.
Realities of youth services and the breeding of entrepreneurs bring abrupt changes in local programs.
Eberhardt & Bell press forward with tech solution developed in Nashville for global market.
CEO Carson Ward
CEO says social-media spend for student assignments, tests, grades users prompts accelerating employer recruitment support.
Meetups blend LaunchTN mission, Kauffman funding, Engine advocate, constituents getting to know legislators.
Virtual Entrepreneurship Program
Startup and growth-oriented entrepreneurship program taking 2020 applications now, through Dec. 15, 2019.
CEO-designate Jane Allen Esq.
New CEO will rely on a lawyerly eye and entrepreneurial chops as she begins fresh assessment of the EC.