Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated
By Milt Capps
January 1 - (Tuesday) New Year's Day.
January 7 - 9 - JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, San Francisco.
January 9 - Chattanooga Chamber Economic Outlook Conference, Speaker Raphael Bostick, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Details.
January 19 - (Saturday) Tennessee Gubernatorial Inauguration Day. Gov.-Elect: Bill Lee.
January 21 - Martin Luther King Birthday Observance U.S.
January 24 - Nashville Technology Council 10th Annual NTC Awards - Wildhorse Saloon, details here.
January 30 - Nashville Health Care Council - Wall Street's Views on Prospects for Healthcare Industry, details here.
February 12 - TN Advanced Energy Business Council annual meeting in Franklin, Tenn., details here.
February 11-15 - HIMSS Global Conference 2019, Orlando, details.
February 18 - George Washington's Birthday Observance U.S.
February 19 - Nashville Technology Council 'Day on Capitol Hill'. Launch Tennessee also participating.
February 20 - Life Science Tennessee 'Day on Capitol Hill'.
February 26 - Polsinelli - PYA Healthcare reimbursement Summit, details here.
February 27 - Nashville Health Care Council - Policy Panel Discussion, details here.
March 1 - Memphis - AgLaunch Startup Station during Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, details here.
March 2 - U.S. Women's Soccer team plays in Nashville.
March 3 - What's the Big Idea? Public Pitch Day, Knoxville, details here.
March 4-5-7 - Gov. Bill Lee State of the State Address, details here.
March 10 - (Sunday) Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins.
March 28 - TN China Network program on TN-China relationship, details here.
March 28 - (11 a.m.) West Tennessee Economic Development Caucus, speaker Richard Smith, CEO, FedEx Logistics, Capitol (House chamber), Nashville.
March 29 - Nashville Health Council discussion with former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, details here.
March 29-30 - FreightWaves, Company Lab host Freighttech Innovation Challenge, Chattanooga, FreightWaves HQ, details here.
April 2 - 'Building a Health Innovation City' - program with Ed Cantwell of Center for Medical Interoperability and Mini Kahlon PhD, vice dean, Dell Health Ecosystem, Austin. RSVP to info@OneC1tynashville.com (sic).
April 7 - 11 - Nashville Health Care Council study mission to Israel. Details.
April 9 - Bisnow Opportunity Zones Conference, Hilton Nashville Downtown, details here.
April 19 - Good Friday, NYSE closed.
April 22 - Earth Day 2019, global details here.
April 22 - Nashville Rotary Downtown, luncheon panel discussion on Nashville tech-sector challenges and related, details TBA.
April 30 - Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Mayor David Briley delivers 56th State of Metro Address.
May 3 - Nashville Health Care Council conversation with Aneesh Chopra, CareJourney CEO, former U.S. CTO. Details here.
May 6-9 - Nashville Entrepreneur Week, details here.
May 12 - (Sunday) Mother's Day.
May 16 - Qualifying deadline to run for Mayor of Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County. More here.
May 27 - U.S. Memorial Day (Monday).
May 29-30 - TN Valley Corridor National Summit, Chattanooga, details emerging here.
June 6 - Vanderbilt University Ventures Group Inaugural Pitch Night, details here.
June 6 - 9 - CMA Festival, Nashville, details here.
June 13 - MUSICCITYCON product information and cybersecurity conference, Nashville Technology Council, details here.
June 16 - Father's Day.
June 27 - Nashville Entrepreneur Center Inflight demo day for 17 firms, 5pm, details.
July 4 - (Thursday) Independence Day (U.S.).
August 1 - Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Mayoral Election (qualifying deadline May 16). More here.
August 5 - September 22 - Chattanooga: Rolling enrolments for CoStarters training at the CoLab for general, techie, veteran and researchers, details here.
August 6 - TN Governor Bill Lee and TN Tourist Development announce Tourism impact numbers at Country Music Hall of Fame, registration.
August 8 - BunkerLabs Central Muster across US, Nashville Main Library Downtown, Details.
August 8 - Consumer Goods Accelerator Demo night, Chattanooga CoLab, 6pm ET, details.
August 14 - Nashville Software School and MTSU open house and Dr. Amy Harris' report on Mid-TN software developers, registration here for event at new NSS site.
August 14-15 - Summit on Rural Aging, Tivity, Omni Nashville, details.
August 15 - Knoxville Technology Council inaugural event, details.
August 22 - Innov865 Investor Series panel with execs from Cirrus Insight and PerfectServe, detail here. Knoxville.
August 27 - Nashville Entrepreneur Center PreFlight Cohort 2 pitch night, details here.
August 27 - NHCC and NCN panel at Westin Hotel on "Developing Health Care Ventures," details here. Ken Melkus, Private Investor/Advisor; Bobby Frist, CEO and Co-Founder, HealthStream; and, Jim Sohr, Founder and Chairman, Powered Health. Moderated by Margaret Dolan, President and CEO, Launch Tennessee.
August 28 - 29 - Launch Tennessee 36|86 Festival, Nashville. Details here.
September 1 - China Talk: Jianmin Liu PhD of Columbia University at Vanderbilt for GCC program on Trade Wars, AI, Machine Learning between US-China, details.
September 2 - Labor Day.
September 4 - Arts & Business Council Artists Entrepreneurship Pitch at OZ Arts, details here.
September 4-6 - Governor's conference on Hospitality and Tourism, details here.
September 6 - 7 - Southern Hemp Expo, Franklin, Tenn. details here.
September 7-8 - Moon River Music Festival, Chattanooga, details here.
September 9-10 - Nashville Analytics Summit, Omni Nashville, details here.
September 10-12 - Digital Book World, details here.
September 10-15 - AmericanaFest, details here.
September 12 - Metro/Nashville Mayoral Runoff Election.
September 15 - PBS Ken Burns' "Country Music" documentary begins 8-part run, information.
September 21-22 - Pilgrimage Festival, Franklin, Tenn. Details here.
September 23 - "Measuring Value in Healthcare," Nashville Health Care Council, details here.
September 24 - Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare sector, NBJ breakfast, details here.
September 25 - The State of AI and its impact on Nashville - Kirk Borne, Booz Allen Hamilton. Tech Commons. Details.
September 28 - Inauguration of Mayor-Elect John Cooper as Mayor of Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County. Hour, venue TBA. Campaign site.
October 3 - Austin Peay State University Business & Industry Summit, details here. Frmr US Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty to speak.
October 5 - Mini-Maker-Faire, The Wond'ry Innovation Center, Vanderbilt, details here.
October 9 - UT Anderson Center Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation VOL Court Pitch Competition, details.
October 11-13 - Southern Festival of Books, War Memorial Plaza and Metro Main Library, Nashville, details here.
October 14 - Columbus Day U.S.
October 14-16 - Startup of the Year Summit, Memphis, co-led by StartCo, details here.
October 16-17 - Venture Atlanta, with Virsys12, FreightWaves, Octerra among presenting cos, details here.
October 15 - Greater Nashville IT Summit, details here. ENA, Idyl, Radiant, Box, Juniper among sponsors.
October 16 - Randy Boyd, Interim President, U. of Tennessee, addresses TN economic development link to higher education, Trevecca University Boone Center, servant leadership series, details here.
October 17 - Oak Ridge: ORNL Innovation Showcase, details here.
October 18 - VU alumni active in social impact ventures, program 4p-5:30p, The Wond'ry, details here.
October 19-25 - Chattanooga startup week, details here.
October 20 - Nashville Technology Council Awards Nominations deadline, details here. Finalists TBD December 5. Event: Jan. 23, 2020.
October 24-25 - Chattanooga Company Lab HBCU Student Challenge, details here.
October 24-25 - Gov. Bill Lee's first GOVCON economic development conference, Nashville, details coming here.
October 25 - Creative Exchange, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, details.
October 29-30 - 17th Annual Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
November 3 - (Sunday) Daylight Saving Time ends.
November 6 - NEXT Awards 2019 and Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame Event, at Rocketown, 6pm. Details.
November 11 - U.S. Veterans Day.
November 11 - Nashville Health Care Council discussion with Intermountain Healthcare CEO Mark Harrison MD, details.
November 14 - LSTCON Life Science TN annual meeting, 21c Hotel, Nashville, details TBA.
November 19-21 - Concurrent - International Hemp Auction and Market (IHAM) and Holiday Hemp and CBD (cannabidiol) Market, at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo Park in Franklin, Tenn. Details here and here.
December 5 - Chattanooga Chamber panel discussion on workforce/talent development, 7:30am,
December 5/6 - Nashville Technology Council Awards - Finalists TBA. (Winners TBA Jan. 23, 2020)
December 6 - TEDxNashville Women Nashville, 1pm, War Memorial Auditorium, details TBA.
December 25 - (Wednesday) Christmas Day.
December 31 (Tuesday) - New Year's Eve. VNC
. last edited 5 Dec 2019 / 1604 CDST