Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated
NOTE: This Calendar tracks selected major events and related items. Due to the novel-coronavirus pandemic, we've deleted events known to be dead for 2020. Though we try to stay abreast, treat all entries here as tentative, and check official websites. Be well.-Ed.
January 1 - New Year's Day 2020.
January 13 - 16 - JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, San Francisco, details TBA.
January 14 - Tennessee General Assembly convenes 2nd Session of 111th General Assembly. (Bill-filing deadline will be determined based on the 10th "legislative day," a moving target.)
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.
January 22 - Vanderbilt Ventures Group Pitch Night, 3 startups presenting, VU campus (evening), details here.
January 23 - Nashville Technology Council 2020 Awards presentation, details here.
January 28 - Knoxville's INC. Magazine ranked companies, 5pm, details here.
January 29 - Panel: Wall Street's View on Prospects for Healthcare Industry, Nashville Health Care Council, details.
January 31 - February 2 - Nashville Game Developers Global Jam Weeend, The Wond'ry, VU, details here.
February 3 - West TN Econ Development Caucus meets with ECD Comm. Bob Rolfe on Megasite status, 2:30pm-3:00pm, Room 8B, 8th Floor Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee.
February 3 - Gov. Bill Lee "State of the State Address". Capitol, Nashville.
February 13 - Solving the Rural Healthcare Puzzle, panel discussion moderated by former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist MD, Nashville Health Care Council, luncheon, details.
February 17 - George Washington's Birthday.
February 20 - Founders Forge, Johnson City, entrepreneurs roundtable breakfast, details here.
February 20 - The Roaring 20 First Annual Awards and Celebration Banquet, sponsored by Tennessee Chapter, Association for Corporate Growth; and, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. Details.
February 20 - Jump-Starting America, How Breakthrough Science can revive Economic Growth and the American Dream, co-author Jonathan Gruber PhD, MIT, Edney Innovation Center, Chattanooga, details here.
February 25 - Greater Memphis Chamber thought leadership program with Byron Reese, author, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity, at Memphis Botanic Garden, Breakfast, details here.
February 25 - 26 - "Day on the Hill" (Capitol) by LaunchTN, LifeScience Tennessee, Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, EO Nashville, and Nashville Technology Council. Registration for the Feb. 25 reception here.
February 26 - Univ. of Tennessee VolCourt pitch competition, 5:15pm Student Union, details. Knoxville.
February 27 - Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, Westin Nashville, sponsored by UBS. details.
February 27 - Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 5 p.m. - Project Healthcare showcase. Advance Registration here.
February 28 - March 1 - Knoxville Entrepreneur Center 'What's the Big Idea?' startup dev and pitch weekend, details.
February 29 - Leap Day of Leap Year 2020.
March 2 - 3 - VR and Healthcare symposium at VU, details here.
March 3 - Opportunity Zones briefing by ECD, US SBA, Tennessee State University TSBDC, details here.
March 5 - Tennessee Advanced Energy Development Council annual meeting, 1pm-5pm, Franklin, TN, details here.
March 8 - Daylight Saving Time begins at 0200 hours. (Standard Time ends.)
March 10 - Future of Fashion Sustainability, The Wond'ry, Vanderbilt University, details here.
March 12 - Memphis SciPreneur Final Pitch, University of Memphis, Fedex Institute of Technology, 5:30pm details here.
March 25 - (VIRTUAL) Election 202 and the Future of U.S. Healthcare, Nashville Health Care Council, details here.
March 31 - Metro/Nashville Mayor John Cooper, State of Metro Address, Council Chambers, Historic Courthouse, 10:30am.
April 22 - Earth Day, 50th Global Commemoration, history here.
May 21 - Financing the Deal, Nashville Health Care Council, VIRTUAL, details here.
May 25 - Memorial Day.
June 8 - 12 (VIRTUAL) BIO Digital conference online, details.
July 23 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Entrepreneur Center Twende Summit, Nashville, details tba.
June 22 - Chattanooga Company Lab HealthTech Accelerator begins, details.
July 4 - U.S. Independence Day.
July 15 - August 13 -(VIRTUAL) Series of Thursday sessions. Tennessee Valley Corridor annual meeting, Milligan College, Johnson City, details.
August 4 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Technology Council Annual Meeting, Tech update, Hall of Fame, Workforce, 7AM, The Bell Tower 4th Ave. S., details here.
August 12 - (VIRTUAL) TN AEDC conference discuss new transportation legislation that benefits TN, with rep of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). Details here.
August 12 - (VIRTUAL) Memphis-based AgLaunch365 and Farm Journal Media discuss Row Crop Challenge, Noon-1pm CT, detail here.
August 17-28 - (VIRTUAL) Launch Tennessee 3686 Festival of startups, capital and entrepreneurship, details here.
August 18 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Health Care Council program on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities, details here.
August 25 (VIRTUAL) Inspiring Innovation pitch contest, Nashville Health Care Council, Nashville Entrepreneur Center (Members), details.
August 26 - (VIRTUAL) Greater Nashville Technology Council "Job Fair," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CDST, register here.
September 3 - (VIRTUAL) Knoxville Investor's Panel, 9 a.m. CDST, register here. Panel: Brandon Bruce, StartupKnox; Tony Lettich, Angel Roundtable; Grady Vanderhoofven, 3Roots Capital.
September 7 - Labor Day.
September 14 - 16 - (VIRTUAL) Digital Book World, details here.
September 21 - 22 - (VIRTUAL) Digital Government Summit, by GovTech, details here.
September 21 - 22 - (VIRTUAL) NTC Nashville Analytics Summit, details here.
September 24 - 26 - (VIRTUAL) Bonnaroo is all online and FREE, details here.
October 5 - 9 - (VIRTUAL) FINTECH South (Atlanta as hub), details here.
October 7 - (VIRTUAL) AgLaunch Virtual Field Day spans Agtech, capital, data, community impact and more, register here.
October 12 - Columbus Day.
October 16 - (VIRTUAL) Session 1 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
October 19 - 23 - Chattanooga Startup Week, details.
October 23 - (VIRTUAL) Session 2 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
October 27 - 28 - (VIRTUAL) LSTCON Life Science Tennessee annual conference, with policy, company showcases, and Venture Forum details here.
October 29 - (VIRTUAL) TN-HiMSS Summit of the Southeast, details here.
November 3 - U.S. Elections Day. More.
November 11 - Veterans Day.
November 13 - (VIRTUAL) Session 3 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
November 17 - (VIRTUAL) Nashville Technology Council IT Summit, details.
November 17 - (VIRTUAL) Life Science Tennessee program on Quadrennial Election Outcomes and Outlook, details here.
November 20 - (VIRTUAL) Session 4 - Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis, details here.
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day.
December 3 - Demo Day, Techstars & Alabama Power Energy Tech Accelerator, details.
December 25 - Christmas Day.
December 31 - New Year's Eve.
. last edited 0945 19 August 2020