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LaunchTN comment on Pando court filing | LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, litigation, Charlie Brock, Sarah Lacey, Paul Carr, Courtney Corlew, Southland, 3686, Pandoland, government, economic development, marketing, brand management, partnerships, Pando Media, TechCrunch
LaunchTN comment on Pando court filing

Dispute between LaunchTN and PandoMedia now includes potential litigation.


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Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone | Mike Rustici, Tim Estes, Digital Reasoning Sytems, Rustici Software, Nashville Technology Council, NTC, software, analytics, Savant Learning Systems, Bill Hagerty, state government, LaunchTN, economic development
Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone

Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.


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Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled | Nashville Technology Council, Medalogix, Rustici Software, Digital Reasoning Systems, Emma, HCA, InvisionHeart, kalatech, Kindful, Guy Barnard, Healthways, Andy Corts, Sarah Cannon, Marty Paslick, Dirk Maxwell, Sitel, Bob Quandt, Tom Ratz, Dollar General, Edmon Begoli, PYA Analytics, Bryan Mosher, Jim Siegienski, iQuantifi, Dan Hogan, Medalogix, Anthony Montgomery, LPS, Tiffany Woosley, Homeland, Erin Desman, United Structural Systems, Jeffrey Horne, Anne McGraw, Nissan North America, Brian Johnson, Donor Bureau, Damian Mingle, WPC Healthcare, John Wagster, Alex Berta, NSG, Chris Collins, Dollar General, Doug Hurst, Colleen Hoy, Emerge Financial Wellness, Susan Lewis, Deloitte, Pryor Manning, Charles Apigian, Middle Tennessee State University, MTSU, Fortune Mhlanga, Lipscomb University, Mary York, John Overton High School, Metro Schools, education, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Harpeth Hall, Geoffrey Gross, Belmont University, Cameron Lowry, Lipscomb University, David Klements, Qualifacts Systems, Nicole Tremblett, Katherine McElroy, C3 Consulting, Kent Fourman, The General, Melinda Curran, RCG, Jeff Fields, ServPro Industries, Glenn Perdue, Kraft Analytics, Kate O'Neill, KO Insights, Michael Burcham, Beth Hogan, WiTT, Connie McGee, HIMSS, Courtney Ross, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Ryan Boone, Tony Bradshaw, Lampo Group, Mark Davison, Delek US Holdings, Kyle Duke, TennCare, Comcast, Cory Edwards, Andy Flatt, Cigna Healthspring, Vic Gatto, Jumpstart Foundry, Solidus, Travis Gregg, Trinisys, Tracy Guarino, ForceX, David Hanna, Microsoft, IBM, Greg Huddleston, Amy Henderson, Firefly Logic, Vanessa Hickman, Nashville International Airport, John Kepley, teknetex, Matt Largen, Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Fortune Mhlanga, Lipscomb University, Sal Novin, Cognizant, TriZetto Group, Jerome Oglesby, Deloitte, Raymond Ritz, Night Running, Peter Rousos, Vanderbilt University, David Smith, Peak 10, James Soto, Industrial Strength Marketing, Barry Vandevier, Asurion, Tim Walsh, Bridgestone Americas, Curtis Watkins, Parallon, HCA, Mike Wesolowski, HP Enterprise Services, Steve Yazell, tw telecom, Digital Nashville, Life Science Tennessee, Rutherford County Technology Council, Nashville State Community College, NSCC,Warren Ratliff, David Condra, Ray Capp, Caradigm, GE Healthcare, Amplion, Dalcon, ConduIT Corporation, Jeff Costantine, Liberty Street Partners, Tod Fetherling, Perception Health, music, Project Music, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, entertainment, media, digital technology, entertainment, music
Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled

NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.


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Nashville's Maxwell: PE-backed Ipreo 'absolutely' has more FinTech targets | ShareholderInsite, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, Blackstone, software as a service, SaaS, FinTech, financial services, information technology, software development, private equity, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, KKR, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, Dealogic, Joe Maxwell, Charlie Young, Carlyle Group, FT Partners, Financial Technology Partners, Clear Momentum, CapControls,Qval, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup
Nashville's Maxwell: PE-backed Ipreo 'absolutely' has more FinTech targets

With Blackstone and Goldman Sachs aboard, entrepreneur sees further expansion locally.


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Owners of TNInvestco-backed Hubble Telemedical exit in sale to Welch Ally | Larisa Brass, Hubble Telemed, healthcare, TNInvestco, INCITE, technology, medical devices, MB Venture Partners, venture capital, Angels
Owners of TNInvestco-backed Hubble Telemedical exit in sale to Welch Ally

VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.


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Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options | fintech, Nashville, information technology, platforms, software, software as a service, Joe Maxwell, Ipreo, ShareholderInsite, Investment Scorecard, New Constructs, John Philpott, David Trainer, Michael Burcham, Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Hal Gentry, SixThirty, accelerators, financial technology, Steve McLaughlin, FT Partners, Financial Technology Partners, Rob Metcalf, Digital Reasoning Systems, DRS, intelligence, Hanlon Financial Group, investment bankers
Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options

An unprecedented techventure-centric program designed to illuminate opportunities.


Innovation: FinTech survey remains open for your feedback | FinTech, financial technology, software as a service
Innovation: FinTech survey remains open for your feedback

If you've followed our reporting (below), please provide your feedback on FinTech opportunities for Tennessee. Just click on the headline above. Thanks!


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Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity | Mario Avila, Contigo Financial, Emerge Financial Wellness, David Trainer, SixThirty, St. Louis, Joe Maxwell, Shareholder InSite, Investment Scorecard, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce, SrPago, Pablo Gonzales Vargas, Capital Confirmation, Brian Fox, Chris Schellhorn, iQuantifi, SynapsePay, Sankaet Pathak, software, information technology, HiMSS, World Bank, John Casillas, Blackstone, Ipreo, Goldman Sachs, Mexico, healthcare, Medical Banking, Cathedral Leasing, Doug Speight, New Constructs, payday lending, financial services, banking, credit, software as a service, software development, fintech
Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity

The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.


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Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville | accelerators, FinTech, Michael Burcham, Vic Gatto, entrepreneurs, Digital Reasoning Systems, Capital Confirmation, Wealth Access, David Benskin, Tom White, iQuantifi, SixThirty, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Joe Maxwell, Cristobal Conde, FinTech Innovation Lab, TPG Capital, DRS, Nashville Capital Network, Tennessee Angel Fund, TNInvestco, Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, Council Capital, Investment Scorecard, Edo Interactive, Link2Gov, Comdata, PMT Services, ProfitPoint, iPayment, FrontStream, Goldleaf Technologies, Private Business, Clear Payments, ProAccura, Group Data Services, Check Velocity, Cybera, Bank of New York Mellon, Deloitte, Jackson National Life, BONY, DataFi, manufacturing, education, publishing, media, music, Selous Venture Society, Jumpstart Foundry, FISI-Madison, Comdata, Stored Value Solutions, FleetCor Technologies, LendingClub, Hal Gentry, Jim McKelvey, Greg Daily, i3 Verticals, Charge Payment,
Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville

Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.


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Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015 | Mario Avila, Emerge Financial Wellness, Contigo Financial, Jim Sohr, Five Star Venture Funding, LogicFI, Evan Austill, David Frederiksen, subprime lenders, payday loans, credit, finance, underwriting, lending, employee benefits, Julia Polk, transportation, housing, economic development, infrastructure, Murfreesboro, AllPayments Expo, Bank on Music City, Jonathan Harrison, Geof Vickers, Nelson Mullins, XMi Holdings, David Frederiksen, Evan Austill, Zach Todd, United HealthGroup, Five Star Venture Funding, Pinnacle Financial Partners, LendMD, Serious Change, Jumpstart Foundry, LendUp, Funding Circle
Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015

CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.


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FinTech: Capital Confirmation eyes $20MM revenue, broadens global stride | Capital Confirmation, fintech, Brian Fox, Chris Schellhorn, VISA International, LBMC, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Waddey Patterson, Patterson, Ed Lanquist,
FinTech: Capital Confirmation eyes $20MM revenue, broadens global stride

Chris Schellhorn and Brian Fox have roadmapped their way globally, like FinTech focus.


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Agassi named CEO of Trinisys enterprise technology company | Trinisys, Antoine Agassi, L.A. Galynon, Brentwood Capital Advisors, Connie McGee, Dan Rivera, Intel, CDW, healthcare, information technology, platform, Cogent, Emdeon, WebMD, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bob Rossi, MModel, Spheris, 21st Century Oncology, David Box, Travis Gregg, Connie McGee, PYA Analytics, Brentwood Capital Advisors, L.A. Galyon, data, document management
Agassi named CEO of Trinisys enterprise technology company

Veteran executive gains helm of company seeking strong growth.


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Nashville's Project Music music+tech accelerator names 2015 startup cohort | Project Music, Entrepreneur Center, startups, accelerators, On the List, DART, Jammber, HiVolume Media, Ear IQ, Ripple Music, What's Hubbin, RMHXTZ, Sam Brooker, Channing Moreland, Chad Marcum, Stephen Davis, Michael Amburgey, Marcus Dwayne Cobb, Chris McMurtry, Jack McCann
Nashville's Project Music music+tech accelerator names 2015 startup cohort

Drum Roll - newest program unveils its eight class members.


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FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year | iQuantifi, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, fintech, financial services, information technology, SaaS, software development, Tom White, Karen White, Jim Siegienski, Brian Evans, Lamp Group, Dave Ramsey, Wealth Access, Becca Melton, LearnVest, Personal Capital, venture capital, financing, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, KraftCPA, First Bank, BackBay Communications, MX, MoneyDesktop, investment, CrunchBase, licensing, CAP Partners, Finovate, Brendan Easterday, Susan Easterday
FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year

This entrant to the red-hot sector is banking on rapid B2B growth.


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PE-backed Aegis Sciences acquires startup Diagnovus' assets | Aegis Sciences Corporation, Diagnovus, James Stover, cancer, diagnostics, assays, healthcare, sports, medicine, genetics, ABRY Partners, TNInvestco, Limestone Fund, TriStar Technology Ventures, venture capital, entrepreneurs, LaunchTN, INCITE, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, McKenzie Laird, Rob Laird, HealthPort, David Black, DLA Piper, Frank Moser, Cancer Genetics, Genoptix, Foundation Medicine, Metamark Capital
PE-backed Aegis Sciences acquires startup Diagnovus' assets

Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united


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XOEye Technologies wearables gameplan could include Series B in 2015 | Aaron Salow, Chris Salow, XOEye Technologies, Vuzix, Belmont University, Trevecca Nazarene, wearables, displays, software development, firmware, Julia Polk, Rob Eckardt, Pivothead, Google Glass, Peak Manufacturing, Vuzix, Recon Instruments, GlassUp, Meta, Epson, Deloitte, New Enterprise Associates, Siemens, Thrive Advisory Services, New Ventures Consulting, SunTrust, Chris Sloan, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Skyya Communications, Golden Spiral, Philip Curtis, Healthcare, international, Crestlight Venture Productions, Fivestone Venture Services, Golden Spiral, Atheer Labs, Lumus, Telepathy, workforce, safety, Blue Collar, industrial
XOEye Technologies wearables gameplan could include Series B in 2015

[updated] Google Glass is not a large blip on this startup's radar, thus far.


Milt Capps Updated 5 January 2014

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LaunchTN 36/86 startup event succeeds Southland, Pando pact ends;  Exec says Pando presses ahead with Nashville event plans | economic development, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Pando, Pando Daily, Southland, Charlie Brock, TTDC, Paul Carr, events, entrepreneurship, culture, Butler Snow, Waddey Patterson, Bradley Arant Boult Cumming, Mountain, Write2Market, Bradford Group, Aaron Levie, Paul Snyder, Edward Snowden, Al Gore Jr., National Security Agency, NSA, Avenue Bank, Mountain, PayPal, Braintree, Atlassian, Coatue, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nissan, Bass Berry & Sims, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Accel Partners, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, University of Tennessee, Co-Founders Lab, ORNL, Andrew Hogin, Evolution Event Solutions, Pandoland, Crosslin, TechCrunch
LaunchTN 36/86 startup event succeeds Southland, Pando pact ends;
Exec says Pando presses ahead with Nashville event plans

[Updated] Pando litigation. Refocused 36|86 event will convene in June, as will Pandoland


Milt Capps Updated Jan. 23, 2015 3:04pm

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