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Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar | Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Cynthia Paschal, Vanderbilt University, talent, information technology, civil engineering, computer science, engineering science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, postsecondary, entrepreneurs, GameWisp, Julie A. Adams, Human Machine Teaming Laboratory, Institute for Software Integrated Systems,
Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar

The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.


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Video-content monetizer GameWisp raised $843K, has runway to Series A | Gamewisp, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, video content, content, gaming, monetization, media, interactive, YouTube, social media, gamers, startups, capital, angels, Math Venture Partners, Garry Tan, Bellhops, Ambition, Patreon, Silicon Valley Bank, Cooley LLP, SVB Financial Group, Michael Anderson, Eli Hooten, Andrew Wynans, Aaron Middleton, SXSW Interactive, YouTube, Twitch, Google, Amazon, LaunchTN, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TechStars, Shawn Glinter,
Video-content monetizer GameWisp raised $843K, has runway to Series A

Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.


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Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated | 3686, Girls Preparatory School, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, events, General Assembly, SEC, crowdfunding, Nashville Health Care Council, Mad Bad Dangerous, Invest Midwest, Tin Pan South, CMA Music Festival, LifeScienceTN, Life Science Tennessee, Global Corporate Venture Summit, Music Business Association, SEMDA, Southeastern Medical Device Association, music, CES, Consumer Technology Association, communications, Association for Corporate Growth, ACG, Riverbend Festival, SXSW Interactive, National Hockey League, NHL, Music, entertainment, Hannah Chung, Design for America, Sproutel, STEM, women, education, Craft Content, SIIA, Software and Information Industries Association, NAM, National Association of Music Merchants, Capital, 48 hour launch, HACK MT, Project Music, ScaleUp Nashville, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, WiTT, Women in Technology of Tennessee, Connie McGee, Sergey Kislyak, Russia, Tennessee Science Bowl, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, ORAU, Tennessee Valley Corridor, Andersen Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Boyd Venture Challenge, GigTank, 24Hour Generator, girls, rural, Agriculture, state government, federal government, economic development, Jumpstart Foundry, Health Further, telehealth, Bunker Labs, The TENN, STEM, education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, Vanderbilt University, TechFest Louisville, Optimal Aging, STEM, Destination Imagination,
Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated

[updated] 2016 is getting populated with interesting events statewide.


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Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital | Jeff Albee, Don Albee, Summer Street Capital Partners, Patterson, Arciplex, education, movement disorders, healthcare, elderly, aging, Parkinsons Disease, cerebral palsy, investment, consumer goods, schools, assistive technologies, Julia Polk, Griffin Technology, Patterson IP Law, injection molding, Kickstarter, Ed Landquist, Jerry Sewell, Nate Litwin, Nashville Entrepreneur Center,
Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital

Entrepreneur says he knows his limits, wants assistive-device mission to succeed.


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Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering | Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University Innovation Center, Robert Grajewski, Makers, Creatives, innovation, social enterprise, Millennials, Hannah Chung, Design for America, Sproutel, Aaron Horowitz, Liz Gerber, Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, design, industrial design, product design, consumers, user experience, Lean Startup, agile,
Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering

Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.


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Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016 | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Village Capital, Project Music, Project Healthcare, Heather McBee, Stuart McWhorter, Matt West, John Murdock, 1440, Ingram Content Group, Country Music Association, Selous Venture Society, Vic Gatto, Michael Burcham, Nashville Health Care Council, investors, investment, capital, Seed stage, Narus Health, Jumpstart Foundry, Google For Entrepreneurs, Clayton McWhorter, Clayton Associates, Nashville Healthcare Exchange,
Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016

Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.


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FourBridges Capital Advisors expands SE reach, doesn't rule-out VC fund | Andy Stockett, Charlie Brock, Chattanooga, Chris Rowe, Compaq, FourBridges Capital Advisors, Frank Williamson, IBM, Lance Healy, LaunchTN, Mike Hatcher, Miller Welborn, Nashville Capital Network, NIVIS, Ralph Montgomery, Stephen Susano, TeamHealth, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, The White Stone Group, TTDC
FourBridges Capital Advisors expands SE reach, doesn't rule-out VC fund

VTC Boutique investment banking firm in Chattanooga eyes Florida, Carolinas.


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Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski | Vanderbilt University Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, innovation, private equity, venture capital, Makers, Robert Grajewski, Susan Wente, Philippe Fauchet, John Geer, postsecondary education, learning, strategy, startups, Edison Nation, Edison Nation Medical, Hill-Rom, Rite-Aid, Covidien, Innovation Center, School of Engineering, Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, CTTC, James Broyhill, Heritage Handcrafted, PRO-Techs, American Antimicrobial, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, entrepreneurs, Stuart McWhorter, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Permira, private equity, venture capital,
Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski

North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.


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FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans | BTCMedia, fintech, David Bailey, John Riggins, blockchain, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, information technology, software, startups, media, publishing, banking, finance, credit, healthcare, David Fox, FLYTE,
FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans

Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.


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$26MM+: EdTech consolidator LTG buys Rustici SW, stake in Watershed | Rustici Software, Watershed LRS, SCORM, xAPI, LTG, Learning Technologies Group, Jonathan Satchell, Tim Martin, Mike Rustici, software, SaaS, acquisitions, mergers, SIIA, Software and Information Industries Association, LeanKit, Scott Kozicki, Digital Reasoning Systems, DRS, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Waller Lansden Dortch Davis, Hunter Rost, Andrew Downes, David Benoit, KraftCPAs, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Entrepreneur Center,
$26MM+: EdTech consolidator LTG buys Rustici SW, stake in Watershed

[updated] Performance payments could reach $11MM, all hands benefit, says co-owner.


Milt Capps updated 11:40am 29 January 2016

VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls | Android, behavior, broadband, browser, cable systems, child health, children, Circle Media, Comcast, Content Watch, digital games, discipline, distribution, education, EnGenius, exercise, Falcon, families, filtering, Internet, iOS, Jack Studer, Jake Brown, K12, Kickstarter, Koala Safe, Lamp Post Group, learning, Luma, McAfee, Miller Martin, mobile, Nashville Capital Network, Net Nanny, OurPact, parental controls, Pathway Lending, Peter Van De Put, pornography, Qustodio, recreation, Roddy Bailey, routers, Safe Eyes, schools, Senao Networks, Shelley Prevost, startups, studying, Ted Alling, The Jump Fund, Torch, Vann Graves, VESTA Technology, Wayne Fullam, Web, WebWatcher, Women
VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls

VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.


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Update: Oasis Venture youth social-enterprise program nears launch | Oasis Center, youth development, Oasis Venture, Marcus Whitney, Brandon Hill, Mark Dunkerley, entrepreneurs, social enterprise, startups, education, leadership, business education,
Update: Oasis Venture youth social-enterprise program nears launch

Nearly 50 Metro students applied for the new program, which is in pilot.


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Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner | Startup Southerner, Southern Alpha, Ayumi Fukuda Bennett, Kelley Boothe, Chris Ferrell, Southcomm Communications, Solidus, Jumpstart Foundry, Jackson Miller, Plato's Closet, ResaleAI, Lena Anthony, Nicholas Norfolk, Jeremy Payne, Rachel Cypher, JMP28, Belmont University, Mountain, Marcus Whitney, content, LBMC, Hammock, oasis center,
Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner

[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha


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After 22 years, Tech2020 at OakRidge to cease pro-entrepreneurial efforts | Tech2020, Technology 2020, LaunchTN, Gov. Don Sundquist, entrepreneurs, startups, ecosystem, nonprofits, economic and community development, Tom Ballard, Teri Brahams, Pathway Lending, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Innovation Valley,
After 22 years, Tech2020 at OakRidge to cease pro-entrepreneurial efforts

VTC The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.


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LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges | Randy Boyd, Charlie Brock, TTDC, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, entrepreneurs, accelerators, AccelNow, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Tennessee Tech, education, research, INCITE, Marci Harris, PopVox, venture capital, risk management, fiduciary responsibility, grants, Greg Born, Change Healthcare, Crosslin, Pinnacle Financial Partners, University Venture Challenge, Bruce Doeg, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, CoStarters,
LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges

With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more


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Monsor: Statewide Mentor Net has traction with early-stage companies | Jim Monsor, LifeScience Tennessee, Statewide Mentor Network, entrepreneurs, mentors, LaunchTN, Frontier Diagnostics, Expedeon, Protein Discovery, University of Tennessee, Jeremy Norris, Chris Arnott, Chad Seaver, Daniel Liebler, Protypia, Frontier Diagnostics, Arkis Biosciences, Wright Medical, Biomimetic Therapeutics,
Monsor: Statewide Mentor Net has traction with early-stage companies

LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.


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CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity | Stuart McWhorter, Clayton McWhorter, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Marcus Whitney, Matt King, FCA Venture Partners, Clayton Associates, HealthTrust, HCA, accelerators, healthcare, medicine, medical devices, Jumpstart Foundry, Vic Gatto,
CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity

[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.


Milt Capps updated Jan. 24, 2016 5:10pm

Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model | Vic Gatto, Jumpstart Foundry, Marcus Whitney, accelerators, venture capital, Seed capital, TNInvestco, INCITE, telehealth, Health Further, Eller Malchock, Daniel Oppong, Andre Blackman, Townes Duncan, Solidus, Venture Incite, organic growth, Southern Alpha, SouthComm Communications, Amherst College, Massey Burch, Plumgood Foods, Change Healthcare, Emdeon, exits, marketing, customers, Mike Shmerling,
Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.


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Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between? | Jumpstart Foundry, Charlie Brock, Stuart McWhorter, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Jeff Brown, Carol Reed, Peter Rousos, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, LaunchTN, ECD, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, innovation, entrepreneurs, National Business Incubation Association, NBIA, Leslie Smith, Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center, EPICenter, The Biz Foundry, Upper Cumberland Entrepreneurial Foundation, Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, CTTC,
Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?

Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.


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EC, Ingram announce first 1440 publishing accelerator cohort members | 1440, Ingram Content Group, publishing, media, retailing, books, authors, engagement, digital media, printing, accelerators, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, John Ingram, Heather McBee, Project Music, history, Authorpad Publishing, McWhilton Chikwenengere, Authorship.me, Roberto Machado de Campos, Freenters, Rho Kook Song, Leafless, Richard Billings, PiracyTrace, Scott La Counte, PublishSoSimply, Michal Majewski, Woodpie, Anuradha Bajpai,
EC, Ingram announce first 1440 publishing accelerator cohort members

[Updated] Seven cohort companies include 3 U.S.-based, including a Tennessee startup.


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Venture Notes - January 19, 2016  | Innova Memphis, MB Venture Partners, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, venture capital, Angel investors, Crom Carmichael, Idit Harel, Globaloria, STEM, education, training, Richard Brand, Point Capital, Dean Weiland, VitaHeat Medical Holdings, Cogent Healthcare, Sound Physicians, Joe Maxwell, David Corts, Jamplify, Andy Pickens, Andrew Pickens, Chris Sloan, Baker Donelson Bearman Calwell and Berkowitz, Wellview Health, James Story, Mountain Group Capital, Joe Cook Jr., Joe Cook III, Clearside Biomedical, Hatteras Venture Partners, Santen Pharmaceuticals, Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund, RMI Investments, Keyholder Investments, Garry Latimer, DiaTech Oncology, Philip Shasteen, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel Burns, Entac Medical, Buddy Lyons, Angel Syndicates Central, Angel Round Table, Chris Thurman, Conduit Corporation, Local Motors, Airbus Ventures, automotive, 3D printing, Angel Syndicates Central, UTRF, University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Andrew Forsdick, Sage Business Advisors, Local Motors, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, Porzio Bromberg Newman, IberiaBank, Cadence Bank, Hapten Sciences, Venture Notes,
Venture Notes - January 19, 2016

Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.


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People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University | Vanderbilt University, Charleson Bell, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, biomedical engineering, entrepreneurs, STTR, grants, capital, innovation, intellectual property, Bionanovations, bluField, Flash Crystal, Crystal Innovations,
People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University

Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.


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Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21 | Blake Hogan, Bunker Labs, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, SXSW Interactive, leadership, entrepreneurs, veterans, military, startups, small business, EPICenter, Leslie Smith, Eric Mathews, StartCo, Gold Triangle Development Link, GTRLink, Chris Masengill, Delta Regional Authority, Joey Deason,
Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21

Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.


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Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem' | Angel Tax Credit, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Randy Boyd, economic development, Angels, investors, taxes, TNInvestco, INCITE, legislation, General Assembly, Gerald McCormick, Mark Norris, Gov. Bill Haslam,Jason Denenberg, Angel Capital Group, Nashville Capital Network,
Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'

[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.


Milt Capps updated 18 January 2016

Sohr's Powered Health wraps key Growthwright services around startups | AIM Healthcare Services, Jim Sohr, Scott Sohr, Marine Midland Bank, Vanderbilt University, Powered Health, Growthwright, Mike Cerino, Five Star Ventures, Five Star Solutions, Payment Resolution Services, Fresenius Medical Care, Ernst & Young, Derek Hughey, Mullins Clemmons and Mayes, Truxton Trust, Advent Health Partners, Interoptex, Perception Health, InVivoHealth, Maize Analytics, MedArchon, Relatient, Vatica Health, xSolis, Leah Eskind Sohr, Emerge Wellness, Georgie Beauty, Vrion Holdings, Vrion Ticketing, Payment Resolution Services,
Sohr's Powered Health wraps key Growthwright services around startups

President Mike Cerino is leading the business push.


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Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs  | Vrion, Trisha Fridrich, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, Jim Sohr, Georgie Beauty, Emerge Financial Wellness, Leah Eskind Sohr, startups, grants, Sohr Grant, Leslie Stophel MacLellan,
Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs

This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.


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Memphis Money: Sage Advantage Fund created by advisory firm's founders | Andrew Forsdick, Angel Syndicates Central, EPIMemphis, Starco, Innova Memphis, Angels, early stage, Brad Trotter, John Novarese, Craig Mattson, Charlie Brock, LaunchTN, Inception Visual, Park Media Software, Dick Reeves, EYE Corp., Pop Tunes, Addison Capital Advisers, FoxMark Media, Baker Donelson Bearman Calwell and Berkowitz, Evans Petree, Dan Robinson, Joel Sklar, Regions Bank, Paragon Bank,
Memphis Money: Sage Advantage Fund created by advisory firm's founders

VTC Memphis-centric founders to provide savvy and capital to proven early-stage companies.


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Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check | Mike Shmerling, XMi Holdings, XMi High Growth Development Fund, Xmi High Growth and Opportunity Fund, Jim Phillips, TNInvestco, Randy Boyd, Nashville Entrepreneurship Center, Joe Maxwell, Seed capital, entrepreneurs, Choice Food Group, XMi Commercial Real Estate, Joe Freedman, AMICUS Legal Staffing, MARSH, Renasant Bank,
Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check

State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.


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March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville | Vic Gatto, Software and Information Industry Association, SIIA, GrantThornton, Intacct, NetSuite, OPEXEngine, events, valuation, raising capital, capital, performance, growth, sales, Rhianna Collier, Lauren Kelley, Milt Capps, Venture Nashville Connections, taxation, taxes,
March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville

Complimentary and paid registrations for this unprecedented event are being taken now.


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Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, startups, Seed stage, entrepreneurs, Stuart McWhorter, Prosper, The Yield Lab, SixThirty, Joe Maxwell, Brian Matthews, IPREO, fintech, fintechnashville, Jared Winegrad, Cultivation Capital FinTech Growth Fund, Cultivation Capital, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Stuart McWhorter, Wealth Access, Capital Innovators, New Constructs, Solidus, Jim McKelvey, Atul Kamra, Wells Fargo, ShareholderInsite, Queen City Fintech, Cathedral Innovation Group, Plaid, DealCloud, GuardVest, BDO, Polsinelli, Bank of America, Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Financial,
Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund

Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.


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Project Music: Jammber's disciplined march to traction may augur well | Jammber, Marcus Cobb, Heather McBee, Project Music, ConcertExpert, Moodsnap, MyFansDemand, NiceChart, NoteTracks, RecordGram, The UpNext, David Blutenthal, Aladdin Schastlivy, Shaun Cavanaugh, Steve Morell, Kam Lal, Erik Mendelson, Ayinde Arnett, Evamore,
Project Music: Jammber's disciplined march to traction may augur well

CEO may have wisdom or scars to share with members of PM's 2nd cohort.


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Williamson's Largen, EC's McWhorter confirm 'Pre-Flight' collaboration | Matt Largen, economic development, life sciences, LifeScienceTN, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Williamson County, Sam Lynch, Stuart McWhorter, Leslie Wisner Lynch, BioTN, Biomimetic Therapeutics, Wright Medical, CSLSC, Cool Springs Life Science Center, Peter Rousos, John Weckesser, OakPoint Real Estate, real estate, biotech,
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

BTC Inc. expanding Digital Currency publishing group in Nashville | Bitcoin Magazine, David Bailey, yBitcoin, digital currency, capital, investment, publishing, media, BTC Media, BTC Inc., BlockChain, fintech,
BTC Inc. expanding Digital Currency publishing group in Nashville

CEO plants flag in Music City for expanding content category.


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VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands | Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Philippe Fauchet, Makers, Make Nashville, Sproutel, Design for America, Peter Cummings, Yiaway Yeh, Google Fiber, Marcus Whitney, Ryan Schemmel, David Rosen, David Owens, Owen Graduate School of Management, Matt Kenigson, Chris Lee, TechShop, Guy Kawasaki, Stuart McWhorter, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Charlie Brock, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Center, Georgia Tech, Rice University, GigTank, Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, Georgia Tech Invention Studio, Hannah Chung, Design for America, Vanderbilt University Innovation Center,
VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands

Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory


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Visit our sister site: Venture Tennessee Connections

We're ramping-up statewide coverage. While we cross-post some items, you can see it all, by clicking the headline.


Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry | Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV, drones, Bill Kimberlin, Medicare.com, 500below, federal government, regulation, aerospace, Middle Tennessee State University, University of North Dakota, capital, startups, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Stuart McWhorter, James Mackler, Robert Hartline, Darek Bell, DJI, Amazon, Google, BestBuy, Ray Bell, Yiaway Yeh, University of North Dakota,
Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry

Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.


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Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund | AgLaunch, Agriculture, rural, economic development, Randy Boyd, Amy Blaylock New, Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and community development, state government, Rural Economic Development Fund, Rural Economic Development Task Force,
Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund

Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.


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VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment | Stuart McWhorter, Milton Johnson, John Ingram, Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, Gov. Phil Bredesen, EO Nashville, LocalShares, HCA, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, investment, Angel investors, capital formation, government, industry recruitment, early-stage investment, startups, Fintech, Sixthirty, accelerators, TNInvestco,
VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment

Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.


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Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council | Mayor Karl Dean, Randy Goodman, Music, Creatives, Nashville Music Council, economic development, digital entertainment, Belmont University, Country Music Association, RCA, Lyric Street Records, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Mary McCready, Ryman Lofts, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Joe Galante, Project Music,
Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council

[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector


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