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Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, mentors, startups, LaunchTN, Jumpstart Foundry, Mitch Evans, Sam Lingo, Jonathan Sexton, Jim Biggs, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Steve Bares, Memphis BioWorks, Company Lab, Sheldon Grizzle, Blank Slate Ventures, UpGlobal, Steve Case, Spartan Ventures, international, Saudi Arabia, Vanderbilt University, MOOC, telepresence, education, training, talent, Creatives, capital, Galen Partners, Paradigm Health, leadership, Canvass Network, online, Google for Entrepreneurs, management, Mitch Evans
Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.


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Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange | Checkd.In, Salesforce.com, Oracle, Nick Yaeger, Adam Small, affinity marketing, Affinity Exchange, Rise of the Rest, Steve Case, Revolution Ventures, Solidus, Howard Bright, Matt Mueller, Chris Sloan, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Janrain, Gigya, Salesforce.com
Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange

Further capital raises are ahead for the Nashville startup.


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Healthcare: Former Avondale analyst Dolliver has global mindset | Avondale Partners, Kemp Dolliver, Nashville Health Care Council, healthcare, Tommy Frist, Thomas Frist, Chuck Elcan, Chinaco, AmSurg, Healthways, international, Religare Capital Markets, equities, Lincor Solutions, Chrysalis Ventures, Bryan Frist, Edison Ventures, Vanguard Health Systems, Tenet Healthcare, LifePoint Hospitals, HCA, Bryan Frist, Cressey, Cherrystone Hill Capital Management, Vanguard Health Systems, Carlyle Group,TPG Capital Management
Healthcare: Former Avondale analyst Dolliver has global mindset

Kemp Dolliver says ties to developing nations' companies are important


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LogoGarden says $2MM B-raise underway,Brentwood firm vamps as strategic target | LogoGarden, John Williams, FCA Venture Partners, Clayton Associates, Venture Capital, entrepreneurs, LogoYes, LogoMaker, Smith Wiles, Neal & Harwell, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Wells Fargo, Chad Wright, SaaS, software as a service, DIY, small business, startups, branding, design, advertising, Matt King, John Burch
LogoGarden says $2MM B-raise underway,
Brentwood firm vamps as strategic target

Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates


Milt Capps Updated 24 July

Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies | Forrest Shoaf, startups, Marcus Whitney, Mike Jones, Chris Christi, RangerUp Logistics, Yad Consulting, FarmSpace Systems, Axios LLC, AxiosTEC, Brad Pray, John Castellaw, Bone McAllester, Ben Beasley, Erin Coleman, Air Force, Marines, Army, military, entrepreneurs, capital, investors, angels,Rich Robinson, Kent Cunningham, Kevin Williams, training, AxiosU, information technology, software, cybersecurity, cloud
Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies

Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development


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People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup | Jason Denenberg, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Tom Ballard, PYA Analytics, Pershing Yoakley Associates, healthcare, wellness, nuetrion, NourishWise, startups, entrepreneurs, Rick Johnson, Venture Match, TTDC, HealthierTN, Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness, Charlie Brock, Bill Hagerty, economic development, Steve Wonsiewicz, Eric Cromwell, Dan Schmisseur, James Stover, PlayTheDraft, ProPlayerConnect, Diagnovus, Angel Capital Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL, University of Tennessee, Aspire Health, Brad Smith, Bill Frist, Connie McGee, HiMSS, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society
People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup

Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.


Milt Capps updated 24 July 2014 10:50 a.m.

LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings | Charlie Brock, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Angels, Angel Capital Group, Nashville Capital Network, Lighthouse Fund, Tech2020m, Tom Rogers, Start.co Angels, Angel Roundtable, Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, Selous Venture Society, Steve Case, legislation, policy, economic development, Bill Hagerty, Gov. Bill Haslam
LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.


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Southland Update: Pitch winner Sr.Pago in Bay Area this week | Southland, LaunchTN, Pando, Pando Daily, media, startups, Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, Sr.Pago, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, enterpreneurs, Angels, investors, pitches, Goodwin Procter, Racepoint Global
Southland Update: Pitch winner Sr.Pago in Bay Area this week

Nashville was just this startup's first U.S. stop, now they're after real money


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Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries | Sal Novin, HPA, Healthcare Productivity Automation, Trizetto, software, SaaS, engineers, information technology, IT, Igor Kikena, Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Cain Brothers, Regence Group, Cambia Health Solutions, talent, recruitment, workforce, Vicky Gregg, culture, Creatives
Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries

Sal Novin suggests recruiting hyper-talented individuals takes authenticity, not slogans


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Nashville Angels bless Kindful, as it eyestech acquisition and Blackbaud market share | Pete Brumm, Edgenet, Kindful, Trail Software, SaaS, nonprofit, CRM, philanthropy, Blackbaud, DonorPerfect, Intuit, Salesforce.com, startups, entrepreneurs, software development, engineering, engineers, emma, Jerry Cover, investors, Angels, capital raises, seed stage,Chris Sloan, Keith Johnson, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Carr Riggs & Ingram
Nashville Angels bless Kindful, as it eyes
tech acquisition and Blackbaud market share

Jeremy Bolls' startup goes after one of the biggest players' share, but not 'just to make a buck'


Milt Capps updated 22 July

Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs | innovation, entrepreneurs, legislation, Up Global, Steve Case, Startup America, Julie Samuels, Jean Case, talent, education, immigration, visas, economic development, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Bass Berry & Sims, John Ingram, Ingram Content Group, Ingram Industries, Michael Burcham, Bullpen Ventures, automotive, Tesla, Uber, Lyft, manufacturing, services, healthcare, Google for Entrepreneurs, Google, Up Global, Vanderbilt University School of Law, wearable technologies

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Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs

John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.


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Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda | TNInvestco, Charlie Brock, Eric Dobson, Angel Capital Group, Nashville Capital Network, Congress, legislation, Chase Perry, Tennessee Venture Council, Engine, lobbying, legislation, advocacy, Angel Capital Association, Chris Murphy, Brian Schatz, Jason Denenberg, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC
Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda

It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything


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'New Economy' analysis shows Tennessee lagging 39 other states | Information Technology and Innovation Foundation,ITIF, Rob Atkinson, Adams Nager, Gov. Bill Haslam, Bill Hagerty, Charlie Brock, New Economy Strategies, TNInvestco, INCITE, international, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, economic development, investment, technology transfer, commercialization, universities, entrepreneurs, capital formation, TTDC, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Living Cities, Citi Foundation, e.Republic, Governing, state government, accelerators, incubators, Yiaway Yeh, Kristine LaLonde, National Science Foundation, University of Tennessee, Institute for Public Service, Andy Berke, American Enterprise Institute, AEI, The Brookings Institution, Kauffman Foundation, Heritage Foundation, Harvard Business School
'New Economy' analysis shows Tennessee lagging 39 other states

Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status


Milt Capps Updated 2:52 p.m. July 7, 2014

Tennessee CRS private-equity Venrock playweighted toward Technology, Healthcare | TCRS, Michael Brakebill, Daniel Crews, Lamar Villere, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, David Lillard, state government, Venrock Associates, Change Healthcare, Solidus, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Healthsparq, Noro-Moseley, Grant Leslie, Carrie Green, TNInvestco,
Tennessee CRS private-equity Venrock play
weighted toward Technology, Healthcare

The state retirement fund's venture capital allocations seem to be gaining momentum


Milt Capps updated 3:25 p.m. 2 July 2014

Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society | Michael Burcham, Vic Gatto, Solidus, Entrepreneur Center, Jumpstart Foundry, CapitalTN, Angels, investors, venture capital, XMi, Frederick Selous, Heritage Group, Noro-Mosely, Chrysalis Ventures, entrepreneurs, startups, NewsBreak Media Networks, Sid Chambless, Plante Moran, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Bass Berry & Sims, Derek Hughes, Julia Polk, Mountain Group Capital, TNInvestco, Venture INCITE
Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society

Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies


Milt Capps updated 7:56 p.m. 26 June

CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint | Rachael Qualls, Angel Capital Group, Eric Dobson, Mike Carroll, Tech2020, economic development, investors, Roger Kiger, Knoxville, Nashville, Nashville Capital Network, Lighthouse Fund, Venture360, Lead Bank, Bank of America, C1 CFO, Fortis Law Partners, Charleston, capital, seed, entrepreneurs, Belmont University, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, James Pierce, user experience, UX, design, SaaS, software, HCA, Hospital Corporation of America, CEG, Center for Entrepreneurial Growth
CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint

Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City


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Nashville's CrowdPC: $50MM on-tapfor global launch of computing platform | Alan Sielbeck Sr., Alan Sielbeck Jr., Jack Campbell, CrowdPC, angels, investment, information technology, Cloud, Web, applications, computers, operating system, marketing, Ryan Quinn, Bobby Joslin, LAMP, open source, Service Experts, Lennox, resellers, Pinnacle Financial, Tune Entrekin, Bank of America, wireless, Wi-Fi, WiFi, software development, American Capital, Lennox, DVForge, China, BYOD, bring your own device, School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, First Call Ambulance, Kimbro Mechanical, Interstate Air Conditioning
Nashville's CrowdPC: $50MM on-tap
for global launch of computing platform

[Updated 24 July 2014] Entrepreneurial venture apparently ceased operations.


By Milt Capps Update 6:41 a.m. 24 July 2014; published 10 June 2013

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