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$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
Prominent business group announces next cohort of leaders.
[updated] Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.
[Update] A panel focuses on the need for value-adding innovation and public-policy advocacy.
[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.
Step by step, ECD agent LaunchTN charts a fresh path forward on knotty issue.
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.
Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.
Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement
VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.
Venture Tennessee reports on an Oak Ridge financial play within the 3D-advanced manufacturing sector
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center teams with West Institute and business-process outsourcer
Veteran chief information officer now 'champion' for IT advance
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
Paddock, Box, Griggs, Tolbert: entrepreneurs bootstrapping their way, and worthy of note.
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; d
etails of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
Darren Briggs, formerly of Landmark Digital, has returned to BMI to lead platform innovation.
At north of 500 square miles, Metro/Nashville, aka Music City, is creative hub and economic flywheel
Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
Vanguard's Martin, Community Health's Smith among those signing-on to to drive outcomes, drive down costs.
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
Local executive recruiter gets high-profile challenge to secure leader for major trade association serving half the Fortune 100
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
For perhaps the next six months, the pace of development of Tennessee's emerging New Economy will be largely in the hands of elected officials
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
Nashville's largest pure IP and patents law firm continues to add attorneys
Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
[UPDATED Aug. 11, 6:53 a.m.] Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' IPO filing became effective yesterday and trades today as CPIX, 27 months after the shelf registration and 20 subsequent amendments
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
New leader says NTC will undertake a strategic review of its mission and programs, later this summer
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
The governor's signature will soon be affixed to the State's new venture law, but already there are hundreds of new jobs on the horizon
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
Serial entrepreneurs, age 30 and 31, have succeeded in getting the nod from the iPhone App Store for a game they'd like to think could be a 'Big Win' for Nashville
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
Led by tim Choate, 10-year-old tech company opts to be near hometown talent, eliminate commuting
NCN's latest investment... Luminetx startup possibly touched by SEC-accused Stanford Financial...Consensus Point and NHI get new officers... ORNL exec goes corporate... Stimulus roundup...
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
State official offers tantalizing hints of impending cap-investment announcements, and mentions direct talks with a VC
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
CEO-driven initiative aims to heighten employee engagement in the company's success
VU, Bart Gordon, ORNL among partners: Meeting in D.C. seeks better ways to link business, science and national labs
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
No cold feet at Emma, as company embraces higher-touch services and continues growing its workforce in Davidson County
Nashville's creative roots are strong and the juices are flowing. Now, the 'sustainability' theme is due a hearing.
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
Nashville's converging entertainment and technology continues to draw entrepreneurs who don't know it 'can't be done'
Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus
TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government
A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
Beating-out more than 800 competitors, a confident Statzen hopes a few minutes elevator-pitching West Coast investors will shorten the fund-raising cycle for this emerging company.
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.
Company's I-Prize competition leader says Nashville could probably replicate the global innovation initiative. He'll tell what he knows -- but, there may be a price...
UPDATED June 27 - Recent reports suggest Nashville's foothold in the world's Tech economy is real, but tenuous
Computer scientist, philanthropist, entrepreneur Wozniak has committed to participating in a demanding 9-month program in Nashville. The program may afford Woz a look inside Music that will benefit a new venture he helps guide.
This high-achieving former homeless person and tech manager may end-up in the Third World -- but, first, it's mixed martial arts, earning a couple of degrees, selling athletic apparel...and carving-out time to be a father.
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Could Nashville 'capture lightning' in a bottle with a Startup Weekend? In other cities, this technology-oriented endurance test has produced stronger venture communities, new businesses -- but, thus far, no one seems to have claimed the lead to win one for Nashville.
Preparing for a visit to Mount Microsoft, this VU Engineering scientist shares his thoughts about his low-profile work in an area some others think could provide further energy for the Big Bang in video-on-demand. Given a glimpse of the findings, one local entrepreneur doesn't find it 'trivial', at all.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
These Nashville entrepreneurs are celebrating this morning, but we won't see another batch of innovators til 2010. Other competitions at UT and FedEx Institute are about all there are in the state, at the moment.
Strange Days: A sitting President signs a bill funding science, technology and education and simultaneously vows to gut funding. The federal budget has been held up, ever since.
Now, after selling its first FDA-approved product to a close ally, BioMimetic is flush with cash and experience -- and committed to developing biotechnologies in Middle Tennessee.
Declaring Nashville's strengths could help startups like Bravato Music, and help entrepreneurs and investors create common ground