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Venture Notes - 17 January 2017
Venture Notes - 17 January 2017

$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.

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Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated
Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated

[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.

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Grajewski: VU brands <i>the Wond'ry</i> innovation center, ramps-up programs
Grajewski: VU brands the Wond'ry innovation center, ramps-up programs

The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.

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Venture Notes - 23 September 2016
Venture Notes - 23 September 2016

More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.

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Venture Notes 15 August 2016
Venture Notes 15 August 2016

Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.

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Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health
Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health

While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.

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EO Nashville board of directors for 2016-17 announced
EO Nashville board of directors for 2016-17 announced

Prominent business group announces next cohort of leaders.

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Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering
Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering

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

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Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski
Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski

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

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Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?
Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?

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

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People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University
People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University

Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.

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VP-Ag Innovation named for Memphis Bioworks Foundation
VP-Ag Innovation named for Memphis Bioworks Foundation

VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.

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Nashville healthcare services, HealthIT players<br>urged to innovate and engage policy-rulemakers
Nashville healthcare services, HealthIT players
urged to innovate and engage policy-rulemakers

[Update] A panel focuses on the need for value-adding innovation and public-policy advocacy.

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People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga
People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga

[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.

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LaunchTN calibrates its Tech Transfer, Commercialization roles
LaunchTN calibrates its Tech Transfer, Commercialization roles

Step by step, ECD agent LaunchTN charts a fresh path forward on knotty issue.

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Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?
Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?

[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.

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For the record:<br>Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives
For the record:
Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives

National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.

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U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline
U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline

Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.

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Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis
Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis

Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement

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Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses
Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses

VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs

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LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup
LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup

[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.

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CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital
CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital

[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.

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ETN's Cathedral Innovation Group may be buttressed<br> by Charlotte-SanFran accelerators ahead of Seed raise
ETN's Cathedral Innovation Group may be buttressed
by Charlotte-SanFran accelerators ahead of Seed raise

Venture Tennessee reports on an Oak Ridge financial play within the 3D-advanced manufacturing sector

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Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs
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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Tech R&D: Vanderbilt UMC partners to explore outpatient workflows, communications
Tech R&D: Vanderbilt UMC partners to explore outpatient workflows, communications

Vanderbilt University Medical Center teams with West Institute and business-process outsourcer 

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Nashville IT: McKinney named CIO of U.S. Transportation Department
Nashville IT: McKinney named CIO of U.S. Transportation Department
Veteran chief information officer now 'champion' for IT advance
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TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration
TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
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Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
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Briefly: ECD Innovation Director post vacated, Will Alexander picks-up duties
Briefly: ECD Innovation Director post vacated, Will Alexander picks-up duties
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
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VenturePeople, January 23, 2012
VenturePeople, January 23, 2012
Paddock, Box, Griggs, Tolbert: entrepreneurs bootstrapping their way, and worthy of note.
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TN ECD asks public comment on $30MM Co-Investment plans
TN ECD asks public comment on $30MM Co-Investment plans
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
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Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
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Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,<br>leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
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IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center<br>and Universities ally for iExchange
IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center
and Universities ally for iExchange
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
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'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
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Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push
Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
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Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;<br>entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength
Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength

Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.

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TNInvestco-backed VenX vein-treatment device gets FDA nod
TNInvestco-backed VenX vein-treatment device gets FDA nod
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
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At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride
At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
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Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology<br>to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life
Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology
to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life

Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'

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NEXT TN: Research-industry-capital links are key<br>to state's intellectual-property commercialization
NEXT TN: Research-industry-capital links are key
to state's intellectual-property commercialization
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
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Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE<br>innovation and jobs-formation campaign
Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE
innovation and jobs-formation campaign
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; details of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
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Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests
Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
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Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec<br>to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec
to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
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Lamp Post Group advances incubation in Chattanooga
Lamp Post Group advances incubation in Chattanooga
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
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Link: Briggs named to lead BMI technology innovation
Link: Briggs named to lead BMI technology innovation
Darren Briggs, formerly of Landmark Digital, has returned to BMI to lead platform innovation.
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N³: NashvilleCubed April-May Venture events
N³: NashvilleCubed April-May Venture events
At north of 500 square miles, Metro/Nashville, aka Music City, is creative hub and economic flywheel
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TriStar, Limestone TNINvestco funds<br>form Device Innovation Group
TriStar, Limestone TNINvestco funds
form Device Innovation Group

Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver

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Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
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Google exec who launched Earth, Moon & Mars<br> returns to Vanderbilt School of Engineering
Google exec who launched Earth, Moon & Mars
returns to Vanderbilt School of Engineering
Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
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UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund
UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
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NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011
NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011

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

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CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
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Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund launches in N'ville
Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund launches in N'ville
Vanguard's Martin, Community Health's Smith among those signing-on to to drive outcomes, drive down costs.
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Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
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Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
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In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
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NewsBits, December 7, 2010
NewsBits, December 7, 2010
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
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Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
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'One Vanderbilt':  VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
'One Vanderbilt': VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
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Angel Capital Group, RightSide fund confirm collaboration
Angel Capital Group, RightSide fund confirm collaboration
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
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DMA taps Buffkin Group to find CEO to face Digital Era
DMA taps Buffkin Group to find CEO to face Digital Era
Local executive recruiter gets high-profile challenge to secure leader for major trade association serving half the Fortune 100
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Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
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Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership
Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
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Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
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
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VC Coleman demands access to TNInvestco records
VC Coleman demands access to TNInvestco records
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
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Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership
Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership

New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up

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FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
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FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
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Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board

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2010 Economy:  Kisber, Cromwell both face reckoning
2010 Economy: Kisber, Cromwell both face reckoning
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
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Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors

Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels

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VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery
VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery

Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller

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'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
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Waddey & Patterson adds IP lawyer in Nashville
Waddey & Patterson adds IP lawyer in Nashville
Nashville's largest pure IP and patents law firm continues to add attorneys
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Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader
Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader

Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup

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TNInvestco:  Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
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Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
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Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
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Digital Nashville launches innovation mentorship service
Digital Nashville launches innovation mentorship service
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
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State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities
State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities

Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures

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Whitney:  NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'
Whitney: NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'

Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves

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TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
TN TechDev's life running through financial hourglass
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
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CEO:  Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
CEO: Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
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Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups
Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups

A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'

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TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
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Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
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
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Resource:  TNInvestco briefing registrants
Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants

Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification

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Cumberland IPO now active: 10-year journey with Vanderbilt reaches milestone
Cumberland IPO now active: 10-year journey with Vanderbilt reaches milestone
[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
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VCs form industry consortium, as TNInvestco nears kickoff
VCs form industry consortium, as TNInvestco nears kickoff
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
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TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'
TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'

There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move

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Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York
Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
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Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
New leader says NTC will undertake a strategic review of its mission and programs, later this summer
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Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation
Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation
[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
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New 'Green energy' venture revealed in wake of Vencap legislation
New 'Green energy' venture revealed in wake of Vencap legislation
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
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Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding
Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding

The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.

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Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game
Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game
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
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CredenceHealth leverages Angel money and Feds' pressure
CredenceHealth leverages Angel money and Feds' pressure

With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns

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Homeward bound: NV tech company moves to The Boro
Homeward bound: NV tech company moves to The Boro
Led by tim Choate, 10-year-old tech company opts to be near hometown talent, eliminate commuting
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NEWSBITS Feb. 18, 2009
NEWSBITS Feb. 18, 2009
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...
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TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative
TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative

With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem

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Kisber:  VC says 'Tennessee on map' for Green investment
Kisber: VC says 'Tennessee on map' for Green investment
State official offers tantalizing hints of impending cap-investment announcements, and mentions direct talks with a VC
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AT&T innovation chief will keynote Nashville event
AT&T innovation chief will keynote Nashville event
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
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Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city
Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
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Boon, not gloom?  MB Ventures chief looks forward to '09
Boon, not gloom? MB Ventures chief looks forward to '09
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
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HealthStream 'Constitution' sharpens focus
HealthStream 'Constitution' sharpens focus
CEO-driven initiative aims to heighten employee engagement in the company's success
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Tennesseans push Industry-Scitech partnering in D.C.
Tennesseans push Industry-Scitech partnering in D.C.
VU, Bart Gordon, ORNL among partners: Meeting in D.C. seeks better ways to link business, science and national labs
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Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row
Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row

Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment

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Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change
Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs

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Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
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Emma 'always hungry' for talent, sails past $8MM
Emma 'always hungry' for talent, sails past $8MM
No cold feet at Emma, as company embraces higher-touch services and continues growing its workforce in Davidson County
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'Nashville Overground' could help stir startups
'Nashville Overground' could help stir startups
Nashville's creative roots are strong and the juices are flowing. Now, the 'sustainability' theme is due a hearing.
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Healthier NTC will refocus on venture ties and serving Nashville region
Healthier NTC will refocus on venture ties and serving Nashville region
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
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Nashville VC:  'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply
Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply

While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard

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Startup:  ArtistOne aims to unseat Nielsen for download data services
Startup: ArtistOne aims to unseat Nielsen for download data services
Nashville's converging entertainment and technology continues to draw entrepreneurs who don't know it 'can't be done'
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Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products
Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products

Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus

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Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation
Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation

TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government

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Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus
Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus

A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe

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Bionic Woman:  Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum
Bionic Woman: Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum

While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations

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The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'
The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'

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.

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Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
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
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Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'
Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'

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'

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Will Nashville technology community 'mushroom'?
Will Nashville technology community 'mushroom'?

Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.

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Nashville Q could lure Cisco innovation exec to tell all
Nashville Q could lure Cisco innovation exec to tell all
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...
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Nashville 49th among 60 cities in creating Tech jobs
Nashville 49th among 60 cities in creating Tech jobs
UPDATED June 27 - Recent reports suggest Nashville's foothold in the world's Tech economy is real, but tenuous
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Apple Computer Co-Founder Wozniak joins Nashville's Leadership Music
Apple Computer Co-Founder Wozniak joins Nashville's Leadership Music
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.
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Gov. Bredesen OK's fight-game overseers; Incubator CEO aims for martial-arts debut this fall
Gov. Bredesen OK's fight-game overseers; Incubator CEO aims for martial-arts debut this fall
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.
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'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures
'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures

Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.

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Nashville 'Startup Weekend' for tech ventures is still a long shot
Nashville 'Startup Weekend' for tech ventures is still a long shot
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.
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Bouncing Ideas: VU prof takes 'non-trivial' science to Microsoft
Bouncing Ideas: VU prof takes 'non-trivial' science to Microsoft
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.
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Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate
Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
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Survivors: Nashville Business Plan winners unveiled after 18-month trek
Survivors: Nashville Business Plan winners unveiled after 18-month trek
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.
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Alexander and Gordon keep pressure on Bush White House
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