'Guess this means school's back in... so many things cookin' in the venture sphere... Clayton McWhorter's folks are taking a close look at go-forward staffing at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.. JumpStart is about to make some of its acclerator grads happy.. TNInvestco's are putting money where their mouths are, investing in seed- and early-stage deals... eMIDs is part of a Chicago mentoring group.. Steve Collins caught the IPO brass ring... and much more right here.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Venture Incite's latest commercialization gambit with Y-12... plus capital raises, entrepreneurship and more from one end of Tennessee to the other, read about it here.
Jason Dinger, Jay Frank, Jeff Nahley, Rick Oliver... all deeply involved in ventures... read about these Nashvillians right here.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
As previously announced, TN Economic & Community Development is preparing to award nine $250K grants, one-each with the state's nine economic-development districts. The ECD release is here.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The board of directors under Chairman Bill Evans, PharmD, this afternoon elected Haslam ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty to serve through June 30, 2012, as chairman of TTDC. The story updated here.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The U.S. Treasury came through with $29.7 million the Administration of Gov. Bill Haslam needs to breathe life into its INCITE innovation and economic development initiative, a cornerstone of the governor's Jobs4TN program. Details are here.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Nashville Technology Council's next CEO, and its first woman in the post, will be Liza Lowery Massey, a veteran of both IT and consulting. Read about her and NTC here.
Entrada, which provides users better access to tools for documentation for electronic health records, has more capital and has added a director of marketing, to drive growth. Read about it here.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
In addition to living in Chattanooga briefly as a toddler, I've visited it often since marrying into the Coopers about 35 years ago, and it is today one of my favorite cities -- and I've seen plenty. A writer for Automotive bitingly takes the town to task for the smell its water treatment facility emits when rainfall is way down. Having lived in DC (sewer effluent), Charleston (papermill), Nashville (try Hillsboro Village on a hot day) and other cities with their own delights, I have long ago concluded no village is without its sudden odors. However, given Chattanooga's push for national industrial and residential prominence and overall economic development, this auto scribbler's offering must be noted for the record.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Cybera, the locally based network security provider, announced Brentwood-based Comdata, the electronic-payments solutions company, has adopted its technology. Release here.
Bullpen Ventures announced via Getahn Ward's piece in The Tennessean that it has added investors Steve Turner (Market Street, Dollar General), Joe Galante (Sony Music), Mark Montgomery (FLO Thinkery).
Monday, August 01, 2011
Here are five vignettes on entrepreneurs and their ventures, including some sage advice from the founder and former owner of Bandbox, plus updates on Chrysalis Ventures and other businesses. Read it here.