Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
LaunchTN (aka Tennessee Technology Development Corporation) added as a board member David Milhorn, Ph.D., who is EVP and chief operating officer of the UT System, according to Chattanoogan.com, Nov. 20. VNC's updated story is here.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A subcommittee of the General Assembly's government operations committee today voted in favor of extending the charter of the state's Economic and Community Development agency until 2017. Review of the State Comptroller's report on TNInvestco and other ECD programs, which have been cited by the Comptroller and ECD officials alike, as need improved administration and documentation, preceded the vote. Related VNC story here.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Pathfinder Therapeutics, the image-guided surgery technology firm that was spawned by VU School of Engineering and Medicine research, has agreed to integrate its offerings with those of NeuroLogica, release here.
Joe Kustelski, who helped shape the early strategy for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and has more recently been a principal in the ETIX Rockhouse Partners team here, has been named ETIX CEO. Release here.
Healthstream CEO Bobby Frist told stock analysts in a teleconference this morning that the company faces "challenges" in finding enough Tech talent in the Nashville area and hopes its Austin, Texas, office will help. The company reported its earnings yesterday, close-on-the-heels of closing its acquisition of Sy.Med. More here. Based on its report, it seems likely to go over the 3 Million implemented subscribers mark in 1Q 2013 (and pass that mark in 4Q12, when non-implemented subs are included).
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
read here. Condra has been a leader in Nashville's technology and Angel communities for at least 15 years, and founded Dalcon more than 30 years ago.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Cyberventure Optio Labs (Allied Minds) is now represented in Nashville by Brian Dougherty, a VU School of Engineering Ph.D., who is Optio's project manager. Optio could be a portal to sophisticated software and electronic ventures. Story here.
Monday, March 05, 2012
TNInvestco has contributed real energy to the venture ecosystem in Tennessee, but if there's another round, more proactive efforts may be in order to attract entrepreneurs from some quarters. Read about it.
LeShane Greenhill's Sagent launch puts corporate buyers and sellers together online 24x7. Angels are showing interest in the Nashville area, he says. Read it here.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Chattanooga's push to celebrate its 1-Gig/persec infrastructure is ambitious. The remaining question is how much interest will it draw? Read about it here.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Representatives of the 3 regional business accelerators in Middle Tennessee will meet with entrepreneurs Wednesday. Lunch is free if you sign-up in time to get a seat. Read the details here.
(PolitiFact) We suppose we voters will eventually decide whether or not the state's Constitution "clearly" allows or disallows a state income tax; meanwhile, we simply appreciated the "clear" logic of this piece.
Friday, February 17, 2012
As with most companies at this stage, they say there's still 'more to come'.. in this case, we believe it. Read about Pro Player Connect.
Monday, February 13, 2012
It's shallow, that's what most observers say, but this VU School of Engineering prof has some ideas for addressing all that. Right here.
ERM Legal Solutions, which seems likely to soon be also known as something-like ERM Healthcare Solutions, is inching-up on a capital raise in Nashville. Right here.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Vanderbilt University students have, to some extent, taken tech commercialization and entrepreneurship into their own hands, witness this spring's TechVenture Challenge. Read about it here.
It'll be 6 to 9 months from now, but a B-round is likely, says CEO Mark Harris, just after finishing his $500K A-round for NextGxDx, the online search/buy tool for genetic testing ordered for physicians' patients. Read about it.
Welsh Carson is a pretty spiffy callin' card, and they showed up in the form of NaviHealth, alongside Universal American and Select Medical to buy Nashville's SeniorMetrix, led by Rick Glanz, helped along by bankers Brentwood Capital Advisors. Right here.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Voices Heard Media's founder and CEO, Will Overstreet, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Tennessee Valley Technology Council. Update here.
Green Ballast, the energy-saving smart-ballasts maker for commercial lighting, has filed for a small IPO and is awaiting its trading symbol for the OTC:BB. Here our exclusive.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) may eventually need to look for private funding for its operations. Update here.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case (left) brought the Startup America banner to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to help mark the one-year anniversary of StAM and the launch of StartupTN. Notes here.
State ECD's leadership has shifted for its INCITE co-investment and related programs. Tech2020 installed a new CEO. And, Nashville Business Incubation Center was more room, more tenants, more influence. Catchup on it here.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Alex Tolbert, David Box, William Griggs, William Paddock... four bootstrappers pushing their startups along. Catch up with 'em here.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Nashville's Artist Growth is the first of what is likely to be a series of offerings for different industry-verticals - this one's targeting performing artists, with a new technology platform. Worth a look.
DAIO, which helps mobile-app developers breathe life into their prototypes, and Pearescope, which helps you find like-minded folks on the free range, both attracted Angel capital. Read it here.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
A half-dozen TNInvestco funds recently finessed additional investments. Get the update here.
Nashville-based Neely Burks, the former PR person who believes journalists and professionals who need to tap-into local expertise need the help of SourceYourCity, is lining-up a part-time market developer for the Bay Area. Read more here.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Cumberland Consulting got a Tailwind Capital investment, with a kicker of some sort from father-son Clayton and Stuart McWhorter. Read about the investment in the Nashville-area healthcare IT firm, right here.
Jozef Nuyens sketches-out big portions of Fivestone Partners' strategy, making clear there's more to come for this Franklin-based investment and consulting group. Read more here.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Jericho Sciences slipped into Nashville six months ago and is quietly preparing to develop a therapeutic approach that could help dramatically improve HIV treatment. Story here.
Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) recently made private-equity asset commitments of $25MM and $50MM to General Catalyst and Denham, respectively.
Nick Holland will incubate and accelerate Populr within the Entrepreneur Center, with support from Bullpen Ventures. Story here.