Wednesday, November 21, 2012

LaunchTN +1

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, Nov. 20. VNC's updated story is here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ECD + TNInvestco (more)

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

Bizplan contest in NVille

Plenty of new life-science companies showcased and/or competing for a $5K bizprize in Nashville later this week. The story's here.

VU Drug Discovery

Jeff Conn of Vanderbilt University center for neuroscience drug discovery is part of a broader alliance of scientists pushing for a new model for collaboration with Pharma. The story's here.

TNInvestco takes hit

TNInvestco administrators within ECD took it on the chin, along with some others, in the TN Comptroller's report issued today regarding the capital-formation program's management. The story's here.