Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gambill on growthco's

Council Capital co-founder Katie Gambill (at left) alerts us to the needs of growth companies in Tennessee. Read about it here.

Kodiak launch

Kodiak, a tech solution to tie-together all the data from in-class tablets used by students, so teachers can determine learning progress... it's aborning in Nashville.

Lipscomb entrepreneur

Lipscomb University named Randy Goodman its College of Business entrepreneur in residence. It's here.


Startup Split|Secnd is sidlin'-up to a capital raise to become a B2C producer of a potentially life-saving technology. Read-up here.


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

Accelerator briefing

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.

TN Income Tax

(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

Startup: ProPlayer preps round

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.

HCA-Airstrip Deal

The Deal announced today between HCA and AirStrip might bring HCA better access to a real thought-leader in mobile HIT adoption. Read it here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

N'ville IT talent pool

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.

N'ville SaaS startup

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.

Governor's all ears

Gov. Bill Haslam welcomes input, say his staff, on the performance Dashboard the Admistration recently launched online. Read about it and submit ideas.

TN private-equity play

TCRS, the state's consolidated retirement system, made a total $40MM allocation of assets to Bain and Canaan funds. Details here.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

VU entrepreneurs?

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.

Future B-round

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.

SeniorMetrix sold

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

Chamber 2,000

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce aims to add 2,000 members (doubling its membership) by June 30th. Really. Here's the plan.

WealthAccess startup

David Benskin's WealthAccess SaaS startup is getting attention in Nashville, read about it here.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

EOY Overstreet

Voices Heard Media's founder and CEO, Will Overstreet, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Tennessee Valley Technology Council. Update here.

IPO Memphis

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.

TTDC update

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) may eventually need to look for private funding for its operations. Update here.

Jumpstart your idea

Jumpstart Foundry is getting another running start at its 3rd batch of startups. Get aboard! by reading this.

Our Delaney

Everbody knows a Dave Delaney. Here's ours. Seriously.

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.

Innovation updates

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.