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TN General Assembly devises For-Profit Public Benefit Corp. option | legislation, Aaron Dorn, Steven Dickerson, Jason Powell, General Assembly, Senate, House, entrepreneurs, law, business formation, B-corp, For Profit Public Benefit Corporation, Secretary of State, Gov. Bill Haslam, Avenue Bank, Daniel Burnham, budget, fiscal review, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tennessee Bar Association,
TN General Assembly devises For-Profit Public Benefit Corp. option

Next, Gov. Haslam's signature could encourage those considering public good.


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Project Music Showcase: EarIQ leverages IP, charts B2Consumer push | Project Music, apps, Stephen Davis, Joseph Moore, patents, intellectual property, automotive, headphones, home theaters, personalization, EarIQ, Topcloud.fm, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Mike Fabio, Dale Lott, Aurisonics, Avenue Bank, KraftCPAs, 2nd Generation Capital, Dana Holmes, Mike Collins, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Edward Ramage, Backporch Group, David De Busk, Jeremy Holley, CMA, Country Music Association, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Google, Edgenet Media, Uniguest, University of Connecticut, AccuShield, Mercury Sports, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, X Prize Foundation, Warner Bros. Records, Nissan,
Project Music Showcase: EarIQ leverages IP, charts B2Consumer push

Imminent Seed-raise push driven by twin-pronged strategy.


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Project Music: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity | Marcus Cobb, Jammber, Project Music, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 1871, accelerators, incubators, 1871, Adam Clabaugh, Airgig, Craigslist, Mangesh Bamkhar, Erik Miller, Heather McBee, Garry Wall, Tricia Meyer, Melody Ashby, Meyer Law, Ted Wern, Perkins Coie, Daryl Jones, PNC, Chase, Avenue Bank, Howard Tullman, Soundbetter, Amanda Cates, CMA, Country Music Association, Tony Grotticelli, Music, Entertainment, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center,
Project Music: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity

Cobb, Clabaugh brought ideas and energy to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.


Milt Capps Updated 23 April 2015

Nashville's Roger Brown sells Segway, but continues M&A | G.Debbas Chocolatier, Go Picnic, mergers and aquisitions, Roger Brown, Summit Strategic Investments, SSI, BDO, Pitts Eckle, Bobby Brown, Segway, Angle Advisors, Ninebot, transportation, Xiaomi, Private Bank, Cole Taylor, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, Wangxiang America,
Nashville's Roger Brown sells Segway, but continues M&A

He's added California and Chicago companies to his holdings in the past six weeks.


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Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review | Jeff Cornwall, bootstrapping, Belmont University, Serious Startups, Monica Selby, David Ledgerwood, John Maddox, TalkApolis, John Branscomb, Kane Harrison, The Entrepreneurial Mind, Sloan Scott, Clint Smith, Emma, Flo.co, FLO Thinkery, Innertainment Delivery Systems, IDS, Turner Ashe, Belmont Center for Entrepreneurship, startups, equity, venture capital, investment
Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review

Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.


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Pet health: Vet on Demand telemed startup to raise capital | Vet on Demand, Curt Revelette, Mason Revelette, Alan Revelette, Candace Revelette, Jonathan's Grille, restaurants, bootstrapping, venture capital, investment, software, information technology, Bellenfant Miles, Parks Group, real estate, Pinnacle Financial Partners, First Tennessee, Franklin Synergy, Thomas Sidwell, IDEXX, Veterinary Telemedicine Group, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, PetRays, Cornell University, healthcare, medicine, veterinarians,
Pet health: Vet on Demand telemed startup to raise capital

Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.


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Indigo Woman: CEO says Stony Creek Colors' capraise awaits pilot results | startup, LaunchTN, Sarah Bellos, Stony Creek Colors, BASF, fashion, The TENN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, accelerators, capital, environment, agricultural, farming, water quality, Aaron Sanders Law, Synthesis IP, First Tennessee, Brown McGuire, Peter Nelson, Ag Innovation Development Group, Gina Binkley, Joe Chang, Bo Ferger, Joseph Tyler, Cornell University, Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee, food, cosmetics, denim, textiles, fabric, manufacturing, chemistry, engineering, NextFarm, Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Dystar, Ping Pong Creative, Nashville Urban Harvest, World Resources Institute, Investor Responsibility Research Center, colorants, dyes, apparel,
Indigo Woman: CEO says Stony Creek Colors' capraise awaits pilot results

'Unique' startup takes on major chemical companies with natural dyes for fashion.


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McWhorter sets Entrepreneur Center diligence,mulls accelerators, capital links, other ideas | Clayton McWhorter, Stuart McWhorter, John Ingram, Michael Burcham, Clayton Associates, Bullpen Ventures, capital formation, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, LaunchTN, Clemson University, Charlie Brock, FinTech, Joe Maxwell, Frank Williamson, Four Bridges Capital, Gov. Bill Haslam, Andrew Seamons, Pittco Management, Joe Cook III, Mountain Group Capital, Ingram Industries, Ingram Content Group, Project Music, accelerators, Sid Chambless, Nashville Capital Network, Narus Health, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Medical Reimbursements of America, Ortholink Physicians Corporation,
McWhorter sets Entrepreneur Center diligence,
mulls accelerators, capital links, other ideas

All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.


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CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns | Edgenet, The Edge, Edge.net, Edgenet Media, Bondware, Renderosity, Steve Proctor, Oracle, Dan Johnson, Joe Thompson, EPIC, Liberty Partners, capital,investment, startups, healthcare, software as a service, SaaS, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, EC, Google, Cloud, software development, Emma, information technology, HealthIT, building supplies, construction, sales, marketing, ERC, Engineering Research Consulting, Electronic Product Information Corporation, EPIC, Jon Wright, By the Way Labs, Waller Lansden Dortch Davis, Morgan Akins, Thomas Horstemeyer, Peter Schoenthaler, Crosslin Associates, Info, 1WorldSync, WTS Paradigm, Bill Nutter, Tenth Street Capital, TNInvestco, INCITE, John Herbold, HealthTeacher, GoNoodle, Sal Novin, Trizetto, David Owens, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, intellectual property, IP, patents, journalism, community, media, news, John Ingram, Stuart McWhorter, Clayton McWhorter, Bullpen Ventures, Clayton Associates, JJ Freitag, Jospeph Freitag,
CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns

Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.


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Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring | Andrew Husley, Kyle McCollom, Everly, Disruption, beverages, Whole Foods, EarthFair, Bronson Ingram, Ingram Scholars, Vanderbilt University, startups, investors, NueCura Partners, Fortnum, James Spradley, Chris Sloan, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Crosslin Associates, Don Lazas, FLO Thinkery, Gavin Ivester, Shawn Glinter, Chris Taylor, Fortnum, InCrowd Capital, Trey Noel, Igal Zamir, Steve Case, 3686, Southland, Rise of the Rest, Up Global, Startup America, AVenue Bank, Unilever, Lipton, Kraft Foods, Pfizer, Emergen-C, CircleUp, Chris Cole, WELD, The Boot Factory, Charles Hawkins, Bronson Ingram, True Citrus, Madhava, Crystal Light, Stur Drinks, Coca-Cola, Odwalla, Wannado, Jumpstart Foundry, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, NextGxDx,
Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring

This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.


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MedPass Health data-workflow startup aces Seed round, eyes Series A raise | University of Alabama, Hallett Ogburn, MedPass Health, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, HealthBox, management information systems, computer science, information technology, software development, engineering, medicine, immunizations, Joanne Hale, compliance, vaccines, contagion, Jim Wills, Stoney De Ville, Kevin Bond, Bill McConnell, Asurion, Miltenyi Biotec, Dewitt Jones, MedPass Investors, T. Bestor Ward III, J.L. Bedsole Foundation, Safe Archives, Maynard Cooper Gayle, Pinnacle Financial Partners, JLB Works, Alexander Thompson Arnold, Mike West, BPV Capital Management, Adam Pearson, Learning Earnings, Auburn University, Certified Profile, Castlebranch Corp., Series A, Series B, healthcare, students, mobile, iOS, Android, Reltio, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering,
MedPass Health data-workflow startup aces Seed round, eyes Series A raise

This immunization data-collection startup is being accelerated via a university alliance.


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Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay | Project Music, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Joe Galante, Robbie Goldmsith, Heather McBee, DART Music, EarIQ, EVA More, Jammber, KaraoQ, On the List, Remix Hits, RMXHTZ, VideoBomb, Country Music Association, TuneCor, CDBaby, Chad Marcum, Bruno Francois, Sam Brooker, Warner Music Nashville, Jack McCann, Vector Management, Ben Blackburn, NativeInstruments.com, Beatport.com, Dubsmash, Fusic, DART Music, EarIQ, Chris McMurtry, Richard Jacobson, Stephen Davis, Thomas Moore, David De Busk, Dana Holmes, Edward Ramage, Channing Moreland, Makenzie Stokel, Closeup.fm, BandsInTown, GigTown, Craigslist, Airgigs, Soundbetter, karaoke, Michael Amburgey, Periscope, Twitter, music,
Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay

Tremendous energy last night down at the Entrepreneur Center, with more to come.


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Update: FinTech accelerator initiative in Nashville+Tennessee | SixThirty, Joe Maxwell, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Stephen Fleming, Advanced Technology Development Center, ATDC, Georgia Tech, FT Partners, David Benskin, Wealth Access, Amanda Cecconi, PunchingNun, Maura Cunningham, Ipreo, Lydia Jones, InSage, RockTheStreetWallStreet, Mario Avila, Emerge Financial Wellness,
Brian Fox, Confirmation Capital, Pem Guerry, SIGNiX, Mike Hoffmeyer, Crews Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Memphis, FedEx Center for Technology, Doug Marchant, Unified Health Services, Joe Maxwell, Ipreo, Steve McLaughlin, Financial Technology Partners, John Philpott, Court Avenue, Interactive Advisory Software,
Stephanie Sawyer, Sawyer Fletcher Consulting, Chris Schellhorn, Peter Scully, BancList, Doug Speight, Cathedral Leasing, David Trainer, New Constructs, Tom White, iQuantifi, Kraft Enterprise Systems, Glenn Saunders, John Casillas, BoardTrust, Digital Reasoning Systems, DRS, Queen City Fintech Accelerator, fintech, fintech nashville, New York Innovation Lab, Plug and Play, Emerge Financial Wellness, Mario Avila,
Update: FinTech accelerator initiative in Nashville+Tennessee

The path ahead hasn't been charted, but it seems FinTech advocates are still pursuing the idea.


Milt Capps updated 6 April 2015

Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding | Life Science Tennessee, LSTN, Tennessee Biotechnology Association, TBA, economic development, INCITE, capital formation, Gov. Bill Haslam, Joe Cook Jr., Steve Bares, Abby Trotter, Hall Strategies, Vanderbilt University, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Innova Memphis, TNInvestco, Ted Townsend, Randy Boyd, Charlie Brock, government, Treasury, General Assembly, legislation, Rep. Mark White,
Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding

[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.


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CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months  | Optio Labs, Allied Minds, Vanderbilt University, Brian Dougherty, Vic Gatto, Jules White, Gregg Smith, computer science, software development, Android, cybersecurity, malware, mobile, Jumpstart Foundry, Build3 Software, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Google Fiber, Bryan Glancey, Jumpstart Foundry, Samsung, EMC Corporation, RSA Conference, ISIS, Institute for Software Integrated Services, Invesco, Mark Pritchard, Jefferies, Numis Securities, FTI Consulting, DLA Piper, KPMG,
CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months

[updated with M&A] Optio is building talent base in Nashville


Milt Capps Updated April 8, 2015

HealthIT: Scale-focused Roundingwell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff | John Smithwick, Will Weaver, Roundingwell, healthcare, healthIT, information technology, Cloud, software development, SaaS, software as a service, Mark Ott, Derek Hughes, BLAST Media, Emma, Brooks Smith, Ken Kraft, Kraft & Co., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Truxton Trust, Nashville Bank & Trust, Axial Exchange, HealthLoop, Robert Taylor, Trolley Barns, TreatSit,
HealthIT: Scale-focused Roundingwell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff

Smithwick says early market penetration signals 'time to step on the gas'.


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Venture Calendar - 25 Special Events 1H 2015 | Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, accelerators, events, StartCo, LaunchTN, 3680, thirtysixeight, Pando, Pandoland, healthcare, Nashville Health Care Council, Seed Hatchery, Upstart, SkyHigh, Health Further, Jumpstart Foundry, GigTank, Digital Nashville, ZeroTo510, EPIcenter, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Spark Technology Forum, GROWCO, INC Magazine, economic development, rural, government, LifeScience Tennessee, Hack Tennessee, Knoxville Chamber, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, CoWrite, Hack Create, CMA Music Festival,
Venture Calendar - 25 Special Events 1H 2015

No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.


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Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp | Ingram Content Group, ICG Ventures, John Ingram, David Roland, venture capital, Querium, education, software as a services, SaaS, publishing, content, testing, assessment, Ingram Industries, Bullpen Ventures, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, Kent Fuka, Patti Smith, Vanguard Health Systems, Charlie Martin, The Martin Companies, Martin Holdings, Martin Ventures, healthcare, FLOCO LLC, CourseSmart, FLO Thinkery, FCA Venture Partners, Bullpen Ventures, VPG Integrated Media, Jackie Shrago, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, ThinkLink Learning, Joe Wyatt, Discovery Communications, Discovery Education, Pearson, Macmillan, McGraw Hill, Sapling Learning, Frances Cairns, Campus Quad, Drew Duncan, TAVHealth, James M.O. Rubin, Jamo Rubin, Tenzing Health, eRelevance, Medical Present Value, revenue cycle management, CenterPoint Ventures, IBM, Experian, Tivoli Systems, Data General, MSouth Equity Partners, Sapling Learning, Tennessee Tech, Education Networks of America, ENA, eRelevance, patient engagement, Vital Source
Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp

Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.


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Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for Center for Medical Interoperability presence | healthcare, information technology, IT, Nashville Health Care Council, Ed Cantwell, Center for Medical Interoperability, EMR, EHR, electronic health records, Nashville Technology Council, West Institute, Change Healthcare, standards, CHS, HCA, Ascension, St. Thomas Health, Mike Schatzlein, Gary and Mary West Health Institute, Tod Fetherling, Perceptive Health, Life Science Tennessee, Michael M. E. Johns, Founding Chairman, Center for Medical Interoperability
Jeffrey Balser, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
William Carpenter III, LifePoint Hospitals, Dean Harrison, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Milton Johnson, Hospital Corporation of America, Stephen Jones, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Health System, 
Thomas Priselac, Cedars Sinai Health System, Jon Pryor, Hennepin Healthcare System, Paul Rothman, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Michael Schatzlein, Ascension Health, Joseph Smith, Wayne Smith, Community Health Systems, Nicholas Valeriani, Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health,
Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for
Center for Medical Interoperability presence

[updated] Board named. Nashville's role with a transformative Tech-standards player


Milt Capps Updated 9 April 2015

Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange | Checkd.In, Salesforce.com, Oracle, Nick Yaeger, Adam Small, affinity marketing, Affinity Exchange, Rise of the Rest, Steve Case, Revolution Ventures, Solidus, Howard Bright, Matt Mueller, Chris Sloan, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Janrain, Gigya, Salesforce.com
Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange

Updated: End of the road for much-promoted company? Further capital raises are ahead for the Nashville startup.


Milt Capps Updated 3 April 2015 4:48pm

Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau | Shareable Ink, Steve Hau, Laurie McGraw, startups, investment, healthcare, information technology, IT, Allscripts, IXT Systems, PatientKeeper, Martin Companies, TNInvestco Tennessee Angel Fund, Nashville Capital Network, Heritage Holdings, Rock Morphis, Lehmi Ventures, McKesson, Cerner, Hal Andrews,
Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau

[update 31 March 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.


By Milt Capps posted June 12, 2013, 6:12 a.m. - updated 31 March 2015 8:41 a.m.

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