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Metro Innovation: Music City Center adopts VUSE Prof's wayfinding app by startup Ziiio | Jules White, Yiaway Yeh, Music City Center, tourism, conventions, beacon, information technology, software, Karl Dean, Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County, government, software, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Socrata, SmartIndoor, Kristine LaLonde, intellectual property, licensing, Mary Brette Clippard, beacon, iBeacon, Android, Google Play, iTunes
Metro Innovation: Music City Center adopts
VUSE Prof's wayfinding app by startup Ziiio

Other cities may want Ziiio app, and startup's VU license sets stage for entry into healthcare


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Haslam Admin eyes AgLaunch support for TN rural entrepreneurs, growers | Gov. Bill Haslam, economic development, agricultural, rural, government, investment, Julius Johnson
Haslam Admin eyes AgLaunch support for TN rural entrepreneurs, growers

VTC: Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.


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2nd Middle Tennessee Tech council being formed in Rutherford County | Beth Duffield, Nissan, Byran Huddleston, Nashville Technology Council, Rutherford County Technology Council, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
2nd Middle Tennessee Tech council being formed in Rutherford County

VTC: Rutherford County Technology Council said forming 30 miles from Nashville


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People: Kristiana Burk named Digital Nashville executive director | Digital Nashville, information technology, software, content,publishing, Elin Eifler Mulron, Kristiana Burk, Lampo Group, Ramsey Solutions, education, nonprofit
People: Kristiana Burk named Digital Nashville executive director

Founder Mulron and her board found a stalwart digital pro to pick up the reins.


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NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners | InCrowd Capital, Phil Shmerling, Jim Shmerling, Mike Shmerling, XMi Holdings, TNInvestco, XMi High Growth Development Fund, Angels, investors, Angel Capital Group, Nashville Capital Network, Selous Venture Society, capital raises,
NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners

[Updated 17 Nov. 2014] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.


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WaffleMe.com: Startup eyes capital raise, keeps customers'  social-media from being scattered, smothered | Waffle, WaffleMe.com, software as a service, SaaS, Wesley Belden, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Seed Capital, investors, entrepreneurs, capital raise, Internet, e-commerce, social media, Chris Sloan, RebelMouse, Hootsuite, Tint, venture capital, private equity, Angels
WaffleMe.com: Startup eyes capital raise, keeps customers'
social-media from being scattered, smothered

$300K Seed raise could target Angels in Cincinnati, as well as Tennessee


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CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital | information technology, talent, Essex Technology Group, Robert Echols, Phil Pfeffer, Peter Marcum, DevDigital, reverse logistics, supply chain, software, Neal Barnhill, HP, Ingram
CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital

This company may be just hitting its stride, and 2015 could see strategic moves.


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Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund hasn't exhausted TNInvestco capital | TNInvestco, Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, Council Capital, PlayMaker CRM, Net Health, Mainsail Partners, ReDoc, The Rehab Documentation Company, venture capital,Tyler Augusty, Harbert Management, Morgan Keegan
Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund hasn't exhausted TNInvestco capital

There's a least one TNInvestco that isn't yet exhausted, and is still looking for investible deals


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Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med | Dennis Bottorff, Katie Gambill, Ingenious Med, Grant Jackson, healthcare, private equity, BIP Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, information technology, IT, software as a service, SaaS, investment, capital, venture capital
Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med

Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities


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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
Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for
Center for Medical Interoperability presence

Nashville may be quietly preparing to compete for a transformative Tech-standards player


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TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs and investors begin charting path forward | TNInvestco, Doug Overbey, Susan Lynn, Gov. Bill Haslam, Bill Hagerty, Eric Cromwell, Dan Schmisseur, Charlie Brock, Sam Lynch, Life Science Tennessee, LST, TTDC, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Jeff Brown, accelerators, INCITE, TNInvestco, Dennis Bottorff, Laura Elkins, Tom Rogers, Tech2020, Joe Cook Jr., Charles Sargent, Larry Coleman, Eric Dobson, Grady Vanderhoofven, James Stover, Luke Froeb, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, capital formation, SeedHatchery, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Steven Bares
TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs
and investors begin charting path forward

Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum


Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014

Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan | FanSafety.org, Don Griffis, W.A.R.N., Wide Area Rapid Notification, sports, athletics, security, safety, fans, Homeland Security, football, soccer, colleges, universities, professional sports, PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Center for Spectator Sports and Security, NCS4, University of Southern Mississippi, Wes Summers, Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan

Strategic alliance with NCS4 should open many doors for W.A.R.N. sister company


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Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic | Pathfinder Therapeutics, Pathfinder Technologies, medical imaging, Vanderbilt University, technology transfer, commercialization, Bob Galloway, Robert Galloway, Jim Stefansic, Benoit Dawant, William Chapman, Alan Herline, Michael Miga, Hatteras Venture Partners, Nashville Capital Network, Clayton Associates, Lumira Capital, Florida Gulfshore Capital, INCITE, Gov. Bill Haslam, TriStar Technology Fund, Mountain Group Capital, Limestone Fund, TriStar Technology Ventures, BioMimetic Therapeutics, Sid Chambless
Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic

After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.


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Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options | Mike Rustici, Rustici Software, SCORM, TIN Can, Jenafits, software as a services, employee benefits, SaaS, open source, software development, entrepreneurs, Vanderbilt University, Undewriters Laboratory, UL, PureSafety, HCA, Deloitte, Tim Martin, Google, ATT
Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options

'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.


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Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator to debut with Investors at-the-ready | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, Sarah Trahern, CMA, Joe Galante, Sony Music, music, entertainment, digital media, technology, accelerator, LaunchTN, Robbie Goldsmith, SrPago, international, Country Music Association, Healthbox, Jumpstart Foundry, Steve Moore, Project Music, Galante Entertainment, CAA, Creative Artists Agency, Vector Management, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Universal Music Group, Spalding Entertainment, DevDigital, Red Light Management
Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator
to debut with Investors at-the-ready

[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.


Milt Capps Updated Oct. 21, 2014

High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,Comicbook.com mull growth strategies | Shannon Terry, 247Sports, Rivals.com, Internet, startups, capital, entrepreneurs, Bobby Burton, William King, Private Business, Bank Director, Roy Dano, Sportsblog.com, Pro Player Connect, Athlon Sports Communications, Maggart, First Bank, Jim Ayers, CBSSports, analytics, Eric Satz, Tennessee Community Ventures, TNInvestco, H3GM, Butler Snow, advisors, Harwell Howard Hine Gabbart & Manner, Regions, Spencer Hays, Eric Cromwell, Dan Schmisseur, Southwestern/GreatAmerican, Tom James, First Round Exchange, PlaytheDraft.com, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Steve Berneman, Lee Schear, Schear Financial, sports, Lipscomb University, Don Meyer, Gregg Gough, Rivals.com, college, university, athletics, CBT Sports LLC, 24/7 Sports Partners, Nashville Technology Council
High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies

[updated] CEO uses play-making skills to take sports-entertainment businesses to next level.


Milt Capps updated 6:50 a.m. 4 Nov. 2014

Maxwell: Silicon Valley tip spurred Shareholder InSite M&A deal | Joe Maxwell, Punching Nun Group, ONefocus Marketing, CapControls, Shareholder InSite, Quist Valuation, software, SaaS, AnalytX, M&A, mergers and acquisitions, Brett Suchor, Qval
Maxwell: Silicon Valley tip spurred Shareholder InSite M&A deal

[updated] Joe Maxwell is having way too much fun in growing another tech venture in the finance sector


By Milt Capps Updated 4 Nov. 2014

VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver | Change|Healthcare, Shareable Ink, Solidus, StreamWeaver, Criterion Security Group, XMi High Growth Development, TNInvestco, healthcare, venture capital, Mike Shmerling, Criterion Holdings, Bob Buchanan, Howard McLure, Doug Ghertner, Townes Duncan, Vic Gatto, West Health Investment Fund, Emdeon
VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,
Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver

[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more


By Milt Capps Updated 19 Nov. 2014 11:15 a.m.

Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare | OnFocus Healthcare,Steve Mason,Michael Pote,Management 21 Inc.,Ron Galbraith,Vanderbilt University,Owen Graduate School of Management,Health IT,healthcare,venture capital,Solidus Company,SaaS,software,M21 Partners,HCA,HealthStream,Mollie Condra, Jerry Reardon,Steve Ventress,Jim Stokes,Keith Argenbright,Sale Sargent,Camelot Care Centers, Phil Bredesen,Qualifacts Systems Inc., Mede Analytics
Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare

This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance


Milt Capps updated Nov. 18, 2014 3:15 p.m.

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