Daily Clips

April 22nd, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS Is Tennessee the New Hotspot for Women Entrepreneurs? Forbes Look out California and New York, Tennessee is on the rise and it’s attracting women entrepreneurs with really interesting businesses. Launch Tennessee’s (LaunchTN) is a public-private partnership focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee. An … read more

April 21st, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS LaunchTN Announces 36|86 Finalists Southern/alpha Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) just announced 12 winners from the Southern Series events in Arlington, VA, Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC. The winners will go on to participate in LaunchTN’s upcoming conference, 36|86, this June. 36|86 will host 36 companies total. Those competing … read more

April 20th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS As Project Music Demo Day Nears, New Entrepreneur Center CEO Envisions More Corporate Accelerators Nashville Business Journal In his first week on the job, new Nashville Entrepreneur Center CEO Stuart McWhorter has taken stock of a variety of the center’s offerings: he’s sat in on mentor training, entrepreneur … read more

April 17th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS 36|86 Southern Series Wraps: 12 Winning Startups Heading to the Center of Entrepreneurship and Southern Culture in Nashville, June 8-10 Launch Tennessee The 12 selected companies have collectively raised over $5.5MM. They include a previous 1776 DC Challenge Cup Winner (Babyscripts), a SXSW Accelerator 2015 … read more

April 16th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS AgSmarts Eyes Series A Raise as ‘Precision Agriculture’ Interest Grows Venture Tennessee Connections Brett Norman, the farm-bred founder-CEO of AgSmarts in Memphis, thinks conditions may be right for a $2MM-$5MM Series A raise this fall. Norman, 39, told Venture Tennessee he senses a sharp rise in investor interest … read more

April 15th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS CO.LAB Entrepreneurs Working to Open Men’s Boutique Nooga.com Two entrepreneurs are working to fill a niche for men’s retail in the downtown area. “Men’s apparel was really lacking in the area,” Russell Barfield said. “There are a lot of women’s boutiques downtown but not too many [for … read more

April 14th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS Artiphon Wraps Up Successful Kickstarter Campaign Nashville Business Journal Artiphon, a buzzy Nashville-based startup that makes a device and app-enabled musical instrument, closed a month-long crowd-funding campaign Sunday night that proved to be one of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns ever. The company secured $1.32 million in … read more

April 13th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS Securing Startup Capital Requires Innovative Thinking (Charlie Brock’s bi-monthly column) The Tennessean We spend a lot of time working with new companies. Throughout Tennessee’s statewide accelerator network and in our direct interactions, we’re talking with entrepreneurs who are at every stage of development, so that … read more

April 10th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS Baker Donelson Plans Third Startup Capital Conference Southern/alpha Baker Donelson is accepting applications to its 3rd annual event, Southeastern Emerging Companies Capital Connections. The regional event focuses on uniting successful entrepreneurs and capital investors from across the Southeast. Of the applicants, 15 will be selected by … read more

April 9th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS Artiphon Moves Forward with Its ‘Everything Instrument’ After Netting Historic Haul on Kickstarter Nashville Scene When we checked in with local firm Artiphon for our 2014 Innovations Issue (“Instrument of Action,” Aug. 7, 2014), its debut product — a digital instrument controller called Instrument 1, … read more