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TN ECD grants support downtown co-working, coding, entrepreneurship
TN ECD grants support downtown co-working, coding, entrepreneurship

Smaller downtown get economic development grants that favor entrepreneurship.

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Bradshaw departs CoLab-GigTank for Jensen Hughes role
Bradshaw departs CoLab-GigTank for Jensen Hughes role

Insightful, energetic and engaging chief departs for industry and research.

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AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies
AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies

[Updated] Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.

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14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga
14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga

Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.

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Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software
Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software

[Updated] Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.

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Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table
Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table

Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.

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Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service
Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service

VNC A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.

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Venture Calendar - 2015
Venture Calendar - 2015

Updated - Entrepreneurial events happening across Tennessee.

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Tullahoma: JusticeXL accelerator announces inaugural cohort
Tullahoma: JusticeXL accelerator announces inaugural cohort

[updated] Demo Day is Nov. 18 at SMTEC in Tullahoma. 8 startups presenting.

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TN's AgLaunch entrepreneurship event to mark progress toward activation
TN's AgLaunch entrepreneurship event to mark progress toward activation

Seed funding, plus a targeted $10MM innovation warchest are highlighted.

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Lipscomb University's Leadership Tennessee initiative <br>gets $750,000 Gates Foundation grant to expand programs
Lipscomb University's Leadership Tennessee initiative
gets $750,000 Gates Foundation grant to expand programs

Statewide civic-engagement gets another boost.

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People: First EPIcenter Memphis President<br>now deep in community engagement
People: First EPIcenter Memphis President
now deep in community engagement

Strategic recommendations for Memphis ecosystem may be forthcoming by Labor Day.

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New Tech2020 CEO sees KVL-Oak Ridge ecosystem growing more cohesive
New Tech2020 CEO sees KVL-Oak Ridge ecosystem growing more cohesive

Kragenbrink aims to add value for entrepreneurs, while teaming with institutions.

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Marcum confirms Tennessee's AutoXLR8R moving to Tech2020 at Oak Ridge
Marcum confirms Tennessee's AutoXLR8R moving to Tech2020 at Oak Ridge

Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years in Tullahoma

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Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis
Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis

Bioworks Steve Bares announces the news-making appointment

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FedEx pledges $750K for logistics accelerator in Memphis EPICenter
FedEx pledges $750K for logistics accelerator in Memphis EPICenter

[Updated] A plan by the Greater Memphis Chamber and its allies takes a big step forward.

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Haslam Admin eyes AgLaunch support for TN rural entrepreneurs, growers
Haslam Admin eyes AgLaunch support for TN rural entrepreneurs, growers

[Updated] Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.

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2nd Mid-TN tech council being formed by members from Nissan, others
2nd Mid-TN tech council being formed by members from Nissan, others

The distance between Murfreesboro and Nashville hasn't gotten any shorter in recent years.

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Grizzle: TN concerns about follow-on capital<br> needn't hamper smart Seed investing
Grizzle: TN concerns about follow-on capital
needn't hamper smart Seed investing

Portfolio company ReadyCart has $2MM Seed-capital raise underway

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Angel Capital Group to acquire RAIN Source Management, raise capital
Angel Capital Group to acquire RAIN Source Management, raise capital

[update] AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says

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Tech2020 CEO John Morris resigns
Tech2020 CEO John Morris resigns

After a bit more than two years in the job, Tech2020 CEO steps down with ecosystem in flux

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Gov. Haslam's online performance Dashboard idea is mostly welcomed,<br>but some want deeper view of results of Administration's efforts
Gov. Haslam's online performance Dashboard idea is mostly welcomed,
but some want deeper view of results of Administration's efforts

The Governor's performance Dashboard is a good idea that can get better, say observers

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Burcham-led StartupTN will help connect Angels statewide
Burcham-led StartupTN will help connect Angels statewide
Wearing the chapeaus of both NEC and StartupTN, CEO Michael Burcham's playing a pivotal role
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Haslam INCITE investment program puts job-arrow in ECD quiver
Haslam INCITE investment program puts job-arrow in ECD quiver
ECD's new co-investment program is on a fast track, it seems, toward awarding dollars in 1Q 2012
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Tech2020 enters 17th year with its Eastate agenda evolving
Tech2020 enters 17th year with its Eastate agenda evolving
Mike Cuddy clearly relishes leading the state's oldest and most broadly scoped pro-tech advocate
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