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1.Knoxville Entrepreneur Center's CodeWorks startup concepts noted
[Updated] First cohort information out of Knoxville CodeWorks.
Milt Capps updated 9:03am / Published Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:15 am

2.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.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:30 am

3.VC moves Directed Sensing startup from Knoxville to Austin
ORNL-UT-linked Peter Fuhr is now advisor to the startup he founded.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:45 pm

4.Deadline May 15 for startups seeking Knoxville's
Scripps Networks Interactive investment

Whether you're a Coder or you've had a brainstorm about better living, check it out.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:15 pm

5.VentureNotes: Mike Carroll licenses PYA tech; Joy Fisher eyes UT assets
Commercializing the UT brand, localizing entertainment with streaming audio
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:15 pm

6.Oak Ridge: Tech2020 nears selection of Interim chief, ahead of CEO search
[Updated] Kevin Kragenbrink was chosen Nov. 11 to serve as Interim Executive Director.
Milt Capps Updated 11 Nov. 2014 1810 EST / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:15 pm

7.Cliff Hawks: Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus not idling, but stealthy
Rumors abound, but the project's CEO keeps his powder dry and out of sight.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:30 am

8.Chattanoogan is SBA's Tennessee Small Business Person of the Year 2017
Dan LeVan, with a wide-ranging career, is honored after creating a new business.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 20, 2017 2:51 pm

9.Aug. 11, 2015: Knoxville's MediaWorks announces presenters
MediaWorks in Knoxville was great fun last year - here it comes again.
Submitted press release from Knoxville Entrepreneur Center / Published Friday, May 22, 2015 10:10 am

10.Bootstrapped Fiveworx eyes capital raise among growth-finance options
This Shelton Group spinout gets tailwind from mandates in dozens of States
Hugh G. Willett, correspondent Updated Jan. 22, 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:15 pm

11.Scripps Networks Interactive, MediaWorks draw Lifestyle
media creators to $100K National Media Accelerator

Accelerator program concludes with celebration in September.
adapted from submitted release / Published Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:05 am

12.AutoXLR8R at Tech2020 announces 3rd startup cohort
Relocated from Tullahoma to Oak Ridge, the program continues.
Staff / Published Monday, June 15, 2015 11:45 am

13.Innovation Crossroads: ORNL Energy-startup accelerator aborning
[DOE] New Lab-embedded program to be detailed today.
Milt Capps updated 1439 CT 20 Sept.2016 / Published Monday, September 19, 2016 11:00 am

14.KnoxEC: Vuture looks to wrap some VC money around Angels
A $500K raise would help it aggressively address the Medical and Fitness sectors.
Milt Capps @miltcapps edit 5:45pm ET / Published Monday, September 15, 2014 3:14 pm

15.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
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 2:50 pm

16.Closeup.fm perseveres through strain of capital raise for its Music platform
Duo wants to develop crowdbooking platform and other tools in Knoxville, despite capital source
Milt Capps updated 4 May 2015 / Published Monday, October 13, 2014 3:30 pm

17.Capital raises to advance Smart-RIA platform among investment advisors
With a development push completed, CEO Mac Bartine is happy with revenue trend.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 pm

18.Capital: Knoxville's Data-Flyte embraced
by Chattanooga's Blank Slate Ventures

Money from the Scenic City is now regularly finding its way farther east in Tennessee.
Milt Capps edited 9:17 a.m. 27 August 2014 / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:15 am

19.Morris, Cruze create ClearPath Ventures to propel startups in KVL region
Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 2:49 pm

20.Knoxville's Vendor Registry soon to wrap Seed raise and assess way forward
[Updated] Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:30 pm

21.The TENN startup MomSource charts growth, capital, eventual exit
This entrepreneur must not be working part-time.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:00 pm

22.FourBridges Capital Advisors expands SE reach, doesn't rule-out VC fund
Boutique investment banking firm eyes Florida, Carolinas.
Milt Capps last edited 8:08 a.m. 3 February 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 5:00 pm

23.Street Jelly Media hits pavement for capital raise for B2B+B2C growth
Bootstrapper til now, Knoxville startup aims for HD livestreaming leadership
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 24, 2017 12:45 pm

24.Tom Ballard still failing to retire from business and economic development
[Updated] Correspondent files profile of ubiquitous advocate for pro-economy, entrepreneurship groups.
Larisa Brass, correspondent updated 15 Feb 2019 / Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:45 pm

25.KVL's ParOneTV hopes capital raise takes it all way to the Green
Initial platform soon goes live, with huge Golf universe to target.
Milt Capps edit 6:10 a.m. CT 12 Sept. / Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:15 am

26.Angel Capital Group: Ewing to wrangle deal flow, Venture Incite exits E.TN
[Updated 10:30a 19Aug] Tech-transfer, PEveteran will shepherd growing early-stage pipeline
Milt Capps updated 10:30 a.m. 19 August 2014 / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 am

27.New Tech2020 CEO sees KVL-Oak Ridge ecosystem growing more cohesive
Kragenbrink aims to add value for entrepreneurs, while teaming with institutions.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 20, 2015 2:00 pm

28.PYA Analytics keeps Healthcare emphasis, mulls eventual MD Radio capital raise or sale and welcomes opportunities in other verticals
PYA's long-standing 'dream' of attracting ORNL talent is paying off in varied forms.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:45 pm

29.The TENN: LaunchTN master accelerator 2014 Class members named
A second cohort, representing the pick of the state's accelerator litters, set off on a long march.
Published Friday, October 3, 2014 5:37 pm

30.Inner Circle: Executives aboard for IdleAire Technologies' 2008 Chapter 11
Everyone's still working at something, years after an earlier venture crashed.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 6, 2015 7:00 am

31.Feds greenlight VCs Meritus Kirchner & Innova Memphis
to pursue $125MM+ for new rural-oriented funds

Seed, Early- and Growth-stage startups may all benefit from USDA RBIC effort.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:00 pm

32.After 22 years, Tech2020 at OakRidge to cease pro-entrepreneurial efforts
[Updated] The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.
Milt Capps updated 3 March 2016 8:49am / Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:45 pm

33.Renewables: ETN's Genera Energy has Series B capital raise underway
[Updated] Company spawned by State's Biofuels Initiative aims to gain share ahead of niche competition
Milt Capps Updated 11 Dec. 2014 / Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:15 am

34.Dig!entertainment: Street Jelly Media
raises capital to spread Jelly footprint

Entrepreneurs seeks investors who want to become JellyFish.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 29, 2014 12:30 pm

35.Update: DataFlyte reviews bridge-round checklist, charts Series A
[updated] Aerial automated meter readings are its niche among water, gas utilities.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:15 am

36.Tech2020 CEO's exit provides another spur
for Knoxville entrepreneurship re-think

Opportunities are likely amid myriad moving parts in Knox-OakRidge ecosystem
Milt Capps edits 8:15 p.m. CT / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 10:30 am

37.$20MM in techdev lets startup VortexT Analytics deliver Big-Data insights
P2S-Covenant JV tackles Big Data analytics for array of verticals.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:30 pm

38.Innovasan scenario includes Series A+B, doesn't rule-out future IPO
Seeking 'standard of practice' status, patient Knoxville startup prepares to touch all the bases.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 16, 2015 11:45 am

39.Owners of TNInvestco-backed Hubble Telemedical exit in sale to Welch Allyn
The first exit for the fund affiliate with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.
Larisa Brass, Correspondent Updated 10:16 a.m. / Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:15 am

40.Long Haul: With $5MM capraise, Knoxville's IdleAir may shift to higher gear
CEO broadens this new-era company's footprint, leverages existing assets, and enters Mexico.
By Larisa Brass and Milt Capps edit 8:03 a.m. / Published Friday, February 6, 2015 7:30 am

41.Tennessee Venture Challenge Competition announces winners
University of Tennessee Research Foundation is TVC host each year.
Adapted from submitted releases / Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:45 pm

42.36|86: LaunchTN reveals 36 companies presenting June 8-10 in Nashville
From hundreds of applicants, 36 companies present next month in Music City
Staff / Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:45 pm

43.Entrepreneur of the Year: Voices Heard Media CEO
wishes he'd known 'Customer' priority sooner

Will Overstreet is five years into his game-plan and still learning valuable lessons
By Milt Capps updated 7:37 p.m. / Published Tuesday, February 7, 2012 10:41 am

44.ETN's Cathedral Innovation Group may be buttressed
by Charlotte-SanFran accelerators ahead of Seed raise

The urgency driving this OakRidge-Knoxville startup could lead to its relocation
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00 pm

45.VC- and Tech2020-led TennesSeed eyes capraise, regional investments
New fund is likely to benefit Tennessee as a priority, but it is not geo-constrained.
Milt Capps updated 9:53 p.m. / Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 pm

46.Life Science Tennessee announces Venture Forum presenting companies
Emerging life science companies from across the state will state their cases Oct. 21
Adapted from press release submitted / Published Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3:45 pm

47.Shockwave Motors eyes $1.5MM raise
for Defiant electric roadster production

Co-founders turn erstwhile hobby into potentially disruptive autocycle play.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:15 pm

48.Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses
Startup leaders, campus scientists and corporate intrapreneurs could gain advantage through MT-DRP
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:00 am

49.Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table
Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 pm

50.2nd 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.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm

51.Innova Memphis: Innova Fund III announces $20MM first close
Updated: Firm will continue bio/investment pace, likely to eye yet another fund in coming years
Milt Capps updated 0715 10 Sept. 2014 / Published Monday, September 8, 2014 9:30 am

52.Marcum confirms Tennessee's AutoXLR8R moving to Tech2020 at Oak Ridge
Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years in Tullahoma
Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 6, 2015 2:04 pm

53.Nanomechanics gets investor-bidder approaches, eyes valuation and growth
While organic growth is aggressively pursued, this early-stage company is open to strategic/PE talks
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:00 pm

54.Bares to lead LifeScience Tennessee toward advocacy, capital objectives
The journey continues to build LifeSciences to critical mass and influence in Tennessee
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:31 pm

55.Venture money: 'Access to capital' to be sole focus of Tech2020 successor
[Updated] Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
Milt Capps Updated August 2016 / Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016 2:22 pm

56.Chattanooga's Gig City aims for explosion of techventures and investment
Stealing a march on Kansas City and other accelerating cities, this tech-venture community makes a push
By Milt Capps Updated 8:17 a.m. / Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:51 am

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