EC chief: Better engagement a top priority

Stronger connections to other institutions one focus of town hall talk
May 20, 2015 8:02 AM

Jumpstart Foundry names summer cohort roster

Startups look to tackle asthma, geriatric care, virtual doc office, among others
May 14, 2015 10:13 AM

EO adds to VU student-athlete internship program

After a first year in which 28 Vanderbilt football players landed internships at Entrepreneurs Organization Nashville companies, the group is aiming to nearly double the program and bring in student-athletes from other sports. Kelley Boothe has more info at Southern/alpha.

Apr 17, 2015 8:47 AM

Veteran entrepreneurs launch customer engagement company

Former execs of, Change Healthcare say venture profitable out of the gate
Mar 25, 2015 6:53 AM

Frazier & Deeter rolls out women leadership program here

Accounting firm Frazier & Deeter has expanded its Women Leadership Initiative to Nashville. The program, which also is active in Atlanta and Tampa, includes a blog as well as some events and will look to back other events aimed at helping female entrepreneurs and executives. Partner Debbie Willett, pictured here, is taking the local lead.

Mar 17, 2015 10:53 AM

Chamber to host entrepreneurship mini-conference

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce will next week host Bizaroo, a half-day conference for business owners to hear from experts on business startups, entrepreneurship, financing, social media and other topics. Keynote speaker at the event will be Dave Delaney of FutureForth. Also among those on the schedule to talk are Bongo Java's Bob Bernstein, Mignon Francois of The Cupcake Collection, Avenue Bank Chairman and CEO Ron Samuels and Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese founder Dan Stephenson.

Check out more info here.

Mar 13, 2015 6:49 AM

LaunchTN, Pando settle conference dispute

The legal kerfuffle between Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily over their competing entrepreneurship conferences planned for this spring has come to a conclusion. The two parties on Wednesday signed an agreement outlining the role of members of the media scheduled to take part in LaunchTN's 36|86. Kelley Boothe has the details at our Southern/alpha sister blog. LaunchTN's full statement on the matter is here.

Feb 26, 2015 7:50 AM

Jumpstart turning Investor Day into two-day conference

The Jumpstart Foundry team — now featuring our former publisher, Tori Hughes — is cranking its end-of-summer Investor Day concept up a notch with Health:Further, a two-day conference that will spotlight innovations of all kinds in the delivery of health care. The incubator, which this year is focusing full-time on health care, is partnering on the event with the Nashville Health Care Council, the Nashville Technology Council and the Entrepreneur Center. Check out more information on Health:Further, which will take place at the Omni Nashville, here.

Feb 20, 2015 10:10 AM

Swiftwick owner: EC CEO job 'would be such a blast'

A bit of a wild card emerges, says he'd look to 'invent ways to do more'
Feb 19, 2015 2:36 PM

LaunchTN lands another Blackstone grant

Economic development group Launch Tennessee has received $250,000 from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation that will help it evangelize for the state's startup community, including by funding the Southern Series of pitch competitions around the region. The winners of those events will travel to Nashville for LaunchTN's 36|86 conference in June. Kelley Boothe at Southern/alpha has more info, including on the other Southeastern accelerators getting some funding.

Feb 13, 2015 2:17 PM