Greater Nashville Venture Capital Association advances toward kickoff

GREATER NASHVILLE Venture Capital Association is emerging from stealth and advancing toward formal kickoff a month from now.

At the outset, in-kind support is being provided the organizers by Vanderbilt University, which is also likely to be among the group's future grantors, according to a source who responded to VNC's query.

GNVCA was registered as a Tennessee nonprofit 501(c)(6) nearly two months ago, according to state records online.

Speakers during GNVCA's Nov. 13 event are to include Vanderbilt Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans MBA, who is an alumnus of both Vanderbilt and Harvard, a former member of the board of the National Venture Capital Association, and current chairman of Casa Systems, among other roles.

Also scheduled to address the kickoff gathering are Ralph Owen Dean and Professor of Marketing Thomas Steenburgh PhD; and, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic Development Stuart McWhorter, who was co-founder of Nashville VC Clayton Associates and now chairs a nonprofit ECD subsidiary, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation dba Launch Tennessee.

 

Article published by Milt Capps in Venture Nashville Connections on Oct 13, 2023

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