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Past Events Events 2012


November 14, 2012: The Global South Summit

7:30 am – Continental Breakfast, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
8:00 am – Welcome
Location: Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

The Global South Summit is an annual C-Level leadership event held in Nashville, Tennessee to address major innovation-based opportunities that create abundance. The inaugural event will be held November 13-14, 2012 and will focus on healthcare and food innovations. The inaugural event also serves as the formative Global Food Summit setting the agenda for the Sustainable Food Project, Expo Milano 2015.


November 14, 2012: Deloitte Health Care Investors Conference

2012 Deloitte Health Care Investors Conference
Location: Nashville, TN
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Office – The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2800

In the Spotlight
Keith Gregg, Founding Partner, oneC1TY; Chairman, JRG Ventures; EIR, Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Please join us for our second annual conference designed to connect investors with leaders in the health care industry. We will discuss trends in health care investing and hear from management teams and their private equity investors about generating and fostering opportunities to create health care solutions. See below for additional details on our exciting lineup of speakers and contributors.


September 19-21, 2012: Deal Making Healthcare Summit

5th Annual Deal Making Healthcare Summit
Chaired by: JRG VENTURES
Location: Nashville, TN

With the Supreme Court decision, healthcare systems must look into blossoming technology innovations to improve patient care, optimize operational efficiency, and survive under “value-based” reimbursement models. This Forum will bring together active players together with technology innovators to network, explore the latest technology offering for improving profitability, discuss the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on technology adoption and M&A activities, and establish partnership and alliances to move healthcare forward.

Chaired by: Keith Gregg, MBA, CLP, Chairman, JRG VENTURES and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Health Technology, NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER

Keynoted by: James Lakes, Director – Business Strategy & Operations, US Health and Life Sciences, MICROSOFT CORPORATION


June 18-21, 2012 –  BIO International Convention

2012 BIO International Convention

Boston, MA

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ is the most efficient and economical way to find a business partner. Partnering has grown over the past 11 years to become biotech’s largest partnering event, hosting a record breaking 21,000+ partnering meetings in 2011… Click here to learn more


May, 2012: Health IT Start-Ups

Nashville ripe for health IT start-ups
From the May 2012 print issue of Healthcare IT News
NASHVILLE, TN –Tennessee ranks third among all states in entrepreneurial activity over the last decade, according to a Kauffman Foundation study. Much of that credit goes to Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center, which helps startups find funding and a whole lot more.
Through the EC, fledgling technology companies receive ongoing mentoring and discounted legal and financial services.
Michael Burcham, president and CEO of the Entrepreneur Center, recently was honored by President Obama as one of 11 “Champions of Change” as part of the administration’s Winning The Future initiative.. Click here to learn more


May 14 – August 16, 2012: Gig City Challenge

Keith Gregg of JRG Ventures Judge and Mentor
Gig City Challenge
Chattanooga, TN

The ten teams chosen for this competition will be mentored by teams of entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors. Ultimately, the smartest, most disruptive business plan will capture a cash prize of $100,000. Click here to learn more


March 14 – 17, 2012: The AUTM 2012

Keith Gregg of JRG Ventures Invited Panel Member and Business Plan Judge.
AUTM 2012 Annual Meeting – Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California

The AUTM 2012 Annual Meeting, March 14-17 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California, was a networking and professional development conference that drew from the global community of technology transfer professionals from academia and industry, venture investors and other intellectual property experts. The meeting, a four-day educational and networking event, featured special interest groups, educational tracks and interactive workshops developed for seasoned technology transfer professionals and newcomers to the field… Read Full Article