Connecting entrepreneurs to the resources for success

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Entrepreneurs

Tennessee's business ecosystem is built on successful startups. Major international players like HCA and FedEx started — and stayed — here. Launch Tennessee is building on that tradition by making Tennessee the No. 1 place in the Southeast to start and grow a business.

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Investors

Launch Tennessee connects investors with high-quality, innovative startup companies. Multiple programs and collaborative opportunities ensure that Tennessee supports both in- and out-of-state investors in obtaining maximum return on sound, secure investments.

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Partners

Strong corporations are vital to Tennessee’s business landscape in their own right, and also in their role as corporate partners and mentors to the state’s vibrant and growing entrepreneurial community.

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Angel Tax Credit

The Angel Tax Credit program (active as of Jan. 1, 2017) plays a key role in Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem by benefitting angel investors who support potential high-growth, early-stage companies.

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Impact

(Since January 2012)

Create

Create

1,300+

jobs created by accelerated companies

Create

500+

companies accelerated

Invest

Invest

$116 million

invested via INCITE Co-Investment Fund

Invest

$1+ billion

venture investment in Tennessee

Grow

Grow

5,000+

companies screened

Grow

$138 million

raised by accelerator-assisted companies

Events

The TENN Statewide Roadshow 2017: Kingsport

Please join LaunchTN’s The TENN 2016/17 class at the Meadowview Conference Center in Kingsport at one of several program stops during our Tennessee Statewide Roadshow. Meet our eight founders and share some food, drink and conversation. All events are free but you must pre-register.

The TENN Statewide Roadshow 2017: Knoxville

Please join LaunchTN’s The TENN 2016/17 class at the Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville at one of several program stops during our Tennessee Statewide Roadshow. Meet our eight founders and share some food, drink and conversation. All events are free but you must pre-register.


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