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Introducing Resource Matcher. From coworking space and federal grants to entrepreneurship how-to’s and mentorship, find what you need to move your business forward, no matter your stage or where you’re located.

Plus, you can sort all resources by region to browse what’s available right where you are, from Memphis to Chattanooga and all points between.

36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival

You know where you need to go; 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival is on your fast track to success.

Against the exciting backdrop of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, thought leaders nationwide convene for this can't-miss opportunity to tap into the tools, connections and capital that are crucial to maintaining a competitive position in today’s globalized marketplace.

Don’t miss the Southeast’s premier gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem builders Aug. 29-30, 2018.

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Chattanooga, Memphis In National Spotlight

RISE OF THE REST® Bus Tour returns to Tennessee in May

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Land A Startup Internship

Interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging technology? Check out our paid summer internships with startups and Entrepreneur Centers.

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Does Your Startup Have A Double Bottom Line?

Our $1.71M Impact Fund supports for-profit startups solving social, environmental and economic challenges, with a 25% match on private dollars

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Get Hands-On Acceleration

Tennessee has Entrepreneur Centers across the state that offer advice and support to launch your startup. Walk-ins and back-of-napkin ideas welcome!

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Meet The Team

Launch Tennessee’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship; meet the faces working every single day to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the country.


$50,000 Angel Tax Credit

Startups and angel investors: Find out how to qualify for this exciting incentive today!

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