Making Tennessee the #1 place in the Southeast to start and grow a company

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Impact

(Since January 2012)

Create

Create

1,000+

jobs created by accelerated companies

Create

480

companies accelerated

Invest

Invest

$116 million

invested via INCITE Co-Investment Fund

Invest

$1+ billion

venture investment in Tennessee

Grow

Grow

3,200+

companies screened

Grow

$80+ million

raised by accelerator-assisted companies

Events

We support entrepreneurial activity through signature and regional events.

Memphis Demo Day 2016

Start C0. & ZeroTo510 partner again to showcase startups from each of their summer accelerator programs. Eighteen new companies from one vibrant city. August 11, 2o16 Halloran Centre, 203 s. Main St. About Start Co.  Never stop starting. Building a startup into a business takes a lot of things. Capital. … read more

GIGTANK Demo Day 2016

Twelve startup teams from across the Eastern U.S. have made Chattanooga home to launch applications and business models that could thrive on gigabit networks. As the latest members of GIGTANK, these entrepreneurs have spent the last three months working with corporate partners, industry experts, investors and established business leaders to … read more

Entrepreneurship

We manage a network of entrepreneur centers across the state and have screened more than 3,000 businesses.

Statewide Entrepreneur Centers

Our entrepreneur centers are located throughout the state. Many have specific areas of expertise, including: medical devices, energy, technology, healthcare, automotive and agriculture.

Specialist Program

We’re inviting college students and recent graduates to spend the summer in Tennessee, working directly with accelerators on business planning, financing, marketing and other strategic focuses. Read More

The TENN

Our master accelerator program fuels some of the state’s top startups from our regional accelerators with a statewide roadshow, connections to master mentors across the state and with investors in Silicon Valley and New York. Read More

Capital

We connect entrepreneurs with appropriate investors. We also make direct investments through our INCITE co-investment fund.

INCITE

The INCITE fund is a $30 million co-investment fund. We have invested approximately $25 million, leveraging $75 million in private capital. Read More

Investment Firms

We connect entrepreneurs with investment firms to help them grow. More than 80 investment firms attended 36|86 this year.. Read More

Commercialization

We facilitate connections between technology transfer offices, entrepreneurs and investors. We provide consulting services to inventors to help them obtain federal grants and subsidies.

Technical Assistance

We help entrepreneurs apply for federal grants with grant writing support services. Read More

Connectivity

We hold SBIR/STTR workshops for inventors and assist with grant submissions. Read More

Blog

News, Case Studies, Success Stories, Interviews, and More.

LaunchTN Announces Creative Communities Grantees

$250,000 in Grants Awarded to 13 Organizations

Nashville, Tenn., July 25, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the recipients of their Creative Communities Grants program. This initiative was created to connect rural and underserved populations with entrepreneurial education, tools and resources. All grantees will be using their awards to run entrepreneurial or workforce development programs. Applicants … read more

LaunchTN Announces Statewide University Pitch Competition Winners

Nashville, Tenn., May 26, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the winners of the Statewide University Venture Challenge.  Following a submission process, LaunchTN has selected four winners out of applications submitted by the winners of university partner competitions. The goal of the Statewide University Venture Challenge is to create … read more