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Launch Tennessee connects entrepreneurs to the resources they need to be successful. Our goal is to make Tennessee the #1 place in the Southeast to start and grow a business.

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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Specialists Program

Launch Tennessee’s paid internship program gives college students real-world startup experience. We’re currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 until February 20.

Apply by 2/20/17

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

Blog

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

ARC’s POWER Grant

This week we were thrilled to learn that Launch Tennessee was selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). We have had a five year partnership with ARC and piloted many new entrepreneurial programs which have led to job creation, capital investment and workforce development in … read more

7 Videos To Inspire Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs looking for a place to start their businesses are often told their choice is binary: New York or California. At Launch Tennessee, we’re determined to break that assumption. We are proud to announce an inspiring video series featuring national business leaders and entrepreneurs discussing the thriving startup scene in … read more