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

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Impact

(Since January 2012)

Create

Create

1,500+

jobs created by accelerated companies

Create

313

companies accelerated

Invest

Invest

$99 million

invested via INCITE Co-Investment Fund

Invest

$670+ million

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.

36/86

Pursuing its mission to find and support promising startups, Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces that the organization is expanding and reorganizing its signature conference. The new event is named 36|86, representing the latitude and longitude of Nashville, TN, which will serve as the annual meeting place to celebrate the Southeast’s southern … read more

The TENN Launch TN Celebration Event

The TENN Launch TN Finale Event To celebrate The TENN, we would like to invite you to attend a special end-of-program event commemorating the success of the program and the 2nd class of companies. Join us for a fun evening of networking while also getting to hear the TENN report on their experience, milestones and significant progress made … read more

Entrepreneurship

We manage a network of nine regional business accelerator offices across the state and have screened more than 2,200 businesses.

Regional Accelerators

Our nine business accelerator programs 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. Applications are due May 9. Read More

The TENN

Our master accelerator program fueled 10 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, Boston 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 $20 million, leveraging $54 million in private capital. Read More

Investment Firms

We connect entrepreneurs with investment firms to help them grow. More than 50 investment firms attended Southland in 2013. 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.

Launch Tennessee Building Out All-Star Lineup for 36|86

June celebration of southern culture and entrepreneurship adds Paul Singh, Kelly Hoey, John Rich and more Nashville, Tenn., March 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the addition of  hit singer/songwriter John Rich, Paul Singh (Disruption Corporation), Paul Santinelli (North Bridge Venture Partners), Kelly Hoey, Jared Nixon (Shark Branding), Greg … read more

Judges Announced for 36|86 Southern Series Atlanta Event

Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces today the selection judges for the April 16th Southern Series event in Atlanta. These individuals will be judging the top ten startups that are selected to pitch at the April 16 event, which will be held at the Atlanta Tech … read more