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FedEx CEO Frederick Smith Joins Speaker Line-up At 36|86 Tech Conference

Logistics and startup maverick joins innovators in venture capital, healthcare technology and mobile app development to speak at 36|86 in Nashville in June

Nashville, Tenn., March 14, 2017 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is proud to announce that Frederick Smith, Founder and CEO of FedEx, will take the stage at the 36|86 technology conference to talk corporate innovation in a fully connected global economy. FedEx recently launched FedEx Fulfillment, a logistics network that allows … read more

What to Expect From Launch Tennessee in 2017

CEO lays out roadmap for Tennessee to become the nation’s most startup-friendly state

As Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state economic-development officials work to build on the state’s economic gains and become “the Tennessee we can be,” the for state’s business community must continue cementing Tennessee’s reputation as a terrific place to live and work. The state’s diverse and growing entrepreneurial community already … read more

We’re Looking For an Entrepreneurship & Innovation Intern!

LaunchTN is looking for a summer intern to support programs related to programs and events managed by the Entrepreneurship and Outreach team. The intern would support team members research, data collection, participant outreach and event support.   The E&I team supports the below programs: Statewide Entrepreneur Center Network University Programs- University … read more

We’re Looking For a Marketing Intern!

The MARKETING INTERN at Launch Tennessee will support ticket sales and branding for 36|86, the organization’s flagship event held in Nashville in June, along with as-needed support for events. This 13-week internship is on-site for 25 hours per week, with some required travel to events, and comes with a stipend … read more

Notes from the 2017 TENN Roadshow

Growth-stage startups in TENN Master Accelerator gain critical business development and investor connections

Launch Tennessee’s TENN Master Accelerator cohort of eight companies recently wrapped the Tennessee leg of its annual Roadshow. The startup founders met with investors, mentors and business leaders around the state, providing a warmup for upcoming trips to New York and San Francisco in March that will provide critical exposure … read more

Specialist program preps tomorrow’s business leaders

Launch Tennessee’s paid internship program gives college students real-world startup experience

Want to hear from other Specialists about their experience? Discover how Launch Tennessee’s Specialist Program gave college students a valuable window into entrepreneurship. Launch Tennessee is accepting applications until Feb. 20 for the next Specialists cohort, a 13-week paid summer internship that pairs university students with Entrepreneur Centers and startups, … read more

Launch Tennessee hits the road with master accelerator class

NASHVILLE — Launch Tennessee (Launch TN) is gearing up to take members of The TENN, its master accelerator program, on a Roadshow that will put them in front of investors, customers and business leaders in Tennessee, San Francisco and New York. The current TENN cohort, announced in October 2016, is … read more

Launch Tennessee Announces Creative Community Partners

Nashville, Tenn., January 20, 2017 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the second round of recipients of Creative Communities Grants. This initiative connects rural and underserved populations with entrepreneurial education, tools and resources. All grantees use their awards to execute entrepreneurial or workforce-development programs. The application process encourages organizations to … read more

Steve Case, Sen. Bill Frist, M.D. to Headline Nashville Tech Event

36|86, the Southeast’s premier technology, investing and entrepreneurship event, held in Nashville in June, 2017, features Case, Frist and maker of world’s first 3-D printed car Nashville, Tenn., January 25, 2017 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) unveiled the initial line-up of speakers for 36|86, the Southeast’s premier entrepreneurship and technology conference, … read more

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