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Launch Tennessee Announces Discover Entrepreneurship Grant Partners

Nashville, Tenn., (November 17, 2017) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today partners who were selected to receive Discover Entrepreneurship Grants, a LaunchTN funding initiative that supports entrepreneurial programming for rural and under-served communities. Through the grant, schools and organizations applied for funding to implement technological and entrepreneurial programs benefiting youth … read more

EPIcenter Memphis President and CEO Joins Inaugural Center for American Entrepreneurship Board of Directors

Nashville, Tenn., (November 6, 2017) – Leslie Lynn Smith, president and CEO of EPIcenter, has joined the Board of Directors for the Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE), a nonpartisan policy, research, and advocacy organization. CAE’s mission is to engage policymakers in Washington, and at the state and local level across the nation, regarding … read more

How to be a Better Business Owner: 3 Tips to Increase Productivity and Happiness

Written by Rebekah Collinsworth, Marketing Director at Accountfully   There’s a lot that goes into running a business. For even the most realistic of entrepreneurs and business owners, it ultimately ends up being more work than they ever imagined it would be at the outset. And unfortunately, because many of them try … read more

LaunchTN Offers 16 Summer Internships With Startups

Nashville, Tenn., (Sept. 28, 2017) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) has reformatted its annual internship program to offer 16 full-time, 14-week paid positions with Tennessee-based startups and Entrepreneur Centers. Interns will receive hands-on startup experience and will learn entrepreneurship from some of the state’s most successful entrepreneurs, along with a stipend. … read more

Atlanta-Based Tech and Startup Publication Hypepotamus Expands to Tennessee

Written by Muriel Vega, Associate Editor at Hypepotamus   Hypepotamus, the leading startup- and technology-focused news publication in the Southeast, started as a community resource. Born in the basement of a historic building in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, next to top university Georgia Tech, Hypepotamus was created to fill … read more

Why Nashville, Why Now

Written by Heath Butler, Managing Partner of Gestalt Growth Advisors   Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. You put your financial future on the line for a venture that – let’s be honest – is more likely to fail than succeed. Overnight, you become the new kid … read more

Tech Education Program Grows Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Written by Felicia Ingram, Communications Intern at theCO   High school: not the typical time to work two part-time jobs or start up a business—but certainly the time to think about the future. West Tennessee Dev Catalyst students Peyton Anderson and Bradley Holloway have set sail to accomplish such feats and … read more

LaunchTN Announces Discover Entrepreneurship Grants Funding Opportunity

Nashville, Tenn., (August 28, 2017) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) opened the application period today for the Discover Entrepreneurship Grant, a funding initiative that supports entrepreneurial programming for rural and underserved communities. Applicants may apply for funding, licenses or partners to implement training programs for both youth and adult participants. Schools may … read more

5 Real Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Written by Kelsey Duncan, CEO of The Sorority Guide   We often hear about how invigorating it is to be free and rid of a 40-hour work week behind a desk in a monotonous office; free of the corporate world and the overbearing bosses. After all, this is the type of work … read more

LaunchTN Announces Promotions, Role Changes Among Staff

Launch Tennessee staffers Jill Van Beke and Lindsey Cox move into newly defined roles, Brittany Burgess and Jami Creel receive promotions. NASHVILLE (July 27, 2017) – Launch Tennessee announced a refresh to its organizational chart which includes Jill Van Beke taking on a new role as Chief Program Officer. Van … read more

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