Launch Tennessee Begins the 2015 TENN Statewide Roadshow

The TENN set out on the statewide roadshow yesterday afternoon, traveling to Kingsport for the week’s first official event. The TENN are all aboard a logo-wrapped bus showcasing the program’s title sponsor, UBS, as well as the other roadshow sponsors BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Eastman Chemical Company and Patterson Intellectual … read more

Guest Post: 5 Secrets to Being a Good Mentor

In celebration of National Mentor Month, guest contributor Clark Buckner interviews three of Nashville's best mentors.

Mentoring is a powerful tool that can help launch your career — and even your life — into success. But not all mentors are the same, and not everyone fully understands what it is specifically that mentors do. To clear things up, I sat down with Nashville Entrepreneur Center mentoring … read more

2014 Tennessee Venture Capital Investments Top $276 Million

Wave of new entrepreneurs and investors, over 31 percent investment growth, validates Tennessee position as home to investable U.S. companies.

Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today that 2014 Tennessee venture capital investments measured by the public-private partnership totaled over $276 million, an increase of 31 percent over 2013. LaunchTN’s investment goal for the state’s early-stage companies is $1 billion by 2017. “The rise in investment … read more

Eventbrite Co-founder Julia Hartz to Keynote Inaugural 3686 Conference Presented by Launch Tennessee

AC Entertainment, TechCrunch and Silicon Prairie News also join 3686 Conference Roster

Nashville, Tenn., January 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today keynote speaker, entertainment partner, media moderators and early bird tickets for 3686 Conference, successor to Southland and flagship event highlighting the best in southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. A limited supply of discounted, early bird tickets for 36/86 are … read more

The TENN Participants Dig Into Learning Days

Business sessions focused on marketing, capital and more come ahead of networking trips around state and country

Although they were plenty busy before, the startups chosen for the TENN Master Accelerator last October have quickly learned just how much more they can pack into already-full schedules. These nine startups were chosen from successful graduates of accelerator cohorts between Sept. 1, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2014. With help … read more

Request for Proposals, Internal Controls

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, d/b/a Launch Tennessee (Launch TN) was awarded a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee on July 1, 2012 in the amount of $10,375,000. The grant funds are state funds from the Department of Economic and Community Development to increase economic development in the state of … read more

Launch Tennessee Enhances The TENN Program for Second Cohort

The TENN is our five-month master accelerator program designed to give additional support to some of the top graduates of Tennessee’s regional accelerator network. We have incorporated some changes and improvements in our second cohort of the program, which kicked off in October, based on feed back from last year’s … read more

Launch Tennessee Announces 36/86: Southeastern Culture & Entrepreneurship Destination

Growing venture conference expands regional influence, rebrands to better serve niche market of southeastern startups

  Nashville, Tenn., Dec 1, 2014 – 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 … read more

Tennessee Aims to Increase the Number of Women in Technology

Less than 10 percent of venture-backed startups today are run by women, which is obviously something we’d like to change. And the problem isn’t only affecting startups – only 14 percent of chief information officers at major corporations in the technology industry today are women. This number has remained static … read more

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