Tennessee’s Life Science Industry Continues to Grow

By Charlie Brock

Many of Tennessee’s successful industries fall under the blanket of “life sciences,” a fast-growing sector in the state. The life science industry spans many markets and includes companies in the fields like medical device, pharmaceuticals, research, bio-agriculture and bio-logistics. Life Science Tennessee, a statewide nonprofit, leads the charge to support … read more

Launch Tennessee Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

INFORMATION FOR RELEASE              Launch Tennessee Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 – Launch Tennessee received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award during the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference this week. Launch Tennessee was awarded this honor for its 2014 work in … read more


Second Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 23

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2014 – Launch Tennessee today announced the 10 companies chosen to participate in this year’s cohort of The TENN, its unique master accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators. The TENN is sponsored by UBS, a global financial services firm with a presence across … read more

Launch Tennessee Announces Oct. 7 Reverse Pitch Event

Launch Tennessee Announces Oct. 7 Reverse Pitch Event Registration Open for Potential Attendees NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 – Launch Tennessee will host Reverse Pitch, an event where corporations pitch funded project proposals to an audience of entrepreneurial problem solvers, on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Chattanooga at The Church on … read more

Tennessee Startups Seeing Success After Demo Day

By Charlie Brock | @cebrock

We previously wrote about the demo days that took place across Tennessee a few weeks ago, and now we’re happy to report the progress many graduates have made since then. Nashville: Three graduates of Jumpstart Foundry have already attracted investor interest. Spotwise secured an investment from Premier Parking after a … read more

Announcing The TENN 2014

The TENN aims to highlight the best of Tennessee’s accelerator network, which includes some of the Southeast’s top programs based on capital raised by companies as well as the ONLY medical device, automotive, and 3D printing programs in the country, plus programs focused on female founders, agriculture and logistics. After … read more

Demo Days Are Happening Across Tennessee

Demo Days Are Happening Across Tennessee  By Charlie Brock One of the best ways to experience the energy and excitement of Tennessee’s vibrant entrepreneurial scene is to attend the demo days that wrap up our state’s accelerator programs. On demo day, when startup founders make their pitches to potential investors, … read more

MediaWorks Hosts Its First Demo Day in Knoxville

MediaWorks Hosts Its First Demo Day in Knoxville  By Charlie Brock More than 250 people attended the first MediaWorks demo day, the “graduation event” for the nine digital media companies that completed the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center’s new accelerator program. The August 5 event, during which startup founders pitched their new … read more

11 Startups Pitch at GIGTANK Demo Day

11 Startups Pitch at GIGTANK Demo Day  By Charlie Brock GIGTANK, a program of The Company Lab in Chattanooga, held the first of several summer demo days scheduled by Tennessee’s accelerators this year. On July 29, 11 startups pitched their business ideas to an audience of 750 people at the … read more

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