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

Southland Announces Judges For Pitch Competition

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2014 – Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily have announced the remaining pitch competition judges for the 2014 Southland entrepreneur conference, which will take place June 9 – 11 in Nashville. They are: Tige Savage of Revolution Ventures; Michael Goldstein of SwitchPitch; Zach Ware of Project100; Erik Moore … read more

Launch Tennessee, PandoDaily Announce The Startups Invited To Southland

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 13, 2014 – Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily have announced the early-stage companies invited to the upcoming Southland conference, which takes place June 9 – 11 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. The startups were chosen by a panel of investors, entrepreneurs and technology writers from across the … read more

Bonnaroo To Host “Hackeroo” A Hack-a-Thon Leading Up To Bonnaroo

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2014 – Bonnaroo is proud to announce Hackeroo, a hackathon where participants will build apps, services and technology that serve live events like Bonnaroo. The hackathon hopes to attract developers across the country who are passionate about music and technology to Nashville. More information and registration … read more

Welcome to LaunchTN

Welcome to the new Launch Tennessee website! We hope you enjoy learning about all the incredible things happening around entrepreneurship in this state. Our team at Launch Tennessee is committed to making TN the best place in the southeast for entrepreneurs to start and grow a business.

5 Things Investors Should Know About Tennessee

Some people still don’t appreciate what’s been happening in Tennessee, but much of the business world has noticed. The Milken Institute ranks Tennessee # 19 in the country in Risk Capital and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure (note improvement from past report) and near the top in the Southeastern United States.

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