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

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

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