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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.

Regional Accelerators in Tennessee

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an entrepreneur in Tennessee, the most important step you can take is the first one – get started. Here are some frequently asked questions about how – and why – you should get connected to Tennessee’s network of regional accelerators.

Inquiry Technologies – Screencasting & Science

Phase 0/00 winner Inquiry Technologies has received a great deal of exposure, most recently in an article for The Science Teacher – The National Science Teachers Association’s High School Flagship Journal. The article describes what student screencasting involves and why it is so different from other traditional forms of assessment … read more

Startup Applications Open for 2nd Annual Southland Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2014 – Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily are now accepting startup applications for the 2014 Southland entrepreneur conference, which will take place June 9 – 11 in Nashville. Startups from across the country can apply to pitch for a grand prize of $100,000 at the conference. Ten … read more

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