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Launch Tennessee hits the road with master accelerator class

NASHVILLE — Launch Tennessee (Launch TN) is gearing up to take members of The TENN, its master accelerator program, on a Roadshow that will put them in front of investors, customers and business leaders in Tennessee, San Francisco and New York. The current TENN cohort, announced in October 2016, is … read more

Launch Tennessee Announces Creative Community Partners

Nashville, Tenn., January 20, 2017 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the second round of recipients of Creative Communities Grants. This initiative connects rural and underserved populations with entrepreneurial education, tools and resources. All grantees use their awards to execute entrepreneurial or workforce-development programs. The application process encourages organizations to … read more

Steve Case, Sen. Bill Frist, M.D. to Headline Nashville Tech Event

36|86, the Southeast’s premier technology, investing and entrepreneurship event, held in Nashville in June, 2017, features Case, Frist and maker of world’s first 3-D printed car Nashville, Tenn., January 25, 2017 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) unveiled the initial line-up of speakers for 36|86, the Southeast’s premier entrepreneurship and technology conference, … read more

Angel Tax Credit Now Available For Tennessee Investors

NASHVILLE — Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) recently announced that the The Angel Tax Credit Incentive Program, intended to increase investment in Tennessee startups, launched on Jan. 1, 2017. It will help to strengthen the state’s small business landscape by providing a tax credit to investors who support promising young companies. Passed … read more

Training Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Specialist Program connects students with startup communities around Tennessee

To be successful, a region doesn’t just need startups; it needs a pipeline of talent to ensure that innovation doesn’t stall out due to a lack of skilled participants. That’s why Launch Tennessee’s Specialist Program has been such a shot in the arm for the state’s entrepreneurial community. Since 2014, 81 … read more

Launch Tennessee Expands Resources in Marketing, Capital Formation

Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the hires of Jennifer Allen Kay as Director of Marketing/Partnership Development and Susan Parham as Finance and Accounting Manager. In addition, Jami Creel and George Curran, who served as interns in LaunchTN’s Specialist program, have  joined the company in full-time roles, as Coordinators of Entrepreneurship … read more

LaunchTN Announces 2016-2017 University Venture Challenge Partners

Nashville, Tenn., November 28, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the second annual Statewide University Venture Challenge (UVC). Following a submission process, LaunchTN has selected 20 entrepreneurial focused competitions that are being hosted across 13 Tennessee-based universities. The UVC launched in 2016 to create a more connected entrepreneurial community … read more

Life Experience Leads to ‘Pretzels with a Purpose’

Growing Nashville business Theresa’s Twists began out of founder Theresa Daniels’ struggle and pain, and the desire that the Middle Tennessee State University junior had to create awareness around Asperger’s Syndrome. The goal? “Changing lives one pretzel at a time.” “It is from my deep, dark, and sometimes overwhelming challenge … read more

Southeast region has intellectual capital, needs investment pool growth

Through the third quarter of 2016, startups got investments of more than $55 billion in venture capital. That’s down almost ten percent from the same period in 2015, reflecting a still-strong market, but one where competition is sharpening. At the same time, Southeast-area investment through the third quarter was around … read more

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