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EPIcenter Logistics Demo Day

Four start-up companies have completed the inaugural EPIcenter Logistics Innovation Accelerator, sponsored by FedEx, and the accelerator’s Demo Day was held on Thursday, November 19, at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.   The event featured the four start-up companies pitching their logistics innovation business ideas … read more

JusticeXL Investor Day

November 18, 2015   The Justice Accelerator (JusticeXL) a 10-week business accelerator cohort with specific focus on three components of the justice system: law enforcement, public safety and corrections, celebrated its ‘Investor Day’ today in the Legends Ballroom at the Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Center (SMTEC).   The mission of … read more

Request for Proposals, Internal Audit

Dear Auditor, The Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, d/b/a Launch Tennessee (Launch TN) is requesting proposals from CPA firms that have extensive experience in providing audit services for not for profit organizations. We invite your firm to submit a three year proposal to us by January 11, 2016 for consideration. A … read more

Launch Tennessee strengthens ties to state’s SBIR/STTR winners

By: Jill Van Beke, Director of Innovation & Commercialization

In a way, it’s the perfect marriage. Launch Tennessee supports entrepreneurs with access to resources that support their early-stage innovative companies. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards from federal agencies support a diverse array of entrepreneurial efforts in Tennessee. And as a Sept. … read more

Launch Tennessee Announces 2015-2016 Class of The TENN

Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee today announced the eight companies chosen to participate in this year’s cohort of The TENN, its unique master accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s network of entrepreneur centers. The TENN is sponsored by UBS, a global financial services firm with a presence … read more

LaunchTN Adds Four New Members to its Board of Directors

Nashville, TN – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership focused on supporting the creation and development of entrepreneurship throughout Tennessee, announced new members recently added to its Board of Directors. Jack Bailey, Partner & Co-Founder – Bailey Southwell & Co As a partner and co-founder, Mr. Bailey has extensive transactional experience, having served as … read more

Interviews from 36|86 in Anticipation for Memphis DEMO Day

Guest Post by Clark Buckner

During my time at LaunchTN’s 36|86 conference, I had the chance to interview several entrepreneurs and dedicated business owners affiliated with Start Co., Memphis’s first technology based accelerator. Begun in 2008 by CEO and founder Eric Mathews, Start Co. has three 100-day accelerator programs for diverse companies in the tech … read more

Investing in the future: Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Nashville Entrepreneur Center helps small business owners meet economic challenges with strategic planning

Even with a change in leadership, it’s business as usual at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Stuart McWhorter assumed the role of president and CEO from founder Michael Burcham on April 9. He had previously served as Chairman of Clayton Associates, a venture capital firm based in Brentwood, Tennessee. McWhorter’s experience … read more

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