LaunchTN Announces Plans for Statewide University Pitch Competition

Nashville, Tenn., January 25, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today plans to launch a Statewide University Venture Challenge. LaunchTN plans to partner with existing university competitions, offering financial and programmatic support, as well as the opportunity to compete against other university winners. To complement existing university challenges across Tennessee, … read more

36|86 Announces First Round of 2016 Speakers

Marquee Investors, Influencers and Media Head For LaunchTN’s 36|86 Startup Conference Delta Air Lines, Dell, Nashville Chamber, Softlayer and Pinnacle among early sponsors Nashville, Tenn., January 21, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today new speaker and sponsor commitments. The growing list of confirmed venture capital firms participating in this … read more

Thanks for Your Interest in INCITE!

Thank you for your interest in the LaunchTN INCITE program. As on January 6, 2016, the INCITE fund has been fully depleted (pending current applications) and new applications are no longer being accepted. If additional funding becomes available, applications will be reopened. Please continue to check back for updates.

Entrepreneur Center Network Changes

A signature program of Launch Tennessee’s (LTN) over the past 4 years has been our statewide network of entrepreneur centers, comprising nine entities spread across the state and geographically aligned with the Economic & Community Development (ECD) regions. Though each of these entities has its own governance structure and are … read more

Kelly Hoey: Innovator Insights with Ashley Doyal

Dreamers and Doers is a community of over 3,000 high-achieving, entrepreneurial, women which encompasses a diverse mix of female founders of venture-backed companies, women in senior roles at startups, and other female change-makers/influencers. Ashley Doyal is one of those Dreamers and Doers. She’s the co-founder of recruitHER, a women-owned, full-service … read more

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

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