Biz Foundry: Leveling the Playing Field

Biz Foundry works to make sure small businesses have access to training and support

In an area of Tennessee where economic development has often centered on large-scale enterprises, LaunchTN’s Biz Foundry accelerator is focusing on the little guy. And Jeff Brown wouldn’t have it any other way. As executive director and president, Brown brings both entrepreneurial savvy and a lifetime of Cumberland County residency … read more

AccelNow: Multiple cities, multiple opportunities

Northeast Tennessee is fertile ground for AccelNow’s multifaceted approach

The old real estate maxim, “location, location, location” is certainly true for entrepreneurs in Northeast Tennessee. Opportunities abound, and AccelNow works to ensure those investors, educators and others in the ecosystem all have a way to seamlessly connect. “We are the regional accelerator for the area, and our main interest … read more

Job Well Done: A Thanks to LaunchTN Staff

LaunchTN staff pulls off record-breaking 36|86 conference

by Charlie Brock, CEO, Launch Tennessee It’s been a little over a week since Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 conference ended, and the accolades are still pouring in. Attendees included investors, start-ups, inventors, mentors, service providers, government leaders and community supporters … in short, the whole gamut needed for a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. … read more

Launch Tennessee 36|86 Conference Awards 36|86 Blackstone Award to Jewel Burks, Founder at PartPic

Plus highlights from this week’s regional entrepreneurship conference with Julia Hartz, President of Eventbrite, Warby Parker CTO Lon Binder and more

Pursuing its mission to find and encourage promising startups, Launch Tennessee’s signature conference 36|86 came to a rousing conclusion yesterday, awarding Jewel Burks, the female founder at PartPic, the 36|86 Blackstone Award of $36,000 for best startup overall. “The ecosystem of startups and investors in the southeast is as healthy … read more

Launch Tennessee 36|86 Post-Conference Media Advisory

Thank you, Nashville, for supporting 36|86 and joining us in the celebration of southern entrepreneurship, technology and culture. Our regional conference concluded Wednesday to shouts of approval and applause as our panel of judges awarded the top prize to Jewel Burks, the female founder of PartPic, an exceptional startup among a … read more

Entertainment Lineup Announced for 36|86

June 9th evening concert to feature Marc Broussard and Langhorne Slim

Nashville, Tenn., May 15, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the slated entertainment lineup for 36|86’s evening concert on Tuesday, June 9th. The evening concert will feature Langhorne Slim and Marc Broussard. The Tuesday evening concert is booked through AC Entertainment, the co-producers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, … read more

Final Slate of Speakers Announced for 3686 Conference

AC Entertainment’s Ashley Capps, Andrew Mitchell of Brand Foundry Ventures, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Cat Clifford among final participants slated for Launch Tennessee’s celebration of Southern culture & entrepreneurship June 8-10 in Nashville.

  Nashville, Tenn., May 12, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the final list of speakers for 36|86, LaunchTN’s flagship event highlighting the best in Southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. “This final set of speakers are an excellent addition on top of the 40+ speakers we have previously announced,” says … read more

3686 Conference Announces “Village 36” Companies Heading to the Center of Entrepreneurship and Southern Culture in Nashville, June 8-10

Nashville, Tenn., May 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the full roster of selected startup companies participating at 36|86 next month. 23 newly announced startups round out the roster of 34 inclusive of the 9 winners of the 36|86 Southern Series announced last month. The following companies will access hundreds … read more

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