Press Releases

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

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

LaunchTN Announces 2016-2017 The TENN Cohort

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2016 – Launch Tennessee today announced the eight companies chosen to participate in this year’s cohort of The TENN, its unique master accelerator program for top startups that have participated in programming provided by LaunchTN, our statewide network of entrepreneur centers and other accelerator programs. The … read more

The JumpFund To Bring “She Started It” To Chattanooga

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: kmontague@thejumpfund.com, 423-757- 0514 THE JUMPFUND TO BRING “SHE STARTED IT” TO CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Join Us for A Special One-Time Screening of this New Empowering Documentary on Female Entrepreneurs CHATTANOOGA, TN (10/7/16) –The JumpFund will be hosting a one-time screening of “She Started It” at the Chattanooga … read more

Launch Tennessee Opens Applications for the 2016-2017 Class of The TENN

Fourth Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off in November

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 12, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the application period for their fourth annual TENN program is open. The TENN is a one-of-a-kind program designed to propel some of the most promising startup companies in Tennessee to the next level through highly-focused mentorship, access to functional … read more

LaunchTN Selected as Growth Accelerator Fund Recipient by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Nashville, TN, September 2, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today that they were named by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation as one of the recipients of their annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. LaunchTN joins 67 other selected awardees who collectively will receive a … read more

LaunchTN Announces New Funding Opportunity for Creative Communities Program

Nashville, Tenn., August 18, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today that applications for the second round of funding through the Creative Communities Initiatives will open this fall. This initiative allows organizations to apply for funding to support entrepreneurial programming targeted at rural and underrepresented communities. The first Creative Communities … read more

LaunchTN Personnel Announcement

Announcing New Hire of Director of Capital Formation and Internal Appointment for Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Nashville, TN., August 11, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the hire of its new Director of Capital Formation, John Lanahan. This new hire comes after the recent departure of LaunchTN’s former Director of Entrepreneurship & Capital Formation, Jason Denenberg, who served with LaunchTN for four years and left … read more

LaunchTN Announces Creative Communities Grantees

$250,000 in Grants Awarded to 13 Organizations

Nashville, Tenn., July 25, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the recipients of their Creative Communities Grants program. This initiative was created to connect rural and underserved populations with entrepreneurial education, tools and resources. All grantees will be using their awards to run entrepreneurial or workforce development programs. Applicants … read more

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