Startup Resources

Tech and Music Industries Continue to Explore and Expand Relationship

For decades, technology has been both the boon and bane of the music industry. Advances in recording mediums, from 8-track to cassette to CD, have kept listeners engaged and buying. But the MP3 and ongoing online evolution have posed challenges to the industry, and at this past June’s 36|86 conference … read more

LaunchTN Announces Statewide University Pitch Competition Winners

Nashville, Tenn., May 26, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the winners of the Statewide University Venture Challenge.  Following a submission process, LaunchTN has selected four winners out of applications submitted by the winners of university partner competitions. The goal of the Statewide University Venture Challenge is to create … 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

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

Regional Accelerators in Tennessee

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an entrepreneur in Tennessee, the most important step you can take is the first one – get started. Here are some frequently asked questions about how – and why – you should get connected to Tennessee’s network of regional accelerators.