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Why Nashville, Why Now

Written by Heath Butler, Managing Partner of Gestalt Growth Advisors   Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. You put your financial future on the line for a venture that – let’s be honest – is more likely to fail than succeed. Overnight, you become the new kid … read more

5 Real Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Written by Kelsey Duncan, CEO of The Sorority Guide   We often hear about how invigorating it is to be free and rid of a 40-hour work week behind a desk in a monotonous office; free of the corporate world and the overbearing bosses. After all, this is the type of work … read more

5 Reasons Tennessee is a Startup-Friendly State

Here at Launch Tennessee, we are honored to contribute to the energy around the entrepreneurial movement in the state, which has been growing exponentially each year. Given that Launch Tennessee just celebrated its fifth anniversary, I thought now would be a good time to talk about how far the state … read more

7 Videos To Inspire Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs looking for a place to start their businesses are often told their choice is binary: New York or California. At Launch Tennessee, we’re determined to break that assumption. We are proud to announce an inspiring video series featuring national business leaders and entrepreneurs discussing the thriving startup scene in … read more

Professional Linebacker And Angel Investor Derrick Morgan To Join Sports Tech Panel At 36|86

Professional linebacker, angel investor, and philanthropist Derrick Morgan to speak on technology’s role in professional sports at leading technology and entrepreneurship conference in the Southeast Launch Tennessee is proud to announce that professional football player and startup investor Derrick Morgan will be featured in a panel discussion on trends in … read more

Walmart CTO Jeremy King to Speak at 36|86 Entrepreneurship & Tech Conference

Launch Tennessee announces speaking engagement by Walmart CTO at 36|86, along with final selection of presenting Village 36 startup companies NASHVILLE (April 13, 2017) – Launch Tennessee announced that Walmart Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Jeremy King will speak at 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference June 4-7 in … read more

FedEx CEO Frederick Smith Joins Speaker Line-up At 36|86 Tech Conference

Logistics and startup maverick joins innovators in venture capital, healthcare technology and mobile app development to speak at 36|86 in Nashville in June

Nashville, Tenn., March 14, 2017 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is proud to announce that Frederick Smith, Founder and CEO of FedEx, will take the stage at the 36|86 technology conference to talk corporate innovation in a fully connected global economy. FedEx recently launched FedEx Fulfillment, a logistics network that allows … read more

What to Expect From Launch Tennessee in 2017

CEO lays out roadmap for Tennessee to become the nation’s most startup-friendly state

As Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state economic-development officials work to build on the state’s economic gains and become “the Tennessee we can be,” the for state’s business community must continue cementing Tennessee’s reputation as a terrific place to live and work. The state’s diverse and growing entrepreneurial community already … read more

Notes from the 2017 TENN Roadshow

Growth-stage startups in TENN Master Accelerator gain critical business development and investor connections

Launch Tennessee’s TENN Master Accelerator cohort of eight companies recently wrapped the Tennessee leg of its annual Roadshow. The startup founders met with investors, mentors and business leaders around the state, providing a warmup for upcoming trips to New York and San Francisco in March that will provide critical exposure … read more

Specialist program preps tomorrow’s business leaders

Launch Tennessee’s paid internship program gives college students real-world startup experience

Want to hear from other Specialists about their experience? Discover how Launch Tennessee’s Specialist Program gave college students a valuable window into entrepreneurship. Launch Tennessee is accepting applications until Feb. 20 for the next Specialists cohort, a 13-week paid summer internship that pairs university students with Entrepreneur Centers and startups, … read more

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