Launch Tennessee is focused on developing companies, creating jobs and growing Tennessee’s economy. Since Jan. 2013, Tennessee’s accelerator network has helped launch more than 350 businesses in our state. And all of that starts with your ideas.

Technical Assistance

If you have an innovative product you’d like to take to the global marketplace, LaunchTN can help. Through our Getting Ready To Write and Phase 0/00 programs, we teach you how to maximize your chances of getting federal funding through the SBIR/STTR programs, and we offer direction on everything from grant writing to business plans at minimal cost to you.

Learn how we can help you commercialize your product.

Making Connections

Because of LaunchTN’s unique position as a statewide partnership with both public and private interests, we connect inventors to the right investors for their product through events, our venture match program, and our SBIR/STTR workshops.

Learn how we can get you connected.

Tech Transfer Offices

There are always great ideas coming out of our state research institutions, but often the people working on them are too busy filing patents or doing research to commercialize them. We can help you raise capital, create a market and minimize risk in order to make your idea into a viable business.

Find a tech transfer office near you.

Success Stories

Commercializing a product can seem overwhelming, but LaunchTN has helped many Tennesseans do just that.

Read their stories.

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Tennessee’s Life Science Industry Continues to Grow

By Charlie Brock

Many of Tennessee’s successful industries fall under the blanket of “life sciences,” a fast-growing sector in the state. The life science industry spans many markets and includes companies in the fields like medical device, pharmaceuticals, research, bio-agriculture and bio-logistics. Life Science Tennessee, a statewide nonprofit, leads the charge to support … read more

Welcome to LaunchTN

Welcome to the new Launch Tennessee website! We hope you enjoy learning about all the incredible things happening around entrepreneurship in this state. Our team at Launch Tennessee is committed to making TN the best place in the southeast for entrepreneurs to start and grow a business.