HCA, FedEx, Scripps Networks and Unum are international players that started and remained here. Launch Tennessee builds on that tradition by making this state the top place in the Southeast to start and grow a business.

Startups

Launch Tennessee is the country’s only statewide collaborative startup network offering access to the mentorship, capital and education entrepreneurs need to start and grow a company in Tennessee.

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Entrepreneur Centers

A statewide network of Entrepreneur Centers offers curriculum, mentorship and other business support to entrepreneurs working to launch and build their businesses.

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36|86 Conference

36|86 is the south’s premier startup conference, designed to bring together entrepreneurs, proven business leaders and strategic investors for a celebration of entrepreneurship and southern culture.

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Researchers

Launch Tennessee and our network of Entrepreneur Centers create opportunities for campus research teams to commercialize ideas and bring them to market.

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Capital Programs

Launch Tennessee has built an extensive network of banking professionals, venture capitalists, angel investors and other revenue sources. Raising capital can slow business execution; we remove the roadblocks.

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Mentor Network

Launch Tennessee Networks offers early-stage companies access to industry-specific expert mentors, through a systematic program proven to deliver results.

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LaunchTN Announces Promotions, Role Changes Among Staff

Launch Tennessee staffers Jill Van Beke and Lindsey Cox move into newly defined roles, Brittany Burgess and Jami Creel receive promotions. NASHVILLE (July 27, 2017) – Launch Tennessee announced a refresh to its organizational chart which includes Jill Van Beke taking on a new role as Chief Program Officer. Van … 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