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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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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 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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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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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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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