Tennessee has a strong tradition of entrepreneurship. From HCA to FedEx to Unum, Tennessee startups have a history of solving problems, creating jobs and strengthening the state economy.

Launch Tennessee was created to continue and expand upon that tradition. Our mission is to make Tennessee the No. 1 place in the Southeast to start and grow a business, and that begins with entrepreneurs.

A Statewide Network for Startups

As Tennessee’s only statewide collaborative startup network, LaunchTN is positioned to provide all the resources entrepreneurs, small-business owners, inventors and investors need. From regional accelerators to capital assistance, LaunchTN guides entrepreneurs from idea to execution and on to continued success.

Regional Accelerators

LaunchTN has built a network of small-business accelerators around the state. Each targets a group of specific industries, and all offer access to LaunchTN’s growing network of investors and mentors.

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Learn more about successful entrepreneurship by asking questions, reading blogs and articles and exploring the resources that our team uses on a daily basis.

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Get Involved

Help us build LaunchTN’s network by sharing your expertise or attending our events.

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In 2013, LaunchTN took the “best of the best” when it tapped 10 companies to participate in its first master-accelerator program.

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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.

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.