This week we were thrilled to learn that Launch Tennessee was selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). We have had a five year partnership with ARC and piloted many new entrepreneurial programs which have led to job creation, capital investment and workforce development in … read more
LaunchTN Networks offer early-stage companies in Life Sciences and Energy access to expert mentors through a systematic program proven to deliver results.
The program is modeled after San Diego’s successful CONNECT Springboard. Over 20 years, 725 companies have graduated from CONNECT Springboard, and alums have raised $1.4 billion since 2005.
The CONNECT Springboard model came to Tennessee in 2014, when Launch Tennessee and industry association Life Science Tennessee piloted a statewide Mentor Network for early-stage life sciences companies. The effort was so successful that Launch Tennessee expanded the model to other industry verticals.
Launch Tennessee seeks early-stage companies in Life Sciences and Energy to join the program. Participating companies receive expertise from mentors on topics including:
- Business model
- Marketing plan
- Financial model & projections
- Intellectual property
- Due Diligence
- Industry feedback
- Introductions to potential clients or strategic alliances
- Companies that graduate will have a sharp, informative pitch ready to present in front of investors.
Join the Mentor Network