Tennessee’s colleges and universities are centers of innovation and creative thinking. Launch Tennessee and its network of Entrepreneur Centers create opportunities for campus research teams to bring their ideas from the patent process to market.

CO.STARTERS + Researchers

CO.STARTERS + Researchers targets graduate-level research and MBA students looking to commercialize their research.

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Innovation Exchange

The Innovation Exchange engages corporate, entrepreneur and institutional stakeholders for industry-driven conversations about a sector’s market challenges and solutions.

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SBIR|STTR Microgrants

Launch Tennessee Microgrants are available to Tennessee-based early-stage companies that are or will be applying for an SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II or Fast-Track award.

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Technology Transfer Offices

Tech Transfer Offices help convert research into business. Launch Tennessee connects inventors and investors to the offices to commercialize innovations that come out of state research institutions.

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Notes from the 2017 TENN Roadshow

Growth-stage startups in TENN Master Accelerator gain critical business development and investor connections

Launch Tennessee’s TENN Master Accelerator cohort of eight companies recently wrapped the Tennessee leg of its annual Roadshow. The startup founders met with investors, mentors and business leaders around the state, providing a warmup for upcoming trips to New York and San Francisco in March that will provide critical exposure … read more

Specialist program preps tomorrow’s business leaders

Launch Tennessee’s paid internship program gives college students real-world startup experience

Want to hear from other Specialists about their experience? Discover how Launch Tennessee’s Specialist Program gave college students a valuable window into entrepreneurship. Launch Tennessee is accepting applications until Feb. 20 for the next Specialists cohort, a 13-week paid summer internship that pairs university students with Entrepreneur Centers and startups, … read more