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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Atlanta-Based Tech and Startup Publication Hypepotamus Expands to Tennessee

Written by Muriel Vega, Associate Editor at Hypepotamus   Hypepotamus, the leading startup- and technology-focused news publication in the Southeast, started as a community resource. Born in the basement of a historic building in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, next to top university Georgia Tech, Hypepotamus was created to fill … read more

Why Nashville, Why Now

Written by Heath Butler, Managing Partner of Gestalt Growth Advisors   Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. You put your financial future on the line for a venture that – let’s be honest – is more likely to fail than succeed. Overnight, you become the new kid … read more