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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EPIcenter Memphis President and CEO Joins Inaugural Center for American Entrepreneurship Board of Directors

Nashville, Tenn., (November 6, 2017) – Leslie Lynn Smith, president and CEO of EPIcenter, has joined the Board of Directors for the Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE), a nonpartisan policy, research, and advocacy organization. CAE’s mission is to engage policymakers in Washington, and at the state and local level across the nation, regarding … read more

How to be a Better Business Owner: 3 Tips to Increase Productivity and Happiness

Written by Rebekah Collinsworth, Marketing Director at Accountfully   There’s a lot that goes into running a business. For even the most realistic of entrepreneurs and business owners, it ultimately ends up being more work than they ever imagined it would be at the outset. And unfortunately, because many of them try … read more