Launch Tennessee is the country’s only statewide collaborative startup network. We provide the resources that entrepreneurs, researchers and investors need to succeed, from idea to execution.

The TENN

The TENN Master Accelerator takes promising startups who have participated in programming sponsored by Launch Tennessee or its statewide network of ECs to the next level through focused mentorship and investor introductions.

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Learn more about the Southeast's premier tech event, where entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders from across the country come together to discuss how Southeastern startups are leading the country’s next wave of entrepreneurship.

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Discover Entrepreneurship

LaunchTN’s Discover Entrepreneurship Grants offers two types of funding for organizations to support entrepreneurs. LaunchTN’s intention is to stimulate opportunistic approaches to fostering entrepreneurship among diverse populations and across a variety of industries.

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Entrepreneur Centers

Launch Tennessee collaborates with six regional Entrepreneur Centers. ECs are embedded in their local entrepreneurial communities and provide curriculum, mentorship and other support to founders working to launch and build their businesses.

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Blog

News, Case Studies, Success Stories, Interviews, and More.

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