Advance Memphis

Creative Communities Partner

The LAUNCH Memphis program, run by Advance Memphis, has a few elements.  The primary piece of the program is to educate and support aspiring entrepreneurs in the 38126 zip code in South Memphis, which is a neighborhood marred by a historical lack of resources and access to opportunity.  Twice a year, Advance Memphis runs a LAUNCH Class, in which we go through the Co.Starters urban curriculum with people who have a business idea that they want to put into action.  We provide long-term wraparound support to graduates of the LAUNCH Class, in the form of mentorship, volunteer service providers, educational opportunities, etc.  We also run the LAUNCH Intensive, which is a business incubator program, twice a year.  One graduate is selected for each session of the LAUNCH Intensive to receive a small capital grant, and access to more focused mentorship and consulting services.

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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