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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LaunchTN Announces Promotions, Role Changes Among Staff

Launch Tennessee staffers Jill Van Beke and Lindsey Cox move into newly defined roles, Brittany Burgess and Jami Creel receive promotions. NASHVILLE (July 27, 2017) – Launch Tennessee announced a refresh to its organizational chart which includes Jill Van Beke taking on a new role as Chief Program Officer. Van … read more

5 Reasons Tennessee is a Startup-Friendly State

Here at Launch Tennessee, we are honored to contribute to the energy around the entrepreneurial movement in the state, which has been growing exponentially each year. Given that Launch Tennessee just celebrated its fifth anniversary, I thought now would be a good time to talk about how far the state … read more