Junior Achievement of East Tennessee

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JA Company Program unlocks the innate ability in students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture—unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit. During 13 two-hour meetings students will learn the key elements involved in organizing and operating a business. Students will examine their own entrepreneurial traits, brainstorm potential products and services that could fill a need or solve a problem in the market, pitch their one-page business plan, launch their business and eventually liquidate the business.

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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

ARC’s POWER Grant

This week we were thrilled to learn that Launch Tennessee was selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). We have had a five year partnership with ARC and piloted many new entrepreneurial programs which have led to job creation, capital investment and workforce development in … read more