Launch Tennessee connects investors with high-quality, innovative startup companies. Multiple programs and collaborative opportunities ensure that Tennessee supports both in- and out-of-state investors in obtaining maximum return on sound, secure investments.

Capital Programs

Unique programs such as the INCITE Co-Investment Fund and Angel Tax Credit Initiative offer investors additional capital resources to maximize their investment's impact and support entrepreneurs at all stages of development.

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The TENN

This “best of the best” master accelerator showcases top startups from around the state. By engaging as an investor and/or mentor, companies may support tomorrow’s businesses on their journey from concept to marketplace.

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Angel Investors

A vibrant and growing network of angel investors continues to partner with Launch Tennessee and its Entrepreneur Centers to grow concepts that will fuel tomorrow’s business community.

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Investment Firms

Meet the investment firms who partner with Tennessee’s entrepreneurial community; these investors find the Volunteer State a profitable place to do business.

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Notes from the 2017 TENN Roadshow

Growth-stage startups in TENN Master Accelerator gain critical business development and investor connections

Launch Tennessee’s TENN Master Accelerator cohort of eight companies recently wrapped the Tennessee leg of its annual Roadshow. The startup founders met with investors, mentors and business leaders around the state, providing a warmup for upcoming trips to New York and San Francisco in March that will provide critical exposure … read more

Specialist program preps tomorrow’s business leaders

Launch Tennessee’s paid internship program gives college students real-world startup experience

Want to hear from other Specialists about their experience? Discover how Launch Tennessee’s Specialist Program gave college students a valuable window into entrepreneurship. Launch Tennessee is accepting applications until Feb. 20 for the next Specialists cohort, a 13-week paid summer internship that pairs university students with Entrepreneur Centers and startups, … read more