Apply to INCITE

If you are you an investor looking for qualified investment opportunities in the state or a Tennessee startup interested in accessing capital, the INCITE program is an excellent way to tap into venture capital outside of traditional avenues of financing.

1. Become an Approved Investor

To apply for Co-Investment funding, an applicant must be certified as an Approved Investor by following these steps:

The above forms must be attached to your Qualified Investor application. Print, scan and attach to your application before submission. For details about becoming an Approved Investor, see the Program Guidelines.

2. Next step: Qualified Investments

A Qualified Investment is an investment of cash by an Approved Investor in a Qualified Business for the purchase of equity or equity warrants. Approved Investors must complete the Qualified Investment application by following these steps:

The above forms must be attached to your Qualified Investment application. Print, scan and attach to your application before submission.

3. Preemptive Rights Application

Approved Investors exercising preemptive rights must submit a Preemptive Rights application at least 10 days prior to the exercise of the preemptive rights. If the Preemptive Rights application is approved, the funding of the preemptive rights exercise will be given priority over funding requested in any Qualified Investment application previously submitted but not yet approved.

4. Final Step: Legal Documents

Once an applicant has been certified as an Approved Investor with a Qualified Investment in a Qualified Business, the agreement between Launch Tennessee and the Approved Investor can be finalized using the following legal documents:

The following links provide more information, including eligibility requirements:

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