Process and Timeline

How does it work?

  • Submit an application by February 19, 2018!
  • LaunchTN will review applications on a rolling basis and schedule phone interviews with top candidates to answer questions after companies are selected in December
  • Candidates who advance to the next round will be asked to rank their top four company and/or entrepreneur center (EC) preferences
  • LaunchTN will match candidates with top choices and pass applications to selected companies/ECs for review
  • Companies/ECs will select candidates and conduct interviews
  • Companies/ECs will notify LaunchTN of their top candidates
  • LaunchTN will make offers to candidates of their status in April
  • Internships begin in May or June, depending on intern and company/EC schedules


  • September 1, 2017 – February 19, 2018 – Internship applications accepted
  • December 4 – Companies are selected and announced
  • December 4, 2017 – February 28, 2018 – Round one interviews conducted by LaunchTN
  • February 28 – LaunchTN notifies candidates if they are advancing to round two interviews
  • March 1 – March 23 – Round two interviews conducted by companies & ECs
  • Early April – LaunchTN extends offers to candidates
  • May/June – July/August – Internship Period (flexible based upon student and companies schedules)


News, Case Studies, Success Stories, Interviews, and More.

Atlanta-Based Tech and Startup Publication Hypepotamus Expands to Tennessee

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Why Nashville, Why Now

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