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Creating a startup-friendly Tennessee

Apply for a paid internship with a startup or an Entrepreneur Center this Summer!

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Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurs from ideation to exit and is guided by a vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation.

Tennessee is one of the only states with an entrepreneur-resource infrastructure operating at the state level. Through our partner network, we deliver curriculum, mentors and more to entrepreneurs building high-growth-potential businesses.

Tennessee Opportunity Zones

Learn how Opportunity Zones can uplift communities with new jobs, physical improvement and economic growth by increasing active investment — and what this means for TN.

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Does Your Startup Have A Double Bottom Line?

Our $1.71M Impact Fund supports for-profit startups solving social, environmental and economic challenges, with a 25% match on private dollars

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Startup Contact Form

Want to take your startup to the next level? Engage with LaunchTN!


$50,000 Angel Tax Credit

Startups and angel investors: Find out how to qualify for this exciting incentive today!

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Get Hands-On Acceleration

Tennessee has Entrepreneur Centers across the state where you can get advice and support to launch your startup. Walk-ins and back-of-napkin ideas welcome!

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Get to Know LaunchTN

Want to know more about our mission, goals and outcomes? Check out our 5-year strategic plan to become the most startup-friendly state in the nation.

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