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Introducing Resource Matcher. From coworking space and federal grants to entrepreneurship how-to’s and mentorship, find what you need to move your business forward, no matter your stage or where you’re located.

Plus, you can sort all resources by region to browse what’s available right where you are, from Memphis to Chattanooga and all points between.

36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival

You know where you need to go; this opportunity will put you on the fast track to success. It's a must-attend for founders at any stage to tap into the resources they need to grow.

BUILD. SCALE. EXECUTE. Only at 36|86. Aug. 29-30 in Nashville.

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$50,000 Angel Tax Credit

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

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See Top Student Startups Pitch

36|86: Student Edition offers a pitch competition where up to 15 companies will compete for $60k in total prizes. You don’t want to miss this!

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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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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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Female Founders To Watch

Meet the women in Tennessee transforming entrepreneurship

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Get to Know LaunchTN

Want to know more about our mission, goals and outcomes? Check out our 2017 Annual Report, with detail on resources we offer, the founders we support and more.

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