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Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurs from ideation to exit. We’re guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation.


‘Launch Tennessee is another piece in our plan to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs. This initiative will help set Tennessee apart as a state where entrepreneurship and innovation are valued as key economic development tools.’ – Gov. Bill Haslam (2012)


Statewide Resource Network

Tennessee is one of the only states with an entrepreneur-resource infrastructure operating at the state level. Through this network of Entrepreneur Centers in six regions around the state, we deliver curriculum, mentors, and more to entrepreneurs building high-growth-potential businesses.


Making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation requires bold ideas and collaboration. Join us in making this vision a reality.





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