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Five EDA Tech Hub proposals

LaunchTN endorsed five U.S. Economic Development Administration Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hub) proposals on behalf of the State of Tennessee. The proposals are designed to reflect the diverse, transformative potential of Tennessee’s tech sectors, which include regional areas of Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and the Tri-Cities.  Check out details about the 5 projects: […]

With rebrand, fresh website, LaunchTN celebrates 10 years of 3686

For immediate release July 12, 2023 With rebrand, fresh website, LaunchTN celebrates 10 years of 3686 Nashville, TN — As the annual entrepreneur festival approaches, LaunchTN unveiled a 3686 rebrand, complete with a new website, where users can buy tickets, view photos from previous years and share memories.  “Ten years of 3686 is 10 years […]

LaunchTN’s Khrys Hatch talks 3686 connections

By Anna Truss Editor’s note: This series features LaunchTN employees sharing their memories of 3686, as we approach the festival’s 10-year anniversary. The first year LaunchTN senior associate Khrys Hatch attended his first 3686 festival was in 2018, as a new employee. “I joined the team in June, and the event that year was happening […]

LaunchTN and America’s Seed Fund boast nearly $350 million in economic impact

For immediate release June 29, 2023  LaunchTN and America’s Seed Fund boast nearly $350 million in economic impact New applications for funding open July 10 Nashville, TN – In the past year, LaunchTN has leveraged federal funding to create an economic impact of nearly $350 million — doubling year-over-year since its inception in 2017.  “These […]

BioTN changes lives through science

By Abbey Lerner Featured partner: BioTN What: BioTN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote STEM education, bioscience innovation and bioscience entrepreneurship across the state of Tennessee to have a positive impact on human lives. Established: 2007 Location: Nashville BioTN’s work: The organization coordinates state-wide programming so that our growing science community has […]

NEC launches Project FinTech accelerator program

By Abbey Lerner Featured partner:  Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) What: The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to connect entrepreneurs with critical resources and to help make Nashville the best place in America to start and grow a business.   In 2022, the EC served more than 2,500 entrepreneurs and walked alongside […]

LaunchTN re-opens applications for the Community Partner Program 

For immediate release June 15, 2023 Nashville, TN — LaunchTN is accepting applications for financial awards to organizations and companies that provide entrepreneur support programs in their communities.  “We are excited to launch our second round of applications and build on the successes of our first cohort,” LaunchTN Partnerships and Development Manager Ashlin Smith said.   […]

Three reasons to buy 3686 tickets now 

1. It’s cheaper now.  Tickets cost $199 now, and the cost increases to $399 on June 15. 2. It’s the premier annual entrepreneurial event of the year. Count on connections business founders, investors, venture capitalists and other like-minded folks. 3. You’ll get the best swag. Last year’s yellow, 3686 fanny pack is practically a collector’s […]

7 takeaways from DigiMarCon Mid-South 2023

The LaunchTN communications team attended a day at the DigiMarCon Mid-South 2023. We learned a lot and are still digesting, but these are the top 7 takeaways after a jam-packed day. 1. Keep it simple. Whether you’re trying to get people to buy tickets to an event like our 3686 festival or you’re an e-commerce […]

Job posting: Technology Advancement Coordinator

Position: Technology Advancement Coordinator Reports to: Innovation Manager Supports: CEO & Development Director Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurship and economic development with a goal to make Tennessee the best state in the country for startups. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit we are uniquely positioned to provide direct investment, while also supporting […]

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