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Launch Tennessee Debuts InvestTN, a $70 Million Fund, to Fuel Growing Entrepreneur Ecosystem

For immediate release June 22, 2023 Nashville, TN — Launch Tennessee with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) today announced the launch of InvestTN, a $70 million investment fund.  The capital will be invested in Tennessee-based startups and venture capital firms to promote innovation and economic growth across the state. The launch comes […]

Request for Proposals: Web Design and Development of Key LaunchTN Properties

2023 LaunchTN Web Design and Development RFP February 8, 2023 RE:  Request for Proposals, Web Design and Development of Key LaunchTN Properties  Dear Web Development Agency, The Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, d/b/a Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is requesting proposals to design and develop three key web properties within our brand family. This will be a concept […]

Entrepreneurs, lawmakers come together during Innovation Week

NASHVILLE, TN – January 24, 2023 – People connected to Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — from startup founders and lawmakers to investors and nonprofit leaders — will soon gather for five days of innovation, advocacy and connection.  LaunchTN’s Innovation Week is slated for March 27-31.  The week, which showcases the state’s entrepreneurship successes, grew out of […]

2022 Network Partner Holiday Gift Guides

It’s the season of giving, and our Network Partners Holiday Gift Guides are a great place to start if you’re looking to shop locally and sustainably. To save you the trouble of seeing a list and searching for it twice, we’ve put together a guide to the gift guides. Don’t worry – we won’t tell […]

LaunchTN Makes Srategic Hires

NASHVILLE, TN – November 22, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) recently made two new hires and moved another key team member to a new position. “These hires represent growth for LaunchTN and will allow us to better serve our founders,” CEO Lindsey Cox said.  In September, Cox brought on Emily Masters as Development Director.  Ashley Currie […]

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Industry Network Partners in Financial Technology and Consumer Product Goods

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Expansion of LaunchTN Industry Network Partners in Financial Technology and Consumer Product Goods SUMMARY LaunchTN supports entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the state of Tennessee, with a goal to make Tennessee a top state in the nation for entrepreneurs and innovators. LaunchTN strategic priorities include 1) the commercialization of technologies and products, 2) […]

Launch Tennessee Seeks FinTech, Consumer Product Partners (RFP)

Requests for proposals are open to two new industry sectors funded via federal grant NASHVILLE, TN – November 14, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today opened a call for Network Partners to run programming for two new industry verticals: Financial Technology (FinTech) and Consumer Products. This is an expansion of LaunchTN’s four existing Industry Network […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic & Latinx Founders and Creators in Tennessee

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled a list of Hispanic & Latinx Founders and Creators in Tennessee that you should know! As we work together to make Tennessee the most startup friendly state, the inclusion of professionals and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds remains at the forefront of our efforts. The stories being told […]

Launch Tennessee Awards $7 Million in Matching Funds to 37 TN Businesses

Each company received an initial competitive federal grant to accelerate innovation NASHVILLE, TN – October 5, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today unveiled the full list of this year’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund grant recipients. Developed and administered by LaunchTN, the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund is a strategic initiative to advance the commercialization of technology innovation and […]

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