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  • Launch Tennessee announces 2022 Summer Internship Program season

    Applications now open through February 15, 2022 for collegiate students NASHVILLE – December 8, 2021 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced the kick-off of their upcoming Summer Internship Program, created over 8 years ago to provide undergraduate and graduate students with paid opportunities at some of Tennessee’s high-growth startups and entrepreneur centers. To date, over 240…

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    Launch Tennessee to Host Game-Changing Grant Funding Workshop in Memphis

    In partnership with Epicenter, the workshop will walkthrough landing a federal grant opportunity NASHVILLE – November 8, 2021 – Launch Tennessee, the statewide organization empowering Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem by providing capital and supportive resources is hosting a Small Business Innovation Research workshop on November 17. This workshop will be held in partnership with Epicenter Memphis…

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  • LaunchTN Calls for Interested Candidates in CEO Search

    NASHVILLE – October 13, 2021 – LaunchTN officially announces today its call for CEO candidate inquiries in a search for new leadership with the posting of a recruitment profile, or job description, for the position. Interested parties can find the profile and information about inquiring for the organization’s leadership role here.  The candidate profile was…

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  • Launch Tennessee to Host a Conversation with Magnate Percy “Master P” Miller

    NASHVILLE – October 13, 2021 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) will host its first event in a new series called #BuildTN Conversations in an effort to highlight the startups and technology-based businesses across Tennessee. This event will be held for a limited number of people in-person with the general public invited to join online. It is…

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  • Launch Tennessee Awards $7 Million in Matching Funds To Over 40 TN Businesses

    Each company received an initial federal SBIR grant to power innovation across Tennessee NASHVILLE, TN – September 15, 2021 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced their newest SBIR/STTR Matching Fund grant recipients today and the list is notable. The SBIR/STTR Matching Fund is a strategic initiative developed and administered by LaunchTN to advance the commercialization of…

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    Surprising SBIR Matching Fund Recipients Around Tennessee

    Our LaunchTN team hit the road to surprise a few of our newest SBIR Matching Fund Grant Recipients in Knoxville, Johnson City, Nashville and Chattanooga. This year over 40 businesses were awarded by LaunchTN – more than double the amount from last year. Our newest SBIR Matching Fund grant recipients are announced and we wanted…

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  • Launch Tennessee Request for Proposal: Chief Executive Officer Search

    Launch Tennessee Request for Proposal Project: LaunchTN Chief Executive Officer Search Date Range: September 15, 2021- December 31, 2021 (approximate) Primary Contacts: Bruce Doeg bdoeg@bakerdonelson.com | 615-726-5722 Abby Trotter abby.trotter@launchtn.org | 615-969-8113 OVERVIEW: Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public/private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship, growth-stage startups and capital in the state. We serve entrepreneurs across Tennessee…

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  • Launch Tennessee Names Search Committee for CEO

    NASHVILLE – August 27, 2021 – The Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) Board of Directors announced today a 12-member search committee to lead its effort to identify the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. The committee will hold its first organizational meeting next week with details of the committee’s process to be announced soon after. LaunchTN Board Vice…

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  • TNECD Announces Departure of Launch Tennessee President and CEO

    NASHVILLE – August 6, 2021 – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Van Tucker will step down from her role as president and CEO of Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN). LaunchTN is a public-private partnership that focuses on supporting the development of Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem, with the ultimate goal of…

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