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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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  • Job Opening – Marketing Coordinator

    Position: Marketing Coordinator Reports to: Marketing & Communications Director LaunchTN aims to make Tennessee the best state in the nation for start-ups by empowering a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Partnering with state-wide Network Partners and other stakeholders, we aim to build an accountable environment of systemic teamwork,…

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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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  • 3686 Festival Update

    NASHVILLE – Aug 5, 2021 Due to recent COVID-19 developments and thoughtful deliberation on the part of LaunchTN staff, board and stakeholders, we have decided to postpone this year’s 3686 Festival, scheduled for September 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee. Every 3686 Festival for the last eight years has sought to provide a high-quality experience for our…

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  • Job Opening – Grant Manager

    Position: Grant Manager Reports to: Strategic Partnerships Director LaunchTN aims to make Tennessee the best state in the nation for start-ups by empowering a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Partnering with state-wide Network Partners and other stakeholders, we aim to build an accountable environment of systemic teamwork,…

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  • GUEST POST: Helping Restaurants Build Resilience Across Tennessee

    Launch Tennessee sporadically publishes essays written by entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of the startup ecosystem here in Tennessee and across the southeast region, sharing thoughtful and unique observations and perspectives on the business landscape and the challenges they’re encountering.   By Michael Robinson, Co-Founder, Proof Bar & Incubator Just a little over a year ago,…

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