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  • i6 grant awarded to LaunchTN

    Along with Tennessee partners AgLaunch and Epicenter, LaunchTN recognized for Regional Innovation Strategies i6 proposal. LaunchTN is thrilled to be recognized by the US Economic Development Administration with a grant award for our Regional Innovation Strategies i6 proposal to expand and enhance our Mentor Networks program. We’re particularly excited that this year two of our…

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  • Tennessee startups compete in new LaunchTN Pitch Competition at 36|86

    Gov. Lee will offer remarks as innovative companies compete for $50K grand prize Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced the finalists for the LaunchTN Pitch Competition, held in Nashville at Ole Red on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. CT as part of 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. Tennessee Gov….

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  • 2 weeks on the road with Allie

    The LaunchTN team spends lots of time traveling around the state — hosting workshops, connecting with our partners, and sharing the Tennessee entrepreneurial story. Here’s a taste of what our intrepid commercialization manager Allie Potter has been up to. Dotted with security checkpoints, a desolate stretch of road leading deep into the hills of East…

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  • Companies reshaping startup scene on stage at tech conference

    36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival, hosted by Launch Tennessee, will run Aug. 28-29 in Nashville Nashville, Tenn. – Attracting more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, investors, students and innovation-ecosystem builders from across the US, 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival offers a rare opportunity to see why innovative companies like Pilot.com are choosing to relocate from coastal hubs and scale in the South. Voices that…

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  • Lindsey Cox: 36|86 connects a community of innovators

    36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival connects a community of innovators 36|86 Director Lindsey Cox takes us behind the scenes of LaunchTN’s upcoming festival to highlight what makes 36|86 vital for entrepreneurs of all stages and backgrounds. One of the most anticipated events for entrepreneurs across the Southeast is right around the corner. From Aug. 28–29, founders, innovators, and…

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  • LaunchTN announces 36|86 Pavilion at Live On The Green Music Festival

    Expanded partnership with Lightning 100 features Job Fair and Adventure Science Center for Kids Nashville, TN—Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters technology development and entrepreneurship across the state, is excited to announce the inaugural 36|86 Pavilion at Live On The Green, Nashville’s free outdoor music festival. The pavilion is part of LaunchTN’s expanded partnership with Lightning…

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  • 5 federal agencies at your service with SBIR guidance

    LaunchTN’s SBIR Road Tour features virtual, 1:1, and lunch-and-learn sessions with innovation experts. Ready to take your research from the lab to the marketplace? We’re kicking off a virtual SBIR Road Tour featuring 1:1 meetings with representatives from five federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the just-added Naval…

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  • Matt Rogers: Scaling slowly for long-term growth

    How a Chattanooga entrepreneur grew a startup from mobile soda fountain to mass production Pure Sodaworks co-founder Matt Rogers advises entrepreneurs to scale slowly for long-term growth. When Chattanooga entrepreneurs Matt and Tiffany Rogers founded Pure Sodaworks in 2011, they had no idea how far — or fast — their craft soda startup would take them in…

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  • 36|86 doubles down on student programming

    Annual entrepreneurship festival puts the spotlight – and $60K in prizes – on empowering the next generation of innovators Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced a programming track dedicated to students and young startup founders at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. 36|86 is the South’s premier gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and…

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