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  • Survey says … Possip makes history

    After a conversation about difficult communication, Possip founder Shani Dowell created an easy, survey-based method for parents and schools to share info. Today the edtech company is growing — and Dowell has hit a historic milestone. A conversation with her husband lit the spark that led Shani Dowell to Possip. Both educators, the couple were chatting…

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  • Startup Snapshot: SecondKeys

    Our new Startup Snapshot series helps you get to know the companies and entrepreneurs changing the Tennessee landscape — designing innovative solutions, creating jobs, and building communities. First up, we chatted with SecondKeys CEO Amber Hayes. What’s your elevator pitch? SecondKeys is a property management platform for improving tenant retention and cash flow by automating maintenance…

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  • Marcus Cobb: How to build a chart-topping business

    How to build a business that tops the charts Jammber CEO Marcus Cobb credits a vibrant ecosystem, an awesome team, and hard lessons learned for his music-tech startup’s success. As cofounder and CEO of Jammber, a tech company that helps musicians get paid quickly and fairly, Marcus Cobb is a man with big ideas and the business know-how…

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  • LaunchTN announces first investments since creation of Innovation Capital Continuum

    Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, and Possip receive funding totaling more than $626K. Nashville, TN – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced investments in four Tennessee companies: Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, and Possip. The investments demonstrate LaunchTN’s commitment to entrepreneurs and its vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation….

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  • Making it to market

    From Martin to Murfreesboro, 28 companies across Tennessee are set to receive a total of $3 million — double the amount awarded last year — from the LaunchTN SBIR/STTR Matching Fund. More Tennessee researchers and scientists are getting a bigger boost this year toward making it to the marketplace, thanks to the LaunchTN SBIR/STTR Matching Fund….

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  • On an entrepreneurial mission

    As the first cohort of our Virtual Entrepreneurship Program gets set for spring kickoff, meet Dr. Jeff Cornwall, inaugural director of Belmont’s Center for Entrepreneurship and author of the Entrepreneurial Mind curriculum. This year marks Jeff Cornwall’s sixteenth as Jack C. Massey Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University and as author of the Entrepreneurial…

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  • Erica Grant + Lia Winter: 36|86 Student Edition finalists

    How student entrepreneurs are making waves in Tennessee From quantum computing to transformative medical devices, next-gen innovation is changing the game. Two 36|86 Student Edition 2019 finalists share their startup journeys. Erica Grant and Lia Winter wowed audiences and judges alike this year when they took the stage at the 36|86 Student Edition pitch competition last summer….

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  • How to be the best public affairs advocate for your business

    This fall, LaunchTN is hosting Startup Policy Workshops from Memphis to Kingsport, educating entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders on being politically engaged with lawmakers. Here’s a report from last week’s workshop in Nashville. Last week at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, we heard from a panel of speakers on the how, why, and when of startup policy engagement….

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  • Kirsty Goodlett: How to make your startup story stand out

    How to make your startup story stand out Kirsty Goodlett of Ketner Group Communications unpacks how to shape your brand, connect with your audience, and boost visibility. As the director of Ketner Group Communications’ new Nashville office, Kirsty Goodlett is thrilled to bring her PR savvy to Music City’s booming tech scene. “The Southeast is a really wonderful…

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