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  • Sarah Bellos: Leading the denim industry’s revolution

    This Tennessee startup is leading the denim industry’s green revolution Season 2 of Disrupt the Continuum kicks off with Stony Creek Colors founder Sarah Bellos. In a conversation with Kevin Roddey of Pinnacle Financial Partners, she shares how her company is bringing sustainable agriculture to commercial fashion. Sarah Bellos, live at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival As…

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  • Preview: Season 2 of Disrupt the Continuum Podcast

    Disrupt the Continuum returns Oct. 14 Our podcast is back with Season 2, featuring entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem builders who challenge the status quo. Disrupt the Continuum brings you conversations with innovators and thought leaders who make the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Tennessee flourish. This season we’ll explore our state’s unique, thriving communities and hear…

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  • How virtual education is changing the entrepreneurship game

    Learning doesn’t need to be on someone else’s schedule. Build your Tennessee business on your own time with our new VEP101 + VEP102 courses. When you have a full-time job, it can be tough to find the right program to help guide you through the entrepreneurship journey — whether you’re starting your own business or…

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  • Anne Driscoll: Entrepreneurial ecosystems on the rise

    How Launch Pad supports entrepreneurial ecosystems on the rise President and COO Anne Driscoll believes in the potential of small-but-mighty markets and the power of connecting communities. Launch Pad President and COO Anne Driscoll Though Anne Driscoll spent years working for Google in Silicon Valley, she now dedicates her energy and expertise to lifting up entrepreneurs all…

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  • 3 ways we’re teaching entrepreneurship to Tennessee students

    LaunchTN’s Discover Entrepreneurship Program makes innovation and tech education curriculum accessible to more students. The best part? It’s free to high schools and community organizations across the state. Are you a high school or community youth organization interested in teaching skills essential for today’s innovation economy? LaunchTN and our partners want to help. Our Discover Entrepreneurship…

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  • 36|86 Student Edition finalists announced

    Tennessee student entrepreneurs pitch to win $60K in prizes at annual entrepreneurship festival Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced 12 finalists competing in the Student Edition Live Pitch at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. The Student Edition Live Pitch is a showcase and pitch competition that gives Tennessee student founders a…

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  • Arlan Hamilton: Entrepreneurs of the future

    Why the entrepreneurs of the future are coming from the margins Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton takes us inside her revolutionary VC and explains why ‘underestimated’ founders are on the cutting edge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Anyone with their finger on the pulse of the entrepreneurial landscape knows Arlan Hamilton is a force to be reckoned with….

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  • 7 companies converge for HealthTech Demo Day

    Chattanooga’s Co.Lab hosts inaugural event for healthcare innovators from Salt Lake City to Nashville. by Morgan Dent, Talent Program Manager, LaunchTN The atrium at Unum’s Chattanooga headquarters hosted more than 100 attendees for HealthTech Demo Day in June, capping Co.Lab’s inaugural 10-week HealthTech accelerator. Among the guests were corporate partners Erlanger and Unum, along with a variety of ecosystem…

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  • Tennessee receives three federal EDA Regional Innovation Strategies grants

    LaunchTN, AgLaunch, and Epicenter to receive funds to help TN startups Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a Nashville-based public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, along with Memphis-based nonprofits AgLaunch and Epicenter, were announced today as winners of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies competition. AgLaunch, a multi-state organization headquartered in Memphis, and…

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