• 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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  • 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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Attend this year's Innovation Week March 27-31, 2023 in Nashville!