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5 Tennessee companies pitched top VCs at 3686 pitch competition

For immediate release Sept. 26, 2023 5 Tennessee companies pitched top VCs at 3686 pitch competition Nashville, TN — Five startups from across the state pitched last week at the 10th annual 3686 Entrepreneurship Festival’s Startup Pitch Competition, hosted by InvestTN. “This year’s lineup of startups demonstrated Tennessee’s growing and highly dynamic startup ecosystem,” said […]

Launch Tennessee awards $4.5 Million in SBIR/STTR Matching Funds to 30 small businesses

Launch Tennessee awards $4.5 Million in SBIR/STTR Matching Funds to 30 small businesses  Each company received an initial competitive federal grant to accelerate innovation For immediate release Sept. 15, 2023 NASHVILLE, TN – Launch Tennessee announced $4.5 million in funding to 30 innovative companies to advance their research and business development efforts in Tennessee.  The […]

LaunchTN announces efforts to create statewide technology transfer office

  LaunchTN announces formation of the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium to create statewide technology transfer office LaunchTN announced a new collaboration to create the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium (TTAC), a group that aims to:  establish a statewide technology transfer office to foster innovation commercialize novel technologies streamline the commercialization of university-based innovations across Tennessee The […]

LaunchTN Announces Schedule for 10th Annual 3686 Conference

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LaunchTN Announces Schedule for 10th Annual 3686 Conference  Lineup includes 50+ industry-leading speakers, a startup pitch competition, a live podcast and more; 3686 to be held Sept. 19-21 at Wildhorse Saloon One of the South’s largest gatherings of founders, investors, executives, and entrepreneurs, LaunchTN’s 3686 conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary Sept. 19-21 at the […]

LaunchTN staff picks — what to do in Nashville while you’re in town for 3686

By Anna Truss From coffee shops and breakfast spots to dancing and shopping, LaunchTN’s staff have the insider info about how to enjoy The Music City while you’re in town for our annual entrepreneurial festival, 3686. Music  Nashvillians know that Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is the hometown favorite. Happening for nearly a decade now, […]

Are you curious about Tennessee? Meet us in Nashville at 3686

When investors or entrepreneurs ask how they can get to know Tennessee’s ecosystem, we tell them that 3686 is the place to do it.  You don’t want to miss an event that drew 820+ people from 23 states in 2022. If you’re curious about what Tennessee has to offer, check out these fast facts.  At […]

CPP cohort 2 includes 21 projects

The 21 projects that make up CPP cohort 2 were selected from 38 submissions.  Among other areas of interest, resources for food entrepreneurship emerged as a prominent need within the applications, prompting LaunchTN to allocate funding toward four food and beverage accelerator programs. Funding for Proof Restaurant Resiliency Food and Beverage Entrepreneur Ecosystem Services: Fayetteville […]

Launch Tennessee invests $196,400 to support 21 projects statewide

For immediate release Aug. 31 Nashville, TN —  As part of its mission to make Tennessee the best state for startups, LaunchTN recently invested in 21 entrepreneur-support projects — from a daylong conference for Black women and nonbinary people to an artist entrepreneur training program.  A total of $196,400 was allocated to the 21 organizations […]

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