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    Tech-based economic development incentives study (RFP)

    Request for Proposals | A collaborative study of incentives and practices for startups located or locating to Tennessee May 25, 2023 Re: Tech-based economic development incentives study Dear agencies, Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) requests proposals to comprehensively review and compile existing incentives, best practices, and opportunities to reach and support the growth of more tech-based startups…

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  • Timeline: Looking back at 10 years of LaunchTN work

    As Early Bird tickets go on sale for this year’s 3686 Festival, we are taking a look back at the last 10 years.  And be on the lookout for a call for 3686 memories in coming months, when we will put out a call for attendees favorite memories of the annual festival. Timeline — a…

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  • LaunchTN celebrates 10 years of hosting the state’s premier entrepreneurship festival

    LaunchTN celebrates 10 years of hosting the state’s premier entrepreneurship festival  3686 Early Bird tickets on sale now for Sept. 19-21 festival Nashville, TN — As Early Bird tickets go on sale for this year’s 3686 Festival, LaunchTN is celebrating 10 years of hosting the state’s premier entrepreneurship festival.  “Although the names have changed, the…

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    LaunchTN Summer Internship Program kicks off

    By Lexi Vance  The LaunchTN Summer internship program has officially kicked off.  With 48 interns participating in 32 host organizations across the state, the program is designed to provide spectacular talent to partnering organizations and give young professionals an opportunity to pursue experience in the startup world.  All interns are paid; making this opportunity more…

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  • Epicenter launches new pre-accelerator program

    By Lexi Vance  Epicenter and the Alchemist Accelerator are launching a new pre-accelerator program, called the Memphis Crucible.  “Getting accepted by a top-tier accelerator such as Alchemist requires careful preparation,” Managing Director of Alchemist Accelerator’s Memphis Hub Ido Sarig said.  This pre-accelerator program is designed to better instill a solid foundation for early-stage startups so…

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  • Chattanooga’s CO.LAB moves forward with mobility focus

    Featured partner: The Company Lab  What: The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is a 501c3 nonprofit that helps businesses of all kinds scale their concept.  Established: 2010  Location: Chattanooga  Latest from the team: Recently, the organization launched a focus, based on Chattanooga’s rich assets, to help startups accelerate in the sustainable mobility space.  Leaders believe that many…

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  • Epicenter activates Memphis innovation, entrepreneurship

    What: Hub of entrepreneurial movement, including incubator space  Established: 2017 Location: Memphis About Epicenter was launched with a vision of a vibrant, inclusive Memphis, where innovation and entrepreneurship fuel individual and family wealth for the founder, transformational success for the business, and growth for the regional economy, and where our entrepreneurial community reflects our citizens….

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  • LaunchTN, Vanderbilt partner to support innovation, commercialization of Tennessee-based technologies

    For immediate release May 9, 2023 Nashville, TN — LaunchTN is teaming up with Vanderbilt University to champion innovation and commercialization of breakthrough technologies in Tennessee.  With the new partnership, LaunchTN and Vanderbilt will work collaboratively to support, engage and attract high-growth startups. They will also seek to bring more innovative solutions to market with…

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    Launch Tennessee invests approximately $70,000 to support 11 projects

    For immediate release May 8, 2023 Launch Tennessee invests approximately $70,000 to support 11 projects  Fast facts LaunchTN’s new Community Partner Program invested in 11 projects. The total investment was $69,750. LaunchTN selected 11 projects out of 42 applicants. Nashville, TN — As part of its mission to make Tennessee the best state for startups,…

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