• Tennessee SBIR/STTR Matching Fund

    LaunchTN supports renewed funding for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) matching funds, which continues to be one of the state’s most promising ways to support the commercialization of high-value startups in Tennessee. The SBIR/STTR program is a competitive awards based-program whose goal is to transform federally funded research and development…

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  • Job opening – Strategy Coordinator

    Position: Strategy Coordinator Reports to: Director of Strategy Launch Tennessee aims to make Tennessee the best state in the nation for start-ups by empowering a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Partnering with state-wide Network Partners and other stakeholders, we aim to build an accountable environment of systemic…

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  • An Open Letter to the State of Tennessee United States Congress delegation

    (The following letter, supported by numerous stakeholders in Tennessee’s entrepreneurial & innovation ecosystem, was sent to the Tennessee federal delegation earlier this year to bring awareness to the broad spectrum of policy ideas available in the Kauffman Foundation’s white paper, “America’s New Business Plan”. To read more about this initiative and to learn more about…

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