Manager, Ecosystem Development
As Ecosystem Development Manager, Topher works to empower our statewide network of resources focused on supporting Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, creating collaboration among entrepreneurs, the private sector, capital sources, institutions, and policymakers. He oversees LaunchTN policy initiatives, connecting the Tennessee entrepreneurial ecosystem with regional, state, and federal legislators. Topher also leads the annual 36|86 Festival, in collaboration with our statewide partners, guiding strategic direction and project management for the Southeast’s most dynamic gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem builders.
Topher joined LaunchTN in 2019 to serve as Operations Coordinator in support of LaunchTN’s operations and strategic initiatives, government affairs, and organization of 36|86 Festival.
Originally from central Georgia, Topher graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016 and worked as a federal contractor for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. prior to moving to Nashville.
Reach him at email@example.com.