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    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Industry Network Partners in Financial Technology and Consumer Product Goods

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Expansion of LaunchTN Industry Network Partners in Financial Technology and Consumer Product Goods SUMMARY LaunchTN supports entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the state of Tennessee, with a goal to make Tennessee a top state in the nation for entrepreneurs and innovators. LaunchTN strategic priorities include 1) the commercialization of technologies and products, 2)…

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  • 2022 Network Partner Holiday Gift Guides
    2022 Network Partner Holiday Gift Guides

    It’s the season of giving, and our Network Partners Holiday Gift Guides are a great place to start if you’re looking to shop locally and sustainably. To save you the trouble of seeing a list and searching for it twice, we’ve put together a guide to the gift guides. Don’t worry – we won’t tell…

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic & Latinx Founders and Creators in Tennessee
    Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic & Latinx Founders and Creators in Tennessee

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled a list of Hispanic & Latinx Founders and Creators in Tennessee that you should know! As we work together to make Tennessee the most startup friendly state, the inclusion of professionals and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds remains at the forefront of our efforts. The stories being told…

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  • 3686 Fest: Highlights From The Event
    3686 Fest: Highlights From The Event

    Last week, LaunchTN hosted its 9th annual 3686 Festival in Nashville, showcasing Tennessee entrepreneurship. The event was held at Marathon Music Works and The Foundry, with additional events taking place at Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Waller, and Baker Donelson at Broadwest. Bringing together an innovative mix of over 750 founders and investors from across the Southeast. Attendees…

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  • The 3686 Agenda: Here’s What to Expect at the 2022 Event
    The 3686 Agenda: Here’s What to Expect at the 2022 Event

    3686 is returning in-person for the first time in over two years with a packed schedule of programming and networking opportunities. With just four weeks until kickoff, we continue our countdown by walking through the agenda and what to expect for your 3686 experience, taking place September 27-29 in Nashville. Tuesday, September 27  Stop by…

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  • A Look Inside the 3686 Venue and Startup Showdown Pitch Competition
    A Look Inside the 3686 Venue and Startup Showdown Pitch Competition

    We are just over four short weeks away from kicking off 3686 in-person for the first time in over two years! As we continue our countdown to the event, taking place September 27-29 in Nashville, take a look into the venue where all of your connections will be made and where our $120,000 pitch competition…

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  • The Q2 2022 Tennessee VC Deal Report
    The Q2 2022 Tennessee VC Deal Report

    Launch Tennessee periodically publishes essays written by entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of the startup ecosystem here in Tennessee and across the southeast region, sharing thoughtful and unique observations and perspectives on the business landscape and the challenges they’re encountering. Today on the blog, we are joined by Launch Tennessee’s very own Capital Analyst. Post By:…

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  • The Top Tennessee Wellness Startups to Know in 2022
    The Top Tennessee Wellness Startups to Know in 2022

    In honor of National Wellness Month, get to know the Tennessee-based startups who are leading the way when it comes to innovative approaches for the wellness industry. With roots from Memphis to Middle Tennessee, these Launch Tennessee portfolio companies and SBIR Matching Fund recipients are providing incredible outcomes with their products and services far beyond…

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  • Memphis-Based Jades Elevation Is Bringing Craftsmanship and Education To The Hemp Industry
    Memphis-Based Jades Elevation Is Bringing Craftsmanship and Education To The Hemp Industry

    A LaunchTN Founder Story: Danielle Buntyon, the CEO and Founder of Jades Elevation, departed from corporate America to join the hemp industry as a processor in 2018. With the mission to bring craftsmanship to the hemp industry, Jades Elevation has since become an AgTech pioneer in Tennessee and was accepted into AgLaunch’s 2022 Cultivate Appalachia…

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  • Good Batch Mama is Serving Up Quality Time with Quality Meals in East Tennessee
    Good Batch Mama is Serving Up Quality Time with Quality Meals in East Tennessee

    One of two founder stories from LaunchTN’s recent partner trip to Johnson City, Tennessee. Special thanks to our friends at Sync.Space for connecting our team with these local companies. Good Batch Mama, based in Kingsport, is a family-owned and operated company that is passionate about helping others get back around the table for quality time…

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