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We aim to make Tennessee the best state in the nation for startups by empowering a network of resources that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Beast Brands is creating better personal care products in Nashville
    Beast Brands is creating better personal care products in Nashville

    A LaunchTN Portfolio Company: CEO John Cascarano of Beast Brands Inc originally intended that his products would be only for men, but smartly decided to expand into the unisex market with bold branding, literary allusions, and raw, botanical ingredients. This switch, made in 2019, doubled their revenue and expanded their horizons exponentially. Their full line…

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  • LaunchTN Internship Recap Story: Emily’s Experience with a Memphis Startup
    LaunchTN Internship Recap Story: Emily’s Experience with a Memphis Startup

    As we gear up for the 2022 LaunchTN Summer Internship Program, we continue our series connecting with former participants of the program! Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Emily, one of our wonderful interns from the 2021 cohort. We caught up with Emily to reflect on her time interning with her Memphis-based host company,…

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  • Couture Technologies is on a mission to help apparel brands embrace the digital revolution
    Couture Technologies is on a mission to help apparel brands embrace the digital revolution

    A LaunchTN Portfolio Company: Couture Technologies, a software development company for the retail industry, exists to help apparel brands embrace the digital revolution and change consumer behaviors in ways that allow them to not only survive, but thrive. For this unique organization’s team members, Couture exists to provide bright minds with the opportunity to work…

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  • LaunchTN End of Year Review: 2021
    LaunchTN End of Year Review: 2021

    In many ways, the perspectives of each and every individual have shifted since early 2020. While this year differed from the last,  2021 challenged us, expanded our mindsets, and provided us all with various opportunities to learn and grow – regardless of what those entailed. As Abby Trotter, Interim CEO of LaunchTN, stated in our…

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  • LaunchTN Internship Recap Story: Jasmine’s 2021 Experience in Nashville, TN
    LaunchTN Internship Recap Story: Jasmine’s 2021 Experience in Nashville, TN

    As we gear up to welcome the 2022 LaunchTN summer internship program participants, we are thrilled to introduce you to Jasmine Meriweather, one of our wonderful interns from the 2021 program. We caught up with Jasmine to reflect on her internship experience, next career steps, and favorite restaurants in her host city, Nashville.    Hosted…

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  • Job Opening – Office Manager
    Job Opening – Office Manager

    Position: Office Manager Reports to: CEO/ Director of Finance and Administration LaunchTN 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…

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  • SOMAVAC® is improving post-op outcomes by commercializing novel technology.
    SOMAVAC® is improving post-op outcomes by commercializing novel technology.

    When it comes to the Healthcare and Technology industries, it’s important for new companies to be persistent and present as they seek to innovate and improve upon existing technology. SOMAVAC is working to commercialize novel technology (any technology that has never been used before) and bring it into the mainstream, making it easily available for…

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  • Moments From Our #BuildTn Conversations with Percy “Master P” Miller
    Moments From Our #BuildTn Conversations with Percy “Master P” Miller

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd 2021: Last Friday, we were proud to present #BuildTN Conversations: Percy “Master P” Miller. The event was held at The National Museum of African American Music. In person, we had an intimate gathering of entrepreneurs and investors we invited. Virtually, the event had over 600 attendees who joined us from all over the…

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  • From Left to Right - Nick Cooper, COO. Luis Blanco, Chief of Technology. John Wilcox, CEO, John Clark Gray, Chief of Science
    Diatech Diabetes is developing life-saving medical technology in Memphis, TN.

    The team at Diatech Diabetes is personally aware of how a diabetes diagnosis can change your everyday life. CEO, John Wilcox, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age. It’s no wonder then that this startup is dedicated to using cutting edge technology to solve life-threatening issues for diabetics all over the world. …

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  • Job Opening – Chief Executive Officer
    Job Opening – Chief Executive Officer

    Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public-private partnership with a vision to make Tennessee the best place in the nation to start and grow a business. Its mission is to empower a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through a network of entrepreneur centers…

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