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How early-stage accounting can be your startup’s secret weapon

Launch Tennessee spoke with Calvetti Ferguson, a middle-market accounting and advisory firm, to discuss how early-stage accounting is often an overlooked aspect of starting a business, but a strong foundation can be a startup’s secret weapon. Lay the groundwork for future clarity. The initial setup of your accounting systems and processes significantly impacts the quality […]

Interlaced partners with Launch Tennessee to empower startup success

When people think “startup,” they might tend to think of Silicon Valley, but new-to-Nashville IT company Interlaced is passionate about helping build an entrepreneurial scene in Music City.  The company — which built its brand on the West Coast (headquartered in San Diego) and now serves every major metropolitan area in the country — recently […]

Launch Tennessee supports Tennessee Tech University in cultivating new invention disclosures

Launch Tennessee’s pilot program, the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium, supported Tennessee Tech University in cultivating nine new invention disclosures from faculty, who presented a brief overview of innovations at a recent showcase.  Dr. Michael Aikens, TTAC director at Tennessee Tech University, said that the Faculty Innovator Showcase signified a significant milestone in his campus’ commercialization […]

3686 sneak peek: Mayor’s forum to explore innovation across Tennessee

Launch Tennessee is excited to share more about the leaders who will be participating in a mayor’s forum that will be part of this year’s 3686 programming. Mayors from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville will discuss what innovation is currently taking place in their cities and what they hope to see for the future.  Mayors […]

Launch Tennessee, SBA host road tour stop to connect entrepreneurs with federal funding

Launch Tennessee joined forces with the Small Business Administration to connect entrepreneurs with information about federal funding to support innovation.  “The goal of today is to really engage the local entrepreneurs and make them aware of America’s Seed Fund and the opportunities they present,” said Erick Page-Littleford, director for the Small Business Innovation Research and […]

What past attendees are saying about 3686

We asked past 3686 attendees to share their favorite, most valuable parts of the annual entrepreneur conference. They commented on everything from the variety of attendees to the genuine connections made at the three-day event. “The thing I look forward to at 3686 is the diversity of people that you meet,” founder of Serious Health […]

Launch Tennessee Community Partner Program celebrates success of second cohort

By Morgan Beam Launch Tennessee’s Community Partner Program is celebrating the success of the second cohort serving entrepreneurs across the state. LaunchTN created the Community Partner Program (CPP) to provide funding to organizations implementing entrepreneurial support programs and resources in their communities.  CPP Cohort 2’s collective impact reached 44 Tennessee counties and served more than […]

Three reasons to buy a 3686 Early Bird ticket now

Tickets to Launch Tennessee’s entrepreneur conference, 3686, are on sale now, and you don’t want to miss the chance to get the lowest ticket price. Here are three reasons to get that ticket now. You’ll save money. Early Bird tickets cost $199 and when the sale is over on May 19 the price jumps to […]

Q&A: Statheros keeping Air Force pilots safe from radar-based missiles 

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Launch Tennessee supports companies, like Statheros, by helping them apply for the Small Business Innovation Research program.  The SBIR/STTR programs, colloquially known as America’s Seed Fund, are the country’s biggest source of early-stage funding for […]

SkyNano celebrates opening of new facility in Louisville, Tennessee

East Tennessee science-based technology company SkyNano opened its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Louisville, TN, on March 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, where the Launch Tennessee CEO gave remarks.  “SkyNano is a quintessential success story,” LaunchTN CEO Lindsey Cox said.   The new Wrights Ferry Road in Louisville, Tennessee will allow for expansion, including additional team […]

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