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  • 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

    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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  • Job Opening – Data Analyst

    Position: Data Analyst Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer 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 systemic teamwork,…

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    Surprising SBIR Matching Fund Recipients Around Tennessee

    Our LaunchTN team hit the road to surprise a few of our newest SBIR Matching Fund Grant Recipients in Knoxville, Johnson City, Nashville and Chattanooga. This year over 40 businesses were awarded by LaunchTN – more than double the amount from last year. Our newest SBIR Matching Fund grant recipients are announced and we wanted…

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  • Job Opening – Marketing Coordinator

    Position: Marketing Coordinator Reports to: Marketing & Communications Director 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 systemic teamwork,…

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  • GUEST POST: Helping Restaurants Build Resilience Across Tennessee

    Launch Tennessee sporadically 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.   By Michael Robinson, Co-Founder, Proof Bar & Incubator Just a little over a year ago,…

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  • GUEST POST: Tennessee Startups Building for Post-Pandemic Preferences

    Launch Tennessee sporadically 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. Interested in submitting a blog article as a guest author? Contact Rory Levine, Marketing and Communications…

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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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