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    LaunchTN job opening — Director of Commercialization

    Position: Director of Commercialization Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Supervises: Innovation (Commercialization) Manager, opportunity for additional commercialization staff Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public-private partnership uniquely positioned to cultivate and support collaboration among founders, investors, the private sector, institutions, and government. We support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by coordinating resources, advancing capital access, and empowering our…

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    LaunchTN job opening — Data and Technology Coordinator

    Position: Data and Technology Coordinator Reports to: Partnerships and Development Manager Supports: Launch Tennessee Development Team Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN)  is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurship and economic development with a goal to make Tennessee the best state in the country for startups. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit we are uniquely positioned to provide direct investment,…

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  • Request for Proposals, InvestTN Fund Legal Counsel

    2023 InvestTN Fund Legal RFP.docx January 18, 2023 RE:  Request for Proposals, InvestTN Fund Legal Counsel Dear Law Firm, The Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, d/b/a Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is requesting proposals from law firms that have extensive experience in providing legal counsel services for venture capital firms making equity investments into early-stage startups, as well…

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  • Q4 2022 Tennessee Deal Report

    Q4 2022 Tennessee Deal Report By Evan Prislovsky, Capital Analyst In Q4 of 2022, Tennessee startups raised a total of $182 million in venture capital funding, a ~24% decrease from the previous quarter and a ~24% increase from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the decrease in quarterly funding, the number of deals remained…

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  • Join LaunchTN @ SXSW – Get $1,000 to make the most of your trip!

    Are you a Tennessee startup heading to SXSW this year?  Join LaunchTN’s CEO Lindsey Cox, along with the capital & commercialization teams, in Austin for this year’s SXSW.   We are selecting 5 lucky startups to receive $1,000 stipends to support Tennessee’s presence at SXSW. This stipend is available to any startup based in Tennessee attending…

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  • 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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    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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  • 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

    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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Attend this year's Innovation Week March 27-31, 2023 in Nashville!