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  • 7 companies converge for HealthTech Demo Day

    Chattanooga’s Co.Lab hosts inaugural event for healthcare innovators from Salt Lake City to Nashville. by Morgan Dent, Talent Program Manager, LaunchTN The atrium at Unum’s Chattanooga headquarters hosted more than 100 attendees for HealthTech Demo Day in June, capping Co.Lab’s inaugural 10-week HealthTech accelerator. Among the guests were corporate partners Erlanger and Unum, along with a variety of ecosystem…

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  • i6 grant awarded to LaunchTN

    Along with Tennessee partners AgLaunch and Epicenter, LaunchTN recognized for Regional Innovation Strategies i6 proposal. LaunchTN is thrilled to be recognized by the US Economic Development Administration with a grant award for our Regional Innovation Strategies i6 proposal to expand and enhance our Mentor Networks program. We’re particularly excited that this year two of our…

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  • 2 weeks on the road with Allie

    The LaunchTN team spends lots of time traveling around the state — hosting workshops, connecting with our partners, and sharing the Tennessee entrepreneurial story. Here’s a taste of what our intrepid commercialization manager Allie Mikels has been up to. Dotted with security checkpoints, a desolate stretch of road leading deep into the hills of East…

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  • 5 federal agencies at your service with SBIR guidance

    LaunchTN’s SBIR Road Tour features virtual, 1:1, and lunch-and-learn sessions with innovation experts. Ready to take your research from the lab to the marketplace? We’re kicking off a virtual SBIR Road Tour featuring 1:1 meetings with representatives from five federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the just-added Naval…

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  • The future is bold and bright in Memphis

    Written by Leslie Lynn Smith, President and CEO, Epicenter Epicenter is the Memphis region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem hub and part of Launch Tennessee’s statewide network of Entrepreneur Centers. Our team drives strategy and measures impact among collaborative partners to increase support to new and scaling tech startups, creative and community-based businesses, student entrepreneurs, and others across…

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