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Request for Proposals — Legal Services for Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium

Request for Proposals | Legal Services for Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium October 13, 2023 Re: Patent Application Preparation, Prosecution, and IP-Related Legal Services for TTAC Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) and the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium (TTAC) seek proposals for legal services focused on patent application preparation, prosecution, and other IP-related legal services. TTAC seeks to create […]

Get the highlights — a recap of 2023’s 3686 Entrepreneurship Festival

Last week, LaunchTN hosted its 10th annual 3686 festival in Nashville, showcasing Tennessee entrepreneurship at its finest. The fest was at Wildhorse Saloon and One Fourteen, with additional events taking place at Bearded Iris Brewing, SOHO House, Frist Art Museum and 1 Hotel. 3686 brought together over 840 founders and investors from across the Southeast, […]

KEC boosts Knoxville’s thriving entrepreneurial community

Featured partner: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center What: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is a business accelerator located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, dedicated to changing lives through entrepreneurship. Their mission is to create a thriving entrepreneurial community that is accessible, diverse, and sustainable to make Knoxville the most founder-friendly city in America. Location: Knoxville The latest from the team:  […]

LaunchTN staff picks — what to do in Nashville while you’re in town for 3686

By Anna Truss From coffee shops and breakfast spots to dancing and shopping, LaunchTN’s staff have the insider info about how to enjoy The Music City while you’re in town for our annual entrepreneurial festival, 3686. Music  Nashvillians know that Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is the hometown favorite. Happening for nearly a decade now, […]

Are you curious about Tennessee? Meet us in Nashville at 3686

When investors or entrepreneurs ask how they can get to know Tennessee’s ecosystem, we tell them that 3686 is the place to do it.  You don’t want to miss an event that drew 820+ people from 23 states in 2022. If you’re curious about what Tennessee has to offer, check out these fast facts.  At […]

CPP cohort 2 includes 21 projects

The 21 projects that make up CPP cohort 2 were selected from 38 submissions.  Among other areas of interest, resources for food entrepreneurship emerged as a prominent need within the applications, prompting LaunchTN to allocate funding toward four food and beverage accelerator programs. Funding for Proof Restaurant Resiliency Food and Beverage Entrepreneur Ecosystem Services: Fayetteville […]

LaunchTN Community Partner Program celebrates success of first cohort

LaunchTN created the Community Partner Program (CPP) to provide funding to organizations implementing entrepreneurial support programs and resources in their communities.  The CPP cohort 1 collective impact reached 28 Tennessee counties and served more than 1,500 entrepreneurs during the first half of 2023. Those numbers will grow as numerous projects continue through completion.  In its […]

Save the date: Project FinTech First Look

Featured partner: The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Project FinTech What: The ~ 9 month accelerator, Project FinTech, kicked off on 8/02, and will culminate with a Demo Day showcase in late March. The vision is to help make Tennessee the best place in the country to launch and scale a Fintech startup. Location: Tennessee The latest […]

Q2 2023 Tennessee Deal Report

By Evan Prislovsky, Capital Analyst View Q2 2023 Deal Report. Funding Recap In 2023, venture capital funding in Tennessee startups went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows — with a harsh ~79% drop from Q1 2023.  This is the lowest recorded funding over the past three years since the COVID pandemic […]

LaunchTN’s Ashlin Smith talks 3686 memories

By Anna Truss *Editor’s Note: This series features LaunchTN employees sharing their memories of 3686, as we approach the festival’s 10-year anniversary.* Ashlin Smith, LaunchTN’s partnerships & development Manager, has been involved with 3686 for the past six years. Memory lane Ashlin’s first year participating in the festival was in 2017, when she was in […]

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