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  • How to be the best public affairs advocate for your business

    This fall, LaunchTN is hosting Startup Policy Workshops from Memphis to Kingsport, educating entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders on being politically engaged with lawmakers. Here’s a report from last week’s workshop in Nashville. Last week at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, we heard from a panel of speakers on the how, why, and when of startup policy engagement….

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  • How virtual education is changing the entrepreneurship game

    Learning doesn’t need to be on someone else’s schedule. Build your Tennessee business on your own time with our new VEP101 + VEP102 courses. When you have a full-time job, it can be tough to find the right program to help guide you through the entrepreneurship journey — whether you’re starting your own business or…

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  • 3 ways we’re teaching entrepreneurship to Tennessee students

    LaunchTN’s Discover Entrepreneurship Program makes innovation and tech education curriculum accessible to more students. The best part? It’s free to high schools and community organizations across the state. Are you a high school or community youth organization interested in teaching skills essential for today’s innovation economy? LaunchTN and our partners want to help. Our Discover Entrepreneurship…

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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 Potter 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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