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7 takeaways from DigiMarCon Mid-South 2023

The LaunchTN communications team attended a day at the DigiMarCon Mid-South 2023. We learned a lot and are still digesting, but these are the top 7 takeaways after a jam-packed day. 1. Keep it simple. Whether you’re trying to get people to buy tickets to an event like our 3686 festival or you’re an e-commerce […]

Job posting: Technology Advancement Coordinator

Position: Technology Advancement Coordinator Reports to: Innovation Manager Supports: CEO & Development Director 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, while also supporting […]

Proof boosts emerging food and beverage companies through one-on-one coaching, e-resources

Featured partner: Proof  What: Proof is a resource center that aims to educate, accelerate, and innovate resources for the consumer products industry as well as traditional food and beverage entrepreneurs.  Proof provides industry education and mentorship through online programs, workshops, and one-on-one coaching for emerging food and beverage companies to help build stronger, more scalable, […]

Tech-based economic development incentives study (RFP)

Request for Proposals | A collaborative study of incentives and practices for startups located or locating to Tennessee May 25, 2023 Re: Tech-based economic development incentives study Dear agencies, Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) requests proposals to comprehensively review and compile existing incentives, best practices, and opportunities to reach and support the growth of more tech-based startups […]

Timeline: Looking back at 10 years of LaunchTN work

As Early Bird tickets go on sale for this year’s 3686 Festival, we are taking a look back at the last 10 years.  And be on the lookout for a call for 3686 memories in coming months, when we will put out a call for attendees favorite memories of the annual festival. Timeline — a […]

LaunchTN Summer Internship Program kicks off

By Lexi Vance  The LaunchTN Summer internship program has officially kicked off.  With 48 interns participating in 32 host organizations across the state, the program is designed to provide spectacular talent to partnering organizations and give young professionals an opportunity to pursue experience in the startup world.  All interns are paid; making this opportunity more […]

Epicenter launches new pre-accelerator program

By Lexi Vance  Epicenter and the Alchemist Accelerator are launching a new pre-accelerator program, called the Memphis Crucible.  “Getting accepted by a top-tier accelerator such as Alchemist requires careful preparation,” Managing Director of Alchemist Accelerator’s Memphis Hub Ido Sarig said.  This pre-accelerator program is designed to better instill a solid foundation for early-stage startups so […]

Chattanooga’s CO.LAB moves forward with mobility focus

Featured partner: The Company Lab  What: The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is a 501c3 nonprofit that helps businesses of all kinds scale their concept.  Established: 2010  Location: Chattanooga  Latest from the team: Recently, the organization launched a focus, based on Chattanooga’s rich assets, to help startups accelerate in the sustainable mobility space.  Leaders believe that many […]

Epicenter activates Memphis innovation, entrepreneurship

What: Hub of entrepreneurial movement, including incubator space  Established: 2017 Location: Memphis About Epicenter was launched with a vision of a vibrant, inclusive Memphis, where innovation and entrepreneurship fuel individual and family wealth for the founder, transformational success for the business, and growth for the regional economy, and where our entrepreneurial community reflects our citizens. […]

Partner feature: theCO celebrates, promotes Jackson entrepreneurship

Featured: theCO What: theCO is a regional innovation hub focused on building a culture of opportunity. The organization is a pipeline to attract and retain the next generation of community leaders. theCI has three primary areas of focus: entrepreneur support, STEM education and community placemaking. Location: Jackson Mission: theCO provides the resources needed to start and grow […]

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