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  • LaunchTN Makes Srategic Hires

    NASHVILLE, TN – November 22, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) recently made two new hires and moved another key team member to a new position. “These hires represent growth for LaunchTN and will allow us to better serve our founders,” CEO Lindsey Cox said.  In September, Cox brought on Emily Masters as Development Director.  Ashley Currie…

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    Launch Tennessee Seeks FinTech, Consumer Product Partners (RFP)

    Requests for proposals are open to two new industry sectors funded via federal grant NASHVILLE, TN – November 14, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today opened a call for Network Partners to run programming for two new industry verticals: Financial Technology (FinTech) and Consumer Products. This is an expansion of LaunchTN’s four existing Industry Network…

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  • Launch Tennessee Awards $7 Million in Matching Funds to 37 TN Businesses

    Each company received an initial competitive federal grant to accelerate innovation NASHVILLE, TN – October 5, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today unveiled the full list of this year’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund grant recipients. Developed and administered by LaunchTN, the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund is a strategic initiative to advance the commercialization of technology innovation and…

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  • LaunchTN’s 3686 Draws $150B Assets under Management to Tennessee

    Conference Releases Packed Three-Day Agenda for Investors and Entrepreneurs NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 20th, 2022) – The nation’s top venture capitalists, private equity funds and game-changing entrepreneurs are set to take the stage at 3686, the premier founder and investor conference in the Southeast. Held September 27–29 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, the three-day agenda will…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Speakers, Venue, Pitch Competition for 3686

    Founders, investors invited to Tennessee’s premier entrepreneurial festival  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2022) – This year’s 3686 will feature some of the country’s leading innovative and entrepreneurial voices and a partnership with Startup Showdown, Launch Tennessee announced Monday.  The Nashville-based nonprofit — which works to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation —…

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  • LaunchTN Opens Application for Their $7M SBIR/STTR Matching Fund

    Eligible Tennessee companies can apply from July 1 – August 15, 2022 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Release date: July 1, 2022) – Launch Tennessee is offering a matching grant of up to $300,000 to provide additional support to Tennessee companies who have won a federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)  award…

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  • Launch Tennessee Names Monique Villa as Chief Investment Officer

    The first C-Suite hire to manage organization’s investment portfolio, Villa will lead investments in Tennessee early-stage companies NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2022) – Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, has hired Monique Villa as the organization’s first Chief Investment Officer. In this…

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  • Launch Tennessee Collaborating with Meharry Medical College to Host a Grant Funding Workshop in Nashville

    The workshop will be live-streamed and walkthrough how to land federal grant opportunities over lunch NASHVILLE, TN (June 15, 2022) – Launch Tennessee, the statewide organization promoting Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem will host a SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) workshop in collaboration with Meharry Medical College’s ResilienSEED business incubator on Tuesday, June 21. This workshop will…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Date For Much-Anticipated 3686 in Nashville, Tennessee

    The two-day event is a major gathering of southeast entrepreneurs and investors NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2022) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) calls entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem builders back to Nashville for 3686, the two-day celebration for startups this Sept. 27 – 29. Named for the geographic coordinates of Nashville, 3686 is a unique conference that…

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