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  • LaunchTN Calls for Interested Candidates in CEO Search

    NASHVILLE – October 13, 2021 – LaunchTN officially announces today its call for CEO candidate inquiries in a search for new leadership with the posting of a recruitment profile, or job description, for the position. Interested parties can find the profile and information about inquiring for the organization’s leadership role here.  The candidate profile was…

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  • Launch Tennessee to Host a Conversation with Magnate Percy “Master P” Miller

    NASHVILLE – October 13, 2021 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) will host its first event in a new series called #BuildTN Conversations in an effort to highlight the startups and technology-based businesses across Tennessee. This event will be held for a limited number of people in-person with the general public invited to join online. It is…

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  • Launch Tennessee Awards $7 Million in Matching Funds To Over 40 TN Businesses

    Each company received an initial federal SBIR grant to power innovation across Tennessee NASHVILLE, TN – September 15, 2021 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced their newest SBIR/STTR Matching Fund grant recipients today and the list is notable. The SBIR/STTR Matching Fund is a strategic initiative developed and administered by LaunchTN to advance the commercialization of…

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  • Launch Tennessee Request for Proposal: Chief Executive Officer Search

    Launch Tennessee Request for Proposal Project: LaunchTN Chief Executive Officer Search Date Range: September 15, 2021- December 31, 2021 (approximate) Primary Contacts: Bruce Doeg bdoeg@bakerdonelson.com | 615-726-5722 Abby Trotter abby.trotter@launchtn.org | 615-969-8113 OVERVIEW: Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public/private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship, growth-stage startups and capital in the state. We serve entrepreneurs across Tennessee…

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  • Launch Tennessee Names Search Committee for CEO

    NASHVILLE – August 27, 2021 – The Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) Board of Directors announced today a 12-member search committee to lead its effort to identify the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. The committee will hold its first organizational meeting next week with details of the committee’s process to be announced soon after. LaunchTN Board Vice…

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  • TNECD Announces Departure of Launch Tennessee President and CEO

    NASHVILLE – August 6, 2021 – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Van Tucker will step down from her role as president and CEO of Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN). LaunchTN is a public-private partnership that focuses on supporting the development of Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem, with the ultimate goal of…

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  • 3686 Festival Update

    NASHVILLE – Aug 5, 2021 Due to recent COVID-19 developments and thoughtful deliberation on the part of LaunchTN staff, board and stakeholders, we have decided to postpone this year’s 3686 Festival, scheduled for September 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee. Every 3686 Festival for the last eight years has sought to provide a high-quality experience for our…

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  • Launch Tennessee Names Van Tucker President and CEO

    NASHVILLE – Dec 8, 2020 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced that Van Tucker has been appointed the organization’s president and CEO. Tucker, who was appointed Interim CEO in July 2020, now steps into the official role. In her time as…

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  • SecondKeys and ARMS Cyber Win 36|86 Festival Pitch Competitions

    NASHVILLE – Aug. 27, 2020 –  Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced that SecondKeys has won the LaunchTN Pitch Competition and ARMS Cyber has been awarded first place in the 36|86: Student Edition Pitch Competition. The winning companies were named this week at 36|86 Festival, LaunchTN’s…

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