• LaunchTN leadership hitting the road to share information on new fund

    Contact: Chloé Morrison 423-304-9693 Chloe@launchTN.org For immediate release Feb. 27, 2023 LaunchTN leadership hitting the road to share information on new fund  Nashville, TN — Launch Tennessee leadership will be traveling the state in a 9-city roadshow to share information about a new fund that will provide investment capital for startups and venture capital funds. …

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  • New LaunchTN initiative to provide funds for entrepreneur support programs

    Contact: Chloé Morrison 423-304-9693 Chloe@launchTN.org  New LaunchTN initiative to provide funds for entrepreneur support programs  For immediate release Feb. 21, 2023 Nashville, TN — LaunchTN is offering one-time financial awards to organizations or companies that provide entrepreneur support programs in their communities.  “As we seek to increase our statewide impact, preference may be given to…

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  • Request for Proposals: 3-month public relationships engagement to promote LaunchTN

    February 21, 2022 Re: Public relations for LaunchTN and its new fund Dear public relations agencies,  Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is requesting proposals to promote LaunchTN and its new fund, InvestTN, inside and outside the state of Tennessee, including in national tech and entrepreneur-related publications.  InvestTN is a $70-million fund to be administered by LaunchTN for…

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    Launch Tennessee welcomes new industry Network Partners

    Proof, Nashville Entrepreneur Center to offer new statewide resources  For immediate release Jan. 30, 2023  Nashville, TN — Two nonprofits joined the Launch Tennessee partner network, expanding its industry reach to the worlds of financial technology and consumer packaged goods.  “This allows us to expand the amount of resources and support for startup companies in…

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    Entrepreneurs, lawmakers come together during Innovation Week

    NASHVILLE, TN – January 24, 2023 – People connected to Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — from startup founders and lawmakers to investors and nonprofit leaders — will soon gather for five days of innovation, advocacy and connection.  LaunchTN’s Innovation Week is slated for March 27-31.  The week, which showcases the state’s entrepreneurship successes, grew out of…

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  • Q4 2022 Tennessee Deal Report

    Q4 2022 Tennessee Deal Report By Evan Prislovsky, Capital Analyst In Q4 of 2022, Tennessee startups raised a total of $182 million in venture capital funding, a ~24% decrease from the previous quarter and a ~24% increase from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the decrease in quarterly funding, the number of deals remained…

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  • Join LaunchTN @ SXSW – Get $1,000 to make the most of your trip!

    Are you a Tennessee startup heading to SXSW this year?  Join LaunchTN’s CEO Lindsey Cox, along with the capital & commercialization teams, in Austin for this year’s SXSW.   We are selecting 5 lucky startups to receive $1,000 stipends to support Tennessee’s presence at SXSW. This stipend is available to any startup based in Tennessee attending…

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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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