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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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  • LaunchTN’s Innovation Week Slated To Bring Over 650 Attendees to Nashville

    Multi-day event is first major gathering of TN’s entrepreneurial ecosystem since the pandemic NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14, 2022) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by the vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, announces Innovation Week, bringing together more than 650 attendees. Innovation Week was created to showcase and…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Chattanooga’s Lindsey Cox As CEO

    Cox returns to LaunchTN after stints with U.S. Economic Development Administration and CO.LAB Nashville, TN —  LaunchTN is pleased to announce Lindsey Cox as its next CEO. Currently serving as CEO of Chattanooga’s The Company Lab (CO.LAB), Cox has been a long-time employee and partner of LaunchTN. She began her career in the Tennessee Comptroller’s…

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  • Launch Tennessee to Host Virtual Workshop on 2022 Grant Opportunities and NSF Funding

    In partnership with Inspira, the workshop will walkthrough opportunities with the National Science Foundation (NSF)  NASHVILLE, TN (February 16, 2022) – Launch Tennessee, the statewide organization empowering Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem by providing capital and supportive resources is hosting a 2022 Federal Grant Opportunities Workshop on NSF Funding on February 22, 2022. This workshop will be…

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  • LaunchTN Receives a $100,000 Grant from Truist Foundation

    Grant will be used to support founders of color across Tennessee NASHVILLE,TN – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today announced it received a $100,000 grant from Truist Foundation to support and further the efforts of Twende – a statewide initiative to help founders of color start their businesses. The Twende program is a statewide, year-long program offered…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Innovation Week to Showcase TN Entrepreneurship

    Multiple-day event for entrepreneurs, startups, investors and legislators to convene NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 18, 2022) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by the vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced Innovation Week, for and about Tennessee entrepreneurs and the LaunchTN communities that support them across the state….

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