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5 Tennessee companies pitched top VCs at 3686 pitch competition

For immediate release Sept. 26, 2023 5 Tennessee companies pitched top VCs at 3686 pitch competition Nashville, TN — Five startups from across the state pitched last week at the 10th annual 3686 Entrepreneurship Festival’s Startup Pitch Competition, hosted by InvestTN. “This year’s lineup of startups demonstrated Tennessee’s growing and highly dynamic startup ecosystem,” said […]

Launch Tennessee awards $4.5 Million in SBIR/STTR Matching Funds to 30 small businesses

Launch Tennessee awards $4.5 Million in SBIR/STTR Matching Funds to 30 small businesses  Each company received an initial competitive federal grant to accelerate innovation For immediate release Sept. 15, 2023 NASHVILLE, TN – Launch Tennessee announced $4.5 million in funding to 30 innovative companies to advance their research and business development efforts in Tennessee.  The […]

LaunchTN announces efforts to create statewide technology transfer office

  LaunchTN announces formation of the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium to create statewide technology transfer office LaunchTN announced a new collaboration to create the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium (TTAC), a group that aims to:  establish a statewide technology transfer office to foster innovation commercialize novel technologies streamline the commercialization of university-based innovations across Tennessee The […]

LaunchTN Announces Schedule for 10th Annual 3686 Conference

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LaunchTN Announces Schedule for 10th Annual 3686 Conference  Lineup includes 50+ industry-leading speakers, a startup pitch competition, a live podcast and more; 3686 to be held Sept. 19-21 at Wildhorse Saloon One of the South’s largest gatherings of founders, investors, executives, and entrepreneurs, LaunchTN’s 3686 conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary Sept. 19-21 at the […]

Launch Tennessee invests $196,400 to support 21 projects statewide

For immediate release Aug. 31 Nashville, TN —  As part of its mission to make Tennessee the best state for startups, LaunchTN recently invested in 21 entrepreneur-support projects — from a daylong conference for Black women and nonbinary people to an artist entrepreneur training program.  A total of $196,400 was allocated to the 21 organizations […]

Launch Tennessee unveils 3686 agenda

For immediate release: Aug. 1, 2023 Nashville, TN — Launch Tennessee unveiled the agenda for September’s annual 3686 entrepreneurship festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. “It’s been a thrill to see how 3686 has grown and changed over the past decade, and we’re looking forward to creating a unique atmosphere, where attendees […]

LaunchTN endorses five EDA Tech Hub proposals for State of Tennessee

For immediate release July 18, 2023 LaunchTN endorses five EDA Tech Hub proposals for State of Tennessee Nashville, TN — LaunchTN endorsed five U.S. Economic Development Administration Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hub) proposals on behalf of the State of Tennessee. The proposals are designed to reflect the diverse, transformative potential of Tennessee’s tech […]

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