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COVID-19 Updates + Resources

We’re keeping our partners and all Tennesseans close in our thoughts as we navigate this unprecedented time together across our statewide ecosystem.

Please check back frequently for guidance from health officials, updates from our statewide network partners, resources to support small businesses and startups, webinars and other virtual learning opportunities, and other information as needed.

  • Tennessee Innovation Crowdsource Platform
    LaunchTN is working in partnership with Tennessee’s COVID-19 Unified Command to engage companies, including entrepreneurs and startups, to rapidly connect solutions, resources, and capabilities to major issues facing our state.
  • Army Applications Laboratory
    The Army is looking for information on innovative medical equipment, therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccines.
  • Unite and Fight: COVID-19 Response Team
    In a time of unprecedented change and disruption, the U.S. Air Force has established the Unite and Fight: COVID-19 Response Team initiative to assess and rapidly respond to challenges presented by this pandemic.
  • Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Research
    As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, EGC will maintain an updated list of relevant funding opportunities here.
  • Update on SBA Disaster Loans
    April 2, 1 p.m. CT
    Lynn Chestnutt, Managing Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, and Jim Vaughn, Chairman of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Call and Q&A: SBA Disaster Loans
    April 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT
    Local experts in Chattanooga answer questions about emergency funding available to your small businesses now and in the coming weeks.
  • CARES Act and FFCRA: What Businesses Need to Know
    April 3, 11 a.m.-noon CT
    The Nashville Entrepreneur Center And Waller Lansden host this webinar on the CARES Act and the FFCRA, with information you need to know and prep to take advantage of these support programs.
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