LaunchTN Mentor Networks offer early-stage companies in Life Sciences and Energy access to expert mentors through a systematic program proven to deliver results.
The program is modeled after San Diego’s successful CONNECT Springboard. Since 1993, over 800 companies have graduated from CONNECT Springboard and 65% of them are still in business. Program alumni have raised over $1.5B.
The CONNECT Springboard model came to Tennessee in 2014, when Launch Tennessee and industry association Life Science Tennessee piloted a statewide Mentor Network for early-stage life sciences companies. The successful pilot led to LaunchTN expanding the model via a partnership with the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council.
Program graduates will have a sharp, informative pitch ready to present to investors, strategic partners and/or customers. Participating companies receive expertise from mentors on topics including:
- Business model
- Marketing plan
- Financial model & projections
- Intellectual property
- Due Diligence
- Industry feedback
- Presenting to investors, strategic partners and customers