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Resource Workshops

As part of our mission to support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial researchers, LaunchTN hosts free workshops for early-stage companies commercializing technology. Topics include SBIR/STTR federal grant programs and our full portfolio of resources. Workshops are tailored for audiences and innovators at all levels.

LaunchTN 101

  • One hour
  • Explore LaunchTN’s portfolio of programs along with complementary resources available from host and local partner organizations
  • Q&A and networking

Federal Research Grants: A Deep Dive

  • Three-to-four hours
  • In-depth look at SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) federal grant opportunities, plus abbreviated version of LaunchTN 101 workshop
  • SBIR/STTR lessons tailored to audience’s experience level
  • Q&A and networking

Office Hours

  • 1:1 meetings with commercialization consultant
  • Usually paired with a workshop
  • Participants prepare quad chart for review in advance
  • Designed to prepare researchers and companies with customized action items toward SBIR/STTR grant application

Workshops will be posted here as they are scheduled. 

These workshops are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Oct. 11, 2019
Tennessee State University
Research and Sponsored Programs Building (Room 163)
1100 37th Ave. North, Building 116
Nashville, TN 37209
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT


Oct. 29, 2019
UT Martin Regional Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (REED) Center
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
240 South Lindell Street
Martin, TN 38237
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT


Please contact if you have an interest in hosting a workshop.

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