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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
  • An 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 the audience’s experience level
  • Q&A and networking

SBIR/STTR Special Topics

  • One to two hours
  • Focused on a more specific topic for a targeted audience
  • Examples: SBIR/STTR Accounting, SBIR/STTR Revisions & Resubmissions
  • 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.


Sep. 2, 2020
Virtual Workshop:
An Overview of AFWERX SBIR
with Inspiralia
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT

Sep. 22, 2020
Virtual Workshop:
SBIR Revisions & Resubmissions
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT


Please contact allie@launchtn.org if you have an interest in hosting a workshop.

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