Launch Tennessee’s mission is to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state. In addition to our growing capital programs and state-wide initiatives, LaunchTN works closely with our Network Partners throughout the state to support Tennessee entrepreneurs and innovators. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a seasoned founder or a researcher, our Network Partners can help you connect with the startup community in your city and reach your next milestone. Browse the training programs, workshops and funding opportunities below to take your startup to the next level.


Learn how to access the support and resources you need to accelerate your entrepreneurial goals.

Mentor Networks

Our state-wide Mentor Networks support entrepreneurs in life science, advanced energy, agriculture, and automotive industry verticals core to Tennessee’s economy by pairing them with subject-matter experts and offering customized curriculum.

Summer Internship Program

More than 270+ undergraduate and graduate students have participated to-date in Tennessee’s startup community via paid seasonal positions. Our interns work at one of our statewide partner Entrepreneur Centers or select high-growth startups located across Tennessee.


From the lab to the marketplace, explore our Workshops, Microgrants, SBIR/STTR Matching Fund and Technology Transfer Offices.

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BuildTN Fund

Through the BuildTN Fund, LaunchTN will expand access to capital for Tennessee-based startups and venture funds.

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