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Entrepreneurs

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 reach your next milestone. Browse the training programs, workshops and funding opportunities below to take your startup to the next level.

Initiatives

Learn how we can give you the support you need to accelerate your entrepreneurial goals.

Mentor Networks

The 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 stage-gate curriculum.

Virtual Entrepreneurship Program

The Virtual Entrepreneurship Program is an adult education initiative for entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurial careers in Tennessee. 

Bundled Initiative

The Bundled Initiative has been expanded in partnership with ItsBundled to connect 5 additional East Tennessee startups with the expertise to conquer the task at hand.

Internship Program

More than 150 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.

Commercialization

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

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Impact Fund

Through the Impact Fund, LaunchTN administers state-owned funds for equity investment, providing in-demand capital solutions for Tennessee based startups.