CO.LAB: Startup Week Cha

Chattanooga 2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga

Startup Week is Chattanooga’s premier entrepreneurship and innovation-focused event. What: Weeklong community-sourced event When: Oct. 18-22, 2021 Who: CO.LAB hosts and produces signature events and leads general execution + collaborates with community How many: 50+ events (panel discussions, interactive workshops and celebratory community gatherings) New this year: Friday will be a daylong community Celebration.  

#BuildTN Conversations with Percy “Master P” Miller – Livestream

National Museum for African American Music

An intimate conversation bringing together visionaries, entrepreneurs and investors helping to grow Tennessee's entrepreneur ecosystem. About this event Our #BuildTN conversation with Percy Miller (AKA Master P) will dive into his entrepreneurial journey from starting one of the first independent music labels – No Limit Records to television production, retail and Rap Snacks. To his latest mission of...

CO.LAB: Amplify

There are many entrepreneurs with great stories to tell and unique products and services to offer, they just need to find the right message and platform to ultimately reach their customers. Amplify is a new pitch competition where entrepreneurs compete for the chance to work with three award-winning advertising agencies to help develop an ad to...

2021 NEXT Awards

Nashville Symphony 1 Symphony Place, Nashville

Join us at the 2021 NEXT Awards! About this event Entrepreneurs are the leaders who are transforming industries and improving lives in Nashville and beyond, and in the wake of a challenging 2020, the entrepreneurial spirit is more important than ever. After a year of unprecedented change and renewed dedication from Middle Tennessee founders, they...

2021 NEXT Awards + Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame – Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville

This event will recognize 10 founders and their companies in different stages, 5 industry awards in the emerging and market mover categories. Two founders will take home the ultimate prize for Entrepreneur of 2021 and Emerging Entrepreneur of the 2021. This is also a moment in time to honor lifetime achievements as we induct 3...


theCO 541 Wiley Parker Road, Jackson

SOUL is elevating the arts, culture, knowledge, and wellness of Black businesses through unity in commerce, education, and social entertainment. SOUL at theCO is an event for and by Black business owners to provide the opportunity to network and learn from each other. Topic: Beauty and Soul...speaker announcement coming soon! This event is totally free...

SSTI 2021 Annual Conference

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, Arkansas Join your peers in learning about the Natural State’s innovation economy and discussing your own regional successes in tech-based economic development. SSTI conferences are attended by hundreds of leading policymakers and practitioners, all looking to exchange ideas on how to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Not an...


Infrastructure Opportunities for Tennessee & the Southeast


On November 4, TennSMART members and transportation industry leaders will connect at virtual tables for TennSMART’s fall meeting. This event will focus on the opportunities for Tennessee and the region included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill and other funding bills working their way through Congress that reflect the Biden administration’s priorities on electrification, infrastructure, and more....


theCO 541 Wiley Parker Road, Jackson

This workshop will be broken into two sessions-- December 7th and 14th from 4-6pm both nights. Are you a small business owner looking to build a well-designed website quickly and easily? In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the Squarespace platform, tips for creating copy that converts, managing content, editing pages, and implementing...

LSTCON – Life Science Tennessee Conference – Nashville

Westin Hotel 807 Clark Place, Nashville

Gathering in downtown Nashville for LSTCON 2021 on November 9, LSTCON is a powerful gathering for Tennessee’s life science industry to share the latest innovations moving the industry forward. Joining us from out of town? Book your hotel room with our discounted rate today. If you have ideas for speakers or topics, or you're interested in helping us...

GEW Founder Spotlight

Red Silo Brewery 118 W 1st Street, Cookeville

Tuesday November 16th, 2021 5:00 – 7:00 PM Red Silo Brewing 118 W 1st St, Cookeville TN 38501 FREE Join us in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week at our Founder Spotlight Night in collaboration with Flint Global. Local entrepreneur Shehla Rooney of GOKnee and Paschal Richard, Tanzanian entrepreneur from Flint Global will be sharing their business stories. Complimentary craft beer courtesy of The...

Accelerating Memphis Innovation: A Deep Dive Into SBIR/STTR Research Grants

Epicenter Memphis

Attend this workshop to get an in-depth walkthrough of federal grants & state resources available for Memphis based startups & innovators. About this event In 2021, LaunchTN matched $700,000 of the $3,00,000 awarded to Memphis based startups that won Federal SBIR/STTR Awards, totaling a greater than 60% increase in the total number of SBIR/STTR Matching...