Innovation Week

MARCH 21 - 24, 2022

Showcasing TN Entrepreneurship


LaunchTN’s Innovation Week is a week for and about Tennessee entrepreneurs and the communities that support them across our state. Innovation Week 2022 will be the first major gathering of Tennessee’s startups, investors and ecosystem builders since before the pandemic.

The gathering will take place over one week, March 21 – 24, in Nashville and will feature an exposition of Tennessee startups, entrepreneur centers, and mentor networks, programming for entrepreneurs, investor meetings, as well as policy discussions.

Registration: Free

Who Innovation Week is for: 

  • Tennessee Startups + Founders
  • Tennessee Mentors + Entrepreneur Centers
  • Tennessee + National Investors
  • Tennessee Legislators

View schedule and programming below. (Schedule is tentative and subject to change.)

Innovation Week Schedule

Monday, March 21
Arrival Day
  • Registration: Westin Hotel, downtown Nashville
Tuesday, March 22
Arrival Day (Invitation-only)
  • Registration: Westin Hotel, downtown Nashville
  • Joint LaunchTN & LSTCON Lunch (invitation-only)
  • 1:1 Investor Meetings
  • Ecosystem Connect
    • Tech Transfer Roundtable
    • Campus Roundtable
    • Network Partners
    • Portfolio Company Meetup
  • Reception
Wednesday, March 23 (Open Access)
Location: Musician's Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Registration at 10:00am
  • Lunch
  • Startup Showcase
  • The Power of LaunchTN Fireside Chats
    • East TN
    • Middle TN
    • West TN
    • TN Mentor Networks
  • Reception
Thursday, March 24
  • Morning Legislative Meetings

Programming At A Glance

The Power of LaunchTN

A transformative day, offering fireside-chat inspired sessions for attendees to learn the latest on commercialization, funding opportunities, and emerging industries from our ecosystem of startups, investors and entrepreneur centers from across the state.

Startup Showcase

LaunchTN will host an exhibition-style, hands-on showcase of many of Tennessee’s most innovative companies in our portfolio and from across the state.

We will feature booths with information for those looking to learn more about our Tennessee entrepreneurial ecosystem and how they can get engaged. This will include representation from our 12 regional partners (network and mentor networks).

Ecosystem Connect

Being a strong connector is what LaunchTN does best. Our Ecosystem Connect will offer a day of learning, networking and ideation for our stakeholders. Each invite-only event will be hosted by select LaunchTN team members.

  • Tech Transfer Roundtable
  • Campus Roundtable
  • Network Partners
  • Portfolio Company Meetup

Legislative Meetings

In the backdrop of Innovation Week (and just across the street from our location), the Tennessee State Legislature will be meeting in its 112th General Session.

We will use this opportunity to engage with policy makers regarding support, programming and resources to help build Tennessee’s innovation economy.

Investor Fly-Ins

LaunchTN will fly in leading venture capital funds from across Tennessee and the U.S. for our curated, one-on-one matchmaking program to help get Tennessee startups funded.

For questions about Innovation Week, contact Jeremy Tharp: jeremy@launchtn.org