One of the few states that coordinates resources on a statewide basis, LaunchTN connects investors from around the world to our Network Partners and resources most suitable for their investment interests. Well-versed in each area of Tennessee’s strengths, industry specialties, and unique ecosystem attributes, LaunchTN equips investors with the information they need to make informed investment decisions and greatly reduces the time and effort they invest in research. For more information on the unique attributes of our Network Partners, please see our overview of our state's Ecosystem.

Southeast Capital Call

Launched in summer 2020 as an effort to increase collaboration and foster deal flow throughout the Southeast, Launch Tennessee’s quarterly Capital Call highlights emerging sectors in the region and features titans of these industries leading discussions. It also connects capital providers from all over the globe to discuss their investments and the trends they’re seeing in today’s market for a free virtual event series open to all.

Angel Tax Credit

The Angel Tax Credit incentivizes support from new and existing angel investors, thereby providing more early-stage capital for Tennessee startups. Angels can earn up to $50,000 in tax credits against their Hall Income tax liability for their investments in pre-qualified startups.


The $29M INCITE Fund was established in 2011 as part of Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to create jobs through investment in small, high potential companies.

Impact Fund

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

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