Curating connections with our Tennessee entrepreneur ecosystem

One of the strongest predictors of success for a startup is connectivity with the established business community. Mentorship from an industry leader, for instance, provides insight and lessons-learned precisely when a startup needs guidance.

And likewise, Tennessee businesses have a powerful incentive to engage with startups. As an early adopter, you’re able to capitalize on innovative solutions not yet socialized in the broader business world, gaining instant competitive advantage. As a subject matter expert at workshops and training sessions, you can engage with fresh entrepreneurial talent.

We offer a number of ways to connect your company with Tennessee’s startup community as first customers, strategic partners, or advisors. Here are a few opportunities for curated connections:


Well-versed in each area of Tennessee’s strengths and industry specialties, LaunchTN curates connections for large corporations to our statewide network of partners, startups, and resources in our communities. Looking to problem solve with innovative startup solutions? Working with large companies to develop pilot programs, reverse pitch events, and innovation challenges, our team can help you solve problems with innovation initiatives that leverage our startup community. Let us help you navigate to the right resources for your specific needs.

Is your company available to mentor and/or share your expertise with our start-up community? One of the strongest predictors of success for a startup is connectivity with the established business community. Our Partnership Team can help answer questions and connect you with the appropriate Network Partners.

By collaborating with a high-functioning and highly connected network, LaunchTN is unique in its ability to efficiently facilitate connections for large companies to the entire state of Tennessee. This enables your company to become well-informed and greatly reduces the time and effort you would otherwise need to invest in research and design.


Our strategic partners are companies looking to gain visibility or provide support for our entrepreneur ecosystem. We offer a number of opportunities to add value to your marketing through our annual 36|86 Festival, our quarterly Capital Call, and exclusive partner events designed to meet specific objectives and needs.

Interested in becoming a Strategic Partner?

Contact emily@launchtn.org to create a customized roadmap that matches your business needs and interests.

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