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Pinnacle Financial Partners hosting new meetup series with LaunchTN, called Capital Conversations

For immediate release
Aug. 1, 2023

Nashville —  LaunchTN and Pinnacle Financial Partners are partnering on a new series of meetups, called Capital Conversations, which will be hosted in four different cities statewide.

“Since our inception in 2000, Pinnacle has had an unwavering commitment to entrepreneurs who are building solutions and filling gaps,” said Kevin Roddey, Financial Advisor for Pinnacle Financial Partners. “That’s why we are excited about partnering with Launch Tennessee to support their invaluable efforts and provide financial services to the companies served by Launch Tennessee and its partners. These events will highlight our complementary partnership and the ways we hope to serve the entrepreneurs of Tennessee.”

The first in the series will be at Railgarten in Memphis, along with LaunchTN’s Network Partner, Epicenter, Aug. 22 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite. 

The events are opportunities for entrepreneurs, startup companies, investors, and others in the state’s entrepreneurial community, to network and connect.

Capital Conversations will feature LaunchTN’s Capital team, including Chief Investment Officer Monique Villa, as well as financial sector experts from Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Each event will be kicked off by a representative from LaunchTN’s Regional Entrepreneur Center Network Partner: Epicenter Memphis, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, The Company Lab (CO.LAB) in Chattanooga, and Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

The Launch Tennessee team will be on hand to discuss InvestTN, a new $70-million fund for investments in startups and venture funds throughout the state. Pinnacle Financial Partners will offer up expert advice on financial services and support specific to startups.

“When Pinnacle signed on as a Visionary-level supporter for 2023, we immediately put our heads together to figure out how to create events that will offer insight and valuable information for startups,” LaunchTN Development Director Emily Masters said. “It’s exciting to see those brainstorm sessions come to fruition through the ‘Capital Conversations’ series. I sincerely hope the partnership is one that continues well into the future.”

Capital Conversations

Aug. 22 – Memphis with Epicenter
Oct. 19 – Knoxville with Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
Nov. 9 – Chattanooga with The Company Lab (CO.LAB)
TBD – Nashville with Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Chloé Morrison
Communications Director, LaunchTN

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