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  • Launch Tennessee Awards $7 Million in Matching Funds to 37 TN Businesses
    Launch Tennessee Awards $7 Million in Matching Funds to 37 TN Businesses

    Each company received an initial competitive federal grant to accelerate innovation NASHVILLE, TN – October 5, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today unveiled the full list of this year’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund grant recipients. Developed and administered by LaunchTN, the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund is a strategic initiative to advance the commercialization of technology innovation and…

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  • LaunchTN’s 3686 Draws $150B Assets under Management to Tennessee
    LaunchTN’s 3686 Draws $150B Assets under Management to Tennessee

    Conference Releases Packed Three-Day Agenda for Investors and Entrepreneurs NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 20th, 2022) – The nation’s top venture capitalists, private equity funds and game-changing entrepreneurs are set to take the stage at 3686, the premier founder and investor conference in the Southeast. Held September 27–29 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, the three-day agenda will…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Speakers, Venue, Pitch Competition for 3686
    LaunchTN Announces Speakers, Venue, Pitch Competition for 3686

    Founders, investors invited to Tennessee’s premier entrepreneurial festival  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2022) – This year’s 3686 will feature some of the country’s leading innovative and entrepreneurial voices and a partnership with Startup Showdown, Launch Tennessee announced Monday.  The Nashville-based nonprofit — which works to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation —…

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  • LaunchTN Opens Application for Their $7M SBIR/STTR Matching Fund
    LaunchTN Opens Application for Their $7M SBIR/STTR Matching Fund

    Eligible Tennessee companies can apply from July 1 – August 15, 2022 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Release date: July 1, 2022) – Launch Tennessee is offering a matching grant of up to $300,000 to provide additional support to Tennessee companies who have won a federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)  award…

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  • Launch Tennessee Names Monique Villa as Chief Investment Officer
    Launch Tennessee Names Monique Villa as Chief Investment Officer

    The first C-Suite hire to manage organization’s investment portfolio, Villa will lead investments in Tennessee early-stage companies NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2022) – Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, has hired Monique Villa as the organization’s first Chief Investment Officer. In this…

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  • Launch Tennessee Collaborating with Meharry Medical College to Host a Grant Funding Workshop in Nashville
    Launch Tennessee Collaborating with Meharry Medical College to Host a Grant Funding Workshop in Nashville

    The workshop will be live-streamed and walkthrough how to land federal grant opportunities over lunch NASHVILLE, TN (June 15, 2022) – Launch Tennessee, the statewide organization promoting Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem will host a SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) workshop in collaboration with Meharry Medical College’s ResilienSEED business incubator on Tuesday, June 21. This workshop will…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Date For Much-Anticipated 3686 in Nashville, Tennessee
    LaunchTN Announces Date For Much-Anticipated 3686 in Nashville, Tennessee

    The two-day event is a major gathering of southeast entrepreneurs and investors NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2022) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) calls entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem builders back to Nashville for 3686, the two-day celebration for startups this Sept. 27 – 29. Named for the geographic coordinates of Nashville, 3686 is a unique conference that…

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  • LaunchTN’s Innovation Week Slated To Bring Over 650 Attendees to Nashville
    LaunchTN’s Innovation Week Slated To Bring Over 650 Attendees to Nashville

    Multi-day event is first major gathering of TN’s entrepreneurial ecosystem since the pandemic NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14, 2022) – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by the vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, announces Innovation Week, bringing together more than 650 attendees. Innovation Week was created to showcase and…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Chattanooga’s Lindsey Cox As CEO
    LaunchTN Announces Chattanooga’s Lindsey Cox As CEO

    Cox returns to LaunchTN after stints with U.S. Economic Development Administration and CO.LAB Nashville, TN —  LaunchTN is pleased to announce Lindsey Cox as its next CEO. Currently serving as CEO of Chattanooga’s The Company Lab (CO.LAB), Cox has been a long-time employee and partner of LaunchTN. She began her career in the Tennessee Comptroller’s…

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