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Press Releases

Archive of LaunchTN public news

  • SecondKeys and ARMS Cyber Win 36|86 Festival Pitch Competitions

    NASHVILLE – Aug. 27, 2020 –  Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced that SecondKeys has won the LaunchTN Pitch Competition and ARMS Cyber has been awarded first place in the 36|86: Student Edition Pitch Competition. The winning companies were named this week at 36|86 Festival, LaunchTN’s…

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  • LaunchTN Introduces Agricultural and Automotive Mentor Networks

    Tennessee-based agriculture and automotive companies will receive expertise from mentors and partners on a wide range of business topics NASHVILLE – August 24, 2020 –  Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced agricultural and automotive mentorship opportunities for Tennessee businesses. These new…

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  • Garth Brooks Joins 36|86 Festival Lineup to Discuss Career

    NASHVILLE – Aug. 5, 2020 –  Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced that country superstar Garth Brooks will speak at the 36|86 Festival, its entrepreneur-focused event taking place digitally Aug. 17-28. Brooks will take part in 36|86’s “36 Questions,” a series in which…

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  • 36|86 Festival Goes Global: Entrepreneurship Festival Announces Digital, Fully-Interactive Format Connecting a Worldwide Audience

    Rooted in Tennessee while highlighting global solutions, 36|86 celebrates community, culture and connection, bringing together the brightest minds across industries NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced that 36|86 Festival, its yearly event empowering entrepreneurship, is going global. The fully…

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  • Launch Tennessee President and CEO Margaret Dolan Steps Down to Join Private Sector

    Having helped empower a network of resources for Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Dolan’s tenure as CEO will end as COO Van Tucker assumes responsibilities NASHVILLE – June 15, 2020 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, today announced that Margaret Dolan will step down from…

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  • LaunchTN partners with Gov. Lee’s COVID-19 Unified Command to call for solutions and resources from businesses, including entrepreneurs and startups

    Tennessee Innovation Crowdsource Platform provides fast-track vetting for solutions and resources to solve COVID-19 challenges. NASHVILLE — Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership that empowers a statewide network of resources supporting Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, today announced the Tennessee Innovation Crowdsource Platform, a call for resources and solutions from businesses, including entrepreneurs and startups. Using Knoxville-based startup Vendor Registry, LaunchTN…

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  • Tri-Cities accelerator Sync Space joins LaunchTN statewide partner network

    New organization joins statewide network of resources for Tennessee entrepreneurs and startups, kicks off first cohort in March to the delight of regional innovation partners. NASHVILLE — Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership that empowers a statewide network of resources supporting Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, today announced Sync Space as its newest network partner. The Tri-Cities accelerator kicks…

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  • LaunchTN welcomes entrepreneur, business and civic leader Van Tucker as COO

    Tucker brings a wealth of entrepreneurial, leadership, and financial experience to Tennessee’s innovation-based economic development organization. Nashville, TN – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that empowers a high-functioning statewide network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, today announced that Van Tucker has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer. In her new…

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  • LaunchTN announces first investments since creation of Innovation Capital Continuum

    Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, and Possip receive funding totaling more than $626K. Nashville, TN – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced investments in four Tennessee companies: Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, and Possip. The investments demonstrate LaunchTN’s commitment to entrepreneurs and its vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation….

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