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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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  • 36|86 Student Edition finalists announced

    Tennessee student entrepreneurs pitch to win $60K in prizes at annual entrepreneurship festival Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced 12 finalists competing in the Student Edition Live Pitch at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. The Student Edition Live Pitch is a showcase and pitch competition that gives Tennessee student founders a…

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  • Tennessee receives three federal EDA Regional Innovation Strategies grants

    LaunchTN, AgLaunch, and Epicenter to receive funds to help TN startups Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a Nashville-based public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, along with Memphis-based nonprofits AgLaunch and Epicenter, were announced today as winners of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies competition. AgLaunch, a multi-state organization headquartered in Memphis, and…

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  • Tennessee startups compete in new LaunchTN Pitch Competition at 36|86

    Gov. Lee will offer remarks as innovative companies compete for $50K grand prize Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced the finalists for the LaunchTN Pitch Competition, held in Nashville at Ole Red on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. CT as part of 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. Tennessee Gov….

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  • Companies reshaping startup scene on stage at tech conference

    36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival, hosted by Launch Tennessee, will run Aug. 28-29 in Nashville Nashville, Tenn. – Attracting more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, investors, students and innovation-ecosystem builders from across the US, 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival offers a rare opportunity to see why innovative companies like Pilot.com are choosing to relocate from coastal hubs and scale in the South. Voices that…

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  • LaunchTN announces 36|86 Pavilion at Live On The Green Music Festival

    Expanded partnership with Lightning 100 features Job Fair and Adventure Science Center for Kids Nashville, TN—Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters technology development and entrepreneurship across the state, is excited to announce the inaugural 36|86 Pavilion at Live On The Green, Nashville’s free outdoor music festival. The pavilion is part of LaunchTN’s expanded partnership with Lightning…

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  • 36|86 doubles down on student programming

    Annual entrepreneurship festival puts the spotlight – and $60K in prizes – on empowering the next generation of innovators Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced a programming track dedicated to students and young startup founders at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. 36|86 is the South’s premier gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and…

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  • Launch Tennessee commends lawmakers for grant increase

    Additional funding for SBIR/STTR Matching Program will provide much-needed capital for qualified TN-based startups Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, applauds the Tennessee General Assembly and Lee Administration for passage of the 2019-2020 budget that includes increased funding for the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer…

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  • Launch Tennessee, TEConomy Release New Report on Tennessee’s Startup Ecosystem

    New report outlines roadmap for eliminating barriers and expanding opportunities for Tennessee entrepreneurs Nashville, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today released a new report, “Analyzing Tennessee’s Entrepreneurial Landscape,” in partnership with TEConomy Partners, a global leader in research, analysis and strategy for innovation-based economic development. The purpose of the…

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