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  • 3686 Festival Update
    3686 Festival Update

    NASHVILLE – Aug 5, 2021 Due to recent COVID-19 developments and thoughtful deliberation on the part of LaunchTN staff, board and stakeholders, we have decided to postpone this year’s 3686 Festival, scheduled for September 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee. Every 3686 Festival for the last eight years has sought to provide a high-quality experience for our…

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  • Launch Tennessee Names Van Tucker President and CEO
    Launch Tennessee Names Van Tucker President and CEO

    NASHVILLE – Dec 8, 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 Van Tucker has been appointed the organization’s president and CEO. Tucker, who was appointed Interim CEO in July 2020, now steps into the official role. In her time as…

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