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  • Tennessee receives three federal EDA Regional Innovation Strategies grants
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • Launch Tennessee bolsters offerings for entrepreneurs with two new hires
    Launch Tennessee bolsters offerings for entrepreneurs with two new hires

    State’s innovation-based economic development organization adds commercialization and capital managers NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, recently added two new hires, Allie Potter and Shaun Randolph, to its team, enabling the organization to provide increased programming and resources to founders of all stages. Potter joins LaunchTN…

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  • Launch Tennessee awards 12 Tennessee companies with SBIR/STTR Grant Matching Funds
    Launch Tennessee awards 12 Tennessee companies with SBIR/STTR Grant Matching Funds

    Annual Matching Program advances commercialization of technology across state Nashville, Tenn. –  Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today announces the 12 selected recipients of Tennessee Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Matching Fund Grant program, developed and funded by LaunchTN through the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The SBIR/STTR program is a…

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