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