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Campus Connections

Student founders are core to Tennessee’s strong tech talent pool. LaunchTN and our partners offer resources such as events, programs, business support and more to catalyze campus-based innovation.

Paid Startup Internships

We offer 30 paid positions with high-growth startups and Entrepreneur Centers across the state. Applications are now closed for the 2019 summer Internship Program.


Student Ambassador Committee

Comprised of entrepreneurially minded Tennessee undergrad or graduate students, the Student Ambassador Committee advises LaunchTN on how to better support student founders.


Student Meetups

Our regional meetups are great opportunities to find resources for your startup and to get involved with your entrepreneurship community. Check out the meetup near you!


36|86: Student Edition

36|86: Student Edition, a dedicated event that’s part of 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival,  is a platform for student entrepreneurs to access funding, marketing support and community/corporate resources.


Discover Entrepreneurship Program

The Discover Entrepreneurship Program (DEP) introduces your students to skills critical for success in today’s job market. Students will have an opportunity to flex their creative muscles, engage with the community and explore career paths in the tech and innovation space.



LaunchTN has partnered with the Tennessee Board of Regents and Southwest Tennessee Community College to bring the LaunchCode program to Tennessee in 2019. LaunchCode, a nonprofit organization based out of St. Louis, MO, strives to build a skilled workforce by creating pathways for driven people seeking careers in technology.



We offer up to $6,000 for grant-writing assistance to Tennessee-based early-stage companies applying for an SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II or Fast-Track award.


SBIR/STTR Matching Fund

This matching program is aimed at early-stage Tennessee companies commercializing technology with assistance from federal grant programs.


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