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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 16 paid positions with high-growth startups and Entrepreneur Centers across the state. Applications now closed for the 2018 Summer Internship Program.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Microgrants

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.

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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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