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Launch Tennessee Awards $7 Million in Matching Funds to 37 TN Businesses

Each company received an initial competitive federal grant to accelerate innovation NASHVILLE, TN – October 5, 2022 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today unveiled the full list of this year’s SBIR/STTR Matching Fund grant recipients. Developed and administered by LaunchTN, the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund is a strategic initiative to advance the commercialization of technology innovation and […]

Launch Tennessee Names Monique Villa as Chief Investment Officer

The first C-Suite hire to manage organization’s investment portfolio, Villa will lead investments in Tennessee early-stage companies NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2022) – Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation, has hired Monique Villa as the organization’s first Chief Investment Officer. In this […]

Knoxville-Based Winter Innovations Is Stitching Together Solutions For The Surgical Process

A LaunchTN SBIR Matching Fund Recipient: Winter Innovations, based in Knoxville, is a high-growth medical technology company working to improve the surgical process, specifically surgical stitching, for patients who suffer orthopedic injuries. We caught up with the Winter Innovations team to hear about the company’s mission, problems surrounding orthopedic surgery and opportunities for Tennessee to […]

Launch Tennessee to Host Virtual Workshop on 2022 Grant Opportunities and NSF Funding

In partnership with Inspira, the workshop will walkthrough opportunities with the National Science Foundation (NSF)  NASHVILLE, TN (February 16, 2022) – Launch Tennessee, the statewide organization empowering Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem by providing capital and supportive resources is hosting a 2022 Federal Grant Opportunities Workshop on NSF Funding on February 22, 2022. This workshop will be […]

Cleerkut Royalty is revolutionizing rights management tools for the global entertainment industry

A LaunchTN Portfolio Company: Cleerkut Royalty, a software development company that provides innovative technology solutions to the global entertainment industry. Cleerkut’s cloud platform automates many music business tasks for indie music creators, music managers, record labels & music publishers. Based out of Nashville, Cleerkut believes that, in today’s music industry, it is imperative that music […]

Couture Technologies is on a mission to help apparel brands embrace the digital revolution

A LaunchTN Portfolio Company: Couture Technologies, a software development company for the retail industry, exists to help apparel brands embrace the digital revolution and change consumer behaviors in ways that allow them to not only survive, but thrive. For this unique organization’s team members, Couture exists to provide bright minds with the opportunity to work […]

LaunchTN End of Year Review: 2021

In many ways, the perspectives of each and every individual have shifted since early 2020. While this year differed from the last,  2021 challenged us, expanded our mindsets, and provided us all with various opportunities to learn and grow – regardless of what those entailed. As Abby Trotter, Interim CEO of LaunchTN, stated in our […]

Launch Tennessee to Host Game-Changing Grant Funding Workshop in Memphis

In partnership with Epicenter, the workshop will walkthrough landing a federal grant opportunity NASHVILLE – November 8, 2021 – Launch Tennessee, the statewide organization empowering Tennessee’s entrepreneur ecosystem by providing capital and supportive resources is hosting a Small Business Innovation Research workshop on November 17. This workshop will be held in partnership with Epicenter Memphis […]

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