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How early-stage accounting can be your startup’s secret weapon

Launch Tennessee spoke with Calvetti Ferguson, a middle-market accounting and advisory firm, to discuss how early-stage accounting is often an overlooked aspect of starting a business, but a strong foundation can be a startup’s secret weapon. Lay the groundwork for future clarity. The initial setup of your accounting systems and processes significantly impacts the quality […]

Interlaced partners with Launch Tennessee to empower startup success

When people think “startup,” they might tend to think of Silicon Valley, but new-to-Nashville IT company Interlaced is passionate about helping build an entrepreneurial scene in Music City.  The company — which built its brand on the West Coast (headquartered in San Diego) and now serves every major metropolitan area in the country — recently […]

Q&A: Statheros keeping Air Force pilots safe from radar-based missiles 

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Launch Tennessee supports companies, like Statheros, by helping them apply for the Small Business Innovation Research program.  The SBIR/STTR programs, colloquially known as America’s Seed Fund, are the country’s biggest source of early-stage funding for […]

Tennessee House at SXSW recap

The Tennessee House was the place to learn more about the state’s tech, innovation and creativity, and we saw more than 2,000 of you over our three-day stay at SXSW this past weekend.  We hosted six events at Austin’s Electric Shuffle to highlight all Tennessee has to offer.   The goal was to let the people […]

Calvetti Ferguson joins LaunchTN as supporting partner

For immediate release March 4, 2024  Calvetti Ferguson joins LaunchTN as supporting partner   Nashville, TN — Accounting and advisory firm Calvetti Ferguson has joined LaunchTN in its mission to provide capital and connections to startups throughout the state.  “Calvetti Ferguson is known for providing value to their clients above and beyond accounting services,” LaunchTN […]

LaunchTN announces third cohort of Community Partner Program awardees

For the third cohort of the Community Partner Program, Launch Tennessee provided funding for 10 projects ranging from a daylong summit for marginalized businesses to entrepreneur bootcamps. “We created the Community Partner Program to provide funding to organizations implementing entrepreneurial support programs and resources in their communities,” Launch Tennessee Development Coordinator Morgan Beam said.  By […]

AgriCapture creates win-win for farmers, environment

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of posts about companies LaunchTN has supported through the SBIR/STTR Matching Fund.  Tennessee-based company AgriCapture is helping farmers save and make money while also assisting them with adopting more environmentally friendly practices, creating a win-win situation. The company’s mission is to maximize profitability of conserving and protecting […]

Launch Tennessee hiring: Capital Senior Associate

Position: Capital Senior Associate Reports to: Chief Investment Officer, Launch Tennessee Context: LaunchTN aims to make Tennessee the best state in the nation for startups by empowering a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Partnering with entrepreneur centers in eight regions and six state-wide industry partners that run […]

LaunchTN hiring: Technology Advancement Fellows

Position: Technology Advancement Fellow Reports to: Technology Advancement Manager Supports: Commercialization Counselor Introduction: LaunchTN is piloting an effort to create a statewide technology transfer office through the Tennessee Technology Advancement Consortium (TTAC) to stimulate innovation and increase the diversity of the Tennessee intellectual property landscape. Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is seeking up to 3 highly motivated […]

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