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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 […]

A LaunchTN intern success story — Vandy student finds home at Yaya Scientific

As LaunchTN prepares to hire a new Talent Programs Coordinator, who will oversee the internship program, we’re bringing you a success story from last summer’s internship cohort.  Vanderbilt student Stephan Gorgey turned down other job offers to become Yaya Scientific’s first full time employee in Nashville, thanks to a connection from LaunchTN’s internship program.  “He […]

LaunchTN re-opens applications for the Community Partner Program

Nashville, TN — LaunchTN is accepting applications for financial awards to organizations and companies that provide entrepreneur support programs in their communities.  Since its creation, the Community Partner Program has awarded 32 projects, serving more than 1,500 entrepreneurs across Tennessee.  The launch of the third cohort of the program seeks activities serving entrepreneurs between January […]

Updated: Community Partner Program guidelines and application

AWARD OPPORTUNITY LaunchTN announces application for Cohort 3 of the Community Partner Program to support TN entrepreneurial activity SUMMARY AND GUIDELINES LaunchTN supports entrepreneurship and economic development with a goal to make Tennessee the best state in the country for startups.  LaunchTN strategic priorities include 1) the commercialization of technologies and products, 2) increasing the […]

CNBC features LaunchTN portfolio company, PaintJet

LaunchTN portfolio company PaintJet was in the news this week. CNBC highlighted the Hendersonville, Tennessee-based startup, which CEO Nick Hegeman started after his experience running a painting franchise in Nashville.  The industry’s labor shortage he experienced prompted Hegeman to launch PaintJet, which created a fleet of remote-controlled robots to paint buildings that are generally challenging, […]

LaunchTN Announces New Chief Investment Officer  

LaunchTN Announces New Chief Investment Officer   Eller Kelliher, a seasoned early-stage venture leader, will oversee InvestTN and other capital support programs  Nashville, TN – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) today announced Eller Mallchok Kelliher as its new Chief Investment Officer, a vital role responsible for the new InvestTN program and the organization’s capital portfolio. A Chattanooga native, […]

LaunchTN welcomes new Network Partner to support Northwest region

Nashville, TN — As of October 1, 2023 a new partner has joined Launch Tennessee’s statewide network of regional entrepreneur centers, increasing the opportunity for impact in the Northwest region of the state.  Chris Donaldson, founder of The Mill Workspace in Dyersburg, responded to LaunchTN’s April 2023 request for proposals for additional regional entrepreneur center […]

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