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3686 sneak peek: Mayor’s forum to explore innovation across Tennessee

Launch Tennessee is excited to share more about the leaders who will be participating in a mayor’s forum that will be part of this year’s 3686 programming. Mayors from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville will discuss what innovation is currently taking place in their cities and what they hope to see for the future.  Mayors […]

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 […]

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 […]

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