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  • LaunchTN’s 3686 Draws $150B Assets under Management to Tennessee

    Conference Releases Packed Three-Day Agenda for Investors and Entrepreneurs NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 20th, 2022) – The nation’s top venture capitalists, private equity funds and game-changing entrepreneurs are set to take the stage at 3686, the premier founder and investor conference in the Southeast. Held September 27–29 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, the three-day agenda will…

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  • A Look Inside the 3686 Venue and Startup Showdown Pitch Competition

    We are just over four short weeks away from kicking off 3686 in-person for the first time in over two years! As we continue our countdown to the event, taking place September 27-29 in Nashville, take a look into the venue where all of your connections will be made and where our $120,000 pitch competition…

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  • LaunchTN Announces Speakers, Venue, Pitch Competition for 3686

    Founders, investors invited to Tennessee’s premier entrepreneurial festival  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2022) – This year’s 3686 will feature some of the country’s leading innovative and entrepreneurial voices and a partnership with Startup Showdown, Launch Tennessee announced Monday.  The Nashville-based nonprofit — which works to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation —…

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  • 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…

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  • EmpowerLocal Is Bridging the Gap Between Leading Brands and Local Media Sources

    A LaunchTN Portfolio Company: EmpowerLocal, based in Franklin, Tennessee, helps leading brands advertise with trusted local and hyperlocal media anywhere in the U.S. The Middle Tennessee-based startup redirects advertising dollars to local community publishers, creating a more robust and profitable local news and information industry. We caught up with the CEO, Steven Buhrman, about media…

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  • GUEST POST: Nashville’s First-Ever Black Innovation + Entrepreneurship Day

    Launch Tennessee sporadically publishes essays written by entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of the startup ecosystem here in Tennessee and across the southeast region, sharing thoughtful and unique observations and perspectives on the business landscape and the challenges they’re encountering. Guest Post By: Brynn Plummer, VP, Inclusion and Community Relations at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. This…

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