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Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic & Latinx Founders and Creators in Tennessee

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled a list of Hispanic & Latinx Founders and Creators in Tennessee that you should know! As we work together to make Tennessee the most startup friendly state, the inclusion of professionals and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds remains at the forefront of our efforts. The stories being told […]

The Top Tennessee Wellness Startups to Know in 2022

In honor of National Wellness Month, get to know the Tennessee-based startups who are leading the way when it comes to innovative approaches for the wellness industry. With roots from Memphis to Middle Tennessee, these Launch Tennessee portfolio companies and SBIR Matching Fund recipients are providing incredible outcomes with their products and services far beyond […]

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 […]

5 HealthTech Startups To Watch In Tennessee

From Memphis to Knoxville, get to know the innovators in Tennessee who are leading the charge in the state’s tech-based future. With the potential to positively impact millions of lives, these Launch Tennessee portfolio companies and SBIR Matching Fund recipients are all making waves in the Healthcare Technology industry of Tennessee. As we highlight a […]

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 […]

LaunchTN Announces Chattanooga’s Lindsey Cox As CEO

Cox returns to LaunchTN after stints with U.S. Economic Development Administration and CO.LAB Nashville, TN —  LaunchTN is pleased to announce Lindsey Cox as its next CEO. Currently serving as CEO of Chattanooga’s The Company Lab (CO.LAB), Cox has been a long-time employee and partner of LaunchTN. She began her career in the Tennessee Comptroller’s […]

LaunchTN Internship Recap Story: Jasmine’s 2021 Experience in Nashville, TN

As we gear up to welcome the 2022 LaunchTN summer internship program participants, we are thrilled to introduce you to Jasmine Meriweather, one of our wonderful interns from the 2021 program. We caught up with Jasmine to reflect on her internship experience, next career steps, and favorite restaurants in her host city, Nashville.    Hosted […]

Meet our #BuildTN Fellows

Our BuildTN Fellows program is for undergrad/graduate students who have an interest in the VC industry. Our Fellows spend real time working up close with VCs and Founders over the course of a semester and are eligible for college credit. Fellows conduct market research on a chosen industry vertical, taking on the role of domain […]

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