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Virtual Entrepreneurship Program


The LaunchTN Virtual Entrepreneurship Program is an adult education initiative for entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurial careers in Tennessee. 

VEP101 and VEP102 are virtual, self-paced, six-month courses. Each curriculum teaches innovative entrepreneurship in more than 17 hours of video lessons, organized in modules. 

Fee: $99*

*When you successfully complete the course, you’ll receive a $50 registration fee refund.

What you’ll experience

  • Bi-monthly communication from LaunchTN (including resources, supplemental material, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Meetups and discussion groups, virtual and in-person, with fellow students
  • Introduction to the Tennessee startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem, including connections to local and state-level resources to benefit your business 

What you’ll gain

  • Mentor matching as appropriate with local network partner, based on business needs
  • 50% course fee refund upon successful completion
  • Lifetime access to hundreds of business how-to videos from the curriculum author of The Entrepreneurial Mind 
  • Certificate award ceremony at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival in Nashville, Aug. 26-27, 2020
  • Free admission to 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival in Nashville, Aug. 26-27, 2020

Course overviews

VEP101: Start a successful business – VEP101 will walk you through everything you need to know to take your business from idea to reality. The virtual, in-depth material covers subjects from a deep dive into entrepreneurial thinking and the process of entrepreneurship to testing your business model, funding your idea, making your business legal, and hiring your first employee. Ideal for the aspiring entrepreneur seeking the basics.  

VEP102: Build your business for growth – Take your business to the next level with VEP102. Learn how to build a human resources system, manage your cash flow and debt (the bootstrap life), expand and scale your marketing plan, take on funding, exit your startup — and everything in between. Ideal for experienced business owners looking to grow and scale.

Join the spring 2020 cohort!

Registration is limited to 150 Tennessee residents, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact morgan@launchtn.org with any questions.

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Sept. 20, 2019 Registration Opens
Dec. 15, 2019 Registration fee due, registration closes, participants receive confirmation*
Jan. 6, 2020 Course Begins
January – June 2020 Monthly in-person and virtual peer group meetups (regional)
July 3, 2020 Course ends
Aug. 26-27, 2020 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival in Nashville, including certificate award ceremony
*Please note: This course is offered exclusively to Tennessee residents.

The $99 registration fee is applied to the cost of curriculum/materials and course administration. You will receive a $50 refund upon successful course completion.

When you successfully complete the course, we will mail a $50 refund check to the address you provide during registration.

Yes — each unit is followed by a quiz. Quizzes can be taken unlimited times but must be successfully passed in order to complete the course.

Yes — all materials are mobile-friendly and accessible.

At this time, all course material is industry-agnostic. We plan to incorporate industry-specific training in 2021.

You must complete the course within eight months in order to receive the registration refund, receive the discount admission to the 2020 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival, and participate in the certificate award ceremony.

We will mail your certificate to the address you provide during registration.

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