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Virtual Entrepreneurship Program


The LaunchTN Virtual Entrepreneurship Program is an online course for entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurial careers in Tennessee. 

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

What you’ll experience

  • Communication from LaunchTN (including resources, supplemental material, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Virtual meetups and discussion groups with fellow students (dependent on demand)
  • 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
  • Lifetime access to hundreds of business how-to videos from the curriculum author of The Entrepreneurial Mind 
  • Certificate award ceremony at 36|86 Festival
  • Free admission to 36|86 Festival in August 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 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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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. 

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

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

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