Launch Tennessee gives leg up to young entrepreneurs

The Tennessean recently published a guest column by Launch Tennessee‘s CEO, Charlie Brock, about the organization’s Blackstone Specialist Program.

This program brings college students and recent college graduates from across the country to Tennessee to work in its regional accelerators. The accelerators run 13- to 15-week programs where companies turn prototypes and ideas into investible stories. Specialists have the opportunity to work either directly with the accelerator’s executive staff or with one or more startups, depending on their expertise. They are assigned a variety of projects, such as website development, graphic design, financial planning and customer discovery. Specialists also support the accelerator staff with budget management or demo day event planning. Specialists have the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, investors, master mentors and sponsors.

The full story is available here.

Source: The Tennessean/Launch Tennessee