Launch Tennessee
provides opportunities and resources for college students to ensure Tennessee develops and retains the entrepreneurial talent to help it be the #1 place in the Southeast to start a business.


StageXchange helps investors, real estate developers, institutions, and companies facilitate and accelerate dealmaking through its universal deal management and marketplace platform. Founded by CEO Keith Hopkins in 2016, StageXchange brings efficiency and automation to the various elements of the deal lifecycle, including third-party validation, pro-forma modeling, document management, reporting, and capital sourcing. The platform’s robust capabilities, such as the ability to aggregate unstructured data, meet the needs of companies, investors, and developers seeking capital, brokers, and capital providers.

For more on StageXchange, visit, the StageXchange Facebook page, or the StageXchange Twitter at @StageXchange.

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University embraces virtually every known form of professional communications – from print, broadcast and online journalism to advertising and public relations to photography and film. The Newhouse School is also home of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship.

Student Startup Beat is an independent news site founded in 2015 that covers everything in the world of college student startups–high-tech, small business, social ventures and more. Student Startup Beat is run by team of passionate students and entrepreneurs who have made it their mission to cover startups all around the country.

Corporate partners have the opportunity to showcase products and services to early-stage entrepreneurs — as well as colleges and universities, while supporting and showcasing innovative technologies and startups… at a level that is unmatched by other programs.  SSM also offers unprecedented access to a vetted group of student entrepreneurs and innovators for recruitment.