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June 19, 2013 | Tom Ballard

Energy focus of first “Venture Match” program next week

LaunchTN’s four-part “Venture Match” series kicks-off  next week with a morning session focused on energy.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. June 26 at Tech 20/20 in Oak Ridge’s Commerce Park. It will include several presentations as well as the opportunity to network with researchers, investors and entrepreneurs.

The series is sponsored by Bass, Berry & Sims. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is encouraged. To do so, email either Jill Van Beke at or Linda Nyholm at

The series will continue for the next three months with a different topic each time. Dates, topics and locations are:

  • July 24 – Materials science at 7:30 a.m. at the new Knoxville Entrepreneur Center on Market Square in downtown Knoxville.
  • August 28 – Agriculture at 7:30 a.m. at the University of Tennessee (UT) Business Incubator behind the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • September 25 – Software at 5 p.m. at the Mill Room in Cherokee Mills, 2220 Sutherland Avenue.