Sherrell Dorsey | ImpactAlpha
Launch Tennessee is connecting founders to capital, coaching — and the state’s biggest businesses
New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream.
New Revivalist: Charlie Brock, CEO of Launch Tennessee
Place: Nashville, Tennessee
Mission: Helping Tennessee entrepreneurs connect to investors, mentors and larger businesses that can help them grow their revenues.
Charlie Brock is building in Tennessee what entrepreneurs in California and New York sometimes take for granted: a robust, homegrown startup ecosystem.
After selling his media company in 2008, Brock co-founded the Chattanooga Renaissance Fund. He opened the CO.LAB entrepreneurship center and started hosting events and office hours for local startups seeking access to mentorship and funding. With Launch Tennessee, backed by Gov. Bill Haslam and the state of Tennessee, Brock is taking his Chattanooga-based efforts statewide.