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Fund Tennessee: Northeast Regional Kickoff Meeting

Tue 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Financing

You're invited to learn about a statewide access to capital initiative called Fund Tennessee. Join Commissioner Stuart McWhorter of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD), Lindsey Cox, CEO of LaunchTN, and regional economic development partners who will provide an overview of the program.

The Fund Tennessee initiative is designed to support and expand an inclusive continuum of access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Tennessee. The statewide initiative will assist in addressing:

📌 Loan capital for entrepreneurs and small business owners

📌 Equity capital for entrepreneurs and small business owners

📌 Technical assistance to help entrepreneurs and small business owners to become capital ready


  • Small business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Banks
  • Credit unions
  • CDFIs
  • Non-profits
  • Economic development professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Investors
  • High net worth individuals
  • Family offices
  • Foundations
  • Community foundations
  • Trade associations
  • Local residents

Parking: Free parking is available in the Meadowview parking lot.

This event is open to the public (anyone can attend) and FREE, however, pre-registration is REQUIRED.

📌 After registering on this page, you will be redirected to Eventbrite to register and claim your tickets. If you do not receive tickets, your registration is incomplete.

To learn more about Fund Tennessee and State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI 2.0) visit TNECD.

Speaker(s): Commissioner Stuart McWhorter of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD); Lindsey Cox, CEO of LaunchTN

Co-Sponsor(s): LaunchTN, First Tennessee Development District (FTDD), Sync.Space, Kingsport Chamber, City of Kingsport, Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), Bristol Chamber of Commerce, NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership, Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Partnership, Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), Johnson City Chamber of Commerce

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Madison Greene -; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 423-392-8825


MeadowView Marriott Resort & Convention Center
Cattails Ballroom
1901 Meadowview Pkwy, Kingsport, TN 37660