Venture Match 2013 connects entrepreneurs, inventors and investors

Dozens of inventors, entrepreneurs and investors had a chance to "speed date" Tuesday night, thanks to Launch Tennessee and the inaugural Venture Match. The two-hour event gave participants a chance to meet, mingle, explain their technologies or interests, and learn from Vanderbilt professor and entrepreneur Benoit Dawant. The crowd listened intently as Dawant chronicled his own journey of entrepreneurship based on technology developed with a team of researchers at Vanderbilt.


Launch Tennessee hopes to host future events across the state in effort to promote commercialization of technologies developed in academic research institutions.