Automotive & Mobility Mentor Network

The goal of the Automotive & Mobility Mentor Network is to grow the automotive, transportation, and mobility sector in Tennessee by mentoring entrepreneurs who are bringing new technologies and solutions to the market.

The Automotive & Mobility Network pairs mentors with promising new companies through a structured, stage-gate process involving panel presentations and one-on-one mentoring sessions. It is run by TennSMART in partnership with Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN).

The purpose of the program is to develop quality startups. After completing the program, startups will have an investable pitch deck, a solid business plan, and a strategy to gain market share. These tools will position Tennessee’s entrepreneurs to raise capital, request other funds like SBIR grants, and scale their company.

The Automotive & Mobility Mentor Network also provides valuable access to industry specific assets, networking opportunities with TennSMART’s members and partners and opportunities to participate in TennSMART and Launch TN programming.

The Automotive & Mobility Mentor Network uses a video conference service to engage and connect mentors and entrepreneurs across the state of Tennessee when in-person meetings are not possible.

Automotive & Mobility Mentor Network process:

Click here to learn more about LaunchTN’s Mentor Network programs.

Are you ready to join the Automotive & Mobility Network?

After we receive your application, TennSMART will contact you to discuss next steps.

Companies and entrepreneurs, click here to apply.

Mentors, click here to apply.

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Sara Pruneski


Job Opening

We’re looking for a Director of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization to lead new programs for TennSMART.

View the job description. Interested candidates can reach out to Sara Pruneski,

By joining TennSMART, you can be part of this exciting effort to grow Tennessee’s economy through intelligent mobility innovations.

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