Reports: LaunchYourCity leaving Emerge Memphis


There are changes afoot in Memphis according to various local reports. LaunchYourCity, the umbrella group for entities such as Upstart Memphis and the Seed Hatchery and Wolf River Angels, will no longer be housed in the EmergeMemphis incubator space in a move that has been termed a “graduation.”

Coincident withe change in venue is the departure of Eric Mathews as interim executive director of EmergeMemphis. Going forward he will continue his role as the co-president of LaunchYourCity. Growing that cadre of entities seems like more than enough to occupy one’s time as, for example, SeedHatchery gears up for its upcoming cohort.

Another change at EmergeMemphis, according to an article from the CommercialAppeal, is that former Pinnacle Airlines CEO Phil Trenary is coming on board as a consultant to aid in the search for a permanent executive director.

We’ll be interested to hear about LaunchYourCity’s new home soon.

Author: Editor

Ayumi is the Associate Editor at Southern/alpha. She's a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Nashville Software School.