Since 2007, BioTN has been promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in STEM and the biosciences within Tennessee and the Southeastern United States through education and workforce development programs designed to foster youth interest in STEM and position Tennessee as a leading hub for the life sciences.

Hall Strategies’ Abby Trotter currently serves as the Executive Director of the BioTN Foundation, and concurrently leads Hall Strategies’ work with BioTN to support the Foundation’s Academic Alliance – a program that supports networking and career development for Tennessee-based graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers – and the Life Science Mentor Network, which develops quality startup life science companies for pitches for investment. Hall Strategies also supports BioTN’s Scipreneur Challenge, an annual entrepreneurship-based competition that offers university students and postdoctoral fellows hands-on experiences in commercialization of research and entrepreneurship.