TNFIRST, Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation in Tennessee –

Our Vision is to:

Celebrate and promote science, technology, and entrepreneurship as productive careers in our society.


To provide resources and activities that build and expand mentor-based robotics programs throughout the State of Tennessee, thereby developing business, engineering, and manufacturing skills in the K12 student community to grow their problem-solving, team-building, leadership, and community engagement.


2018 Power Up FRC Competition!!!!!

March 21-24, 2018 at the Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville


Robo Rodeo at the Tennessee Valley Fair, Sep 15-17

CONGRATS to the Blue Alliance of Teams 2393, 4630, and 3966

The First “FIRST” Off-Season FRC competition in Tennessee is held at the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville. The Tennessee Valley Fair organization opens the Jacob Building to 12 FRC teams and is a big success. The three match final scores were 235 to 231 (Blue wins), 307 to 210 (Red wins), and 305 to 255 (Blue wins).

Click here for a video clip and additional details of the event of the rubber match between the winning Blue Alliance and the Red Alliance.


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The TNFIRST Donation page is now LIVE and able to process tax-exempt donations in support of TNFIRST events and teams in Tennessee!!!! Please see the “Donations” page and use the online donation tool to send needed funds to the TNFIRST organization! Your donation will immediately result in an email identifying the donation as tax-exempt for your tax records.

Teams and Volunteers- book your hotel for the Smoky Mountain Regional

TEAMS and Volunteers! Make your reservations for rooms in Knoxville for 2018 Power Up!!!

Our 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition® season is just around the corner and we want to remind FIRST staff and their teams that plan on attending events out-of-town to book with FIRST®!

FIRST®, working with our event housing partner Experient, has contracted hundreds of hotels throughout North America to support over 90 of our events.  Go to our Event Housing site to book your hotel nights under FIRST blocks here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Thank you!

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