What is LAUNCH?

As our country reinvents itself, new businesses are being born every day and support structures are key to the viability of these businesses. LAUNCH offers business training, support, and affordable resources to underrepresented entrepreneurs, empowering them to create sustainable, successful businesses allowing their families and communities to thrive.

 

LAUNCH  Updates:

 
We are celebrating 10 years of LAUNCH with live music, BBQ, door prizes, a photo booth, and so much more! This outdoor party is open to everyone on Saturday, October 9th  from 5 PM to 9 PM!
Entertainment is FREE, but you can support our work by purchasing food and drink at the event. To preorder click here. Celebrate with us at the KIC (5704 Marlin Rd. Chattanooga, TN)!
 
We have made our LAUNCH CHA entrepreneurship course more accessible than ever by providing our Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 & Spring 2021 cohorts for free online.  
 
In May 2020, we launched our latest initiative, the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga (KIC). This space exists for food-centric start-ups to hone their craft. Due to the needs created by COVID-19, we fast-tracked this initiative and piloted our efforts with the LAUNCH Provisions Project. We delivered over 40,000 to at-risk seniors and provided income to 9 local small business owners. Click here to find out more.
 
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WHAT IS LAUNCH?

LAUNCH exists to build a thriving Chattanooga where every individual who dreams of a business can be confident that the community will stand with them, removing obstacles, and creating opportunities for their success. 







10 years

389 Businesses Supported

442 Jobs created






What Our Entrepreneurs are Saying



Marcus Price

"The tools that you get out of the [LAUNCH CHA] program for the money you spend to get the information you  do is unheard of"



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Wahab Alabid

“We still talk to each other. We know about each other’s difficulties and in fact, to be honest, the reason I’m still in it now and have survived is because of the people I met at LAUNCH. I’ve learned a lot from them.”



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Karitsa Jones

“LAUNCH is not an enabler but an empowerer. The program empowered us to do what we were setting forth to do. [LAUNCH] didn’t do it for us.”



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