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 + COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to challenge our community and communities around the country, 
 the LAUNCH team is working remotely, prioritizing the safety of our staff and community. This is an unprecedented time, and we're working harder than ever to support and guide the entrepreneurs we serve.
 
We have made our LAUNCH CHA entrepreneurship course more accessible than ever by providing this Summer's cohort for free online. Click here to register.
 
We are also serving 1,000 meals every week to seniors though our latest initiative the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga. Click here to find out more.
 
To stay up-to-date on our developments and response to COVID-19, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter using the form towards the bottom of our page.



Programs & Services

Find out about our programs and services. From High School Entrepreneurship to Business Entrepreneurship.

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WHAT IS LAUNCH?

LAUNCH CHA 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.

 







8 years

289 Businesses Supported

331 Jobs created






What Our Entrepreneurs are Saying



Susan M. Freeman

“During my experience in the 10-week course, I was taught the beauty of networking, time management and the basis of operating a business. One particularly great lesson for me was figuring out my break-even point and making a profit.”



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Brittany Harris

“LAUNCH allowed me to create a business plan that would be the start of something incredible, and provided essential strategies that enabled me to reach my objectives. During this 10-week course, we were provided with knowledgeable individuals who were eager to assist our developments. We were allowed to brainstorm and collaborate amongst people who were welcoming and thrilled to learn...An amazing and purposeful journey is truly what LAUNCH provided for me during my development of The Passage.”



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Stephanie Steiman

“LAUNCH was an integral part of getting me started. I thought it was a very positive experience, and a great community was created out of the class."



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