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 our Summer & Fall cohorts for free online.  
 
In May, we launched our latest initiative, the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga (KIC). This space exists for food-centric startups to hone their craft. Due to the needs created by COVID-19, we fast-tracked this intuitive and piloted our efforts with the LAUNCH Provisions Project. We deliverer over 33,000 to at-risk seniors and provided income to 9 local small business owners. Click here to find out more.
 
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Programs & Services

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

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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.

 







9 years

301 Businesses Supported

331 Jobs created






What Our Entrepreneurs are Saying



Cassandra Tucker

"It was great to connect with the entrepreneurial energy in the class, and helped keep my wheels turning and growing”



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Deshel Hambrick
The LAUNCH High School Entrepreneurship Program seeks to engage interested and motivated students with a simulated entrepreneurship experience that provides real-world lessons they'll need to successfully start their own business. One of…

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Lisa Tumlin

“The 10-week Business Entrepreneurship Academy gave me the push I needed to go after my dreams. I never would have started The Springs House of Hope if I had not had been shown how hard work and help from people that believe in you can get you through the challenges that you face when starting a business.”



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