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.



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. 
We are also serving over 2,000 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 near 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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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

Yanetta Bowman

“Even though I had already started my business before enrolling in the Business Entrepreneurship Academy, LAUNCH played, and continues to play, a fundamental part of how I am managing my business.”

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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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Mahogany Hudgins

“My business was already operating when I started LAUNCH. The course was worth my time as I learned how to manage product cost, caring for each customer, and business management skills."

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