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. 
 
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



Brian Allen

“LAUNCH has been a very integral part in Royal Transportation, as they have been by my side making sure I reach the goals I set for my business. My experience with LAUNCH staff has been like no other. I’ve been able to connect and meet people that I never would have if I had not taken the course. I’m also grateful for the friendships I have made along the way. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.”



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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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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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