1 Nov

And the winners are...

November 1, 2019     By LAUNCH CHA     News

STARTUP SHOWDOWN At our Startup Showdown pitch competition during Startup Week Chattanooga, we handed out three prizes and had a People's Choice Award winner! 1st PlaceMahogany Hudgins with Wings Top Tots Food TruckWith her food truck, Mahogany provides delicious, never frozen chicken wings tossed in different homemade sauces and rubs. She also has tater tots that come with a variety of toppings…
LAUNCH CHA Executive Director Hal Bowling has been selected to join the WKKF Community Leadership Network, a fellowship that is a collaboration between the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). This fellowship serves as a way for local leaders from across the nation to connect, grow and lead transformational change on behalf of children, families and…
13 Dec

PITCH IT Recap!

December 13, 2018     By LAUNCH     Events

On December 2nd, LAUNCH CHA held its annual district-wide Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, Pitch It at the Granfalloon. Competing teams were made up of 48 students from Tyner Academy, Central High School an d Brainerd High School. Students worked durin g the Fall semester with LAUNCH CHA facilitators and business mentors as part of LAUNCH CHA’s High School Entrepreneurship Program.…
7 Dec

Why LAUNCH CHA?

December 7, 2018     By Sandy Berry     Engage

I had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Olingy, Director of Community Engagement at Atlantic Capital Bank who has been a LAUNCH CHA board member for 4 years and served as President for 3 years. I wanted to learn how he became involved with LAUNCH CHA and his reasons for supporting our organization.  How did you and Atlantic Capital Bank become aware of LAUNCH CHA?  In 2015 while…
26 Nov

CHA Gives

November 26, 2018     By LAUNCH     Engage

One of the things we're grateful for this season, and all year round for that matter, is our city. While Giving Tuesday is a global initiative, Chattanooga comes together to make sure area non-profits have the spotlight on that day, creating the  #CHAgives  movement. Set for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27th , #CHAgives takes place after Black Friday and Cyber Monday with the idea that…
30 Oct

Help us support high school entrepreneurs

October 30, 2018     By LAUNCH     Engage

Not only does LAUNCH CHA serve adults in helping them start their own business, but we also work with high school students. Through the High School Entrepreneurship Program students are supported and empowered with entrepreneurship education and a simulated startup experience.  In each of the schools where LAUNCH CHA serves, students work in small groups to conceive of a business idea,…