Chattanooga-based nonprofit LAUNCH, kicks off pilot program for a new kitchen incubator plan with initiative to help reach communities in need of food as a result of the effects of COVID-19. Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 27, 2020) - Local nonprofit LAUNCH has been steadily working to plan a kitchen incubator over the past two years, with an opening slated for 2021. In light of recent events, along…
20 Apr

Youth Pitch Competition Results

April 20, 2020     By anonymous     News

Last month, LAUNCH hosted our annual Youth Pitch competition at Brainerd High School. 38 Brainerd students participated in the entrepreneurship course over the fall and spring semesters, and the top 6 teams, a total of 17 students, were chosen to pitch in the competition. The winning teams were awarded prizes of laptops, chromebooks, and tablets.   The winning idea was The DEWS Project, a…
27 Jan

Impact 2019

January 27, 2020     By LAUNCH CHA     News

At LAUNCH CHA we've had the opportunity to work with over 1,200 youth and adult entrepreneurs in our city, but how do we measure that impact? Our 2019 Impact at a Glance Report gives insight into the importance of the training and business support we provide.  Who has LAUNCH CHA helped? Through our Business Entrepreneurship Academy, LAUNCH CHA has supported:        …
16 Dec

Launched by LAUNCH: Ella Livingston + Cocoa Asante

December 16, 2019     By anonymous     Podcast

Check out our interview with Ella Livingston; teacher by day, chocolatier by night! Learn how her business is more than just about delicious chocolate truffles, as well as how LAUNCH CHA played a key role in starting her business. Want to get your hands on some of her truffles? Head to CocoaAsante.com!    
20 Nov

Launched by LAUNCH: Felicia Jackson + CPR Wrap

November 20, 2019     By anonymous     Podcast

In our first episode of Launched by LAUNCH, we sit down with Felicia Jackson, who began her pursuit of entrepreneurship after a near-death situation with her son.      
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…