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14 Nov

LAUNCH + High School

November 14, 2017     By LAUNCH     Engage

The High School Entrepreneurship Program is in full swing for the 2017- 2018 school year. We are serving 9 high schools in Hamilton County including: Brainerd, Tyner Academy, Central, East Ridge, Howard, Red Bank, CGLA, Sequoyah, and STEM. While students are learning the skills and tools they need to start a business, they are also accomplishing things once thought impossible.   For example,…
26 Oct

Startup Showdown results!!!

October 26, 2017     By LAUNCH     Engage

In case you missed our Startup Showdown last week, we're recapped the winners for you!   LAUNCH entrepreneur Angie Adams earned first place at our 4th annual Startup Showdown with her business Calamansi Cafe, walking away with $2500 to help further Calamansi Cafe , her Filipino American Fusion Restaurant that is currently running as a pop-up restaurant. Second place and $1500 went to Cheri…
16 Mar

Time flies!

March 16, 2017     By LAUNCH     Engage

Some may say that time flies when you’re having fun. We think time also flies when you’re working hard! We have to pinch ourselves when we think about how it’s been six years since LAUNCH first began at The Bethlehem Center in Alton Park. We’ve had a lot of entrepreneurs through our doors, both with our Business Entrepreneurship Academy and the High School Entrepreneurship…
11 Mar

Don't let others define you...

March 11, 2017     By LAUNCH     Engage

We know our first two blog posts were kind of long, but we'll keep it short this Friday, with one of our favorite quotes. How are YOU going to define yourself?
9 Mar

What is Kiva?

March 9, 2017     By Marco Perez     Engage

“Access to capital.” That’s one of the top challenges entrepreneurs that we support face when trying to grow their business. At LAUNCH we try to narrow the gap between those who can easily start new businesses and those who find themselves always struggling to get their business off the ground. Our program started shortly after the recession and we knew that the only method to…
10 Jan

A Call to Action

January 10, 2017     By Bex     Engage

With so much tragedy and controversy these days, many of us are left with the feeling of “What can I do to help?” As someone who moved to Chattanooga from another state, I consider myself lucky to now be a part of this community. The way in which people here come together in the wake of tragedy always amazes me. This community understands that we are much stronger together. Today, I…