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LAUNCH Chattanooga and The Company Lab receive more than $450,000 combined to support female and minority entrepreneurs CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 5, 2016) – The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded LAUNCH Chattanooga and The Company Lab (CO.LAB) a combined $452,750 to expand support for women and minority entrepreneurs in the Chattanooga area. The funds will be administered in…
14 Nov

LAUNCH + #GivingTuesday

November 14, 2016     By LAUNCH     Engage

At LAUNCH, we have the privilege of walking alongside very inspiring people doing great things and many times overcoming incredible obstacles in the process. For these entrepreneurs, it all starts with an idea. Meg Brasel’s idea came to her when she was helping her husband pack food for a backpacking trip in the summer of 2015. As they were getting him packed, Meg realized that they had…
26 Oct

The Camp House Podcast

October 26, 2016     By anonymous     Engage

It's no secret that we here at LAUNCH love ourselves a good cup of coffee, and often times you can find any one of us having a meeting at one of our favorite local coffee shops, The Camp House. Our love of The Camp House began back when it was on the Southside and continued through it's transition to downtown Chattanooga. If you keep up with LAUNCH you know we like to hold events there too. We…
11 Oct

Startup Showdown Winners Announced!

October 11, 2016     By LAUNCH     Engage

(Chattanooga, Tenn.) October 11, 2016 - LAUNCH held their 3rd annual Startup Showdown on Wednesday, October 5, where ten entrepreneurs from their Business Entrepreneurship Academy pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges. First place and a prize of $2500 went to Pat Rowe, owner and operator of BBQ Rowe, a barbecue catering company that will satisfy your tastes. Pat serves a variety of…
27 Sep

We've got some news!

September 27, 2016     By LAUNCH     Engage

LAUNCH SELECTED BY U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AS GROWTH ACCELERATOR FUND RECIPIENT (Chattanooga, Tenn.) Sept. 27, 2016 - Chattanooga based nonprofit LAUNCH has been announced as an awardee of the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) office of Investment and Innovation. The competition saw over 400 applications from organizations across 32…
15 Aug

Ready, set, zip!

August 15, 2016     By Bex     Engage

It might be only the second year that we’ve held LAUNCH Kinect, our week-long summer program that serves as an extension of our High School Entrepreneurship Program (a big shout out to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Footprint Foundation, FSG Bank, and the rest of our youth program sponsors), but I already know what my favorite activity is: the ropes course and zip-lining…