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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:        …
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     News

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.…