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27 Nov

LAUNCH graduates fall business class

November 27, 2013     Times Free Press     News

As the next crop of potential small-business owners graduated from LAUNCH’s intensive business-building program last week, program co-founder Hal Bowling said it’s a good time to get into the business world. The nearly 30 Chattanoogans who graduated last week will hopefully go on to create viable businesses and impact the community, he said. Every small business counts. “You know, it’s a…
21 Nov

"LAUNCH" participates graduate from the program

November 21, 2013     WRCBtv.com     News

It's an evening of celebration for a group of local high schoolers, taking their business plans to the next level. Thursday night, students participating in "Launch", graduated from the program. Serving high schoolers and adults in undeserved communities, Launch aims to empower people through entrepreneurship. Professionals lend their expertice in business, marketing, and legal process.  The…
15 Nov
Students from area high schools are preparing to pitch business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists for the chance to win $10,000 in startup services. The pitches are the culmination of LAUNCH's High School Entrepreneurship Competition, which is in its third year.  "Brainerd High School has come onboard with Tyner Academy and The Howard School, so the competition will be even better this…
13 Nov
LAUNCH will hold its third annual High School Entrepreneurship Competition on Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Students from The Howard School, Tyner Academy and Brainerd High School will pitch their business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, where the stakes are high with $10,000 worth of startup services and funds up for grabs.  This is the first…
20 Oct

High school students prepare to "LAUNCH" their businesses

October 20, 2013     WRCBtv.com     News

Its an early weekend morning but instead of sleeping in, local teens are planning their future business strategies at an office in Chattanooga's south side.   Aimed at serving high schoolers and adults in undeserved communities, LAUNCH is a program that empowers people through entrepreneurship and is currently offered at three area high schools; Brainerd, Howard and Tyner High School. Read…
10 Sep

Businesswoman, LAUNCH graduate promotes memoir

September 10, 2013     Nooga.com     News

Chattanooga businesswoman and LAUNCH graduate Linda Murray Bullard recently wrote a book about her experiences growing up without a mother, as a teen mother and about the power of personal choice. Writing the story was a "purge" for her. She didn't plan for it to be a book. And after she decided to self-publish, she didn't intend for it to be a conversation-starter for mothers and their tween…