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20 Jan

High school entrepreneurs launch into business

January 20, 2014     News

Last year, Tyner Academy students Colby McCurty and Deosha King won LAUNCH’s High School Entrepreneurship Competition; this year, their product is serving their fellow high school students while the duo is looking toward their next business move. Their first product, called Get Box, is a vending machine that dispenses school supplies. Tyner Academy students Colby McCurty and Deosha King…
10 Jan

New Chattanooga IT Company Supports Nonprofits

January 10, 2014     News

Covenant College alumnus David White recently launched Develop CENTS, an IT company that's worked with several Chattanooga nonprofits.  In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, White talks about nonprofit organizations' computer security needs, as well as his own background in community development. Hear the full story over at
17 Dec

Tyner students win LAUNCH competition with expression

December 17, 2013     Times Free Press     News

Imagine a brightly painted VW van driving through the streets of Chattanooga’s inner city, honking its horn at recreation centers and churches. Kids and adults run out to the street as two high school students and a volunteer artist pass out supplies for today’s class. That’s Tyner Academy students Demetric Bush and Ashunti Garner’s dream; an art-class- mobile named LOUD. A chance for…
16 Dec

Local Students Win LAUNCH Entrepreneurship Competition

December 16, 2013     News

Partners Demetric Bush and Ashunti Garner brought home the grand prize of $10,000 worth of startup capital and business services with their business LOUD after 17 groups of students hailing from The Howard School, Brainerd High School and Tyner Academy participated in the LAUNCH competition. Pitched as a non-profit organization, LOUD will offer mobile art classes for teens to openly express…
9 Dec

Local students take home big prize to start first business

December 9, 2013     News

Dozens of students in our area have spent the last few months perfecting their entrepreneur ideas for the 3rd annual LAUNCH entrepreneur program. Sunday night the proposals were presented to the judges, in hopes of receiving the grand prize. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how to start a business, who might not have the resources. 17 enthusiastic groups presented…
"Loud" isn't just the working name for Demetric Bush and Ashunti Garner's startup project. It's also how the audience reacted when the duo won first place in a high school competition. On Sunday night, Chattanooga's entrepreneurial empowerment group LAUNCH hosted its third annual high school competition at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Of the 18 combined group entrants, who gave…