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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…
2 Dec

Tyner, Howard and Brainerd Join "LAUNCH Chattanooga"

December 2, 2013     News

Kim O'Neil is the Business Tech Teacher at Tyner Academy. Students in her advisory class are taking part in a program called "LAUNCH Chattanooga," where they develop ideas for businesses. Tyner, the Howard School, and Brainerd High School are all part of the program. They are taking part in a competition December 8 at 6 p.m. at the UTC Auditorium. The students will compete to win 10,000 dollars…
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     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…