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Chattanooga based nonprofit LAUNCH has been announced as an awardee of the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition by the U.S. Small Business Administration office of Investment and Innovation. The competition saw over 400 applications from organizations across 32 states and the District of Columbia. LAUNCH and the additional 67 recipients will be awarded $50,000 each totaling $3.4 million in prizes…
From playing an escape game to meeting with local business leaders, participants in LAUNCH's second Kinect summer program will get an array of experiences this week meant to inspire them to become entrepreneurs.  LAUNCH Kinect is a workshop happening this week that builds on and goes beyond lessons taught in the nonprofit's High School Entrepreneurship Program.  Read the full story over…
3 Jun

LAUNCH Kinect Holds Summer Camp Next Week

June 3, 2016     Chattanoogan.com     News

LAUNCH will hold it's second annual LAUNCH Kinect week long summer camp June 6-10. "LAUNCH Kinect's aim is to empower and grow students' knowledge and connections throughout Chattanooga with the support of positive and influential local business leaders. This week-long intensive workshop focuses on additional entrepreneurial skills, going beyond LAUNCH's High School Entrepreneurship Program,"…
1 Apr

LAUNCH: Partnering for Impact

April 1, 2016     FSG Bank     News

Jamaal Macon spent five years as a franchisee of a commercial cleaning company before making a risky decision. He knew the financials were skewed in favor of the franchisor, and he wanted to be more than an employee. He wanted, instead, to own and operate his own cleaning company. But even though he was skilled at his work, Jamaal knew there were parts of the business with which he was…
Some Brainerd High school students get an extra $2,500 to help pay for college or start up a business. It’s all thanks to LAUNCH’s Youth Entrepreneurship Competition.The 3-in-1 Toothbrush took the top prize at the LAUNCH pitch competition.It’s for travelers and people on the go because it contains a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss all in one unit. Read the full store over at WDEF.COM.
7 Mar
After 13 groups of young entrepreneurs pitched their business plans at LAUNCH’s Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, 3-in-1 Toothbrush won the evening’s top prize. 3-in-1 Toothbrush is a "convenient toothbrush for travelers and people on the go where the toothbrush, toothpaste and floss are all contained in one unit," thought of by L.E.R. Company, Lexis Parks, Edwrick Bishop, and Renus Evans…