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Chattanooga nonprofit organization LAUNCH is hosting the High School Entrepreneurship Competition on March 6. The event is the finale of the organization's 2015–16 high school entrepreneurship program, which trains students in the necessary steps to start a small business, as well as other life skills.  "The winners will walk away with a cash prize that can be used to start the…
25 Feb

LAUNCH To Hold 5th Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Competition In March

February 25, 2016     Chattanoogan.com     News

Local nonprofit LAUNCH will hold its annual Youth Entrepreneurship Competition on Sunday, March 6, at UTC’s University Center. This competition is the finale of LAUNCH’s 2015-16 High School Entrepreneurship Program. During the competition, 12 groups will pitch their business plans to a panel of judges. Three groups will walk away with a prize package that can be spent on startup costs or…
Chattanooga, Tenn.'s long history of collaboration and public-private partnerships paved the way for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that permeates the city's economic development strategy, according to a research paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The report, which outlines steps that provide implications for small cities around the country, identifies multiple layers of…
18 Feb
LAUNCH is gearing up for its spring Business Entrepreneurship Academy, which teaches budding entrepreneurs how to start their own businesses.  "Anyone that is interested in starting a small business and needs some guidelines, or maybe [who] already has a small business and wants to go back and reassess, [should take the class]," Gina Soltau, LAUNCH program director, said. The 10-week course…
8 Jan

Made in our Hometown

January 8, 2016     NewsChannel9.com     News

LifeWrap Hopes to Help When Every Second Counts When every second counts, would you know what to do? Felicia Jackson didn't, even though she had received CPR training in the past. "I could not think anywhere in my mind how to do CPR how to get him breathing again," Jackson says. It wasn't long after, that the Lifewrap was born. "I spoke to paramedics and that's what they see, parents running…
Earlier this month, I participated in a tour of Chattanooga, TN, exploring the physical and economic transformation of this once heavily industrial city on the Tennessee River and at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. And this transformation is impressive, especially for a midsize city of 150,000 residents that experienced an economic crisis in the 1980s that threatened to paralyze…