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10 Dec
Undaground, an artist-powered streaming application offering live and on-demand shows, won the overall best idea tonight at this year's "Will It Float?" competition among new business ventures. The 24/7 streaming service proposed by David Casteneda was voted the best idea by judges at the startup pitch competition tonight at the Chattanooga Choo Choo's Revelry Room. Southside Strings, a musical…
24 Nov

LAUNCH Academy Helps Give Life to Entrepreneurs' Ideas

November 24, 2015     Nooga.com     News

The LAUNCH Business Entrepreneurship Academy helped recent graduates get a step closer to their dreams, participant Nancy Green said.  "I am so grateful for this program, for those around the table who shared their dreams with me, and for those of you who worked with us [and helped make me] feel brave, more confident and empowered," she said at last week's program graduation.  Twenty…
7 Oct

Launch and The Chattery Partner to Help Chattanooga Entrepreneurs

October 7, 2015     Times Free Press     News

Every company has to pay attention to three things to thrive: marketing, operations and finance. Not every business owner is good at all of them, and most are probably good at only one. That's an estimation that Launch's vice president of operations, Marco Perez, thinks is true. It's also one he's hoping to shift locally, for at least some entrepreneurs. Perez will lead one of three distinct…
6 Oct
Chattanooga nonprofits The Chattery and LAUNCH are partnering to offer classes for entrepreneurs through the Life After LAUNCHing series.  "Chattanooga is extremely startup-friendly, and our hope is to help foster that environment by offering a comfortable place for an entrepreneur to come and receive advice or explore business topics on a more in-depth level," The Chattery founder Jennifer…
1 Oct

LAUNCH and The Chattery Team Up for Life After LAUNCHing

October 1, 2015     Chattanoogan.com     News

Local nonprofits LAUNCH and the Chattery are partnering to offer a Life After LAUNCHing series. These classes, aimed at entrepreneurs, will be a continuing education series covering a variety of business topics. All classes will take place at LAUNCH’s office, located within Chattanooga WorkSpace, and will be taught by various business leaders and experts from the Chattanooga community. The…
12 Sep

LAUNCH Builds Basics for Budding Entrepreneurs

September 12, 2015     Times Free Press     News

Plenty of people have business ideas, but few know how to put them into practice. Launch, a Chattanooga-based nonprofit organization, can help. "Specifically, we're looking at underserved communities where there aren't the same amount of resources and access to some of the support for entrepreneurs as there are in other parts of the city," said Hal Bowling, Launch's executive director. Fostering…