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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…
9 Sep

The Leap

September 9, 2015     News

In our second installment of The Leap, which explores startups and entrepreneurship in our community, our host, James Chapman talks to the team at LAUNCH, an organization that provides business classes, resources and support to entrepreneurs in Chattanooga’s underserved neighborhoods. Watch the video at
24 Jun

Launch Kinect gives young entrepreneurs their start

June 24, 2015     Times Free Press     News

"Even though school is long out of session, 25 students from Howard High School, Brainerd High School, Tyner Academy and Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy found themselves at the Chattanooga Library early in the morning.They were participating in Launch Kinect, a program that helps students in Chattanooga fulfill their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs, said Derelle Roshell, high school…
15 Jun
LAUNCH Chattanooga kicked off its first annual summer camp Monday. LAUNCH Kinect promises to be a week of fun, entrepreneurship and networking for the city’s teens. 25 students from Howard, Brainerd, and Tyner get the tools and connections to develop and grow a business. Read the full story at
LAUNCH is continuing its mission through a new summer camp.  The camp, called LAUNCH Kinect, is a week of entrepreneurship, networking and fun for urban teens who have completed the organization's high school business program, LAUNCH program director Gina Soltau said.  The teen participants have already worked on business plans and ideas during the high school program. During the camp,…
29 May

LAUNCH Kinect To Kick Off This Summer

May 29, 2015     News

LAUNCH will hold its first annual summer camp, titled LAUNCH Kinect, a week of fun, entrepreneurship and networking for urban teen, from June 15-19. During this week, 25 students from The Howard School, Brainerd High School and Tyner Academy will be equipped with the tools and connections needed to manage, brand, and grow their business. Topics covered, with the help of sponsors and business…