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15 Aug

Ready, set, zip!

August 15, 2016     By Bex     News

It might be only the second year that we’ve held LAUNCH Kinect, our week-long summer program that serves as an extension of our High School Entrepreneurship Program (a big shout out to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Footprint Foundation, FSG Bank, and the rest of our youth program sponsors), but I already know what my favorite activity is: the ropes course and zip-lining…
3 Jun

LAUNCH Kinect Holds Summer Camp Next Week

June 3, 2016     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,"…
31 May

Because after a three day weekend...

May 31, 2016     By LAUNCH     News

...we could all use a little motivation.  
11 May

Through the eyes of a facilitator

May 11, 2016     By LAUNCH     News

LAUNCH entrepreneurs that go through our program wouldn’t get the strong start they receive without our facilitators. What role do facilitators play? They’re the ones who lead our Business Entrepreneurship Academy classes, taking the curriculum and walking through the material with 15 budding entrepreneurs at a time.  Both of our current facilitators for the Spring 2016 semester…
5 May

We escaped!

May 5, 2016     By LAUNCH     News

Being trapped together is a great team building exercise! A couple of weeks ago we (the LAUNCH staff) took our lunch break to go do a little team building at Escape Experience Chattanooga. We’d never really done anything as a team outside of LAUNCH and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do so. The week prior, we had to pick which scenario we wanted to experience. We decided…
26 Apr

Walking with giants

April 26, 2016     By Marco Perez     News

Walter came into our office to ask for some assistance. Having gone to a nearby business-counseling center to inquire about starting his business, he was handed a 20-page outline to develop a business plan and told to come back when he had filled it out. After seeking additional assistance who was just as overwhelmed by the thought of filling out a 20-page plan, he remembered LAUNCH. A year…