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 WDEF.com.
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     Chattanoogan.com     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…
Local entrepreneur and inventor Felicia Jackson recently auditioned to be on the business pitch television show "Shark Tank," and whether she makes the show or not, she's moving passionately toward production, she said.  Her product is called CPR Lifewrap, which is a disposable plastic sleeve that covers the torso of a person in need of CPR. It has a mouth barrier—which guards against…
18 May

Teenage LAUNCH graduate starts second business

May 18, 2015     Nooga.com     News

Entrepreneur Derelle Roshell, 19, found his passion for business as a high school student when participating in a LAUNCH program, and now he's starting his second business—a security company. "I've always had an interest in law enforcement," he said. "And I've always gone to events and noticed the gap between security and the crowd." The business is called G-Force Security, and he is already…
One of the companies selected this year by Launch Tennessee to participate in The TENN was eDivv. Casey Casterline, eDivv's Founder, noticed that she was not using all the cosmetics she received in her monthly Birch Boxes. She suspected that she was not alone, so she created eDivv, an online marketplace that allows people to trade and/or purchase cosmetics. Casey's hunch has been proven correct,…