10 Jan

A Call to Action

January 10, 2017     By Bex     News

With so much tragedy and controversy these days, many of us are left with the feeling of “What can I do to help?” As someone who moved to Chattanooga from another state, I consider myself lucky to now be a part of this community. The way in which people here come together in the wake of tragedy always amazes me. This community understands that we are much stronger together. Today, I…
Local entrepreneur Lisa Tumlin is opening a transitional home for HIV-positive women, and she's looking for a last few donations before women start moving in next week.  "I'm trying to supply everything and I'm paying the rent," she said.  Although she has gotten a lot of what she needs, such as linens and beds, she's still in need of a kitchen table, computer and washer/dryer—which…
18 Dec

Sometimes life serves as inspiration for entrepreneurs...

December 18, 2016     By LAUNCH     News

And sometimes that inspiration comes in the form of a miracle. At just 15 years old, Ternae Jordan, Jr. was an innocent bystander in a shooting and was struck in the head by a stray bullet. He lost his life that day, but was later resuscitated although left brain dead and blind. Somehow, he not only survived, but can also see and function normally. With the bullet still lodged between his brain…
5 Dec

Chattanooga Incubator program

December 5, 2016     FOX Chattanooga     News

Watch the video over at FoxChattanooga.com.
LAUNCH Chattanooga and The Company Lab receive more than $450,000 combined to support female and minority entrepreneurs CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 5, 2016) – The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded LAUNCH Chattanooga and The Company Lab (CO.LAB) a combined $452,750 to expand support for women and minority entrepreneurs in the Chattanooga area. The funds will be administered in…
14 Nov

LAUNCH + #GivingTuesday

November 14, 2016     By LAUNCH     News

At LAUNCH, we have the privilege of walking alongside very inspiring people doing great things and many times overcoming incredible obstacles in the process. For these entrepreneurs, it all starts with an idea. Meg Brasel’s idea came to her when she was helping her husband pack food for a backpacking trip in the summer of 2015. As they were getting him packed, Meg realized that they had…