7 Mar

Youth Entrepreneurship Competition: Recap!

March 7, 2016     By anonymous     Engage

Last night, thirteen groups of young entrepreneurs pitched their business plans at our 5th annual Youth Entrepreneurship Competition. Winning the evening's top prize was 3-in-1 Toothbrush, a toothbrush for travelers and people on the go that contains the toothbrush, toothpaste and floss all in one unit, thought of by  Brainerd High School students L.E.R Company, Lexis Parks, Edwrick Bishop,…
1 Mar

The start of something new...

March 1, 2016     By anonymous     Engage

The internet is full of content. This very blog is adding to that content. We are caught in an overflow of information, but is it the right information? After stumbling across yet another article naming the “harsh realities” of being an entrepreneur, I became frustrated. Yes, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. Why the need for these over the top titles that serve as click bait…
Chattanooga nonprofit organization LAUNCH is hosting the High School Entrepreneurship Competition on March 6. The event is the finale of the organization's 2015–16 high school entrepreneurship program, which trains students in the necessary steps to start a small business, as well as other life skills.  "The winners will walk away with a cash prize that can be used to start the…
25 Feb

LAUNCH To Hold 5th Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Competition In March

February 25, 2016     Chattanoogan.com     News

Local nonprofit LAUNCH will hold its annual Youth Entrepreneurship Competition on Sunday, March 6, at UTC’s University Center. This competition is the finale of LAUNCH’s 2015-16 High School Entrepreneurship Program. During the competition, 12 groups will pitch their business plans to a panel of judges. Three groups will walk away with a prize package that can be spent on startup costs or…
Chattanooga, Tenn.'s long history of collaboration and public-private partnerships paved the way for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that permeates the city's economic development strategy, according to a research paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The report, which outlines steps that provide implications for small cities around the country, identifies multiple layers of…
18 Feb
LAUNCH is gearing up for its spring Business Entrepreneurship Academy, which teaches budding entrepreneurs how to start their own businesses.  "Anyone that is interested in starting a small business and needs some guidelines, or maybe [who] already has a small business and wants to go back and reassess, [should take the class]," Gina Soltau, LAUNCH program director, said. The 10-week course…