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…
8 Jan

Made in our Hometown

January 8, 2016     NewsChannel9.com     News

LifeWrap Hopes to Help When Every Second Counts When every second counts, would you know what to do? Felicia Jackson didn't, even though she had received CPR training in the past. "I could not think anywhere in my mind how to do CPR how to get him breathing again," Jackson says. It wasn't long after, that the Lifewrap was born. "I spoke to paramedics and that's what they see, parents running…
Earlier this month, I participated in a tour of Chattanooga, TN, exploring the physical and economic transformation of this once heavily industrial city on the Tennessee River and at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. And this transformation is impressive, especially for a midsize city of 150,000 residents that experienced an economic crisis in the 1980s that threatened to paralyze…
10 Dec
Undaground, an artist-powered streaming application offering live and on-demand shows, won the overall best idea tonight at this year's "Will It Float?" competition among new business ventures. The 24/7 streaming service proposed by David Casteneda was voted the best idea by judges at the startup pitch competition tonight at the Chattanooga Choo Choo's Revelry Room. Southside Strings, a musical…
24 Nov

LAUNCH Academy Helps Give Life to Entrepreneurs' Ideas

November 24, 2015     Nooga.com     News

The LAUNCH Business Entrepreneurship Academy helped recent graduates get a step closer to their dreams, participant Nancy Green said.  "I am so grateful for this program, for those around the table who shared their dreams with me, and for those of you who worked with us [and helped make me] feel brave, more confident and empowered," she said at last week's program graduation.  Twenty…