Here at LAUNCH, we are committed to empowering entrepreneurs at every stage of their business journey.



LAUNCH CHA

LAUNCH CHA was our first initiative started back in 2011. Our 10-week LAUNCH CHA
course is aimed at entrepreneurs interested in
starting a business, and those who have already started one. We also provide business coaching, mentoring, networking opportunities, workshops, and other opportunities to our LAUNCH CHA graduates.

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LAUNCHing Bright Ideas

LAUNCHing Bright Ideas is our entrepreneurship curriculum geared toward high school students. Students are trained in how to build a business. At the end of the school year, each student in our program competes in a pitch competition for computers and more. We have trained 8 Chattanooga area schools and empowered 829 students though LAUNCHing Bright Ideas.

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StartSpark

StartSpark is a network of organizations empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs across the U.S. We partner with organizations in their startup phase by providing training, coaching, and tools to help them build strong, supportive organizations in their own cities. We share and learn from our network partners as we all navigate toward our common goal of diversity and inclusion.

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Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga

The Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga, or KIC for short, is a startup space for food-centric entrepreneurs. Our space provides room for small business owners to KICkstart their business. We have space for caterers, food truck owners, bakers, and distributors, Be sure to visit us in Brainerd every Friday to see what our entrepreneurs are cooking at the Pop-Up.

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  • 2011

    LAUNCH begins empowering entrepreneurs through the LAUNCH CHA program

  • 2012

    LAUNCH begins teaching entrepreneurship in High Schools though LAUNCHing Bright Ideas

  • 2014

    LAUNCH expands to include a national network through StartSpark

  • 2020

    LAUNCH opens a shared kitchen startup space, the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga (KIC)

  • Present

    20 National Partners

    201 Businesses
 Supported
    829 High Students Empowered