4 Jun

"Now I am a business owner."

June 4, 2018     By LAUNCH CHA     Engage

The most recent round of the Business Entrepreneurship Academy saw 45 budding business owners through 10 weeks of class. Our hope is that these entrepreneurs, who are underserved by the community, walk away feeling empowered and confident as they move forward in starting their business. Upon completion of the Academy, we hold a graduation to celebrate their achievements and applaud them for the…
6 May

Youth Entrepreneurship Winners Announced!

May 6, 2018     By LAUNCH CHA     News

On Sunday, April 29th, LAUNCH CHA held its annual district-wide Youth Entrepreneurship Competition, Pitch It at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Pitch It is part of the LAUNCH CHA High School Entrepreneurship Program, which supports and empowers students through entrepreneurship education and a simulated startup experience. In each of the schools where LAUNCH CHA serves, students work in small…
6 Dec

Meet Mr. Mangan

December 6, 2017     By The LAUNCH Team     Engage

Our work in the area high schools would not be possible without the amazing teachers who donate time in their classroom to us, one day a week for 10 weeks. Mr. Mangan is one of these teachers. For four semesters, he has welcomed LAUNCH into his classroom at The Howard School. Why would a social studies teacher allow for class time to be spent on entrepreneurship? He explains, “It seemed…
14 Nov

LAUNCH + High School

November 14, 2017     By LAUNCH     Engage

The High School Entrepreneurship Program is in full swing for the 2017- 2018 school year. We are serving 9 high schools in Hamilton County including: Brainerd, Tyner Academy, Central, East Ridge, Howard, Red Bank, CGLA, Sequoyah, and STEM. While students are learning the skills and tools they need to start a business, they are also accomplishing things once thought impossible.   For example,…
26 Oct

Startup Showdown results!!!

October 26, 2017     By LAUNCH     Engage

In case you missed our Startup Showdown last week, we're recapped the winners for you!   LAUNCH entrepreneur Angie Adams earned first place at our 4th annual Startup Showdown with her business Calamansi Cafe, walking away with $2500 to help further Calamansi Cafe , her Filipino American Fusion Restaurant that is currently running as a pop-up restaurant. Second place and $1500 went to Cheri…
25 Aug
Beloved former Vols coach Phillip Fulmer will speak in Chattanooga soon.  Chattanooga organization LAUNCH is hosting an upcoming fundraiser that will feature guest speaker former Vols football coach Phillip Fulmer. The fundraising event with Fulmer is slated for Sept. 7. It will open with a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., when drinks will be served. Dinner, catered by BBQ Rowe from LAUNCH…