Will This Float? celebrates the diversity of the creative and entrepreneurial spirit across the Chattanooga region by showcasing up-and-coming innovators as they pitch their ideas! Join us for good food, drinks, great company, and innovative startup ideas.

Finalists get the stage for three minutes to tell the world (including startup investors, mentors, and potential team members) why their concept is awesome. The fast-paced pitch event is the first moment in the limelight for new startup ideas around Chattanooga.

Tuesday 6–9 pm | November 19, 2013



The Company Lab will award prizes based on feedback from a panel of judges as well as crowd-sourced voting. The first place winner will receive:

  • $300 cash
  • 10 hours accounting services with Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough
  • 10 hours legal services with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel

What does it mean to FLOAT?

We are most interested in ideas in line with the following FLOAT criteria:

  • Few direct competitors (Is this a novel idea?)
  • Low adoption/switching costs (Will customers use this?)
  • On-time entry to market (Is the window of opportunity open? )
  • Addresses unfilled need or want (Does this solve a real problem?)
  • Target market is identified and large (Who are the customers?)

Who should apply to pitch?

We're looking for business ideas from all kinds of sectors:

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