Will This Float? is an annual business pitch competition that showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in the Chattanooga area.
This fast-paced event is often the first moment in the limelight for participating entrepreneurs. Each finalist gets the stage for three minutes to tell the world (including local startup leaders and potential mentors and team members) why his or her concept is awesome. Once all participants present, the audience and a panel of judges vote on the best idea. At the end of the evening, the winning entrepreneur receives a cash prize and a package of free business services to take his or her startup idea to the next level.
December 10, 2015 // 6 – 10 PM
This year’s event incorporated a special emphasis on startups that focus on Music & Entertainment.
Applications involving streaming, 3D projection, augmented reality and other technologies that enhance the entertainment experience or could potential utilize ultra high-speed networks received careful consideration from the Will This Float? selection committee. However, this is event was not limited to music/entertainment or tech-driven businesses but was open to applications from entrepreneurs of all industries and focus areas.