"In Chattanooga, Tennessee (a city where there’s lots of startup activity in the last few years) a company called Torch recently raised $162,401 from 1,030 backers on Kickstarter"...
"Chattanooga’s balance of infrastructure investment, intimate startup scene, and access to nature is enough to cultivate a tech environment that is homegrown."
"In less than ten days, Startup Week Chattanooga will be taking place in the southeast corner of the state of Tennessee. While press coverage (including ours) is certain to be coming for this very packed week of events, there have already been quite a bit of talk about the Scenic City in general by publications across the United States this summer."
"A recent visit to Chattanooga, Tenn. convinces me that U.S. cities—particularly small and medium-sized ones—can take multiple paths to unleashing their distinct innovative economies. In designating a 140-acre enclave in the heart of their downtown as an innovation district, Chattanooga has built strategically on three critical assets—quality place making, unusual anchor institutions, and a highly collaborative innovation ecosystem."
"We knew Chattanooga was something special when we chose it to be the host city for AngelSummit US 2015. Now that we’ve spent some time in the ‘Scenic City’ we’re convinced it’s destined to become the next Boulder."
"The old Chattanooga is long gone. Today, the city has some of the cleanest air and water in the region. Outdoor Magazine has twice in the past four years named the city the "best town ever." Instead of smokestacks and foundries, you'll see rock-climbing enthusiasts scaling the outdoor wall of High Point Climbing and Fitness on Broad Street -- just a block away from the city's revitalized waterfront and the nation's largest freshwater aquarium. And rather than a dirty, polluted river running through the center of town, you'll see kayakers and standup paddle boarders drifting along a rejuvenated Tennessee River."
When I was growing up an hour south of Chattanooga in the eighties and nineties, the city was best known for MoonPies, those sinfully delicious chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow hockey pucks. Fast-forward a couple of decades and I’m standing in a juice bar on the edge of downtown, wondering what happened to the corny place I once knew. Now it’s all nitro cold brew and tech startups, like the love child of Nashville and Silicon Valley, but with more singletrack.
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"Before it’s football time in Tennessee comes the Demo Day season across the state. And first up is the Demo Day for GIGTANK, a Chattanooga-based boutique accelerator for startups developing ultra high-bandwidth business applications. Alumni from last year’s class include companies like Feetz, a company making next-generation 3D printed shoes who announced earlier this year that Khosla Ventures led their investment round."