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Recapping Reverse Pitch

For those of you who weren’t able to make it out last week, our first Reverse Pitch event went off with a bang. Nearly 130 people turned out to hear four local organizations pitch problems they’re willing to pay startups to solve. While the event [...]

April 4th, 2016|

An Innovation District Grows In Chattanooga // Brookings Institution (blog)

"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."

September 28th, 2015|

GIGTANK Selects Startups for 2015 Accelerator

Fourteen startups to spend summer launching high-bandwidth applications in Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 12, 2015) – Fourteen startup teams from across North America and Europe will soon convene in Chattanooga to launch business applications that could thrive on gigabit networks. As the newest members of [...]

May 12th, 2015|

Inside 48HL: The top ideas, the leaders behind them, and how you can help

We’re only seven days away from 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition, and the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard your ideas, poured over the applications, and assembled a top-notch crew of experts to help carry [...]

March 21st, 2014|

Time, it’s So Much More than Money

(Guest post by Riley Draper, WeCounsel) A lot of people will tell you that time is money and in a way they are right. But really, it's better than that. Time is something you can give to people to show them they’re important. At WeCounsel [...]

November 22nd, 2013|

SpringBoard: Pomp and Circumstance

Next week, 12 entrepreneurs will celebrate the completion of the SpringBoard business development program. SpringBoard is nine-week program that helps aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine assumptions and turn business ideas into action. Businesses from our summer group include: Warm Bath Books (immersion language learning using [...]

August 9th, 2013|

Experience Talks: Life Cycle of a Startup

Our last installment of Experience Talks focused on the life cycle of a startup business. Leading the April 28 discussion were five Chattanoogans with plenty of experience in the startup world. Looking to expand your legal knowledge? Read on for a few sound bytes from [...]

May 8th, 2013|

2013 Experience Talks Series Begins

Last month, we kicked off the 2013 Experience Talks series, which will feature monthly lunch panel discussions alternating with evening sessions over the course of the spring and summer. Our first installment focused on the process of raising capital and the reasons for choosing a [...]

March 6th, 2013|

Startups Get Social

Our Experience Talks series came to a close Wednesday with a seminar on sharing. Online sharing, that is. Social media is tricky business – it can help or hinder your company’s growth. Our panel of entrepreneurs spoke about the do’s and don’ts of Facebook, Twitter, [...]

December 7th, 2012|

Will This Float? in Tweets

  The Will This Float? hashtag #wtfCHA was trending all evening on the Twitter feed and on the giant "Tweet Tank" projection created by Full Media. Here are some highlights: @4thfloorchatt: This city loves entrepreneurs! Just look at the crowd that showed up just to hear ideas. #wtfCHA #gigcity #CHA https://twitpic.com/bdjbt1 [...]

November 29th, 2012|