LAUNCH offers small business training, support, and affordable resources to underrepresented entrepreneurs, specifically women and people of color, empowering them to create sustainable, successful businesses.


LAUNCH CHA exists to build a thriving Chattanooga where every individual who dreams of a business can be confident that the community will stand with them, removing obstacles, and creating opportunities for their success.

LAUNCH provides start-up resources for early stage microbusinesses, focusing on serving underrepresented populations – specifically women and people of color. The program begins with a 10-week start up class, where entrepreneurs will validate and test their business idea, learning the basics of marketing, licensing, distribution, financials, and other topics. Upon completion of the class, graduates are eligible for follow-up business support services that include one-on-one coaching, mentoring, networking, and access to many other business resources. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities (Specialty)
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)


  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
DeJuan Jordan
100 Cherokee Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405