LAUNCH

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.

About

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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

Starting a Business

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

Training

  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
Primary Contact
DeJuan Jordan
Address
100 Cherokee Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Phone
(423) 523-9307