LaunchTN Announces Global Entrepreneurship Week Events In Chattanooga

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership focused on supporting the creation and development of high-growth companies in the State of Tennessee to foster job creation and economic growth, announced a series of events on Wednesday in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Running November 12-18, GEW is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Launched in 2008, it has grown to 115 countries—with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than seven million people.


Events in Chattanooga are as follows:

Nov. 13: 2012 Spirit of Innovation Awards

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce (http://www.chattanoogachamber.com/events/2012/10/2012-spirit-of-innovation-awards)

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter Street, 37401 

Innovation fair and luncheon featuring keynote speaker Jonathan Taplin, director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.

Nov. 15: Will This Float? 

The Company Lab (Co.Lab) (www.colab.is/willthisfloat)

6-10 p.m.

The Company Lab, 55 East Main Street, 37408

Diverse set of startups from Chattanooga and across the region pitch their business ideas to investors and community leaders.

For more information, please visit www.LaunchTN.org/GEW.


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