Entrepreneur Lamp Post Group Visits GPS

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Officials with Lamp Post Group, a self-described “venture incubator” that helps aspiring entrepreneurs, were at GPS on Monday looking for "younger, smarter people who are thinking outside the box." 

Lamp Post partners Miller Welborn, Shelley Prevost, Allan Davis, Ted Alling, and Barry Large pitched their idea for a summer camp for rising juniors and seniors to the GPS student body. Budding entrepreneurs, said Mr. Alling, can bring radical ideas into the business world. This summer’s two four-week sessions for innovative students will be mini-camps for ideas, and Lamp Post will help the student teams develop and pitch their ideas to investors. 

“We’re here to offer a road map,” said Ms. Prevost, whose concern is that women, who make up the majority of college graduates and by and large make better grades, are not seeing a place at the table in the start-up world. “I’m interested in getting more women involved,” she told the students, “more women starting businesses across the country.” 

Lamp Post is an incubator for both traditional (insurance) and non-traditional (Campus Bellhops) companies. The partners are passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation, and, as Large said, “making Chattanooga the best city in America to start new companies.” 


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