48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition Is Friday-Sunday

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Company Lab will host 48HourLaunch, an annual startup development competition that challenges teams of entrepreneurs and specialists to spend 48 hours transforming a startup concept into a viable business model or prototype.

On Pitch Night, Friday at 6 p.m. teams will present their ideas to the public and solicit help for their startups. There will be working sessions all weekend and then on Sunday, from 6-8 p.m is Demo Night.  Startups will debut their progress to the public and a panel of judges. The top scoring team will receive a $2,000 cash prize and a package of free business services to support its continuing development.

Pitch Night will be held at green|spaces, 63 E. Main St.; working sessions will be held at The Company Lab, 55 E. Main St. and Demo Night will be held at The Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave. 

Eight startup teams will collaborate with local developers, designers, writers and business professionals of all varieties. Click here for a list of teams, mentors and other participants.

48Hour Launch is designed to inspire entrepreneurial action in the Chattanooga area. This year, The Learning Edition will support eight teams in launching businesses that advance education and workforce development.

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