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.

GDOL To Help Roper Recruit Manufacturing Workers Friday In Summerville

Roper Corporation, a division of GE, will recruit about 80 manufacturing workers for its LaFayette facility Friday. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chattooga County Civic Center, 44 Highway 48 in Summerville.  The company, which manufactures kitchen stoves and microwaves, will be hiring production and assembly-line workers. Salaries begin at $12.30 ... (click for more)

Multiple Trial Errors In Memphis Case Result In New Trial For Defendant

The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a new trial in a Memphis case in which a man was convicted of rape of a child. In 2012, Frederick Herron was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape of his ex-wife’s younger sister. The victim, who said she was between the ages of eight and 12 when the rapes occurred, lived with her sister and the defendant at the time they were ... (click for more)

Robber Is Shot By Victim In Attempted Robbery On East 43rd Street

One person was shot during a robbery attempt at 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday.  The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the robbery that ended in a shooting near East 43rd St. at Miller Auto Sales.  The robbery victim shot the suspect.  The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Fire On Crutchfield Street Ruled Arson

Chattanooga fire investigators have determined that last Thursday’s fire at 1207 Crutchfield St.  that nearly killed four people was deliberately set. Lt. Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said he cannot divulge the reason why he thinks it’s arson, but he is asking for help from the public. If anyone has information that can help solve this case, call ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Recall J.C. Owens

If you were to go to Oakville, Ala, a little ways from Decatur, about the biggest thing you’d find would be some 20 or so Indian mounds, where the early tribes would bury their dead many centuries ago. But if you sniffed around a bit, you’d learn it was the birthplace of James Cleveland Owens, a man whose name is of no consequence to anyone. I’m proud to say I talked to him ... (click for more)