Nominations Open For 2016 Chattanooga Startup Awards

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Chattanooga Startup Awards committee announces that in conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga (Oct. 2-7) nominations are now open through Thursday, Sept. 29  at 5 p.m. for this year’s Startup Awards. 

“Three years ago we launched this annual award ceremony to recognize the efforts of local entrepreneurs and businesses striving to keep Chattanooga positioned as an innovation leader,” said Julia Bursch, Startup Awards committee chair. “And now, as Chattanooga’s startup community continues to grow, it has become more evident that we’ll get to throw this celebration for years to come.”

The 2016 Chattanooga Startup Awards will be held at The Granfalloon event venue, 400 East Main St.

on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Preceding the awards, Chambliss Startup Group will host a social reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendance to both events is free of charge and open to the public. 

Award categories include: Business to Business; Business to Customer; Education; Bootstrapper; Startup Advocate of the Year; and Startup of the Year.

To learn more about award categories, the ceremony, or to make a nomination, visit: www.ChaStartupAwards.com.


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