Starting in April, Basecamp in Miller Plaza powered by EPB Fiber Optics returns to keep the Startup Week Chattanooga buzz going year round. Basecamp is a free, monthly coworking day in Miller Plaza at 850 Market St.
Anyone can join in for networking, morning coffee and pastries supplied by Milk and Honey Coffee Bar in Community Pie, charging and work stations, games like ping pong and corn hole, high speed Wi-Fi, a Talk Shop Tuesday lunch event with Co.Lab and an Innovation Happy Hour a short walk away at The Edney Innovation Center - 1100 Market Street to finish the day.
Held the first Tuesday of every month, April through September followed up by the week long Basecamp in October for Startup Week, this free event is designed to provide a collision space for Chattanoogans with entrepreneurial intentions or for someone who would like to work in a collaborative space for a day.
“Miller Plaza is already a great site for people to work or host a meeting any day of the week, but Basecamp lets us really turn it up a notch in terms of providing a great space for people to work,” states Meagan Shinn, program manager at River City Company. “With added comfy furniture, large collaborative tables and fun perks like games and coffee, Basecamp is a great way to experience Chattanooga’s Innovation District.”
The Talk Shop Tuesday events bring the region’s leading entrepreneurs to Basecamp with stories and practical business knowledge. April’s Talk Shop Tuesday at Basecamp will feature George Brown, founder of Aegle Gear. Mr. Brown will walk through the steps to strengthen a startup's chances for success by identifying the “why”, building corporate culture, how to raise money and the importance of satisfying a need.
“While Chattanooga’s Startup Week is only one week of the year, we know the real work is happening the other 51 weeks in terms of making Chattanooga an entrepreneurial force,” states Stephanie Hays, Startup Week Chattanooga representative. “Basecamp is our way of continuing the discussion month to month of the new and growing businesses in our community and creating a space where both established startups, individuals with business ideas or anyone that’s just interested in the startup community can meet.”
Basecamp is organized by River City Company and Startup Week Chattanooga with support from EPB Fiber Optics. For more information about Basecamp and other events happening in Miller Plaza, visit www.millerplazachattanooga.com.