New incubator for food and beverage start-ups opening on MLK Blvd

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Mary Helen Montgomery There’s a new space in Chattanooga for innovators in the food and beverage industry to experiment with their products and scale their business. The new concept, Proof, will open March 13 on MLK Blvd., in what was formerly Two Sons Kitchen and Douglas Heights Bakery. Proof will bring a unique asset to Chattanooga […]

The Pop-Up Project creates opportunities for local talent

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MATTY PARKER When dancers Mattie Waters and Jules Downum looked around Chattanooga’s performance art scene after returning to to town a few years ago, they saw something very unfortunate. “We noticed the amazing talent that exists here that was moving away to other cities to find opportunity,” says Mattie. Mattie and Jules wanted to change […]

Four Local Businesses to Speak at 36|86 Festival

A graphic for the 36|86 Festival, an online event August 17-28, 2020.

By Natalie Roy Martin As an advocate of innovation and a champion of entrepreneurship in the Chattanooga area, we are proud to announce that some of our very own local innovators are being featured at this year’s 36|86 Festival! Hear from Natalie Martin of Heed Public Relations to find out more about the event, as […]

New incubator for food and beverage start-ups opening on MLK Blvd

Proff

There’s a new space in Chattanooga for innovators in the food and beverage industry to experiment with their products and scale their businesses. The new concept, Proof, will open March 13 on MLK Blvd., in what was formerly Two Sons Kitchen and Douglas Heights Bakery. Proof will bring a unique asset to Chattanooga — a space […]

Chattanooga’s Elixir community working to develop diverse tech talent

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Maggie Tate Have you been to a technical conference and been disappointed at the lack of diversity? So have we, and in 2017, Bruce Tate, author, programmer and speaker decided to do something about it. He called in every favor and friend developed over his 30-year programming career to start the Gig City Elixir, a […]

J Flo brings an entrepreneurial mindset to hiphop — and to the barbershop

“Uncool” is a label not many music artists would try to achieve, especially rap and hip-hop artists, who often try to cultivate a lot of bravado and a flashy persona. However, one local rap artist, Jeremey Lawrence, also known as J.Flo, says being the “uncool kid” is central to his brand and his success. Lawrence […]

Chattanooga’s ready to disrupt the healthcare industry

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Rachel Sauceman, Full Media About Full Media: Located in The Edney Innovation Center, Full Media is a healthcare Internet marketing agency that is a part of the creative community at Society of Work. Eighty percent of healthcare consumers start their journey to care with a search engine, so as a healthcare Internet marketing partner, Full […]

WorkHound brings innovative solution to truck driver retention

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KATIE LOVE, CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER AT WORKHOUND By helping drivers feel heard, WorkHound reduces turnover and saves carriers money — from their office in the Innovation District of Chattanooga. WorkHound has been in the Innovation District since the Fall of 2017, and we’ve had a front row seat to witness the growth of our immediate […]