About The Innovation District

Where Chattanooga’s entrepreneurs, academics, and creatives collide. 

1 Million Cups

Educating, engaging, and connecting entrepreneurs.

Basecamp

A coworking event in the heart of the Innovation District.

Resiliency Checklist

Everything you need to prepare your organization for a crisis.

Small Business Supports

Helping small business owners across the region.

The Edney Innovation Center

The front door to the Innovation District of Chattanooga.

Tech Goes Home

Expanding access to technology and teaching digital literacy.

Digital Access Committee

Bringing together partners to close the digital divide, together.

HCS EdConnect

Home internet at no cost to thousands of families.

Preparing residents for the jobs of tomorrow, and today. 

Chattanooga Smart Communities Collaborative

Working together to identify our region’s challenges and create solutions.

Environmental Sensors

Collecting and analyzing air quality data from across our region with US Ignite.

Education (4K Microscope & Lola)

High-tech tools in Hamilton County’s classrooms.

Community Connectivity

Expanding access to the internet in homes and neighborhoods.

Dan Ryan receives inaugural Board Volunteer Award

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The Enterprise Center’s last board meeting saw Dan Ryan named the first recipient of The Enterprise Center Board Volunteer Award.

With such an active group of community leaders on the board, The Enterprise Center team felt it crucial — if excruciatingly difficult — to recognize one board member for going above and beyond in their support for the organization, and Dan has epitomized that level of service throughout his tenure.

In just the last year, Dan has provided cybersecurity training for staff (and volunteered at a cybersecurity event for area high school and college students); worked with the team to develop a new website and to rethink branding; and built web tools to support outreach to and outcomes for HCS EdConnect families.

Dan has served on The Enterprise Center’s board and its executive committee since 2014. He has given tirelessly to The Enterprise Center, mentoring staff and solving every technical challenge thrown his way — always with an uncompromising focus on accessibility and those for whom our work matters most.

A technologist and web developer who previously served as the Director of Front-end Development for President Obama’s 2012 election campaign, Dan has since taken on numerous leadership roles in the community and was most recently named Cempa’s 2019 Champion of the Year. He has helped launch platforms like Priderasier, which harnesses the power of local soccer fans in support LGBTQ+ youth organizations, and ServiceIndsutry.tips, which raised 124,000 tips for 74,000 service workers as bars and restaurants closed during the pandemic.