About The Innovation District

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

1 Million Cups

Educating, engaging, and connecting entrepreneurs.


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.

Our Team

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Deb Socia

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Geoff Millener

Chief Operating Officer

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Nancy Tucker

Executive Assistant

Nicole Coleman

Innovation District Events & Marketing Manager

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Kevin Love

Director of Innovation District Programs

Mary Helen Montgomery

Marketing & Communications Director

Tech Goes Home

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Sammy Lowdermilk

Tech Goes Home Program Manager

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Casey Miller

Community Partnerships Specialist

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Mary Smith

Tech Goes Home Program Coordinator

Board of Directors