About The Innovation District

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

Events Calendar

Discover activities and events in the area.

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.

Connected Communities: Orchard Knob

The OKC leverages the collective support of partner organizations to tackle the whole picture of health and wellness in the historically underserved neighborhood.


Answering the most basic and most complex questions about life in Chattanooga

EMPACT Program

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.

1 Million Cups

The Enterprise Center is proud to serve as a partner, along with Co.Lab and volunteers, for Chattanooga’s chapter of 1 Million Cups

This weekly meeting of entrepreneurs gathers at UTC’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship each Wednesday morning. The meetings, which are open for anyone to join, include a presentation from a local entrepreneur followed by time to network. They are made possible by volunteers and sponsors, including Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union and Goodman Coffee. 

Get more information about upcoming meetings. 

KaDeadra McNealey from Millennial Nail Bar speaks at 1 Million Cups at Basecamp on July 7.

Supported by The Kauffman Foundation

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Chattanooga’s chapter is one of more than 160 1 Million Cups communities across the country. 


"While most people associate 1MC with for-profit startups, it was great for us to get feedback and perspectives from a diverse audience on the programs that our nonprofit is working on starting, pivoting, and scaling. I highly recommend it to any nonprofit that wants to be more innovative and nimble."

Contact Us About 1 Million Cups

Kevin Love, Director of Innovation District Programs, kevin@theenterprisectr.org 

Join us for a broadband access & skills conference July 22-23:

We’re thrilled to host the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s 2024 Digital Opportunity Summit — and equally thrilled to invite you a day early, to dig into Chattanooga and Hamilton County’s digital opportunity story …