This organization has a mission and vision of empowering underserved communities and individuals through entrepreneurship. A community that builds hope and equity to all individuals through entrepreneurship. Chattanooga has great resources for entrepreneurs and LAUNCH’s role is to make sure no entrepreneur is left out. Through added emphasis 71% of LAUNCH supported businesses are owned by African Americans and 65% are owned by women generating an estimated $11.5 million of annual revenue.
LAUNCH initiated the High School Entrepreneurship Program in 2012 and now has 9 high schools in Chattanooga’s urban core. Both youth and adult programs continue to produce streams of motivated, educated graduates from classes in and around the Chattanooga area. To learn more visit them at www.launchchattanooga.org/about/our-work.