• 48Hour Launch

    Weekend-long business startup experience, designed to inspire entrepreneurial action at the local level. Hosted by CO.LAB

    Startup Support

    Networking, Funding, Training

    http://colab.co/events/48ho...
  • 4th Floor

    Public laboratory and educational makerspace with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts.

    Public & Civic

    Workspace, Training

  • AIA Chattanooga

    Tech & Design

    Networking, Training

    http://www.aiachatt.org/
  • AIGA Chattanooga

    Association for design professionals

    Tech & Design

    Networking, Training

    http://chattanooga.aiga.org/
  • ArtsBuild

    A private, nonprofit united arts fund and arts council that provides a united voice for all cultural organizations and activities in Hamilton County.

    Arts & Culture

    Training, Networking

    301 E 11th St #300, Chattanooga, TN 37403
    http://artsbuild.com/
  • AVA (The Association for Visual Arts)

    Non-profit organization that provides resources for those who make art.

    Arts & Culture

    Training, Networking

    30 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405
    http://www.avarts.org/
  • Benwood Foundation

    The Benwood Foundation supports innovative community efforts that help to make Chattanooga great. We believe that collective action is a crucial driver of civic change. Building a great city is everyone’s challenge, everyone’s opportunity, everyone’s work.

    Public & Civic

    Funding

    736 Market Street Suite 1600, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.benwood.org/
  • Blank Slate Ventures

    Blank Slate Ventures is a seed fund designed specifically for pre-revenue Startup Support in the Chattanooga region. They like to invest in teams of entrepreneurs who are building companies that have the potential to disrupt their respective industries.

    Startup Support

    Funding, Training, Mentoring

    One Union Square Suite 300 Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://blankslateventures.com/
  • BrightBridge Inc

    Business Development

    Funding, Training

    535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.brightbridgeinc....
  • BrightBridge Women’s Business Center

    Provides loans to women-owned businesses in 13 counties in Tennessee and 10 counties in north Georgia.

    Business Development, Women & Minorities

    Funding, Training

    535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    brightbridgewbc.org
  • Business Enterprise Resource Office (BERO)

    Provides assistance in business planning, licensing, financial management, expansion, certifications, public/private procurement, and meeting personal needs. Offers loans for entrepreneurs in rural areas of Tennessee.

    Business Development

    Funding, Training

    Tennessee Tower 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. Nashville, TN 37243
    https://www.tn.gov/ecd/sect...
  • Causeway

    Social Enterprise

    Training, Mentoring, Funding

    16 Patten Parkway, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    causeway.org
  • Center Centre

    User experience design school creating the next generation of industry-ready UX designers.

    Arts & Culture

    Training, Mentoring

    811 Broad Street, Suite 400 Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://centercentre.com/
  • Chadev Python

    Monthly meetup of local python developers, employers, enthusiasts, hobbyists, students and programmers of many languages. They welcome all levels of knowledge.

    Tech & Design

    Networking

    https://www.meetup.com/Chat...
  • Chambliss Startup Group

    Startup Support

    Training, Mentoring

    Liberty Tower, 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700, Chattanooga, TN 37450
    http://www.chamblissstartup...
  • Chambliss Startup Social

    Quarterly event put on and hosted by Chambliss Startup Group

    Startup Support

    Networking

  • Chatt*Lab

    Arts & Culture, Makers

    Space, Tools, Networking

    100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN, 37405
    http://www.chattlab.org/blog/
  • Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

    Public & Civic

    Networking, Tools

    811 Broad Street #100, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    www.chattanoogachamber.com
  • Minority Business Assistance Program

    Public & Civic, Women & Minorities

    Training, Networking, Tools

    811 Broad Street #100, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.chattanoogachamb...
  • American Job Center - Chattanooga

    Provides on-the-job training, incumbent work training, or a customized plan to get established small businesses running more smoothly.

    Public & Civic

    Training, Networking

    http://www.secareercenter.o...
  • Chattanooga Design Studio

    Tech & Design

    Networking, Training

    http://www.chattanoogastudi...
  • Chattanooga Engineers Club

    Promotes the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge among Chattanooga's community of engineers.

    Tech & Design

    Networking

    http://www.chattanoogaengin...
  • Chattanooga Housing Authority

    Carries out public housing and urban development programs.

    Civic & Public

    801 N Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404
    https://www.chahousing.org/
  • Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE)

    Conducts programs to help build and sustain livable neighborhoods.

    Social Enterprise

    Funding, Training, Mentoring

    1500 Chestnut Street, Suite 102 Chattanooga, TN 37408
    http://www.cneinc.org/
  • Chattanooga Public Library (Downtown)

    Public & Civic

    Tools, Training, Networking

    1001 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://chattlibrary.org/
  • Chattanooga Renaissance Fund (CRF)

    Startup Support

    Funding

    201 W. Main Street, Suite 205 Chattanooga, TN 37408
    http://chattanoogarenaissan...
  • Chattanooga State

    Local community college with teachers who are experts in different fields. Among the many things offered is an Associates Degree in Entrepreneurism.

    Public & Civic

    Training

    4501 Amnicola Highway Chattanooga, TN 37406
    www.chattanoogastate.edu
  • Chattanooga State Ent Degree

    Entrepreneurship program offered by Chattanooga State. The program is for students interested in starting, financing, and operating a small business. Emphasis is on finance, marketing, accounting, personnel management, and supervision.

    Public & Civic, Startup Support

    Training

  • Chattanooga Technology Council

    Business Development, Tech & Design

    Networking

    100 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405
    https://chatechcouncil.org/
  • Chattanooga Visitors Bureau (CVB)

    Public & Civic

    Networking

    Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau 736 Market Street, 18th Floor Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.chattanoogafun.com/
  • Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI)

    Mentoring program, networking and resources to increase leadership capabilities and influences of women in the Chattanooga community.

    Civic & Public, Women & Minorities

    Networking, Mentoring

    2444 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
    cwli.org
  • Chattanooga Workspace

    Collaboration space and private studios for creative professionals

    Arts & Culture

    Space, Networking

    302 W 6th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://chattanoogaworkspace...
  • Chugalug

    Chattanooga Unix, Gnu, Android and Linux User Group

    Tech & Design

    Networking

    https://chugalug.org
  • City of Chattanooga / City Hall

    The website for the city of Chattanooga has links and information on the different city departments, and how to reach them.

    Public & Civic

    Training, Tools

    101 E 11th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.chattanooga.gov/
  • CO.LAB Accelerator (CO.LAB)

    Hundred day program for entrepreneurs who are fully focused on scaling their startup and are ready to determine next steps and prepare to seek funding.

    Startup Support

    Space, Mentoring, Networking

    http://colab.co/programs/ac...
  • Code and Creativity

  • Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC)

    Non-profit organization that exists to make Chattanooga a greater place to live, work, and give. They do so by funding various programs, grants, and scholarships across the city.

    Social Enterprise

    Funding

    1270 Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.cfgc.org/
  • Connect4Lunch

  • Covenant College Seed Project

    The Seed Project initiative encourages Covenant College students to develop ideas among their peers, and how they might be able to turn those ideas into a business.

    Startup Support

    Funding

    14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Georgia 30750
    http://www.covenant.edu/stu...
  • Dev Dev

    Summer camp through the Public Education Foundation that teaches programming and coding skills to kids.

    Tech & Design

    Training, Tools

    100 East Tenth Street, Suite 500  Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.pefchattanooga.o...
  • Drupal Meetup

    Group that meets once a month to learn Drupal, meet others using Drupal, and Have fun.

    Tech & Design

    Networking

    https://www.meetup.com/Chat...
  • The Enterprise Center

    Civic & Public

    Networking

    The Edney Innovation Center​ ​1100 Market Street Suite 500 Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.theenterprisectr...
  • EPB Fiber Optics

    Public & Civic

    Tools

    10 West MLK Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37402
    https://epb.com/
  • Footprint Foundation

    Focuses on grants in Chattanooga TN and Northern California that invest in people with new ideas for strengthening community.

    Social & Environmental

    Funding

    http://www.footprintfoundat...
  • Gig City

    Public & Civic

    thegigcity.com
  • GIGTANK Accelerator

    Boutique startup accelerator for entrepreneurs developing ultra high-bandwidth business applications. Operated by CO.LAB.

    Startup Support

    Training, Networking, Mentoring

    http://colab.co/programs/#_...
  • Girls Inc. Chattanooga

    After-school programs to inspire and equip girls on their journey to self-discovery.

    Social Enterprise, Women & Minorities

    Mentoring, Training, Networking

    709 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404
    girlsincofchatt.org
  • Glass House Collective

    Social Enterprise

    Training, Mentoring, Tools

    2501 Glass Street Chattanooga, Tennessee
    http://www.glasshousecollec...
  • Green|Spaces

    Social Enterprise

    Training, Tools

    63 EAST MAIN STREET, CHATTANOOGA, TN 37408
    http://www.greenspaceschatt...
  • Grow Chattanooga

    Collective of farmers, restaurants, artisans, gardeners, markets, grocers, and resource organizations that raises awareness about locally grown, raised, and crafted food.

    Social Enterprise

    Networking

    http://growchattanooga.org/
  • Habitat for Humanity

    Social Enterprise

    1201 East Main St., Chattanooga, TN 37408
    http://www.habichatt.org/
  • Hamico Foundation

    Supports community foundations and festivals and organizations involved with arts and culture, education, health, athletics, and human services.

    Social Enterprise

    Funding

    1715 W. 38th St., Chattanooga, TN 37409-1248
    http://grantsoffice.com/Gra...
  • Jump Fund

    Chattanooga-based, female-led funding initiative that will provide financial resources to women entrepreneurs.

    Startup Support, Women & Minorities

    Funding

    thejumpfund.com
  • LAUNCH Chattanooga

    Entrepreneurial programs and events for adults and youth focused on empowering underserved communities.

    Startup Support, Business Development

    Training, Mentoring, Networking

    302 W 6TH STREET, SUITE 100 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37402
    www.launchchattanooga.org
  • Launch Tennessee (Nashville)

    Public-private partnership focused on the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee.

    Startup Support

    Funding, Networking

    211 7th Avenue North Suite 205 Nashville, TN 37219
    launchtn.org
  • Lyndhurst Foundation

    The Lyndhurst Foundation identifies and invests in initiatives, institutions, people and programs that contribute to the long-term livability and resilience of the greater Chattanooga region.

    Civic & Public

    Funding

    517 E 5th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403
    http://www.lyndhurstfoundat...
  • Maclellan Foundation

    The foundation provides financial and leadership resources to faith-based ministries, helping to foster biblical Christian values in the community and meeting practical and spiritual needs.

    Civic & Public

    Funding

    820 Broad Street, Suite 300 Chattanooga, TN 3740
    http://www.maclellan.net/pa...
  • Medical Device Angel Group

  • Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund

    The Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund provides grant funding to support pilot tests of gigabit technologies such as virtual reality, 4K video, artificial intelligence, and their related curricula. In so doing, their goal is to increase participation in technology innovation in support of a healthy Internet where all people are empowered, safe, and independent online.

    https://learning.mozilla.or...
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

    Resources, events and news for women in technology and computing.

    ncwit.org
  • Neighborhood University (City of Chattanooga)

    Workshops for leaders who want to be more involved in their Chattanooga neighborhood. Focus on collaboration and including youth.

    5705 Uptain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411
    http://connect.chattanooga....
  • One Million Cups

    Weekly meetup to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs local entrepreneurs and business people.

    http://www.1millioncups.com...
  • Open Chattanooga Brigade

    http://openchattanooga.com/
  • Outdoor Chattanooga

    200 River St. Chattanooga, TN 37405
    http://www.outdoorchattanoo...
  • Pathway Lending

    201 Venture Circle Nashville, TN 37228
    https://www.pathwaylending....
  • PHP Meetup

    Chattanooga group devoted to the development of applications and web sites using PHP and other related technologies.

    https://www.meetup.com/chat...
  • Project Lift

    Healthcare accelerator operated by Lift 1428.

  • Public Art Chattanooga

    2nd Floor City Hall 101 East 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.chattanooga.gov/...
  • Public Education Foundation

    Public & Civic

    Funding, Training

    100 East Tenth Street, Suite 500  Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.pefchattanooga.org/
  • Pulse Music Directory

  • Regions Bank

    Offers several lines of credit, including detail and commercial lending; SBA loans and recievables financing.

    https://www.regions.com/per...
  • River City Company

    Economic development engine for Downtown Chattanooga, conducting programs and projects that stimulates the community's economic, social and cultural growth.

    50 Market Street 2nd Floor Miller Plaza Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.rivercitycompany...
  • Rivoli Art Mill

  • SCORE Chattanooga

    Offers general business instruction such as basic accounting and finance, marketing advice, help with hiring/firing, cash flow and break-even analyses, and business planning.

    Business Development

    Training, Mentoring

    726 Marlin Road #515, Chattanooga, TN 37411
    https://chattanooga.score.org/
  • Signal Centers

    Provides one-on-one mentoring for young adults ages 17-21 with professionals in various fields as a part of its Job Development Services.

    109 North Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411
    http://www.signalcenters.org/
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    100 Cherokee Blvd. Suite 202 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
    https://www.tsbdc.org/chscc/
  • Small Business Awards (Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce)

    Awards luncheon put on by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

  • Smart Bank

    Provide small business checking, refinancing, SBA loans and startup facilities, including credit lines.

    https://www.smartbank.com/
  • Social Media Club CHA

    https://www.facebook.com/pg...
  • Society of Work

    1100 Market Street Floor 6 Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.societyofwork.com/
  • Southeast Tennessee Development District (SETDD)

    Assistance with grant opportunities and loan programs within the southeast Tennessee region.

    1000 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    www.sedev.org
  • Spartan Ventures / Spartan Systems

    1426 Williams St. Suite 11. Chattanooga, TN 37408
    http://joinspartan.com/
  • Spirit of Innovation

    Annual event put on by the chamber of commerce to honor the newest innovators in the city.

  • Springboard Enterprises

    Accelerator for women-led businesses, connecting innovators, investors and influencers.

    sb.co
  • Startup Chicks (Atlanta)

    Education, community, coaching, connections and investment for entrepreneurial women.

    startupchicks.org
  • STEM School

    STEM School Chattanooga offers a new model for teaching and learning in order to prepare its students to one day enter and excel in the complex, ever-changing global workforce. Their curriculum offers learning experiences based in the real world – using a model focused on science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. Projects are developed in collaboration with local industry and higher education institutions, and are designed to address current issues and problems.

    http://www.stemschoolchatta...
  • SunTrust Bank

    Offers several lines of credit, including detail and commercial lending; SBA loans and recievables financing.

    https://www.suntrust.com/
  • Swift Wing Ventures

    Swift Wing Ventures provides unparalleled access to resources through their portfolio of companies. They amplify that with capital to scale, connections to leverage, and culture to enjoy. They exist to help Startup Support go-to-market and become more impactful mature companies.

    http://swiftwingventures.com/
  • Synovus (formerly Cohutta Bank of TN)

    https://www.synovus.com/
  • Tech Goes Home CHA

    Digital inclusion program for Hamilton County residents, providing participants with 21st century tools, education and access.

    https://techgoeshomecha.org/
  • Tech Stars (UP Global)

    Worldwide community of leaders and innovators, with resources for running events and programs.

    Atlanta
    http://www.techstars.com/
  • Tennessee Association of Manufacturers (TAM)

    10 W. MLK Blvd. 5th Floor. Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://www.tennam.com/
  • Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

    Provides infrastructure assistance for water and sewer lines and rail line extensions. Also provides some site preparation assistance, industrial training programs, and loan assistance for qualified applicants.

    312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue Nashville, Tennessee 37243
    http://www.tn.gov/ecd
  • Tennessee Energy Education Initiative

    http://tnenergy.org/
  • Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council (TMSDC)

    The TMSDC is a non-profit membership organization that encourages corporations to develop and implement supplier diversity programs. It also provides training for members.

    Metro Center, Plaza I Building Suite 105 220 Athens Way Nashville Tennessee 37228
    http://tsmsdc.com/
  • Tennessee Rural Opportunity Fund

    Provides loans to small, women, and minority-owned businesses that are unable to access traditional bank loans in rural Tennessee. As a “first-of-its kind $12 million revolving loan fund,” the Rural Opportunity Fund creates and retains jobs in Tennessee’s neediest rural counties.

    http://www.frbsf.org/commun...
  • The 35.85 Guild

    Provide support for artist development through internships, fellowships, projects, and other guild-sponsored programs/events.

  • The Chattery

    Education and community collaboration through fun, accessible and affordable classes.

    thechattery.org
  • The Company Lab (CO.LAB)

    Nonprofit startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial growth in southeast Tennessee, offering programs, events and mentoring for entrepreneurs ranging from local small businesses to tech Startup Support seeking to scale.

    1100 Market Street, Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37402
    colab.co
  • INCubator

    100 Cherokee Blvd. Suite 202 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
    https://www.chattanoogacham...
  • Urban League of Chattanooga

    Training, workshops and resources for African-Americans and other disadvantaged persons.

    730 East M.L. King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403
    ulchatt.net
  • TN Venture Forum

  • Top Con

    Annual design conference.

    http://www.topcontn.com/
  • Training, Youth

  • Trust for Public Land Trust

    https://www.tpl.org/our-wor...
  • TVA Economic Development Loan Fund

    http://businessloanfunds.co...
  • TVA Minority Business Development Loan Fund

    http://businessloanfunds.co...
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Guide to loan programs, networks and support services specifically for women in small business.

    sba.gov/content/women-owned...
  • UnFoundation

    http://www.theunfoundation....
  • Urban Design Collective

  • UTC

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.

    615 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37403
    https://www.utc.edu/
  • UTC CEO Club

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization works to encourage all students to innovate and reach beyond campus. They are an organization committed to the advancement of student entrepreneurs and innovators through on and off campus activities with the local business community.

    https://www.facebook.com/UT...
  • UTC College of Business

    Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management, Finance and Accounting. Now available: Online MBA.

    300 Fletcher Hall | Dept 6056 615 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37403
    http://www.utc.edu/college-...
  • UTC SimCenter Enterprises

    701 East M L King Blvd | Dept 7200 615 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 425-5497
    https://www.utc.edu/college...
  • UTC Veterans Ent Degree

    Veterans Afairs office within UTC that helps veterans wanting to go to college.

    https://www.utc.edu/records...
  • VW Academy

    Mechatronics program collaboration between Chattanooga State and Volkswagon to help generate a workforce for the plant.

    https://www.chattanoogastat...
  • Wacker Institute

    Partnership between Chattanooga State’s Engineering Technology Division and WACKER POLYSILICON North America to help create a pool of process-engineering technicians.

    https://www.chattanoogastat...
  • Waypaver Foundation

    800 Market Street, Suite 101, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    http://waypaverfoundation.org/
  • Will This Float? (CO.LAB)

    Annual business pitch competition that showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in the Chattanooga area.

    http://colab.co/willthisfloat/
  • Women 2.0

    Content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology.

    women2.com
  • Women's Fund

    The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga works to improve the lives of women and girls in our community through efforts to make Chattanooga and Tennessee more just places for women to thrive and prosper. The do this through advocacy, collaboration, and targeted philanthropy and seek to make lasting social change in our community.

    801 N. Holtzclaw Avenue, Suite 125 Chattanooga, TN 37404
    http://chattanoogawomensfun...
  • YPAC

    YPAC is the place where young professionals come to find inspiration, impact the community, build relationships, channel energy and advocate passions.

    http://ypchattanooga.org/