LAUNCH Graduates

Can business planning bring prosperity to an overlooked neighborhood? From barbecue barons to creative residents, LAUNCH is proving that entrepreneurs are critical to Glass Street’s revitalization.Working in partnership with this development program, Glass House Collective recruited a dozen potential participants from our own backyard. From their, LAUNCH volunteers carried them through a 10-week business planning curriculum adapted from the Company Lab’s time-tested SpringBoard program.With a better sense of feasibility and impact, our budding business owners have graduated into the community and today play an important role in the district’s renewal.

Graduated 12 entrepreneurs, including immediate neighbors and Chattanooga residents interested in putting down roots nearby.