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Sunday, October 2
 

2:00pm

The Innovation Office Hop
The Innovation District is growing rapidly and there are a lot of spaces to show off! Join us for a pre-Startup Week Sunday afternoon stroll between several of the cool offices that call our Innovation District home. Pick up a map at Basecamp at Miller Plaza to begin your self-guided tour (with people there to greet you at every stop.) We’ll all convene at Warehouse Row between 4pm-5pm for some light snacks and drinks to celebrate the start of everyone’s favorite week!

Sunday October 2, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Innovation District 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
 
Monday, October 3
 

8:30am

Startup Week Kickoff Breakfast
Monday October 3, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Free Coworking at Society of Work
Society of Work is opening their coworking space to both visitors and Chattanoogans to come cowork, collaborate and stay productive during Chattanooga Startup Week. If you're looking for a place to relax and get some work done between events, they'd love to have you! Stop by anytime from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Monday October 3, 2016 9:00am - Friday October 7, 2016 5:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Six 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

undaground Startup Scavenger Hunt
undaground will be hosting a week long city-wide scavenger hunt offering prizes and incentive to showcase small local businesses/startups.

Monday October 3, 2016 9:00am - Friday October 7, 2016 11:59pm
All over Chattanooga

10:00am

The 15 Minute Reset
Mindfulness is a great mind hack, a way we can 'reset' our brains to be a little less stressed and a little more focused. Come join instructors from the Center for Mindful Living as they lead participants through short, 15 minute mindful experiences each day during Startup Week.

Monday October 3, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

Digital Marketing 202
This session will provide insights and tools for creating a comprehensive digital marketing plan. Delegator will map and clarify digital marketing's various practices - including SEO, digital advertising, social media, and analytics. Our experts will present proven strategies, educational resources, and a few spicy hacks that will enable you to start generating more online traffic and conversions immediately. For help with setting up the basics of a digital marketing plan, attend "Googlize Your Business - Get Found Online" on Wednesday from 12:30 - 2:00 at INCubator.

Monday October 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

11:30am

Startup Week Kickoff with Kay Koplovitz
Kay Koplovitz, managing partner at Springboard Growth Capital, chairman of Springboard Enterprises, and founding and former CEO of USA Networks will get the week's activities underway with a presentation sponsored by EPB Fiber Optics. The sponsors bringing Koplovitz to Chattanooga are Mike and Meg Aiken, Chambliss Startup Group, and Henderson, Hutcherson and McCullough.

The first woman ever to head a television network, Kay Koplovitz is the founder and former CEO of USA Networks. She is credited for creating the business model for cable television networks that changed the course of television history.

In addition to her work with USA Networks, since 2000 Koplovitz has led Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit accelerator that has trained 627 women-led companies in technology and life sciences to raise capital, as founder and chairman. More than $7.2 billion has been invested in the companies, and to date the portfolio has had over 160 exits including 15 IPOs. Earlier this year, Koplovitz co-founded Springboard Growth Capital to invest in Springboard Alumnae companies, leveraging the strong brand, deep entrepreneur relationships, and extensive mentor network built by Springboard Enterprises' over 16 years.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epb-presents-startup-week-chattanooga-kickoff-speaker-kay-koplovitz-tickets-27754549605



Monday October 3, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Art and its Positive Effect on Employee Satisfaction and Client Experience
As business competition continues to heat up, business owners are looking for new ways to gain competitive advantages. While artwork is nothing new, its positive effects on employee productivity and morale can’t be ignored. Learn about benefits of original art in the workplace, and how it helps to inspire and motivate teams, helps to connect with clients and can be used to promote your brand. Studies have shown that an overwhelming majority of employees feel that artwork is important in the work environment, and that original art creates a better bond with clients.

Monday October 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

12:00pm

NEWtrepreneur? 10 Bookkeeping Mistakes to Avoid from the Start
Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner or considering starting your own business? It’s important to keep your finances tidy! Learn 10 of the most common bookkeeping mistakes and practical, efficient solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, cloud accounting and apps, receipt requirements, meal expenses and more. Bring your questions!

Speaker(s): Presented by Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Pre-Registration is required for this FREE event. Parking is available across the street in the Republic Parking lot. Seminar is held on the First Floor of the BDC/ INCubator Building in the Training Room.

REGISTER HERE:

https://clients.tsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=30360060

Monday October 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
INCubator/Hamilton County BDC 100 Cherokee Blvd.

12:00pm

The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Collect-a-thon
The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Pop-Up Collect-a-thon -
Help us build the best library collection for Chattanooga's entrepreneurs. Submit your recommended reading list at the Pop-uP Collect-a-thon table inside select Start Up Week Events all week. Come see us at The Edney Monday through Wednesday and at The Co-Starters Summit on Thursday and Friday.

With your help we can build the best collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced bootstrappers and keynote headliners can all easily contribute to Chattanooga's entrepreneurial ecosystem by simply suggesting recommended reading via the library’s Patron Request system. If we don't already have the material and can locate the title via one of our providers, we will order it ! We call it giving the people what they want. Have a recommendation right now? Why wait? Go ahead and submit via our simple online form:

http://chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Monday October 3, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

How to Get Moving Part 1
"How To Get Moving" is a two part workshop designed for those who are 'stuck.' Part 1 is designed for those who need a little help figuring out how to get from where they are to where they want to be.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-how-to-get-started-series-tickets-26365191999

Monday October 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

1:00pm

The Human Library
The Human Library: Take advantage of extended one-on-one sessions for Start Up Week with the Public Library's 4th Floor Creative Specialists. Get the focused dedicated help you need to start, fix or finish your creative project. Book a library specialist for some one-on-one time on a variety of topics: 3D printing, 3D design, Adobe Creative Cloud, Laser Cutting, Oculus Rift, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing. Sessions are available between 1-4pm, are approximately 45 minutes in length and available by reservation only every day this week just for Start Up Week! 423-643-7753.

Monday October 3, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

2:00pm

The Social Media Playbook for Events
Every meeting and event creates great content — speeches, interviews, testimonies, etc. But these valuable assets do little for your business if they only exist within the walls of a conference center, only to be forgotten at a later time. Event amplification ignites social media conversations before, during, and after events to provide maximum brand exposure. Our company does this through social media strategies, on-site brand journalism, creative digital treatments, graphic design, photo, video, and influencer engagement.

At our Startup Week panel we will teach you how to develop your own personal news team as you broadcast the amazing story of your conference over the most popular social media channels.

You’re putting a lot of work into your events and it makes good business sense to shine a light on it with tested resources, specialized technology, and unique skills that will maximize your success. Amplifying your event creates a lasting impact that will keep people coming back and attract new attendees for years to come.

Monday October 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whiteboard 701 Cherry Street, #200

2:00pm

3 Ways to Improve Communication Before Saying A Word
Would you like to know how to get inside the brain of your future team members, potential clients, investors, etc.,? Learn how to customize a message specifically for potential clients. Help pre-quality people you want to work with before ever meeting them based on their habits.

REGISTER HERE:

http://www.AngelaProffitt.com/Classes

Monday October 3, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

3:00pm

The Secret to Optimal Performance with Charles Scott
Co-hosted by CO.LAB and Launch Tennessee, this event is geared toward successful founders who may be feeling stressed and overwhelmed now that their companies are up and running. Charles Scott’s discussion is meant to inspire entrepreneurs to develop healthy relationships with their work.

Monday October 3, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

3:00pm

The Thriving Entrepreneur: Find your flow & make it fun.
Running a business can be exhausting, stressful, and sometimes even depressing. As a coach to leaders and entrepreneurs, Carmen Carson readily helps her clients find their flow in their lives and businesses. In this workshop, she will take you through her mini process for creating and maintaining a life of flow and fun while running your own business.

**Registration Required, limited seating.

REGISTER HERE:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-thriving-entrepreneur-find-your-flow-make-it-fun-tickets-27209405063

Monday October 3, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
City Hall 101 East 11th Street

4:30pm

Monetizing Data: Using data pipelines and data visualization to drive the bottom line.
Where does data come from? When does data become “big data”? How can we use it to tell stories? How does it create value?

Join technology companies around the city for a talk and panel discussion about data. Panelists from Carbon Five, OpenTable, Whiteboard, Bellhops and the Enterprise Center will illustrate how they work with data to find new understanding in their industries and create value.

Happy hour at 4:30pm, program begins at 5pm.



Speaker: Courtney Hemphill, Partner at Carbon Five

Moderator: Tia Capps, CO.LAB

Meet the Panel:

Alex Cruikshank Tech Lead & GM at Carbon Five
Andrew Rodgers Technologist in Residence at The Enterprise Center
Taylor Jones CEO at Whiteboard
Naveen Lekkalapudi Software Engineer at Bellhops
Brent Spell Principal Software Engineer at OpenTable

Monday October 3, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Whiteboard 701 Cherry Street, #200

5:00pm

Creative Juices Happy Hour
Need a creative energy boost? Keep your hands and headspace activated in between SUW events during our daily Creative Juices Happy Hour inside the Public Library's new Sewing Lab on the 4th Floor. This hands-on happy hour includes an open house for makers and entrepreneurs plus relaxing and creative walk up projects and fresh nutritious juice from Super Juices. Help us make a Mighty Ugly Crazy Quilt, or up-cycle a coffee coozy to wrap around a beverage from Shush Cafe, (while supplies last). Not enough hands-on for you? Check out the library's vinyl cutter and other tools and learn how to produce your logo, window sign or wall text! Keep it fresh and healthy with a freshly squeezed made-to-order organic juice beverage from the crew at Super Juices, who will be with us Monday, Wednesday and Thursday!

Monday October 3, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

5:00pm

Angel Tax Credit TN Roadshow
* Learn about angel investing from seasoned early stage investors in each region
* Hear from Launch Tennessee CEO Charlie Brock about the tax credit and how investors can reduce their tax exposure while helping promote company formation and economic activity throughout the state.
* Enjoy a networking reception with other investors in your region.

Charlie Brock (CEO of LaunchTN) is hosting this event and it is targeted to accredited investors. Please email Tracey Waller at tracey@launchtn.org if you have any questions or would like to register.


Monday October 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

Pimiento Cheese Social Featuring Broken Oak Brewing
Join Dish T'Pass for the ultimate #partyonthepatio, our first ever "Pimiento Cheese Social". We'll be serving up our Nearly Famous Pimiento Cheese alongside some samplings from our friends at Broken Oak Brewing. What better way to network with other innovators than over beer and the pate of the South! #catererstotheinnovators

Monday October 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dish T'Pass Cafe 300 W 6th St, Across from the YMCA

5:30pm

Moving forward: The importance of work experience during study.
How to develop connections with business beyond your studies. A discussion of the importance of student participation in startups, companies, and the community.

Monday October 3, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:30pm

When you invite me to the party, make sure you also ask me to dance: Inclusion in Innovation
Startup founders come in all hues of skin pigmentation. So do startup employees. These good folks also come from various backgrounds, cultures, and creeds. In a world that requires innovation, it is good to have differences. But what are we doing to make these differences meaningful? We will have a panel and open discussion on how we are doing in Chattanooga to support founders and employees from under-represented backgrounds. Come with questions and constructive suggestions about how we can be a truly inclusive startup community. The panel of speakers will include Cordell Carter, CEO of TechTown; Ken Hays, President of the Enterprise Centre; Seun Erinle, an entrepreneur and founder of A.I.R. Labs, Grid Principles, and BlerdNation; Lakweshia Ewing, a Chattanooga entrepreneur and social catalyst; Darian Scott, Outreach Coordinator for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce; and Marco Perez, VP of Operations at Launch Chattanooga.

Monday October 3, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

5:30pm

Bubbly vs. Brews
We, the Chamber, take great pride in being able to make connections between local startups and the corporate community. This event will act as the starting place for these relationships to grow organically.

The Chamber will provide bubbly and beer (of course) + some light finger foods, courtesy of Beast + Barrel. So come by, shake a few hands, and snag a tour with our neighbors at Center Centre on the 4th floor to see what they're all about.

RSVPs are not required, but smiled upon.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed5c07eg68223106&llr=8xmx9jcab

Monday October 3, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Chamber Alleyway (enter through 811 Broad Street) 811 Broad Street #100, Chattanooga, TN 37402
 
Tuesday, October 4
 

7:00am

Peace.Strength.Yoga’s Destress for Success
Learn how to destress through movement.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 7:00am - 7:45am
1800 Rossville Ave, suite 118, 37408 1800 Rossville Ave, suite 118, 37408

7:30am

Innovation Policy: Creating a Startup Environment for Education in Hamilton County
Join the Public Ecucation Foundation and Mozilla for a panel discussion on policies which have allowed, and might allow, innovation to flourish in our public schools, throughout Hamilton County. Panelists will also share national, state-wide and district initiatives transforming public education, with time for Q&A and a light breakfast.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
The Public Education Foundation 100 E. 10th St., Suite 300 Chattanooga, TN 37402

8:00am

UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast
Cameron Doody is the featured guest speaker during a free hot breakfast session. The Co-Founder and President of Bellhops will speak about his entrepreneurial journey and offer practical advice based on his experience. UTC Visitor Parking available at the East Fifth Street Parking Garage for a $4.00 fee.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/have-breakfast-and-hear-cameron-doody-co-founder-of-bellhops-tickets-27282654153


Tuesday October 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
UTC University Center, Tennessee Room 720 E 5th St Chattanooga, TN 37403

8:30am

Diverse Business Owners Rooftop Coffee and Edney Building Tour
Tour of the Edney building, starting with coffee on the roof. Meet some of the diverse business owners who call the Edney home. Tour led by Tim Jones of the Edney and Alexis Willis of LAUNCH and CoLab.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
The Edney Innovation Center 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Morning Coffee
Tuesday October 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Experience Mapping Workshop with David Hendee
Join David Hendee from Carbon Five as we break into teams and learn how to create an Experience Map. Then learn how to use the map to design new products and improve existing ones. We'll explore:

- Describing existing real-world experiences with simple, visual experience maps
- Annotate our maps with customer pain points from user interviews, personas, or domain expertise
- Ideate multiple solutions to customer problems
- Adjust our experience maps to capture our new product concepts
- Discuss ways to extend experience maps

Tuesday October 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

9:00am

The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Collect-a-thon
The Edney Innovation Center

Tuesday October 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
The Edney Innovation Center 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Cannonball into Angel Investing, Learnings from the JumpFund.
Learn from local angel investors about how to get started and how to maximize your potential return as an angel investor. Workshop, interactive format with take-away resources. Coffee & innovative refreshments provided.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannonball-into-angel-investing-tickets-27468831013


Tuesday October 4, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
The Patten Group 832 Georgia Ave #360, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

The 15 Minute Reset
Mindfulness is a great mind hack, a way we can 'reset' our brains to be a little less stressed and a little more focused. Come join instructors from the Center for Mindful Living as they lead participants through short, 15 minute mindful experiences each day during Startup Week.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

How To Tell Your Story In A Cluttered World
Can’t get the media to run your press release? No problem. Go beyond traditional public relations to share your own narrative. Through real-world examples, PRSA Lookout will show you how to get your story right by listening and testing your messages.

You’ll leave with a few inbound marketing, social media, video and website tricks you can immediately put to use. And local Public Relations Society of America members will be on-hand for one-on-one communications counseling.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

10:00am

Pick the Brain of an Attorney
Business Owners, let the attorney know your area of interest and become informed! Legal topics to be covered: Leases, Contracts, Powers of Attorney, Corporate Meetings and other business related legal topics.

Speaker(s): Charles G. Fisher, Attorney at Law, Grant Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C.

Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited. Parking is available across the street in the Republic Parking lot. Seminar is held on the First Floor of the BDC/INCubator Building- Board Room.

Fee: Free, but space is limited

REGISTER HERE:

https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360073

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
INCubator/Hamilton County BDC 100 Cherokee Blvd.

10:00am

Demystifying the world of crowdfunding and online capital raising
“Crowdfunding” has become a commonplace term for capital raising for early stage companies. However, the term includes a lot of ambiguity. From donation/reward crowdfunding, online private offerings of securities to accredited investors, to public offerings of securities under Regulation A+ and Regulation CF. This one-hour session will explain these various capital raising options and how they can work for your company.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

Is your Business in the Cloud?
This will be an interactive discussion looking at the advantages of making your business - as mobile as you need to be. What considerations need to be addressed in utilizing cloud technologies.
Light refreshment and a takeaway gift will be provided.
Hosted by one of Chattanooga's most long standing technology service providers.
For more than fifty years ACT has served the GIG city, and has the expertise to help you take your business to the next level.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
ACT Business Machines, Inc. 109 Signal Mountain Road 109 Signal Mountain Road

10:00am

Dynamo Demo Day
Dynamo, the premier logistics accelerator in Chattanooga, will be hosting its Demo Day to showcase the 10 startups that completed the 3 month intensive program, each pitching their startup for 5 minutes.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dynamo-demo-day-tickets-26758403104

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
Tivoli 709 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

From Freelance to Startup // Women entrepreneurs discuss the heartaches and love affair with startups
Panel discussion from 5 women owned startups who either left their 9-5 to pursue their passion or have made the transition from freelancing to owning a business. The panel will conclude with questions from the audience who are young women seeking advice on how to make the transition, support their freelance careers, or seeking business mentors.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Peace.Strength.Yoga 1800 Rossville Ave #118, Chattanooga, TN 37408

10:00am

Be More Productive by going Paperless
Angela Proffitt has become one of the most successful wedding & event planners by using technology to manage a million details. She will share with you how you can fast track your business, the same way she did, to maximize your output and help you sync your business and clients.
REGISTER HERE:

http://www.AngelaProffitt.com/Classes

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Regus 200 W M L King Blvd #1000, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Marketing Made Simple (Part 1): How to effectively market your idea, product or service without spending any money
Is marketing meant to be only for large size companies that are able to spend big dollars on it? How can you market your idea, product or service without spending much money and do so effectively?
The word "marketing" is much overused these days. Digital marketing, inbound marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, just to name a few. We will make an attempt to clear the confusion on what marketing really is once and for all. We will make sure to equip you with effective tools to market and grow your business, the tools that will cost you very little, and some will cost you nothing at all!

Part 1:
In this talk we will focus on the following:
- Importance of spending energy and not money when it comes to your marketing
- What your marketing should look like if you are a startup or a small business
- Whether you need a marketing plan, and how to write one in 15 min.
- Formation and integrity of your message
- Customer lifecycle and why it is so important to base your marketing on it
- The top priority marketing elements you cannot afford to forget about

REGISTER HERE:

http://marketing-simple-1.eventbrite.com

Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Development Resource Center, 1st Floor, Conf. Room 1A 1250 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

800 Collective Pop-Up Studio
Looking for inspiration? Enhance your creativity with 800 Collective’s mini studio in Basecamp at Miller Plaza! An artist from 800 will be working and engaging passersby and observers to participate in prompts similar to other 800 exercises.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:30am

The Value in Food
A panel discussion highlighting the importance of cultivating a local and sustainable food economy. With a focus on the resources currently being provided as well as what new tools can be created to help aspiring entrepreneurs launch their dream food business.

Free Lunch Provided:
Local eats and drinks

Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:30am

Top Tips for a Smart Startup
You have a brilliant idea, you have a team to back you up, and your business is ready to roll. But, wait. Have you thought about protecting your intellectual property, a proper workspace for your business, rules of contracting or employing needed help, etc.? Our team will talk about the most important things for starting your business. Lunch is on us!

Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Liberty Tower, 17th Floor 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700

12:00pm

Peace.Strength.Yoga’s Destress for Success
Learn how to destress through breath work.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
1801 Rossville Ave, suite 118, 37408 1801 Rossville Ave, suite 118, 37408

12:00pm

Live Music
Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

Putting the Fun Back in Business (How to Create a Conscious Business, Have Fun AND Make Money)
This workshop will give you innovative and practical tools to shake up your business routine, have more fun, and create more consciousness and money in the world!

5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss!

1. Procrastination - Why it may not be as bad as you think it is and what it’s actually telling you
2. How to choose pricing, ask for money and receive it, without feeling like a total a-hole
3. Money follows joy…really! Questions (yes questions, not answers) to create more of both!
4. Are you OCC, an Obsessive Compulsive Creator, and how can you use that to your advantage? ;)
5. Following your gut and trusting what you know - how to create what you know is possible and may not have been done before!

Emily Evans Russell, M.A., JCF, has tried her hand in all sorts of businesses - from teaching Biology to serving and bartending, to creating social media, marketing, and communications for the global companies, Access Consciousness® and Joy of Business™. A recent addition to Chattanooga and former Midwest native, Emily is a mother of 2 young girls, yoga teacher, speaker, Head of Creative Marketing & Production for Joy of Business, Social Media & Promotion Maven for Access Consciousness, and lover of having fun!

Tuesday October 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Center for Mindful Living

1:00pm

How to Get Moving Part 2
"How To Get Moving" is a two part workshop designed for those who are 'stuck.' Part 2 is actually performing a personal/business SWOT Analysis so they can assess what their next steps are.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-how-to-get-started-series-tickets-26365191999

Tuesday October 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

Office Hours with Miller & Martin
Receive free legal advising from Miller & Martin

Tuesday October 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CO.LAB 1100 Market St, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

The Human Library
The Human Library: Take advantage of extended one-on-one sessions for Start Up Week with the Public Library's 4th Floor Creative Specialists. Get the focused dedicated help you need to start, fix or finish your creative project. Book a library specialist for some one-on-one time on a variety of topics: 3D printing, 3D design, Adobe Creative Cloud, Laser Cutting, Oculus Rift, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing. Sessions are available between 1-4pm, are approximately 45 minutes in length and available by reservation only every day this week just for Start Up Week! 423-643-7753.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

1:30pm

I'm Overwhelmed and Need Help! What Next?
There comes a point with most startups when the founders can no longer get all the work done themselves. They simply need to build their team to move the business forward. The question is how to go about adding workers the right and successful way. This workshop will explore what any startup should keep in mind when recruiting, engaging and seeking to retain its first contractors and employees.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/im-overwhelmed-and-need-help-what-next-tickets-27437449149

Tuesday October 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Whiteboard 701 Cherry Street, #200

2:00pm

Mindset Mastery for the Entrepreneur: Shift your mind, grow your biz
Too often, our thoughts and limiting beliefs keep us from reaching that next level in our businesses. After working with many leaders and entrepreneurs, Carmen Carson has identified common mindset barriers that stagnate the profits and growth of her clients. In this workshop, she will help you identify those beliefs and give you practical strategies for shifting them for greater success.
Limited space available.
REGISTER HERE:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindset-mastery-for-the-entrepreneur-shift-your-mind-grow-your-biz-tickets-27209533447

Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Veranda Room City Hall-3-Veranda-50 (map)

2:00pm

How do I Best Utilize Technology to Manage, Maintain and Grow My Business?
This will be a relaxed and interactive session lead by one of the most experienced technology service providers in this market, ACT Business Machines.
In this session you will be given suggestions of how to manage, maintain and grow your business by utilizing the latest tools in business technology.
Light refreshments and a takeaway gift will be provided.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACT Business Machines, Inc. 109 Signal Mountain Road 109 Signal Mountain Road

2:00pm

Live from the Edney!
Accelerator programs provide excellent training and mentoring during the program but what have these graduates learned along the way after launching and executing? Come hear their story and learn from them. The program will be broadcast live over Internet through BRX. Can access the live feed at:


Chattanooga.BusinessRadioX.com

Tuesday October 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:00pm

Low Latency and High Speed Connectivity: Long Distance Collaboration for Education and the Arts (part 1: performance)
The Chattanooga Public Library will host a new long distance music collaboration between the visting OneBeat Fellows, the world’s foremost music diplomacy program, and the Miami-based Fellows of the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy. Using ultra high speed connectivity of Internet 2 and the low latency LoLa software inside the library, the long distance live collaborative music event will be one of a kind featuring young gifted musicians from all over the world in both locations over 700 miles apart.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:00pm

Pass It Down: Come see the future of digital storytelling
Imagine if you could go back and hear and see your loved ones speak one more time? Pass It Down is an award-winning digital storytelling platform launching this November! Come get a sneak peak of the best way to capture your family stories.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Woople Building 100 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

3:00pm

Smart Apps for Smart Bookeeping
Find out why HRBiz owner Lynn Talbott, MBA and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor is in high demand as a bookkeeping consultant! Learn the latest applications to bring your accounting into the cloud and onto your phone. If you’re ready to toss tedious spreadsheets, fire your filing cabinet, and minimize duplicate entries, this is for you! Light refreshments provided. Limited seating, so registration is recommended!

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-love-your-books-with-integrated-bookkeeping-apps-tickets-27128314519

Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Chicken Salad Chick 629 Market Street #101, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Host Organization HRBiz

3:30pm

Low Latency and High Speed Connectivity: Long Distance Collaboration for Education and the Arts (part 2: panel discussion)
Immediately following the LoLa performance between OneBeat Fellows in Chattanooga and New World Symphony Fellows in Miami, the library will kick off the first in a series of new roundtable discussions on how the intersection of music, interconnectivity and gigabit technology can foster opportunities in education, the arts and community building. Learn how educators and artists have been using the LoLa platform for distance learning and new collaborations. Be a part of the new think tank that will explore more ways to use this high tech resource available at the public library. After the roundtable, visiting artists, entrepreneurs and guests will stick around for a participatory LoLa experience between Chattanooga and Miami.

About the LoLa panelists:
Justin Trieger, Director of New Media and Distance Education for New World Symphonyin Miami, America's Orchestral Academy
OneBeat Fellows/Founders, the world’s foremost music diplomacy program
Danna Bailey, Vice President of Corporate Communications, The Electric Power Board (EPB)
Stevie Ray Dalimore, co-founder/artistic director for the Muse Of Fire Project
Geoff Millener, Innovation and Technology Programs Manager for Chattanooga's Public Education Foundation
The conversation will be facilitated by the executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, Corinne Hill

Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:30pm

Understanding powders: material analysis and system design with applications in additive manufacturing and more
A brief workshop on handling powder and bulk solids. Our engineers will address the unique challenges to understanding powders and their behaviors including applications in powder based additive manufacturing systems. A hands on learning experience will be provided at E&G Associates' particle characterization lab. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
E&G Associates Particle Characterization Laboratory

4:00pm

Growing Your Business on a Shoestring (or Zero) Marketing Budget
If you are a B2B startup, chances are you are building your business on a shoestring budget, and chances are, that budget has little allocation for marketing. In this presentation, we will discuss the promotional activity you can do on a shoestring (or zero) marketing budget to generate leads to grow your business.
We will go over foundational items to build your budget and marketing planner on and will review definitions/terms that will keep you and your team all on the same page. We will also define what a "lead" is to YOUR business and provide some guidance on a lead generation process that makes sure no prospects slip through the cracks after initial contact. This workshop is primarily for B2B organizations but companies of all types will benefit. We will have 40-45 minutes of presentation and 15-20 minutes of Q&A. **Attendees are requested to register for this session
Presented by Perri Marketing, Inc
REGISTER HERE:

http://bit.ly/2c3BDQ6

Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:00pm

Web Presence Fundamentals: Adapting To An Ever Changing Web
Avoid common pitfalls by getting every last penny out your resources by listening to a panel of web marketing experts, startups and established companies will answer your questions about the evolving world of the web.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Papercut Interactive office 330 Frazier Avenue, Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37405

4:00pm

Crash Course in Design Thinking
Causeway and Unum's Innovation Center are teaming up to offer a crash course in Design Thinking. Learn the principles of human-centered design through a 90-minute interactive workshop, and walk away with a process that you can replicate to design new programs, products, or services that meet your users' needs.

REGISTER HERE:

https://swcdesignthinking.eventbrite.com

Tuesday October 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Causeway 16 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

Creative Juices Happy Hour
Need a creative energy boost? Keep your hands and headspace activated in between SUW events during our daily Creative Juices Happy Hour inside the Public Library's new Sewing Lab on the 4th Floor. This hands-on happy hour includes an open house for makers and entrepreneurs plus relaxing and creative walk up projects and fresh nutritious juice from Super Juices. Help us make a Mighty Ugly Crazy Quilt, or up-cycle a coffee coozy to wrap around a beverage from Shush Cafe, (while supplies last). Not enough hands-on for you? Check out the library's vinyl cutter and other tools and learn how to produce your logo, window sign or wall text! Keep it fresh and healthy with a freshly squeezed made-to-order organic juice beverage from the crew at Super Juices, who will be with us Monday, Wednesday and Thursday!

Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

5:00pm

Teacherpreneur Happy Hour
Come meet, mingle and share a pint with Teacherpreneurs - Hamilton County educators with startup businesses, programs and projects meeting challenges in, and challenging how we think about, public education. Drinks, light refreshments and inspiring conversation provided.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hutton & Smith 431 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. #120 Chattanooga, TN 37403

5:00pm

Rules are good, change them. How to expect the unexpected and launch a product-based startup in a controversial industry.
CEO/Founder and COO of Chattanooga Whiskey delve into best practices and pitfalls in the spirits industry, particularly how to successfully build a brand around a product that requires patience and creative marketing. Presentation begins at 5:30pm on our beautiful outdoor patio, followed by a Q&A session. Attendees (21+) will receive a complimentary specialty whiskey cocktail. Free with pre-registration (RSVP to events@tnstillhouse.com), $5 at the door. Whiskey to the People.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tennessee Stillhouse (across from the Choo Choo) 1439 Market Street

5:00pm

CO.LAB Demo Night

DEMO NIGHT is a showcase of the top entrepreneurs who have played a part in CO.LAB's programs in the last year. The event will feature pitches from GIGTANK and Accelerator graduates as well as a CO.STARTERS Mini-Market where purchasable items will be available.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

5:30pm

Funding Your Business — How to Sort Through the Variety of Financing Options
You know the ins and outs of your business. But do you know the best way to finance your business operations? During this one-hour session, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union business lenders will compare and contrast financing opportunities available to entrepreneurs — including crowd funding, angel/venture capital, peer-to-peer lending, traditional loans and others.

After the session, you’ll leave with a better understanding about the variety of financing options available and which ones might be best for you. You’ll also have a chance to talk with lenders one-on-one.

A light dinner buffet from Dipped Fresh will be provided. The session is hosted in collaboration with BrightBridge, Co.Lab, LAUNCH Chattanooga, Chattanooga SCORE, Tennessee Small Business Development Center and Women’s Business Center.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:45pm

Peace.Strength.Yoga’s Destress for Success
Learn how to destress through movement and breathing

Tuesday October 4, 2016 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Peace. Strength. Yoga 1802 Rossville Ave, suite 118, 37408

6:00pm

The Visionary Collective, Part 1 hosted by Imagination Beautiful
Imagination Beautiful is a Christian organization designed to inspire others through blog postings, public speaking, and events. The Visionary Collective is a 4 part series that gives Christian Entrepreneurs an opportunity to explore the ins and outs of doing business through the Christian lens. In a workshop format, Part 1, will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear from their peers in business, as well as, community leaders on topics such as mind mapping, business planning, and goal setting God's Way.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jazzanooga 431 E M L King Blvd #100, Chattanooga, TN 37403

6:00pm

The Startup Guide to Fitness
Business business business! What about fitness? This hour session is design to challenge your body and equip you will the everything you need to startup your a great fitness journey.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

Create-a-Thon Team Project Results and Celebration
Beginning on Sept 30, InfoSystems, Skuid and ChaTech will host approximately 25 teams of high school and college students who will compete for cash prizes by developing an app that solves a given business problem. Applications will be taken via Google Forms once details are finalized, and a private Eventbrite page will be set up to take RSVPs from business leaders for the awards banquet. The final solutions will be judged by a panel of local business leaders.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

OneBeat Potluck
OneBeat, Coming to America, Mad Priest Coffee Roasters, and the Bridge Refugee Services present Musical Migrations: a potluck evening of food, stories, and music from the around the globe, exploring how the movement of people around the world has shaped music, and conversely how music can encourage dialogue and resilience amidst displacement and upheaval.

Each fall OneBeat brings 25 extraordinary, individual musicians from around the world (16 countries & territories represented this year) to the U.S for one month to collaboratively write, record, and perform original music, and to lead music-driven engagement with youth and communities. Coming to America is a storytelling collective comprised of Chattanooga's refugee and immigrant communities.

Please bring a dish to share, or a small donation.
RSVP to tuneswapper@gmail.com
Doors at 6pm. Dinner starts at 6:30pm.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Granfalloon 400 E Main St #120, Chattanooga, TN 37408

7:30pm

CO.LAB Alumni Network Launch Party
Alumni Network Launch is an interactive launch party for CO.LAB's Alumni Network. Interactive installations and opportunities for storytelling will be featured as well as food, drinks, and music.

Tuesday October 4, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Warehouse Row, North Building, 3rd Floor Commons 1110 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
 
Wednesday, October 5
 

8:00am

Causemob Across the City
We all know that the innovators deserve to be celebrated, but what about the maintainers that keep this city moving? Let’s take a couple of hours to give back. Join Causeway for a City-Wide Cause Mob! Cause Mobs are fun, high-energy events where people sign up to help out, and a few lucky causes get a rush of hard working volunteers to knock out a project that might have taken them much longer alone. Meet at Causeway for some coffee, a pep-talk and a DONUT WALL (yes, that’s a wall of donuts), then we will disperse to five volunteer sites around town for two hours of fixing, cleaning, painting, and planting, all while bonding with the great new friends you’ve made during Startup Week.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Causeway 16 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Morning Coffee
Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

1 Million Cups Chattanooga: Startup Week Relaunch
1 Million Cups Chattanooga returns from its fall hiatus with an all new leadership team. Founded on the idea that great ideas form over one million cups of coffee, the weekly program features two short presentations by local businesses followed by a community Q&A.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

9:00am

Library As Platform: What If Your Next Strategic Partner Is A Public Library?
We know Start Ups need unique resources and partnerships at every phase. The Chattanooga Public Library has partnered with a long list of Chattanooga's entrepreneurs offering customized resources from beta lab and studio space to test audiences and public programs. What do you need? How can we help? Hear from a panel of key library staff and representatives from local start ups who have been using the library as a platform for their ideas. Find out why your next strategic partner should be the Chattanooga Public Library.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
James Candan, Flyght Zone FPV Raceway
Chad Bullard, Dynamo Studios
Robert Varghese, Injii
Tech Town Chattanooga
Richard Beeland, Chief Administrative Officer, Chattanooga Public Library

Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
The 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Collect-a-thon
The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Pop-Up Collect-a-thon -
Help us build the best library collection for Chattanooga's entrepreneurs. Submit your recommended reading list at the Pop-uP Collect-a-thon table inside select Start Up Week Events all week. Come see us at The Edney Monday through Wednesday and at The Co-Starters Summit on Thursday and Friday.

With your help we can build the best collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced bootstrappers and keynote headliners can all easily contribute to Chattanooga's entrepreneurial ecosystem by simply suggesting recommended reading via the library’s Patron Request system. If we don't already have the material and can locate the title via one of our providers, we will order it ! We call it giving the people what they want. Have a recommendation right now? Why wait? Go ahead and submit via our simple online form:
http://chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
The Edney Innovation Center, Lobby 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Wealth Building, Start Ups and Navigating Career Transitions
Focusing on Personal wealth building tips drawing on 20+ years advising successful families and entrepreneurs while drawing on personal experience working for a national company, growing a statup with an exit and reenvisioning life and opportunities post-merger and acquisition.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Causeway 16 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:30am

Truth, Lies & Video: Digital Marketing Exposed
Learn about the latest digital trends, and myth-bust marketing misconceptions PLUS we will discuss why video content is critical to everyone's brand strategy.

About the speaker: .Casey has been in the digital space since 2008 (aka Twitter's launched), working with everything from start-ups to large corporations. She has ran digital campaigns for a country's tourism, launched an international beverage, and worked with various local and startup brands. From concept to optimization, Casey has worked on every aspect of an integrated campaign, helped build 15+ websites, as well as gained experience in traditional marketing and branding.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Southside Creative The Freight Depot Building, 1200 Market St, The Training Room

10:00am

The 15 Minute Reset
Mindfulness is a great mind hack, a way we can 'reset' our brains to be a little less stressed and a little more focused. Come join instructors from the Center for Mindful Living as they lead participants through short, 15 minute mindful experiences each day during Startup Week.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

How much runway do I really need?
When you are launching your venture both human and financial capital are the two key areas on which to focus. Having a great idea or product is the starting point but the runway distance post accelerator in these two areas may make or break your venture.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Regus, 200 West Martin Luther King Blvd., 10th Floor (Tallan Building 200 West Martin Luther King Blvd., 10th Floor (Tallan Building

10:00am

The Art of Negotiations for Female Entrepreneurs
Local business owners and attorneys, Amanda Jelks and Katie King, unite to empower female entrepreneurs to up-level their business by perfecting the art of negotiation.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary 1423 Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

Pitching Floor One
Teams of STEM School Chattanooga students have been working on designs for the Edney's Floor One innovation space and will pitch their ideas to the public. Come listen to this next generation of innovators share their vision for the future of the Edney!

Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

11:00am

The Business of Art
The workshop will provide tools and tips for artists on how to better position themselves in the art market and ensure that they can make a living by selling their own art.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Marketing Made Simple (Part 2): How to effectively market your idea, product or service without spending any money
Is marketing meant to be only for large size companies that are able to spend big dollars on it? How can you market your idea, product or service without spending much money and do so effectively?
The word "marketing" is much overused these days. Digital marketing, inbound marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, just to name a few. We will make an attempt to clear the confusion on what marketing really is once and for all. We will make sure to equip you with effective tools to market and grow your business, the tools that will cost you very little, and some will cost you nothing at all!
 
Part 2:
The second part is the continuation of the first one (Oct 4 @ 11 am), so we suggest you attend both to get the most out of your time. In the second part of the workshop we will focus on the following:
- Most effective marketing tools in today's world and how to use them (SEO, social media, content, email, PR, etc.)
- Your optimal digital marketing mix
- Campaigns and how to effectively execute them

REGISTER HERE:

http://marketing-simple-2.eventbrite.com

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402

11:00am

Win Like an Entrepreneur!
Panel Discussion with Area Business Owners covering topics related to what keeps you up at night; overcoming obstacles; networking and day-to-day operations.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Pass It Down: 3 CEO's Share Their Business Stories
Starting a company is one of the most difficult things a person can do. Come and listen to three CEO's share the good, the bad, and the ugly stories about starting their company and the lessons they learned along the way.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Woople Building 100 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

11:00am

The Pop-Up Restaurant Challenge
4-6 aspiring restauranteurs will showcase their culinary concepts to a live audience and a blue ribbon judges panel comprised of local food bloggers. Tokens sold will allow attendees to sample multiple dishes and vote for the People's Choice. A prize will be distributed to the winner of the competition to help them launch their prospective project. We have partnered with undaground for event coverage, Text Request to collect votes, Weekly Fig to provide locally sourced ingredients for our chefs and EPB for a live stream of the event. Join us for lunch at Basecamp at Miller Plaza. We're giving center stage to four restaurant entrepreneurs who will cook their signature dishes live before a panel of judges. Pre-purchase

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:30am

Office Hours with J. Smith Lanier
Receive free risk management advising from J. Smith Lanier

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
CO.LAB 1100 Market St, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:30am

Ready to Raise Capital, Now What?
Business is off to a great start, and I'm ready to raise money. Our team will help you identify the steps to take once you are ready to raise capital. For example, we'll talk about how to build your story, business plan, and strategy. We'll go over real-world examples and talk about how to raise capital while avoiding legal and practical pitfalls. Join us for this free seminar. Lunch is on us!

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Liberty Tower, 17th Floor 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700

11:30am

Green Commuter Ride & Drive
Come check out Chattanooga's first all electric car-share program. Learn the benefits or being a car-share member and test drive one of our Nissan Leafs.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:30am - 6:00pm
TBA

11:45am

Emerging Technologies and Reaching your audience OR cool tech and how to use it.
Let's talk AR/VR and Projection mapping, sensors and how/when you might want to use them for your business or institution.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

12:00pm

800: Live Outside the Lines
Deadlines, timelines and outlines. Ease the stress of start-up life with a moment of directed creativity. Reconnect with the genius and inspiration that made you an entrepreneur in the first place.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP required for limited seats.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Six 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Collard Greens & Cornbread: a conversation on diversity and inclusion
Sparked by an article in the Harvard Business review, The Startup Maven + The Office of Multicultural Affairs are bringing you Collard Greens & Cornbread: a conversation on diversity and inclusion. Recently, Chattanooga leaders have launched several diversity and inclusion efforts… and many struggel to be successful. Come, take a seat at our table for a little soul food on your lunch break along with a story share telling the triumphs and challenges of belonging in Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jazzanooga SPACE 431 E M L King Blvd #100, Chattanooga, TN 37403

12:30pm

Googleize Your Business- Get Found Online
Join the TSBDC of Chattanooga as we partner with Google to help put every business in Chattanooga on the map. In conjunction with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the INCubator and Delegator, we present “Googleize Your Business- Get Found Online”. With the help from our Chattanooga based presenting guest, Delegator – Tennessee’s first Premier Google Partner - we will provide a two-part hands on walk through of setting up your “Google My Business” page. For the first half, touch on the subjects of: Verification, Profile Set Up including contact information, categories, hours and business introduction, and reviews.

During the second portion of the presentation, Delegator will take attendees one step further into the power of Google AdWords, Analytics and other features to better optimize your business online.

A free catered lunch by Fresh to Order will be provided to the first 40 individuals who register. Participants must bring their own laptop.
Space is limited and registration is required. A business card drawing will be done for $100 to spend with Google AdWords. Should you need to cancel your registration, call Rachel at 423.756.8668
Speaker(s): Josh Brown- TSBDC of Chattanooga, John Ying & Lucas Mayeur- Delegator
Co-Sponsor(s): The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton County BDC/INCubator, Fresh To Order
Event Location: TN Small Business Development Center. First Floor, 100 Cherokee Blvd- Training Room. Parking is across the street in the Republic parking lot.

REGISTER HERE:

https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360116

Wednesday October 5, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
INCubator/Hamilton County BDC 100 Cherokee Blvd.

1:00pm

UTC Pitch Workshop
Interactive Pitch workshop led by Alex Lavidge, founding manager of the Wireless Sensors High Growth Fund LLC and Business Development Manager at Variable, Inc.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

1:00pm

OneBeat + Undaground Interactive Street Studios
Found Sound Nation's OneBeat 2016 fellows, in collaboration with Chattanooga's own Undaground, will host several interactive street studios around Basecamp at Miller Plaza. The public is invited to step up to the mic and sing, make a beat, tell a story, or make another expressive sound. These sounds will get produced--on the spot-- into cohesive musical tracks, collaboratively and spontaneously created, leaving us with creative audio snapshots of this day in the heart of Chattanooga. Come make some noise with us!

Wednesday October 5, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

The Human Library
The Human Library: Take advantage of extended one-on-one sessions for Start Up Week with the Public Library's 4th Floor Creative Specialists. Get the focused dedicated help you need to start, fix or finish your creative project. Book a library specialist for some one-on-one time on a variety of topics: 3D printing, 3D design, Adobe Creative Cloud, Laser Cutting, Oculus Rift, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing. Sessions are available between 1-4pm, are approximately 45 minutes in length and available by reservation only every day this week just for Start Up Week! 423-643-7753.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

2:00pm

Difficult Conversations made Easier
Avoiding difficult conversations eats up your time, profits, and happiness. Learn a positive skill-set that teaches you how to approach challenging topics and differences in a way that elevates your business and personal relationships.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

2:00pm

Scale Your Startup Like You Scale Your Tech
The way we solve technical problems can be a valuable tool for looking at how to grow a startup. This presentation will take on strange questions like:

• What can LANs teach us about the most efficient organizational structures in startups?
• Can the techniques for scaling a SaaS platform provide a model for how to manage employees?
• Do the increasing popularity of NoSQL databases point the path to a better way of coordinating the efforts of large, disparate teams?

Bellhops CTO Scott Downes addresses the problems of scaling a startup through the lessons he’s learned from scaling technology platforms. Join us at Bellhops HQ for these questions and more!

Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bellhops HQ 1110 Market St, 5th Floor

2:00pm

The Art of Interviewing with Purpose
As a startup you might be working on your own or you may have a few business partners at this point. If you've been contemplating about adding another co-worker to the mix...this is the session for you! We'll explore the basics of interviewing (structuring your time, leading the conversation, legal risks, etc.) and we'll focus on learning how to customize an interview for your next key position. Come learn how being intentional and adding a little structure can help you find a 'perfect fit' for your growing company. Light snacks will be provided. There is no cost to attend this event.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-interviewing-with-purpose-tickets-27391153678

Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Chicken Salad Chick 629 Market Street #101, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:30pm

Social Media 101
TSBDC is partnering with 3E Social to deliver a seminar & discussion on how to utilize social media for your business. A brief overview of various social media platforms, their respective audiences and posting best practices on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more.

REGISTER HERE:

https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360112

Wednesday October 5, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
INCubator/Hamilton County BDC 100 Cherokee Blvd.

4:00pm

Building a Brand When You Don't Have Any Money
Q&A / Panel discussion with David Littlejohn, Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Humanaut, Chris Logsdon, Creative Director, VaynerMedia, and Mickey Cloud, VP, Head of Chattanooga Office, VaynerMedia

The internet has ushered in an era of opportunities to build a brand, distribute your message, and reach your most relevant consumers at little cost. As a small-business entrepreneur, you have a leg up on larger corporations that can get bogged down in approval processes by being able to move quickly and take a calculated risks on new platforms. But what you don't have is their budgets. In 2016, luckily for you, this matters less. The cost of entry has never been lower, it's up to you to build a brand that can thrive in an ever-changing business landscape. Join us for a discussion followed by a Q&A session on how start-ups and smaller businesses can pull off big wins.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

4:00pm

Board Brilliance & Brews
Ready to build your board and not sure where to turn? Looking to get the most of your board members? Come hear from all sides of the table including board members, startup CEOs, governance experts and more! Enjoy this free happy hour event, beer is on us! Sponsored by Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, Elliott Davis Decosimo, and Miller & Martin.
Panelists include:
Shelley Prevost: Torch CEO
Matt Jannerbo: Attorney with Miller & Martin
Rose Decosimo: Shareholder at Elliott Davis Decosimo
Carol Sim: CEO of Siskin Rehab
Panel will be moderated by Fynn Glover, Founder of RootsRated.com.
Food and beer provided by Oddstory Brewing.
More details at event website:

https://facebook.com/events/804887332947160?id=804895129613047¬if_t=like¬if_id=1472686508796399&ref=m_notif

Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elliott Davis Decosimo 629 Market Street

4:00pm

So You Want to Start a SaaS Business: Challeges to Face and Overcome
WeCounsel's CEO, Harrison Tyner, reveils his lessons learned over the past four years founding, launching, pivoting, and growing a SaaS business. Attendees will be taken through the eye-opening experiences and hard truths learned through the evolution of the company. Topics of discussions include, launching, failing, seeing the pivot, marketing, adoption, growth, funding and the importance of a 'win at all costs' mentality. Q/A at end. Drinks and lite snacks provided.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WeCounsel offices: 100 Cherokee Blvd ste 320 100 Cherokee Blvd ste 320

5:00pm

Creative Juices Happy Hour
Need a creative energy boost? Keep your hands and headspace activated in between SUW events during our daily Creative Juices Happy Hour inside the Public Library's new Sewing Lab on the 4th Floor. This hands-on happy hour includes an open house for makers and entrepreneurs plus relaxing and creative walk up projects and fresh nutritious juice from Super Juices. Help us make a Mighty Ugly Crazy Quilt, or up-cycle a coffee coozy to wrap around a beverage from Shush Cafe, (while supplies last). Not enough hands-on for you? Check out the library's vinyl cutter and other tools and learn how to produce your logo, window sign or wall text! Keep it fresh and healthy with a freshly squeezed made-to-order organic juice beverage from the crew at Super Juices, who will be with us Monday, Wednesday and Thursday!

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

5:00pm

CANCELLED: Opentable Happy Hour
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Come hang out with an assortment of Product Managers, Designers, and Software Engineers at the Opentable product office in Chattanooga. Enjoy a beverage and snack while chatting about topics ranging from distributed systems to the local startup scene. Darts and foosball will be available for those who want to unwind with some healthy competition. The atmosphere will be casual, so get ready to relax.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Opentable Chattanooga Office 701 Cherry St 3rd Floor

5:00pm

LIFE: the Board Game Comes Alive
Grab a beer (21+) and a description of a randomly-assigned identity. Are you a parent? Single? Employed? Homeowner? Explore life's challenges as you navigate budget, timing, and the power of choices in this interactive simulation game.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

5:00pm

Tennessee Patent Pro Bono Program Volunteer Bugle Call
Legal Assistance Volunteers for Patent Applicants ("LAVPA") is hosting an event during Startup Week CHA to inform patent attorneys of the volunteer opportunities it provides through its patent pro bono program. LAVPA matches patent attorneys with underresourced inventors and small businesses to provide free legal services including the preparation of patent applications.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Public House, Oak Room 1110 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

Chattanooga SOUP
Chattanooga SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in the community. For a donation of $5, come share a meal, hear four ideas, and cast your vote to help fund a worthy project!

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Bessie Smith Hall 200 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

5:00pm

ETSY Success Workshop
Have you been thinking about starting your own Etsy shop? Come launch your shop with the help of an experienced seller and curriculum designed by Etsy that tackles the biggest hurdles sellers face when getting started. Please join us on Wednesday, October 5th from 5-7:45pm.

This interactive workshop will cover:

Naming your shop

Understanding how items are found in a search

Etsy's tips to your best product photography and descriptions

You will leave with a solid foundation for your shop and an understanding of how to proceed once you get home.

A laptop or tablet is required as well as general understanding of how to access the internet and type. This is an Etsy developed workshop delivered by an Etsy seller; not an Etsy employee. As such the views or opinions expressed outside of content are those of the instructor.

Registration is required as there are only 20 spots available for this workshop.

REGISTER HERE:

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:45pm
The 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:15pm

2016 Rising Star Award Reception
Jennifer Strain, owner of Good Fortune Soap, a Chattanooga Spa & Soap Boutique, has been awarded the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Chattanooga State Community College. The Rising Star award is given annually by the TSBDC to the company that best exemplifies not only business success, but an outstanding working relationship with the TSBDC and use of the services it provides.

Good Fortune Soap is a Chattanooga Spa & Soap Boutique that offers massages, organic facials, make your own perfumes, essential oil bar with over 70 oils and fragrances, shave and beard oil for men, spa parties, and fun create your own projects for all ages.

Join the TSBDC, SBA, Chattanooga State Community College, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for a reception sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union in honor of Jennifer Strain with Good Fortune Soap on Wednesday, October 5th 5:15 – 6:30pm at the INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm
100 Cherokee Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37405 Training Room 100 Cherokee Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37405 Training Room

5:30pm

Yoga for Entrepreneurs
"Yoga for Entrepreneurs" is a two-part workshop that highlights the importance of having a yoga practice as an entrepreneur followed by an hour yoga session to take home and quiet the mind. Do you struggle with patience, checking out of your work, and quieting the mind? This workshop is for you, come join certified yoga instructor and entrepreneur Roe Anderson with a take home resource and hands-on practice to: · Feel centered, grounded and powerful—not overworked, depleted or a stranger to yourself. · Create special awareness · Learn the powerful lessons yoga can teach you to make you a better entrepreneur.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

Speed Learning with The Chattery
Join The Chattery at Basecamp at Miller Plaza for Speed Learning! Think speed dating, minus the awkward conversation, sweaty palms and rejection. This free event will feature some of The Chattery’s best instructors and most popular subjects.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:30pm

The 3rd Annual Startup Ping-Pong Tournament
Delegator and PriceWaiter, in conjunction with Startup Week Chattanooga, are proud to host the 3rd Annual Startup Ping Pong Tournament!

**The tournament will be hosted at Clydes on Main St on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm.**

**This tournament features both singles and doubles competition.**

The bracket is structured with single elimination matches to 21 points, with the final round of the tournament being two out of three games to 21. There will be 16 entries per bracket.

Sign up at delegator.com/pong.

Wednesday October 5, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Clydes on Main 122 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

7:00pm

You’ve built a product. Here’s how to build an organization. (Part 1: Inside the Organization)
The first step to building an enduring business is to build a product and prove it in the marketplace. From there, things get harder. The challenge becomes to build both a product and an organization; how you develop your organization will determine your successes and struggles. Find out why and how some organizations transcend others, creating a magnetic experience for both their employees and their customers.

Part 1: Inside the Organization – addresses questions such as:
- Why values are the key to organizational success
- How to address values in a rigorous way
- How to empower others' best work, rather than boss them around
- How to build a values-led strategy with long-term vision and value creation
- How to guide your organization to its next stage

Wednesday October 5, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

7:00pm

OneBeat Performance
Each fall OneBeat brings 25 extraordinary, individual musicians from around the world to the U.S for one month to collaboratively write, record, and perform original music, and to lead music-driven engagement with youth and communities. Join us at Basecamp at Miller Plaza, for a performance of daring new musical works performed by a cohort of musicians from over 17 different countries. The group includes electronic music producers, rappers, traditional string instrument players, vocalists, spoken word artists, jazz musicians, and more. There will be food trucks on the scene — bring your family and friends for this unique global music experience!

Wednesday October 5, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

7:30pm

LAUNCH'S Startup Showdown
Business plans have been made, and now its time to throw down!

Join us for a head-to-head competition between LAUNCH entrepreneurs. You'll hear pitches from 10 different startups, but there's only room for one winner.

To make it even more of a nail biter, we're throwing in an audience vote. Yes that's right, YOU have a say.

#LAUNCHshowdown

Wednesday October 5, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402
 
Thursday, October 6
 

7:30am

The Changing Landscape in and Around the Innovation District
The Downtown Council presents "The Changing Landscape in and around the Innovation District” with Kim White, President/CEO, RiverCity Company. Networking and breakfast will take place from 7:30 – 8 a.m. with the program lasting from 8 – 9 a.m.

Thursday October 6, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

8:30am

Diverse Business Owners Breakfast at City Hall
Join City Hall staff for breakfast and a presentation about how you can begin to sell your goods and services to Chattanooga City Government. Meet other racially and culturally diverse business owners and share your start up stories.

Thursday October 6, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
City Hall 101 East 11th Street

9:00am

Morning Coffee
Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Teaching 21st Century Skills to Students
In 2013 the U.S. Department of Labor said that 65% of schoolchildren would eventually work in jobs that do not currently exist. How do we prepare students for this future? According to k12.thoughtfullearning.com these are the skills needed for 21st century students:
Learning Skills: Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaborating, Communicating
Literacy Skills:
Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Technology Literacy
Life Skills:
Flexibility, Initiative, Social Skills, Productivity, Leadership

We will talk about concrete ways to prepare today's students for tomorrow's future while discussing the balances needed in the classroom today to meet current needs as well.

REGISTER HERE:

https://goo.gl/forms/YQlDECn9X7x8i84V2

Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Chattanooga Christian School Fine Arts Center Gallery 3354 Charger Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37409

9:00am

Culture Conundrums: Scaling from Startup to Enterprise
Join the Chamber, Co.Starters, and Skuid for a panel on workplace culture for businesses of any size, background, and field. We'll discuss what culture means, who is responsible for shaping culture, how businesses change and shift culture, and what role culture plays in attracting and retaining human capital.

We are honored to welcome our panelists:

Julia Bursch, Bellhops
Gina Crumbliss, Chattanooga Food Bank
Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS
Lane Ford, Skuid
Matt McLelland, Kenco Innovation Labs
Chris Sorensen, Mission Chattanooga
Michael Weiss, Unum

Moderator: Mike Bradshaw

We'll have plenty of coffee and a packed schedule.

RSVPs are not required, but smiled upon: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed3afo0pac60b853&llr=8xmx9jcab

Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
The 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Collect-a-thon
The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Pop-Up Collect-a-thon -
Help us build the best library collection for Chattanooga's entrepreneurs. Submit your recommended reading list at the Pop-uP Collect-a-thon table inside select Start Up Week Events all week. Come see us at The Edney Monday through Wednesday and at The Co-Starters Summit on Thursday and Friday.

With your help we can build the best collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced bootstrappers and keynote headliners can all easily contribute to Chattanooga's entrepreneurial ecosystem by simply suggesting recommended reading via the library’s Patron Request system. If we don't already have the material and can locate the title via one of our providers, we will order it ! We call it giving the people what they want. Have a recommendation right now? Why wait? Go ahead and submit via our simple online form:
http://chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
The 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

The 15 Minute Reset
Mindfulness is a great mind hack, a way we can 'reset' our brains to be a little less stressed and a little more focused. Come join instructors from the Center for Mindful Living as they lead participants through short, 15 minute mindful experiences each day during Startup Week.

Thursday October 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:30am

Amplify Your Entrepreneurial Public Speaking
Provide public speaking coaching to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Thursday October 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

11:00am

Utilizing Innovative Benefits to Attract and Retain Talent for your Start-Up
Join us and learn how to utilize benefits like flexible scheduling, job-sharing, paid vacation, and so much more to attract top notch talent for your start up!

Thursday October 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lamp Post Group 800 Market Street, Suite 200, Large Conference Room

11:00am

Pass It Down: 3 CEO's share their lessons for startups and community leaders
Do you want to help the isolated starters in your community get
connected with experienced founders to hear what running a business is
really like? Come and listen to three CEO's share the good, bad, and the ugly stories about starting their companies and learn the lessons they picked up along the way.

Thursday October 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

11:30am

Ready? Set? START!
You want to begin your business, but you don’t know where to start. Sit in on this seminar to get oriented with resources, city and county requirements, taxes and all other steps involved in being a start-up in Tennessee and Georgia. You will receive an information packet with phone numbers, websites, and points of contacts which the Tennessee Small Business Center has deemed crucial for start-up success.

Speaker(s): Ivette Rios, TSBDC, Senior Small Business Advisor

REGISTER HERE:

https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360018

Thursday October 6, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
INCubator/Hamilton County BDC 100 Cherokee Blvd.

12:00pm

Startup Fair
Thursday October 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Live Improv Performance
Improvised Theater Performance by Improv Chattanooga

Thursday October 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Chadev
Chadev is Chattanooga's weekly lunchtime talk series about all things software. From project management to design to engineering. RSVP on Meetup.com/chadevs for a free lunch! We meet every Thursday at noon on Floor 5 of the Edney building.


meetup.com/chadevs

Thursday October 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

12:00pm

Lean Practices for Small Business
Payscape (https://payscape.com) is a local financial Technology company. We assist small to medium sized businesses in streamlining business processes, reducing overhead costs and increasing cash flow. We would love the opportunity to educate the Chattanooga business community.

We're offering a free education workshop on;
Implementing Lean methodologies in your SMB,
Automating process using Saas Solutions,
Understanding Merchant Processing - Rate Plans, True Costs Vs. Enhanced Costs, Reading your Statement. Lunch provided.
REGISTER HERE:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lean-practices-for-small-business-tickets-27586907182

Thursday October 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Payscape Office - 306 W Main St. Suite 108 306 W Main St. Suite 108

12:30pm

Nearly 300 Minority Businesses Started: How they did it


We believe diversity in the entrepreneurial community isn’t highlighted often enough. LAUNCH and our city partners provide support to women, minorities and micro business owners in 8 U.S. cities. Come hear about inspiring entrepreneurs and how these organizations are creating a diverse startup community

Register: Lunch provided Free of charge to those who register @


http://launchoct6.eventbrite.com

Thursday October 6, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Three 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
In or out? Their is only one way to succeed as an entrepreneur. George Brown will speak about his passionate journey as an entrepreneur, George started as a pioneer in the outdoor industry moved on to become a top sales executive with a major sporting goods company then successfully exited a healthcare technology startup that today serves over 25% of the nations hospitals. George is currently working on a startup that combines his former careers, he will walk you through his business canvas model and share tips for managing and motivating your employees, raising capital and measuring your successes. George has mentored numerous local startups through CoLab and Gigtank and has invested in several local companies. Brush up on your Grateful Dead lyrics and be ready to “name that tune” you may win a prize...

Thursday October 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whiteboard 701 Cherry Street, #200

1:00pm

Office Hours with Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough
Receive free financial and accounting advising from Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough

Thursday October 6, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CO.LAB 1100 Market St, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

The Human Library
The Human Library: Take advantage of extended one-on-one sessions for Start Up Week with the Public Library's 4th Floor Creative Specialists. Get the focused dedicated help you need to start, fix or finish your creative project. Book a library specialist for some one-on-one time on a variety of topics: 3D printing, 3D design, Adobe Creative Cloud, Laser Cutting, Oculus Rift, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing. Sessions are available between 1-4pm, are approximately 45 minutes in length and available by reservation only every day this week just for Start Up Week! 423-643-7753.

Thursday October 6, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

3:00pm

Women Kickin' Ass Industry by Industry
It's no secret that women can add tremendous value to an organization but in some industries women are underrepresented. Join us for a panel discussion to examine the industries where women are kickin' ass and were there is ample opportunity for women to take the lead.

Thursday October 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary 1423 Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:00pm

CANCELLED: Getting the Most Value from Energy
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Join the conversation with EPB Energy Experts about simple, effective ways to get the most from your electricity. Learn how to access free services and navigate energy technologies.


Attendees will leave with the knowledge of how to access free resources and services through EPB like free energy check-ups and other free energy related services. We’ll also have the skinny on emerging tech like solar, storage, and automation.

Thursday October 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EPB Downtown Building Roof Top Patio 10 W MLK Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Host Organization EPB

3:00pm

In Her Wheels
In Her Wheels will be an interactive discussion on disability from the female perspective. Attendees will be assigned a disability during the event, and will have the opportunity to learn and discuss topics related to disability and the disabled female experience, including disability etiquette. The event is limited to 50 people. Please reserve your seat via eventbrite link on facebook event:


https://www.facebook.com/events/1085361828212340/

Thursday October 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jazzanooga SPACE 431 E M L King Blvd #100, Chattanooga, TN 37403

4:00pm

Marketing in the Year You Live In: Emerging Technology & Social Media Trends
What does it mean to market in the year you live in? Well, marketing tactics change as quickly as consumer attention. Keeping up with the new apps and platform updates can be daunting, but learning how to activate on these can be valuable for you and establishing/expanding your brand. In this session, we will dive into the digital and social media trends VaynerMedia and their clients are paying attention to right now. From the new kids on the block, like Musical.ly, to shifts in major platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, we will cover understanding the value of moving quickly and testing content on these new platforms.

Thursday October 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

5:00pm

Creative Juices Happy Hour
Need a creative energy boost? Keep your hands and headspace activated in between SUW events during our daily Creative Juices Happy Hour inside the Public Library's new Sewing Lab on the 4th Floor. This hands-on happy hour includes an open house for makers and entrepreneurs plus relaxing and creative walk up projects and fresh nutritious juice from Super Juices. Help us make a Mighty Ugly Crazy Quilt, or up-cycle a coffee coozy to wrap around a beverage from Shush Cafe, (while supplies last). Not enough hands-on for you? Check out the library's vinyl cutter and other tools and learn how to produce your logo, window sign or wall text! Keep it fresh and healthy with a freshly squeezed made-to-order organic juice beverage from the crew at Super Juices, who will be with us Monday, Wednesday and Thursday!

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

5:00pm

Creativity Matters
ArtsBuild @ Startup Week!

Join community leaders to discuss the role of creativity in education and how creativity is key to building an entrepreneurial spirit.

Panelists include:
Sarah Hooper, Co-Owner, Dish T'Pass Cooking School and Catering Co.
Lori Finlay, VP, Managing Director - Municipal Investments at Unum
Chris Thomas, Executive Director, Public Markets, Inc.
Thomas Palmer, Architect, Partner at Cogent Studio LLC

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Arts Building (301 E. 11th Street, Suite 300)

5:20pm

PechaKucha Night Chattanooga
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:20pm - 7:20pm
721 Broad Street Alleyway

5:30pm

Stress Free Health and Wealth
Stressing about money has a negative impact on your business and health and ain't nobody got time for that! Grab your first beer (on us) and cheers to prosperity and health as you learn how to make simple yet profound shifts to your mindset so that you stress less and thrive more.

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Heaven & Ale 304 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

5:30pm

STEM-ing into Art

Take a tour of the Hunter Museum art collection through the eyes of 10th grade STEM school students and watch these future tech-entrepreneurs bring art into a 3-D virtual world. (admission to this program and the entire museum is free on this evening).

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Hunter Museum of Art

5:30pm

Sweet Stargazer Social
Drop by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union’s alleyway to enjoy a sweet taste of fall underneath the new Stargaze exhibit while mingling with other attendees. The three-dimensional luminaire was installed in late August as part of the “Passageways: Activating the Urban Alley Through Architecture” program in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects Tennessee and River City Co.

Complimentary desserts and coffee from Dipped Fresh will be available for networking attendees.

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
TVFCU Passageway 715 Market Street

5:30pm

Chambliss Startup Social
Come participate in Chattanooga's favorite startup networking event as we host our Fall Chambliss Startup Social. Relax and network with other entrepreneurs, startup founders, thought leaders, investors, supporters, and established business owners. Enjoy appetizers and cold beverages from local favorites at this kickoff to Chattanooga Startup Awards. As always, the event is free.

Thursday October 6, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Granfalloon 400 E Main St #120, Chattanooga, TN 37408

6:00pm

Movie Break: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Team building, low budgets, insane obstacles. Sound familiar? It's time to have a laugh at ourselves and enjoy free movie night at the library, featuring the 1976 classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," a tale of many things including team building, low budgets, and insane obstacles. The downtown library is celebrating its 40th anniversary and offering up all things 1976 through out the month of October. Help us kick it off during Start Up Week as we salute the entrepreneur's daily pursuit of the holy grail.

Thursday October 6, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Chattanooga Public Library

6:00pm

Student to Entrepreneur Social
Post undergraduate career life can be daunting which is why as students near the end of his or her college career they seek advisement and work experience. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization invites local businesses owners and students from all majors to gather and discover opportunities to further the involvement of students with the local business community such as internships, jobs, and to begin building a network of connections.

Thursday October 6, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center 1100 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

Campfire Chat with RootsRated
The Chattanooga Adventurer: Outdoor recreation, adventure travel, and the evolving landscape of media and advertising.

Thursday October 6, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
RootsRated Headquarters 1269 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

7:00pm

You’ve built a product. Here’s how to build an organization. (Part 2: Outside the Organization)
The first step to building an enduring business is to build a product and prove it in the marketplace. From there, things get harder. The challenge becomes to build both a product and an organization; how you develop your organization will determine your successes and struggles. Find out why and how some organizations transcend others, creating a magnetic experience for both their employees and their customers.

Part 2: Outside the Organization – addresses questions such as:
- Why values are the key to success in the marketplace
- How to address the customers' values in a rigorous way
- How to understand your customer and the whole product experience
- How to empathetically communicate to become a market leader
- How to guide your organization to its next stage

Thursday October 6, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

7:30pm

Chattanooga Startup Awards
For one night we will come together to celebrate Chattanooga’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem for the third annual Chattanooga Startup Awards. It takes a village to build a company, to raise capital, to develop a brand, to find the perfect location, and to create a community where people feel safe dreaming big.

Thursday October 6, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Granfallon 400 E Main St #120, Chattanooga, TN 37408

8:00pm

Art & Tech, 2 Taste Treats in 1
Art 120 will discuss the new artform their team created and the workforce learning opportunities this technology creates for youth as well as for our local economy

Thursday October 6, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Stargaze Alleyway
 
Friday, October 7
 

7:00am

Sunrise Unplugged Hike to Stringer's Ridge (Non-morning people welcome)
Sunrise, say what? Yep, you read that right! Stringer's Ridge is just a couple miles from downtown and short (leisurely) hike to one of the most scenic urban overlooks in Chattanooga.

Participants will also be invited to take the challenge to leave your phone at the trailhead (gasp!).

Bring your mug, coffee and tea provided! Pro-tip: Invite that cool person you just met or been meaning to "grab coffee with." Studies say, walking boosts creativity and idea generation. ;)



http://playandseek.com/

Friday October 7, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
Stringer's Ridge

8:00am

Pancake Party presented by Creative Mornings
CreativeMornings Chattanooga is a monthly gathering of movers, shakers, builders and makers. We come together on the last Friday of every month to celebrate creativity and learn together. This month, in true just-a-little-bit-too-early CreativeMornings fashion, we're wrapping up Startup Week with a Pancake Party.

Friday October 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Whiteboard 701 Cherry Street, #200

9:00am

Morning Coffee
Friday October 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:30am

Change Your $tory: Getting Past the Fear to Take the Leap.
So many times entrepreneurs think they need new knowledge or resources to be successful, but most often we need a way to deal with the fear and personal demons that trip us up. Come join Change Your $tory as they show you how to get past fear and take hold of your destiny. You'll walk away feeling powerful and clear.

Friday October 7, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

10:00am

The 15 Minute Reset
Mindfulness is a great mind hack, a way we can 'reset' our brains to be a little less stressed and a little more focused. Come join instructors from the Center for Mindful Living as they lead participants through short, 15 minute mindful experiences each day during Startup Week.

Friday October 7, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

How do you 3D print a building??!? Factory tour & talk with Branch Technology.
Branch Technology will give a factory tour with the largest freeform 3D printers in the world and how they are using them to construct furniture and buildings.

Friday October 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Chattanooga Incubator (BDC 100 Cherokee Blvd, Suite 125) 100 Cherokee Blvd, Suite 125

11:00am

Sale. Close. Repeat. | The Art of Closing
Lunch & Learn Interactive Workshop for anyone who aims to drive revenue by selling an idea, product or service. This approach to sales is proven, realistic and customizable.

Friday October 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga 37402

12:00pm

SWC Closeout Speaker: Becca Stevens
How can you use that innovative brain of yours for good? End Startup Week on a high note with Becca Stevens: author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms. Becca has been named a 2016 CNN Hero, a “Champion of Change” by the White House, Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America and a member of the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, all for her amazing work with Thistle Farms, a powerful community for women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking and addiction in Nashville, Tennessee. Come learn about how Becca is accomplishing her mission, while also saving the community over $700,000 each year through incarceration savings and employing over 45 survivors through her thriving social enterprises.

Friday October 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Basecamp at Miller Plaza 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Collect-a-thon
The Entrepreneur's Public Library: Pop-Up Collect-a-thon -
Help us build the best library collection for Chattanooga's entrepreneurs. Submit your recommended reading list at the Pop-uP Collect-a-thon table inside select Start Up Week Events all week. Come see us at The Edney Monday through Wednesday and at The Co-Starters Summit on Thursday and Friday.

With your help we can build the best collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced bootstrappers and keynote headliners can all easily contribute to Chattanooga's entrepreneurial ecosystem by simply suggesting recommended reading via the library’s Patron Request system. If we don't already have the material and can locate the title via one of our providers, we will order it ! We call it giving the people what they want. Have a recommendation right now? Why wait? Go ahead and submit via our simple online form:

http://chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Friday October 7, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

The Human Library
The Human Library: Take advantage of extended one-on-one sessions for Start Up Week with the Public Library's 4th Floor Creative Specialists. Get the focused dedicated help you need to start, fix or finish your creative project. Book a library specialist for some one-on-one time on a variety of topics: 3D printing, 3D design, Adobe Creative Cloud, Laser Cutting, Oculus Rift, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing. Sessions are available between 1-4pm, are approximately 45 minutes in length and available by reservation only every day this week just for Start Up Week! 423-643-7753.

Friday October 7, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

1:30pm

CO.STARTERS Summit Keynote: Jared Kleinert 11 Community-Building “Secrets”
In a world where it is possible for billion dollar startups, new technologies, and even entire communities to mature in a matter of years, the same is more true for our networks than ever before. USA Today's “Most Connected Millennial”, Jared Kleinert, is an entrepreneur, TED speaker, and award-winning author of the upcoming book 3 Billion Under 30 who will take us step-by-step through his strategies for building a world-class network in record time and using it to lead multiple communities of top-performing Millennials (and those they influence) in all walks of life and all across the globe.

Friday October 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:30pm

Chattanooga's Entrepreneurial Past: A Walking Tour
Chattanooga's booming now, but entrepreneurship is in our blood! Join us on a walking tour to learn about some of Chattanooga's early entrepreneurs and other key landmarks + general history. Great for those visiting or new to the city.

We'll meet in front of the double bridges at the beginning of Broad Street/in front of the Aquarium.

Friday October 7, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
1 Broad Street 1 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:00pm

Bootstrappin' it: The Pleasures and Pains of Starting a Business
This event is about sharing your "real" start-up experience. Think your start-up has problems? The good news is you're not alone. Come over to the Deer Run Media space, drink a cold one, snack a little, and learn the easy way about how others learned the hard way.

Friday October 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
1428 Williams St. Suite C1 1428 Williams St. Suite C1

5:00pm

Creative Juices Happy Hour
Need a creative energy boost? Keep your hands and headspace activated in between SUW events during our daily Creative Juices Happy Hour inside the Public Library's new Sewing Lab on the 4th Floor. This hands-on happy hour includes an open house for makers and entrepreneurs plus relaxing and creative walk up projects and fresh nutritious juice from Super Juices. Help us make a Mighty Ugly Crazy Quilt, or up-cycle a coffee coozy to wrap around a beverage from Shush Cafe, (while supplies last). Not enough hands-on for you? Check out the library's vinyl cutter and other tools and learn how to produce your logo, window sign or wall text! Keep it fresh and healthy with a freshly squeezed made-to-order organic juice beverage from the crew at Super Juices, who will be with us Monday, Wednesday and Thursday!

Friday October 7, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor

5:00pm

Pho Pop-up
undaground and Chef Ben Lee Park from Easy Bistro is hosting a pop-up restaurant serving hot pho.

Friday October 7, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Street Meats 217 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

7:00pm

Fun Team Building Through Improv
Have some fun with Improv Chattanooga and learn how to foster a work environment full of positivity.
Through improv games you’ll gain tools to improve collaboration and communication skills within your team.
Space is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required. Refreshments and laughter will be plentiful.

Friday October 7, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Improv Chattanooga 400 E. Main Str. Suite 220

7:00pm

CANCELLED: Nooga Nightlife's Start-Up Week Bar Crawl
This event has been postponed to still to be determined later date.

Nooga Nightlife has been Hosting Pub Crawls All Over Chattanooga. It is a great opportunity to meet and socialize along with trying different local establishments and seeing what they have to offer. We will be starting at The Foundry at The Chattanoogan, and we will finish at The Bitter Alibi for their AfterParty. For a complete schedule and more information please visit www.nooganightlife.com/startupweekcha/. You will get a wristband that allows No Cover and Specials at each location along with giveaways, swag, and more!

Friday October 7, 2016 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Starting at The Foundry (The Chattanoogan) 1201 Broad St. Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00pm

3rd Annual 'Bitter about Startup Week After Party'
You're tired, you've been "starting it up" all week. It's time to relax, grab a cold one, and reflect on the past few days. Party on all three floors, both patios, and the friendly alley with your old friends, people you just met, and that person you just saw across the room.

Friday October 7, 2016 9:00pm - 11:59pm
The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St, Chattanooga, TN 37403