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Monday, October 16
 

7:00am

Morning Dance Pants with Hip Hop CHA
What better way to start the best week of the year than with an early-morning dance party? Not an early morning person? We understand, but can you resist shaking your groove thing with neon lights? Us neither. Not a dance in public kinda person? We'll turn the lights down low so you can dance your heart out kid. What's it cost? Nothing, we just want to get together and have a good time....early in the morn’. What to wear? Your dance pants obviously, but we're thinking BRIGHT, BOLD, and all the amazing things in your closet you don't get to whear anymore. What to bring? Yourself, your friends, and your best dance moves! See you on the floor bright and early dance panters!

Monday October 16, 2017 7:00am - 8:20am
The Tomorrow Building Basement 818 Georgia Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Milk and Honey Coffee at Basecamp:Powered by EPB Fiber Optics
Start your morning off with other creatives, thinkers and doers and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee at Basecamp! Thanks to Milk and Honey for fueling Startup Week CHA!

Monday October 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

9:00am

Free Coworking at Society of Work
Get work done during Startup Week for free in our coworking space on Floor Six and Seven of The Edney Innovation Center from 9:00AM - 5:00PM.
https://www.facebook.com/events/155047178413968

Monday October 16, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Society of Work 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

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 StartUp Week events all week at The Edney.

Last year we added nearly 50 books for entrepreneurs to our collection, all recommended by SWC attendees! With your help we can continue to build a strong collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced boot-strappers 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: chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Monday October 16, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

11:30am

EPB Presents Startup Week Chattanooga Kickoff Speaker: Chris Heivly
Join us to kickoff Startup Week with Chris Heivly, one of the nation’s leading experts in how to turn startups into multimillion-dollar companies.
Register Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epb-presents-startup-week-chattanooga-kickoff-speaker-chris-heivly-tickets-37845951259?aff=efbeventtix

Heivly will get the week’s activities underway on Monday, October 16 at 11:30am at RiverPlace (2 Aquarium Way) thanks to kick-off sponsor EPB and lunch sponsor, Puckett’s.

At a time when the nation’s economy is shifting from a reliance on large corporations to smaller, more innovative organizations, Heivly has been dubbed the “The Startup Whisperer.” For over 30 years, Heivly has worked at the highest levels for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including MapQuest, which was sold to AOL for $1.2 billion; Rand McNally, the world’s largest map publisher; and Accenture, the largest multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company on the planet. He has also personally directed over $75 million in investment capital on behalf of these and other companies.

Heivly currently serves as one of two managing directors of The Startup Factory, the largest seed investment firm in the Southeast. Under his leadership, the firm has made 35 investments in just three years in emerging technology companies. More than 60 percent of TSF’s portfolio has gone on to raise follow-on capital, more than double the industry average for similar investment programs.

Chris recently joined Techstars, the world’s largest ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses, to develop a new set of products and services focused on helping startup communities grow. This role leverages Heivly’s experience in building the Raleigh/Durham ecosystem with the expertise of Brad Feld (Foundry Group & Startup Communities) and the Techstars staff.

Heivly has become a sought-after speaker and go-to source for media. He has been quoted in major national and international outlets such as Forbes, Inc., the Washington Post, TechCrunch, Crain’s Business Journal, Huffington Post, Tech Cocktail, the Financial Post and the Montreal Gazette, and has appeared in major-market TV stations across the U.S. Because of his stature in the startup world, he was heavily featured in the documentary Startupland, which showcased the world’s most renowned entrepreneurs and startup experts.

He is a contributing writer for Inc.com, the nation’s leading entrepreneurial magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners, and has a significant following for Heivly.com, his own highly respected blog that offers brutally authentic commentary on startups and the startup community. In 2015, Heivly released Build the Fort, a book about how to take the lessons you learned as a 10-year old and on applying those lessons to starting anything. Build the Fort was inspired from a widely acclaimed TEDx talk in 2014 and focuses on the months leading up to the decision to start a company and those first three critical months of getting your idea off the ground.

His insights are being applied in multiple realms, from any individual with a dream, to startups and companies that aspire to be more innovative, to emerging entrepreneurial communities.

Monday October 16, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
RiverPlace 2 West Aquarium Way Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

MFGDay/Start-Up Week Highlighting Manufacturing at the Incubator
A collaboration event from newly branded CRMA with Chattanooga State, TSBDC, Chattanooga Engineers Club and Chattanooga Area Chamber to showcase manufacturing start-ups at the one of the leading Incubator in US. Attendees will hear history of the building from Bill Lupia and services provided while being a tenant before touring three manufacturing companies, Branch Technology, E&G, and Collider! Optional pizza and drink will be available for $5.
Register Here: http://www.mfgday.com/events/2017/incubator-chattanooga-chamber

Monday October 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
BDC/INCubator

12:00pm

Take One: Head Shots
Every budding professional needs a head shot but sometimes the process of pairing with the right photographer, finding your best side, striking a pose, and oh-so-many do overs is enough to send you searching for the nearest selfie stick. Let's take the pressure off and have some fun in the Public Library's new photo studio on The 4th Floor complete with basic backdrops, professional lighting, and a friendly staff to help you relax! Take one? Take 5! Bring a flash drive and we'll send you home with your new official photo to use on your website, LinkedIn, or online dating profile!

Monday October 16, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:45pm

How to Ignite Your True Purpose and Passion w/ Best-Selling Author Robert M. Fried
Join us as we have a conversation virtually with Fortune 500 marketing strategist, Silicon Valley executive and best-selling author Robert Michael Fried.

During this session, Fried will discuss his book "Igniting Your True Purpose and Passion: A Businesslike Guide to Fulfill Your Professional Goals and Personal Dreams" and provide lots of time for Q&A. (The #1 seller on Amazon was critically acclaimed by best selling author and former chief evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki, to Cynthia Kersey, best-selling author of Unstoppable.)

"Unhappiness is not knowing what you want and killing yourself to get it,” Fried says.

Both aspiring and current entrepreneurs alike won't want to miss this opportunity to connect with one of the pioneers of promoting the benefits in business when we ignite our higher purpose.

FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/1453702261384623/

Monday October 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:15pm

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.

Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 3:20pm
Causeway 16 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:30pm

NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping or 'Help! My new business requires me to do math.'
Did you launch a new business this year? Is your shoestring budget tied up in knots? Learn 10 common bookkeeping mistakes to avoid! Topics include: receipt requirements, meals & entertainment deductions, gas vs. mileage, and more.
Taught by Lynn Talbott, MBA, President & Founder of HR Business Solutions, Advanced QBO ProAdvisor.
Meet Lynn & her team here: https://www.hrbizsolutions.net/about-me-shift/

Monday October 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
BDC/INCubator

2:00pm

MADE for AMAZING: Finding Your Song in Work & Life
After leading companies across 5 industries and 35 countries, Mark Nation is convinced everyone has an incredible song to sing to the world; this song is the essence of who we really are. But, most of us have no way of tuning in to our one-of-a-kind melody, as our inner music is drowned out by daily routines & constant trade-offs. How can we discover our song, develop it, and share it more purposefully to inspire others?

Join Mark as he shares how music metaphors serve as your guide on the journey to create a legacy of success and a life of significance. First 20 attendees will receive a free signed copy of Mark's new book, Made for Amazing: An Instrumental Journey of Authentic Leadership Purpose; next 20 attendees will receive the free eBook. www.MadeForAmazing.com

Monday October 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Tech Town, Floor 2 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

Podcasting for Business
Creating a podcast as an entrepreneur is a uniquely powerful way to reach, engage, and build relationship with your audience. It makes deeper connection possible through open, audible conversation.

But with many moving components, from technology and systems to marketing and sponsorship, every successful podcast must go beyond the simplicity of a recorded conversation and be approached with the right blend of strategy and creativity if it is going to make a profitable impact.

Attend this live panel of successful podcasters to learn about the ins and outs of podcasting for your business.

Panelists and their podcasts: Emily Thompson with Being Boss, Autumn Witt Boyd with Legal Road Map, Matt Busby with The Camp House, Jonathan Cutrell with Developer Tea. Moderated by Jacque Nodell of Sequential Crush.

Monday October 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

3:00pm

How to Hack Your Sales Growth (and, yeah, how not to)
A hacker is someone who typically ignores the rules and “thinks outside the box.” So, think of "growth hacking" as a mindset that believes that through experimentation, sales growth can be accelerated in innovative ways that lower the customer cost of acquisition (COCA) when compared to industry averages.

In this interactive workshop with breakout sessions, you’ll learn:

1. How to identify and understand the decision-making process of your ideal customer personas that can accelerate growth the fastest.

2. Twenty websites you probably have never heard of that will reduce your COCA and save time.

3. Growth hacking case studies not widely-publicized.

4. How to ask the right questions that identify the right unique strategies applicable for your unique market opportunities.

The presenter Alex Lavidge was formerly VP Business Development at Variable, Inc. (which Manufacturing Global called one of the top 10 manufacturing startups in the world in 2014) and former Director of GIGTANK (a startup accelerator program) and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at The Company Lab, has advised over 200+ startups in his ten year career since he moved to Silicon Valley. Currently, Lavidge manages The Startup Experts, a market research and sales agency that helps aspiring entrepreneurs and startups across the country validate product-market fit and hack predictable sales growth before seeking investment capital.
http://www.facebook.com/events/1377654139017654

Monday October 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:00pm

Stop Networking, Start Connecting
Is networking intimidating or exhausting? Does it feel unauthentic? Greg Higgins and Mary Helen Montgomery will coach you on better ways to make meaningful connections. You’ll leave this interactive session with tools to meet new people and a chance to grow your tribe. You’ll enjoy this event whether you’re brand new to Chattanooga or feel you already know enough people.

Monday October 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Society of Work 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:00pm

A Craft Brewery Startup Experience
Explore the start up dynamics of a craft brewery as it relates to a business plan, family members, employees, customers, state agencies, Chattanooga and ultimately, fun & work. Also sample four beers (5 ounces) as presented by the Head Brewer ($6 if you participate).

Monday October 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
OddStory Brewing Company 336 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

4:00pm

Happy Hour Pop In Pub Crawl Sponsored by Nooga Nightlife
Come take a break after work, between Start-Up Week Events, or Before a Night out on the Town. Nooga Nightlife will be hosting a Pop In Pub Crawl on the Northshore. What is a Pop In Pub Crawl? It is just that, Pop In Whenever You Can and Pop Out When You Need To Go. We will post a schedule of where we will be on our Facebook page, along with the Specials at Each Location. We will be set up at each establishment at a specific time, grab a wristband from us, and Enjoy some Killer Happy Hour Specials. The Wristband is good for Wednesday & Friday Nights as well. For More Information Visit: www.NoogaNightlife.Com/StartUpWeek

Monday October 16, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Northshore

4:30pm

Checklists for Identifying Your Purpose-Driven Career
Brandon Peele, MBA is one of the fastest up-and-coming career consultants, public speakers, and authors in the field of purpose coaching. He’s been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, TechCrunch, USA Today, and throughout his career has helped build teams for Fortune 500 companies like Google, Autodesk, and Johnson & Johnson.

During this interview and breakout session led by Alex Lavidge, Brandon will discuss his new book just released called Planet On Purpose: Unleash Your Life’s Purpose To Create A Legendary Career, Rich Life and Better World. During this session, Brandon will answer questions after:

1. Inspiring you to find your purpose, educate you on what purpose is, why you should find it (health, success, impact & love) and how you can discover it, lead with it and profit from it.

2. Share resources to help you know how to begin your purpose journey.

3. Accelerate your purpose-driven leadership, putting you in front of the Global Purpose Movement, driving a more purposeful government, economy and culture.

To learn more, visit http://brandonpeele.com.

Monday October 16, 2017 4:30pm - 5:20pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:30pm

Evaluating and Enhancing High Performing Product Teams
At Carbon Five, we've been building software products for more than 17 years. In this practical, interactive session, you'll get to assess your team to identify areas where you're doing awesome and where you have opportunities to improve. Plus, learn some of our best tips for amplifying your team's strengths and addressing their challenges. Bring your stories and your creative problem-solving skills.

Monday October 16, 2017 4:30pm - 6:20pm
Barley

5:00pm

Fitness is Freedom: Breaking the Cycle
Come learn some fun and exciting ways to break your family away from the sedentary lifestyle that we often fall into. You wil leave equipped with the tools and support you need to take your family's health to the next level!

Monday October 16, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

5:30pm

Measure your impact: Logic Models/Frameworks? What are they good for?
This is a presentation and workshop on what Logic Models/Frameworks are, and how they can benefit your organization to measure and evaluate how you are doing, beyond the bottom line. Logic Models are used in relief and development to develop If/Then lines of thinking and are the basis of creating a framework for measuring whether or not you are hitting your outcomes and goals. Whats your impact?

Monday October 16, 2017 5:30pm - 6:20pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:30pm

How to Create a Team Culture That Yields Positive & Sustainable Results For Your Company
Learn how to manage your business and lead your team. Find out how to attract and retain the perfect team members for your business with new age culture-building approaches. Redefine the way your team sets goals.  Find out how to increase the engagement of your team members to achieve financial growth and sustainability. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Monday October 16, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Studio 59 Aveda Salon & Spa

6:00pm

Will This Float?
Will This Float? is an annual business pitch competition that showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in the Chattanooga area. This fast-paced event is often the first moment in the limelight for participating entrepreneurs. Each finalist gets the stage for three minutes to tell the world (including local startup leaders and potential mentors and team members) why his or her concept is awesome. Once all participants present, the audience and a panel of judges vote on the best idea. At the end of the evening, the winning entrepreneur receives a cash prize and a package of free business services to take his or her startup idea to the next level.

Monday October 16, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
RiverPlace 2 West Aquarium Way Chattanooga, TN 37402
 
Tuesday, October 17
 

7:30am

Innovation + Education: Opportunity in the Gig City
What unique opportunities does an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem like Chattanooga's offer to our educators and students? How can the energy of a startup community translate to energy in our schools - and vice versa? Join the Public Education Foundation and Real World Scholars to hear from an expert panel and to join the conversation around what's happening in education locally and across the country!
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-education-opportunity-in-the-gig-city-tickets-38410564031


Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Public Education Foundation 100 East 10th Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Milk and Honey Coffee at Basecamp: Powered by EPB Fiber Optics
Start your morning off with other creatives, thinkers and doers and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee at Basecamp! Thanks to Milk and Honey for fueling Startup Week CHA!

Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

9:00am

Need to Know Tech Skills for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs
Whether your product is a technology product or not, every company is a tech company. Today's workforce communicates using technology and is more efficient than it has ever been because of technology. Face it, if your customers are going to buy, the entire process, from marketing to sale, will be facilitated by technology, especially web-based technology. You need to know the following:

How to vet a technical candidate

How to write technical requirements

How to upload your own content (blog post etc.) online

How to market your product using the languages of HTML and CSS

How to manage updates to your website without suffering high costs and delays

How to effectively evaluate technical progress on outsourced labor

Join TechTown and Savvy Coders for this amazing event.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
TechTown, Floor 2 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Design New Products and Improve Existing Ones: Workshop with David Hendee
Join David Hendee from Carbon Five giving an updated version of this Startup Week crowd favorite. We will break into teams and learn how to utilize new tools and skills for designing user-centric products and experiences.

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 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:30pm
They Edney Innovation Center 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 (Floor 5)

10:00am

Discover Your Inner Potential, Release Your Lion Within
Most people never achieve their maximum potential. Some meet resistance or fail and just give up. Others achieve some degree of success and coast on autopilot, while a slim minority soar to greatness. “The graveyard is the richest place on earth because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled..." Les Brown
Learn how to release your inner lion and achieve the impossible.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

Advice on Advice
Good advice is priceless. Whether you are seeking or giving advice, the process is not always simple or straightforward. In this session, both new entrepreneurs and seasoned advisors will learn the different types of advice, the basic obstacles to overcome, and a suggested framework for the advising process. You will discover how to make the most of advice on both the giving and receiving end.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5

10:00am

Relationships 101: The Science of Common Sense aka The Sandbox Revisited aka How to Avoid Spending Uncle Willie's $10k on Litigation Fees
Will follow up with final description. Generally, this workshop will explore common relationship snafus among startup companies that lead to legal problems. Through felt board (yes, it needs to be that elementary), case studies, and possibly role playing, this workshop will hopefully emphasize the importance of relationship management at early stages to prevent the burning of bridges that can't be repaired.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
none

10:00am

Is Securities Crowdfunding Right for Your Company?
In the first year that securities crowdfunding has been available, a few hundred companies have attempted to raise funds under Regulation Crowdfunding. Many were successful, many were not. Some became exposed by the mistakes of the online platform they were using, and some are liable to get themselves into trouble in the future. CrowdCheck, a market leader in due diligence and disclosure services for companies undertaking offerings under Regulation Crowdfunding, will provide an overview of Regulation Crowdfunding activity to date along with a discussion of the dos and don'ts for companies considering securities crowdfunding.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

Intrapreneurship 101: Creative & Corporate
EPB is known for breaking the traditional electric utility mold, and part of that success is due to its culture of encouraging entrepreneurial thinking. In this session, you'll learn the basics of successfully creating, pitching, and executing new ideas within an established work place environment. You'll also learn how intrapreneurship can be fostered from the top down in an any organization. The panel will feature David Wade, EPB's CEO.  Drink and snacks will be served.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
EPB 10 W M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Host Organization EPB

10:00am

Art & Its Positive Effect on Employee Satisfaction and Client Experience
Learn how having original art in the office space can increase productivity, focus and job satisfaction. Learn about the tangible and intangible benefits of original art.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:20am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

10:00am

The Making Of A Podcast with Studio Next
Are you thinking about starting your own podcast and not sure where to start? Head over to The Studio at the Chattanooga Public Library for an open house during the taping of Monty Bruell's podcast, Studio Next. Watch live as this locally produced podcast comes together and is professionally recorded for distribution in the library's new professional recording studio. Stick around after the recording session for a Q+A with producer, host, entrepreneur, Monty Bruell. Learn more about what audio engineering workshops are in the works at The Studio for you to take the next step.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
The Studio at the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

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 StartUp Week events all week at The Edney.

Last year we added nearly 50 books for entrepreneurs to our collection, all recommended by SWC attendees! With your help we can continue to build a strong collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced boot-strappers 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: chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

10:30am

Mobile Publishing for Small Businesses
Most of us are walking around with some pretty impressive computers in our pockets but we're lucky if we know how to use it for more than just phone calls and emails. Come learn how to use some great cross platform applications to produce quality graphics for your small business. Perfect for social media blasts, business cards or quick production promotional items.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
TechTown, Floor 2 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Bridging the Gap Between Enterprise Business Needs and Tech Community Solutions
There are lots of reasons why enterprises seek to improve the efficiency and outcomes of their innovation efforts. Competition, obsolescence, and extinction are three strong motivators for business leaders. Tapping into the startup community seems logical. Though wickedly talented, startups tend to make things no one wants. With a high failure rate, enterprise business leaders often see betting on startup success as being too risky (because in reality they don't make choices they make career decisions).

Enterprises want to think like entrepreneurs but need to launch at scale quickly, deriving revenues the enterprise recognizes and considers meaningful. Startups accelerate when they have an enterprise partner with market access who can fund, foster, and focus them on the right challenge.

Enterprises and startups, come learn about a community led open innovation approach where enterprises translate business needs into innovation challenges then match-make in the startup community to build knowledge and find breakthrough solutions. A pick, partner, and pilot strategy.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
TechTown, Floor 2 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Reach 100% of Your Audience by Presenting to each Learning Style
I share information with facilitators on how to create presentations that appeal to each listener's learning style, therefore, reaching 100% of their audience.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Lemonade Stand 101: How to design, test, market, and sell your product or service? (Part 1)
We will talk about:
- Lemons, sugar, and water ;)
- Marketing fundamentals for startups and small business
- Marketing plan and how to create one in 15 min
- How to define your brand voice and messaging
- Product design and testing
Tickets: lemons-cha17.eventbrite.com

Tuesday October 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:50am

Startup Week CHA Featured Speaker: Building Strong Inclusive Smart Cities with Dr. Fallon Wilson
Join Dr. Fallon Wilson, cofounder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville as she discusses the importance of building strong, smart, and inclusive cities.
Register Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-week-cha-featured-speaker-building-strong-inclusive-smart-cities-with-dr-fallon-wilson-tickets-38237872506?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

Tuesday October 17, 2017 11:50am - 12:50pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

12:00pm

Cybersecurity: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Every business, no matter the size, has data to protect. It's not really a matter of if, but when you will experience cyber and data privacy threats. In this interactive session, we'll provide tips on how to proactively protect your data related to employees, customers, vendors, operations, and intellectual property. From creating password strategies to setting up incident response plans, we'll discuss best practices that can potentially save you a ton of stress, cash, and even your reputation. Lunch is on us!

Tuesday October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Chambliss Conference Center 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700 Chattanooga .TN 37450 Liberty Tower, 17the Floor

12:00pm

3D Powder Bed Fusion “A Miniaturized Solids Processing Plant in a Box”
Modern additive manufacturing systems based on powder bed technology integrate several well-established solids processing unit operations. Examples of relevant solids processing steps include mixing, fluidization, powder dosing, powder transport and storage, roller spreading, sintering and powder classification. Powder based systems can be viewed essentially as a miniaturized solids processing plant in a box. Though additive systems present their own unique set of challenges, established design principles are often overlooked. Solids processing plants often have poor efficiencies, long start-up times, and large sensitivities to feedstock material property variations, and powder bed fusion printers have not proven to be an exception.

This E&G Associates' presentation will focus on one of the essential foundations of solids processing, namely solids handling and storage. In particular, the problem of bin design will be presented as an introduction to the language and methodologies of solids processing and powder mechanics. Using well-established design principles, attendees will be shown that it is possible to design a storage system to prevent powder arching, ratholing, and segregation. Traditional characterization methods will be emphasized, including material property measurements of powder cohesion, powder/wall friction, and permeability, as well as related particle scale characterization of particle size, shape, and surface energy and hardness. Extensions as well as limitations of powder mechanics to related areas will be highlighted, namely roller spreading, fluidized and partially aerated flows. Lastly, the presentation will also touch upon some additional unit operations such as solids mixing and powder wetting.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
BDC/INCubator

12:00pm

Internet Health Roundtable
We live in a complex, fast moving, political environment. As policies and laws change, we need to understand how they affect our shared global resource, the Internet. It's important that we understand how our choices and actions will affect the future health of the Internet -- to ensure that it remains an open platform that encourages innovation and gives us control over our data and our private lives.

This Internet Health Roundtable will be a discussion among entrepreneurs, policymakers, community leaders, and everyday internet enthusiasts. We'll discuss issues including access to the open internet (including the gigabit high-speed internet), digital privacy and cybersecurity, innovation and competition, internet access and diversity online, and data collection, governance, and use, and how these issues affect businesses and communities in Chattanooga and beyond. Please join us for lunch and a lively discussion! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/internet-health-roundtable-tickets-37708548283

Tuesday October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Granfalloon 400 E Main St #120, Chattanooga, TN 37408

12:00pm

Take One: Head Shots
Every budding professional needs a head shot but sometimes the process of pairing with the right photographer, finding your best side, striking a pose, and oh-so-many do overs is enough to send you searching for the nearest selfie stick. Let's take the pressure off and have some fun in the Public Library's new photo studio on The 4th Floor complete with basic backdrops, professional lighting, and a friendly staff to help you relax! Take one? Take 5! Bring a flash drive and we'll send you home with your new official photo to use on your website, LinkedIn, or online dating profile!

Tuesday October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

Creating Startup Cultures that Promote Health & Wellness
Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid7 once said, “You can’t build a company unless you start from a healthy place.” Most other successful startup founders agree with the sentiment, but, what does this mean?

- How might physical health be measured by more than stamina, strength, and endurance?

- Could spiritual health be regarded as where one feels loved — so much that love and validation can then be given to others effortlessly without expecting anything in return?

- Or what if mental health wasn't defined by what was wrong with people, but by what's right — characteristics like curiosity, mindfulness, empathy, and self-discipline?

- Healthy companies start with healthy entrepreneurs. But what do we mean by that — and, from there, how do we measure it?

Moderated by Laura Hessler, currently Manager of Talent Acquisition at BlueCross Blueshield of Tennessee, has advised numerous startups on HR policies throughout her career. Questions will be received from the audience after panelists share brief insights and research findings about how startups can create environments that foster happiness, prevent burnout, and reward work-life balance.

On the panel will include:

Michael Brooks, Jr., co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Spire Labs (http://spirelabs.co), a venture hub for Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) brands that promote health and wellness among individuals as well as throughout companies.

Shelley Prevost, Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, is CEO of Torch, General Partner at The JumpFund and Partner & Director of Happiness at Lamp Post Group. She is a frequent contributor at Inc. and writes about female entrepreneurship and creating healthy startup environments.

Alex Lavidge, Founder at The Startup Experts, spent three months in 2017 at Optimum Health Institute, a raw vegan retreat and healing center where he lost 55 lbs. and studied the benefits of building company cultures that nourish mind, body, and spirit.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

Exploring investment Opportunities with Cryptocurrencies
$5,000 invested in Bitcoin over 6 years ago would have bought 100,000BTC and might have been worth over $160 million today.

Could more opportunities for similar exponential returns exist in the future?

Co-moderated by Alex Lavidge, a contributor at Startup Southerner (an online media hub covering startup news and advice for startups in the southeast) and Mary Ann Twitty, this session will interview Brad Hart and some of his colleagues whom are experts in the cryptocurrency community internationally.

Mr. Hart was a Principal and Founder of Hartwood Capital LP which last reported verified 106% returns net of expenses in 2013. After this success and 8x-10x returns investing in cryptocurrencies as well, he went on to create Make More Marbles (http://makemoremarbles.com), an online media hub and community of entrepreneurs worldwide helping each other create abundance whom are passionate about personal development and continual learning.

Disclaimer: This panel is intended for educational purposes only. No specific products, paid services, or securities will sold or endorsed at any time. It is the aim of this event to encourage dialogue. Every prospective investor should conduct due diligence with their financial advisor using numerous resources before making any high-risk investment decision.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

How Self-Love Elevates Your Business
Many people don’t recognize that our relationship with ourselves is a direct reflection of our relationships with our businesses. How we are with ourselves is demonstrated in the way we serve our customers, our employees, and partnerships. So, let's take this journey together in exploring how we can not only better love ourselves, but how loving ourselves can elevate our business and business relationships.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Causeway 16 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

The Human Library: 1:1 Maker Sessions
The Human Library: 1:1 Maker Sessions
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, CNC Router, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing, VR. Sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and 5pm. First come-first served by reservation only. Call 423-643-7753.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

The Timing of Marketing – Inbound, Outbound, Before & After
It’s not uncommon for a B2B entrepreneur spend several years bringing a product to market. Then there’s the “then what?” This breakout session will look at the timing of marketing, when to start up your inbound programs, if/when to start up outbound, and what you need to focus on before and after.

You don’t need a big budget to have a big impact. The key is to prepare, and do the right things at the right time. Additionally, we’ll review what and how you should be measuring your sales & marketing activity.

This event is geared towards B2B, but the fundamentals reviewed in this breakout session will be applicable to B2C as well.
Register Here: https://perrimarketing.com/suw-registration/

Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:30pm

Tactics for Quickly Boosting ROI from Online Advertising
Want to generate more revenue online? Delegator will share actionable strategies that increase returns from digital advertising while cutting wasted spend. Learn how to effectively take advantage of Google and Facebook to find and convert new customers. Questions are welcome after the presentation.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:00pm

Start Your Journey to Negotiating Like a Pro
Getting your startup growing will require negotiating--you can't avoid it. But do you have the skills you need? Without the track record, resources, and ability to make deals and compete with more established players, it's going to be tough. And where can you find the training you need to develop your skills?

MAP Negotiation understands because we're a Chattanooga startup, too--but with a combined 40+ years of experience negotiating and teaching others how to do it like the pros. In this workshop, you'll practice negotiating with a partner and then get feedback from experts, along with tips and techniques that you can use right away to make deals you'll feel great about!

Tuesday October 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

3:50pm

DeStress for Success
In the chaotic world or owning your own business we forget to put the "destress mask" on ourselves before we help others. Come and learn some quick 5 minute breathing techniques and things you can do at home or the office to reduce stress and give yourself some peace.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Peace. Strength. Yoga. 1800 Rossville Ave, suite 118, Chattanooga, TN 37408

4:00pm

Beyond Convenience Creating A Healthy Community
You have the power to change your community but is convenience holding you back? Come learn how your personal role is bigger than infrastructure and government in the health of your community. Together we will work through the hard questions. Who’s your community? What is negatively impacting the health of your community? What can you do to change the health of your community? How can you get others in your community involved?

Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Causeway 16 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:00pm

Real Estate for Startups
Join a panel of real estate professionals as we discuss real estate for startups and how buildings that cater towards startups play a role in our Innovation District.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Tomorrow Building

4:00pm

10 Crucial Steps for Protecting Your Startup's IP
Join us as we discuss 10 crucial steps for protecting your startup's intellectual property. As part of the discussion, we will address brewing startups and sample from Big River's selection of draft beer.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Big River Grille & Brewing Works 222 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:30pm

Hacker, Hipster, or Hustler: Find your Future Co-Founders!
Every company needs a Hacker, a Hipster, and a Hustler. The Hacker makes the website and tech run, the Hipster makes everything look cool and is in charge of User Experience, the Hustler goes out and gets the customers!

At our event you will identify what type of 'H' you are, submit contact information where people can contact you, then you will have 30 seconds at the mic while your contact information is displayed behind you to make your pitch to the room on why they should contact you. Audience members can write down your info, then make arrangements with you offline to meet and discuss potential projects.

The value of our community grows to the extent that we have A) Human Capital Resources and B) that people have access to those resources. Let people know what you are great at, so that the whole community can benefit when you do your work to impact the world!

The more perfect the community's knowledge of who is great at what, and the more we can match up complementary skill sets, the brighter Chattanooga will shine!

Can't wait to find out what all of your talents are!

Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:30pm

Social Good Techies Meetup
Join us for the kick off the local Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Tech4Good chapter! Come meet fellow techies–accidental or professional–interested in technology for social & environmental impact.
https://chatech4goodstartupweek.eventbrite.com

Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Wildflower Tea Shop 1423 Market St Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

The Human Library 1:1 Maker Sessions
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, CNC Router, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing, VR. Sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and 5pm. First come-first served by reservation only. Call 423-643-7753.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

Entrepreneurial Lessons within a Large Corporation: What We Learned Launching Xyzal Allergy 24HR
In the congested allergy relief category (pun intended), how do you successfully launch a brand that breaks through and motivates consumers to try a new product during the sniffiliest season? Sanofi Consumer Health Care in Chattanooga teamed up with VaynerMedia to tackle this challenge for the Spring 2017 launch of their XYZAL Allergy 24HR oral antihistamine product.

Join Wes Atwood, Allergy Category Brand Manager at Sanofi Consumer Health Care in Chattanooga and Jesse Hutchison, Vice President at VaynerMedia Chattanooga, as they discuss the strategy behind Xyzal's launch with a social-first, insights-led approach aimed at targeting allergy sufferers with relevant and memorable brand messaging.

This discussion is intended to provide attendees with an understanding of how brands and organizations can leverage online conversations for valuable consumer insights, the approach to building a social-first communications strategy, and how to efficiently deploy creative at scale for real-time learnings and business development.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The 4th Floor at the Chattanooga Public Library

5:30pm

Time for the Plunge into Parenthood?
You’ve established your career and settled down. Now, you and your partner are contemplating starting a family. In this session, new mom and PR professional Jessica McCosh will share her experience and offer advice for taking the plunge into parenthood after 30.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:30pm - 6:20pm
TechTown, Floor 2 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:30pm

Funding Your Business
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.
Light appetizers will be provided.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Edney-Requested community space on Floor Five

5:30pm

CHA-nge Makers Meet & Greet
Great ideas begin with great people coming together. Come network with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and Chattanooga CHA-ge makers at OddStory Brewing. Share ideas, make new connections, and raise questions while sampling local beer and snacks from OddStory. Must be 21 years and older, ID required at door. Limited capacity, registration required via Eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cha-nge-makers-meet-greet-tickets-37276929299

Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
OddStory Brewing 336 East MLK Chattanooga TN 37403

6:00pm

Speed Learning: 8 Ways to Improve Your Business Skills in 8 Minutes
There are a lot of steps to starting a business. If you're in the beginning stages, or looking to expand, don't miss The Chattery's special Startup Week Edition of Speed Learning! Think speed dating, minus the awkward conversation, sweaty palms and rejection. We'll take you through all the steps of improving your business skills by having experts on hand to talk about creating a business plan, marketing, public relations, legal requirements, and more.

Best of all, we'll also have drinks. Interested? Sign up for free below!

Tuesday October 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

6:30pm

Station Street Cocktail Tour
The House is partnering with Stir, Frothy Monkey, Backstage Bar, Hush Lounge & Chattanooga Whiskey to provide a 'Station Street Cocktail Tour'. Patrons can pull up The House app and find an Exclusive Offer that night to these participating places.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Station Street

7:00pm

Do Our Metrics Matter to God?
This session will explore the short-term, long-term and long-long term consequences of our continual pursuit of higher performance. It is good to pursue success. It is imperative to understand all the ways success is measured.Free coffee provided.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Cadence Coffee 11 E 7th St, Chattanooga, TN 3740

7:00pm

Making It up as You Go Along - Improv for Business
Improve your creativity and comfort in meetings, pitches and brainstorming sessions with the principles of Improv. This workshop teaches how to apply the skills used on stage by professional improvisers to enhance communication and collaboration in any environment. Taught by professional improvisers and company members of Improv Chattanooga, Elena Nikolaeva and Jacob Moore.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
First Draft Theater 1800 Rossville Ave, Suite 106 Chattanooga, TN 37408

7:00pm

The End of Innovation
What is the end of innovation? Why do we even innovate to begin with and how will we know if we are successful in such an endeavor? Dr. Greg Thompson seeks to pull our imaginations to the deeper questions of why innovation will matter for our communities in the 21st century. Dr. Thompson is the CEO of the Thriving Cities Group, Executive Director of New City Commons, and a former Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

8:00pm

Pajama Party Egg Drop Challenge
Unwind from the day's events with a little healthy competition! Team up with other participants (and compete against Tomorrow Building tenants) to create the safest egg-drop apparatus before launching it off the balcony. Cookies and milk provided, pajamas encouraged. :)

Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:20pm
Tomorrow Building 818 Georgia Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37402
 
Wednesday, October 18
 

8:00am

Branding 101
Learn the basic branding knowledge needed today to build a memorable and successful online presence. From Fonts, color, patterns, memes, basic creative vernacular to strategy template takeaways - all will be defined and explained with plenty of examples and how-to's. Optional basic follow along software/apps: iphoto, imovie, diptic, text overlay apps, boomerang - Optional advanced follow along software/apps: adobe creative suite, diptic, vsco, photo apps, and above listed.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 8:00am - 10:30am
The Incubator 100 Cherokee BLVD

9:00am

Overcoming Collaboration Overload
The complexity of organizations and the increased demands for collaboration finds most leaders and employees spending hours collaborating on email, in meetings, and on the phone. Collaboration overload is everywhere and it overwhelms every level of an organization. Fortunately, changing just a few behaviors can reclaim significant time wasted in ineffective collaboration. This session will identify the dangers of excessive collaboration and the actions needed to proactively create a positive collaboration culture.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

How to Get Where You Want to Be
I would like to talk about my journey to where I am today. I want to inspire others to not be afraid of failure.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Conquest Obstacle Gym 1802 Washington St.

9:00am

Milk and Honey Coffee at Basecamp: Powered by EPB Fiber Optics
Start your morning off with other creatives, thinkers and doers and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee at Basecamp! Thanks to Milk and Honey for fueling Startup Week CHA!

Wednesday October 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

9:00am

1 Million Cups w/ Aegle Gear & George Brown
1 Million Cups is a celebration of our entrepreneurial community. Join us for free breakfast and coffee as we hear from a local entrepreneur about their startup.

If you're looking to connect with entrepreneurs, small business owners and mentors then you won't want to miss this Wednesday morning gathering.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

Celebrating Chattanooga's Hidden Entrepreneurs
Chattanooga has quickly created a vibrant, inclusive culture of tech start ups, innovative ideas, and community leadership in and around the Innovation District. However, there are still many entrepreneurs in Chattanooga that have remained uncelebrated and unheard of. Join Flypaper and a panel of small business owners from the service industry, real estate, retail, and more about what it takes to start a business, grow, and innovate year over year.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Times Free Press/Flypaper Building 400 E. 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37403

10:00am

We Are Not All Mexicans
"We are not all Mexicans" explores the richness of Latin America and it's different cultures. We will hear what unites Latinos across continents but also hear what makes each country unique. The panelists will share what it means to them to be Latino/a and share their experience about moving and living in Chattanooga and what opportunities they see in the scenic city.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

10:00am

TechTown Studios Open House
Are you a videographer, photographer, business owner, Non Profit or Company looking for studio space?

Techtown offers one of Chattanooga's ultimate indie production studio. We offer many services to help
you produce your project on budget and with ease. We rent out our equipment, editing suite and facility. In addition to an affordable filming destination for
independent filmmakers, we have a complete video production company that offers a wide range of services for corporate projects, commercials, small businesses, broadcast and of course, small movies!

Come tour TechTown studio space and view what equipment we have for rent.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techtown-studios-open-house-tickets-36689664775

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
TechTown, Floor 2 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

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 StartUp Week events all week at The Edney.

Last year we added nearly 50 books for entrepreneurs to our collection, all recommended by SWC attendees! With your help we can continue to build a strong collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced boot-strappers 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: chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

10:30am

Handling Conflict with P.O.I.S.E. & C.A.L.M.
Interactive workshop teaching participants how to handle personal conflict at work, home, and other life situations with confidence, clarity, and a cool head. Register @ www.poiseandcalm.eventbrite.com

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:30am

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

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
INCubator/ BDC 100 Cherokee Blvd.

10:30am

Starting is one thing...controlling an exit is another thing!
We will discuss the bookends of starting a venture and while contemplating your exit before you raise money and execute your plan.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Behind the Scenes of a Social Media Command Center
Take a look behind the scenes of an event social media command center to see what it takes to truly amplify an event. SocialLion is running social media for this week’s Startup Week CHA!

Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
SocialLion 715 Cherry Street, Suite 209

11:00am

Digital Marketing Campaigns: How to plan, design, and successfully execute them? (Part 2)
We will talk about:
- Traditional vs. digital marketing
- The most effective channels and tools for marketing campaigns in the mobile-first world
- How to use SEO, social media, content, email, and other tools to achieve your business objectives
- Tactical and strategic considerations while running promotional, loyalty, and referral campaigns
Tickets: campaigns-cha17.eventbrite.com

Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

How to Launch a Physical Product
In a digital world, physical products mean more than ever for consumers. Come, listen and learn about the things to consider when launching a physical product to consumers and the pitfalls to avoid.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Strategic Partnerships
Why are community partnerships important and how to create connections.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:20pm
Sisu Sauna Mission at Main, 26 E Main St #110, Chattanooga, TN 37408

11:30am

Basecamp Music Minute: Swayyvo
Need a break? Checkout Chattannaooga's local artist, Swayyvo for a quick musical breather at Basecamp!

Wednesday October 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

12:00pm

Startup Marketing for Your Startup
Learn from professionals in the advertising industry about how to market your new business with a startup budget. We will touch on media planning (digital and traditional including TV, Radio, Social, and Print), SEO for your website, social media, brand messaging, and effective creative.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Practical Ways Men Can Address Tech's Gender Imbalance
Countless studies show companies with gender-diverse teams outperform those where women are underrepresented. If you aren't investing in increasing diversity, you're likely to lose out to competitors who are. And yet, women only hold 25% of computing jobs and 11% of executive roles in Silicon Valley.

This is a big, contentious problem, and we need the best mindset of both men and women to collaborate and work toward a solution. Since men hold the majority of leadership positions at all types companies of, men have an opportunity to make a real difference.

In this talk, I'll share the stories of the men who have supported, challenged, and encouraged me so far in my career, and i'll give you no-nonsense tips for advocating for more gender equality in the workplace.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Very HQ 1426 Williams St., Suite 11 Chattanooga, TN 37408

12:00pm

Maximize Your Volunteer Impact
Why do something good when you can do something great? Maximize Your Volunteer Impact will give individuals, businesses, and organizations practical tips on how to align your goals with the needs of the community you want to impact. Bring your lunch and get ready for interactive and collaborative fun.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Take One: Head Shots
Every budding professional needs a head shot but sometimes the process of pairing with the right photographer, finding your best side, striking a pose, and oh-so-many do overs is enough to send you searching for the nearest selfie stick. Let's take the pressure off and have some fun in the Public Library's new photo studio on The 4th Floor complete with basic backdrops, professional lighting, and a friendly staff to help you relax! Take one? Take 5! Bring a flash drive and we'll send you home with your new official photo to use on your website, LinkedIn, or online dating profile!

Wednesday October 18, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:30pm

Developing Email Automation Solutions with SendGrid
This workshop is for startups and developers. In it, we discuss why you might want to build a custom email automation solution in-house and walk through the implementation of such a tool. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:20pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

Low-Cost Marketing: Inbound & Outbound Tips You Can Use Today
As an early stage company, or any stage for that matter, every dollar you dedicate to marketing has a job to do. Learn how to make every dollar work harder with VaynerMedia and Very. VaynerMedia is a full-service digital agency helping brands achieve their business objectives. Very is a software engineering and data science consulting firm committed to building digital platforms that solve worthwhile problems. Join us to learn some tips and tricks of inbound and outbound digital marketing in order to help achieve your business results, no matter what budget you're working with.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/low-cost-marketing-inbound-outbound-tips-you-can-use-today-tickets-36674096209

Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Very HQ 1426 Williams St., Suite 11 Chattanooga, TN 37408

1:00pm

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
The workshop will be led by Charles R. Scott, a National Geographic-featured adventurer, who encourages people of all ages to challenge their limits. Author of Rising Son: A Father and Son's Bike Adventure across Japan and Daunted Courage: A Family’s Bicycle Adventure on the Lewis & Clark Trail, he gives keynotes and executive workshops about developing an adventurous mindset. Charles has cycled over 7,000 miles with his young children across Japan, Iceland, Europe and the U.S., and has been featured in The New York Times, PBS, Outside Magazine and many other media outlets around the world. He is also a guide to disabled athletes and guided the first blind runner to cross the Grand Canyon and back nonstop and to complete the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu nonstop. Prior to founding the Family Adventure Guy, Charles worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years in a variety of management positions, including Director in Intel Capital, the corporation’s venture investment group. In his executive workshops, Charles offers ideas on using discomfort to your advantage, encourages informed risk taking, and shares “the secret to optimal performance.”

Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

1:30pm

Introduction to the Market Acceleration Program (MXP) at GrowthX
Products and markets may be unique, but the path to finding product-market fit is not - it’s formulaic. In this workshop Andrew Goldner, the Founding Partner of GrowthX, is going to share the formula with you.

GrowthX is a Silicon Valley-based Seed-stage venture capital fund. The founding partners have developed a proven formula called the Market Acceleration Program (MXP), designed to help companies develop, test and validate hypotheses at every stage of the market development process. That means less time and capital is required to learn whether and when a portfolio company can achieve product-market fit.

You’ll Learn How To:

- Develop go-to-market strategies for startups : Finding product market fit
- Learn how to talk to your customers : A conversational framework
- Identify ideal customers and the channels to acquire them
- Create market messaging and customer acquisition strategies

Andrew will also cover best-practices to develop your pitch deck and raise money from a VC.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:30pm

When Does HR Matter and Why?
When it comes to human resources, it's never too early to get it right! The consequences of a lack of knowledge and/or procrastination could needlessly doom a startup's chances of success. In this workshop we'll discuss the importance of the basic human resource issues every founder should be aware of and proactively address even before workers are added to a growing team. Let us know you'll join us through Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/events/815758485269544/

Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Whiteboard 701 Cherry Street, #200, Chattanooga 37402

1:30pm

Clean-ish Living Nuts & Bolts : Susan Matzkin
This workshop is designed to help the busy professional to think about the whys and hows of attaining overall wellness to improve health, find more joy, and increase productivity in all facets of life Please provide a brief description of your event. If your event is public this information will be posted on our public event page so include all information that you would like for your guest to know.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-ish-living-nuts-bolts-tickets-36564046046?aff=es2

Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:30pm

Keeping Mentally and Physically Fit While Building Your Business
Three experts in wellness and entrepreneurship will present how providing great leadership is dependent on staying mentally and physically fit. Creating a great balance in your life will allow you to survive the ups and downs while scaling your company's growth.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

The Human Library 1:1 Maker Sessions
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, VR. Sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and 5pm. First come-first served by reservation only. Call 423-643-7753.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

Social Media Marketing Panel
This panel will discuss the importance of social media marketing, popular networks, and how your brand can can maximize success online.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The CO-OP 715 Cherry Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

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. We have teamed up with a local Google "Trusted Verifier", mynooga.com, to assist with the verification process. You will learn: How to be found by local customers (Creating your free Google Search and Maps listing- similar seminar to "Googleize Your Business"), and be found everywhere (optimize for desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile device shoppers/searchers).

Wednesday October 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
INCubator 100 Cherokee Blvd.

3:00pm

Gators and the Gig: 4K Video & Community Partnerships FTW
Learn how EPB and community partners the Edney, PEF, the Aquarium, the Chattanooga Airport and others are working together to maximize the gig in creative ways. Drinks and and light snacks will be served.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EPB 10 W M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Host Organization EPB

4:00pm

Tour of Stove Works
Join Founder + Director, Charlotte Caldwell, for a pre-construction tour of the Stove Works Facility, the site of a future non-profit arts organization.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stove Works 1226 E 14th St (Corner of Holtclaw and 14th)

4:00pm

Lift the Atmosphere: A Message About Motivation
Are your students or employees struggling from apathy and a lack of motivation? Come hear about an innovative and fun approach you can incorporate in any environment that uplifts people and boosts morale.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:20pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:00pm

Girls Rising: Closing the Gender Gap in Startup Funding
Meet the founders of the JumpFund and learn how they are addressing the gender gap in venture funding. Find out how the ecosystem has grown to support female entrepreneurs, and how you can avoid the pitfalls (as investors and entrepreneurs) that create unconscious bias.
www.thejumpfund.com

Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

4:00pm

Happy Hour Pop In Pub Crawl Sponsored by Nooga Nightlife
Come take a break after work, between Start-Up Week Events, or Before a Night out on the Town. Nooga Nightlife will be hosting a Pop In Pub Crawl on the Southside. What is a Pop In Pub Crawl? It is just that, Pop In Whenever You Can and Pop Out When You Need To Go. We will post a schedule of where we will be on our Facebook page, along with the Specials at Each Location. We will be set up at each establishment at a specific time, grab a wristband from us, and Enjoy some Killer Happy Hour Specials. The Wristband is good for Monday & Friday Nights as well. Visit www.NoogaNightlife.com/StartUpWeek For More Info!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1275351532570395/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D 

Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Southside Historic District

4:30pm

The CO-OP Open House
Come celebrate the grand opening of Lamp Post Properties latest project: The CO-OP!

Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:30pm - 4:30pm
The CO-OP 715 Cherry Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:30pm

Mindset Mastery for the Entrepreneur
Is entrepreneurship weighing you down? Are you struggling to find time and money to travel, enjoy life, and do more of what you love because you are always in hustle mode? Are you interested in learning simple strategies to help you work smarter, not harder? After working with leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the US, Carmen Carson, Life & Business Coach, has identified common mindset barriers challenge both the profits and growth of her clients. In this workshop, she will help you identify those limiting beliefs and give you practical strategies for shifting them for greater success.
*Limited seating. Eventbrite Ticket required.
http://bit.ly/2gHopJ5

Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
City Hall-3-Veranda-50 101 E. 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:30pm

Food & Fun with Founders, Entrepreneurs and Experts
Happy hour with Founders, Entrepreneurs, Experts and their Advisors.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:50pm
Miller & Martin PLLC 832 Georgia Ave #1200, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

The Human Library 1:1 Maker Sessions
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, VR. Sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and 5pm. First come-first served by reservation only. Call 423-643-7753.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

Money and Beer: Investor Panel Happy Hour
Positioning your startup for the best funding is hard to do. Startup and investment pros converge for a panel discussion and craft beer at Oddstory Brewing Co.


Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
OddStory Brewing Company 336 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

5:30pm

Improve Your Future Workforce In 50 Minutes
As your business grows, you need a steady pipeline of career-ready graduates to staff your operations. But today, inequities across Hamilton County public schools create a workforce that is not consistently prepared. Add your voice to the Action Plan for Educational eXcellence (or APEX Project) to help change that. The community-driven Project is gathering diverse input from across all corners of Hamilton County to define what inequities exist in our schools and generate ideas for solutions.

Join us for a brief overview of the APEX Project and take your opportunity to contribute to the development of APEX policy platform. These policies will be finalized in early 2018 and the school system and county government will held accountable to implementing the solutions that our community knows will work for us.

Add your voice to represent the business community! What knowledge and skills do you need to see more from local job applicants? And how can the school system help develop more graduates with those skills? At the end of this session, fill out a brief survey to add your perspective and drive new policies for positive change in our community.

Oh, and your first beer is on us!

Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:30pm

Wonk Wednesday: Entrepreneurs and Economic Dynamism
Declining rates of entrepreneurship in cities across America present a clear and present danger to the nation's economic edge in the world. We will be discussing how Chattanooga can leverage its startup ecosystem, public-private partnerships, and unique history to develop innovative policies that drive our local economy forward and stand as a model for mid-size cities everywhere. As always beer, wine, coffee, and snacks will be on hand to keep the conversation going. (This event is free and open to the public. Beer and wine provided for individuals ages 21+)

Wednesday October 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Metro Ideas Lab + c o f f e e 1216 East Main St Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN 37408

6:00pm

ChattaNewbies Mystery Dinner
Get to know other ChattaNewbies + locals over a casual mystery dinner! We'll meet up at Basecamp and then send you out in groups of four to try out local Chattanooga restaurants with your new friends.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00pm - 6:20pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

6:00pm

VR Dev: Peek Behind the Scene!
Want to try on a Vive virtual reality headset? If you're a gamer or user of VR tech, you'll enjoy seeing how a project comes together. If you're a dev, there will be plenty of project details to learn about. Plus: pizza! Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926735780910972

Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
L2D Design Agency 606 Georgia Ave Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Host Organization GigCity Virtual Reality Group

6:00pm

LAUNCH Startup Showdown
LAUNCH is proud to once again be a part of Startup Week Chattanooga with our annual 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 during Startup Week Chattanooga! 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.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:20pm
The Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

Collaborative Spaces
A panel discussion made up of some seemingly unlikely partners that share spaces and common ideals. We'll talk about the struggles and successes of our collaborative/mixed use spaces. This discussion will be followed by a cocktail hour for small business owners and the people who make their spaces and partnerships work.

Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:50pm
Metro Ideas Lab + c o f f e e 1216 East Main St Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN 37408

6:30pm

The PriceWaiter 4th ANNUAL Startup Ping Pong Tournament
Bring your A-game to the 4th Annual PriceWaiter Startup Ping Pong Tournament! This tournament will feature a single-elimination singles and doubles bracket open to 16 entries each. Championship prizes are even better this year, so prepare for some fierce competition, great networking, and the best food & drink in town!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-4th-annual-startup-ping-pong-tournament-tickets-36658764351

Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Clyde's On Main 122 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

6:30pm

S'mores & Songwriters Treehouse Show
Chattanooga House Shows and River City Sessions are teaming up to host a special local artist showcase along with s'mores and campfire jam session at Treetop Hideaways. Come experience live music in an intimate setting, get plugged into the #CHAmusic community, and find out how to attend future secret/house shows. https://smoresandsongwriterstreehouseshow.eventbrite.com

Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Treetop Hideaways 576 Chattanooga Valley Road Flintstone, GA
 
Thursday, October 19
 

8:00am

UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast
Mitch Patel is the featured guest speaker during a free hot breakfast session. The founder of Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. 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.
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eecn2ird11879a7c&llr=ocq5luqab

Thursday October 19, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
UTC University Center Tennessee Room 720 E 5th St Chattanooga, TN 37403

8:30am

Tax Facts for New Business
The Tennessee Department of Revenue in conjunction with TSBDC, brings to the start up community, a tax workshops for everything you need to know under the sun, regarding business tax, sales and use tax, and collection services. This tax seminar will be followed by a Small Business Orientation, to ensure your Thursday morning is packed with all the startup "know how".

Speaker(s): Lisa Rousseau, TN Department of Revenue / TSBDC Staff
https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30370033

Thursday October 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:50pm
INCubator 100 Cherokee Blvd.
  • Host Organization TSBDC

9:00am

Milk and Honey Coffee at Basecamp: Powered by EPB Fiber Optics
Start your morning off with other creatives, thinkers and doers and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee at Basecamp! Thanks to Milk and Honey for fueling Startup Week CHA!

Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

10:00am

Finding the 'Perfect' Candidate
Chattanooga, Tennessee—AKA the Gig City, the Scenic City, the Tom Hanks of places—is “literally perfect.” With 10-gig internet, low cost of living, and a booming tech startup environment, it’s the ideal home for your business. Now that you’ve got the best digs, how do you attract top talent? Join Skuid, Bellhops, and the Chattanooga Chamber for a panel discussion on how to snag the "literally perfect" candidate.

Thursday October 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
  • Host Organization Skuid

10:00am

The Making Of A Podcast with Studio Next
Are you thinking about starting your own podcast and not sure how to begin? Head over to The Studio at the Chattanooga Public Library for an open house during the taping of Monty Bruell's podcast, Studio Next. Watch live as this locally produced podcast comes together and is professionally recorded for distribution in the library's new professional recording studio. Stick around after the recording session for a Q+A with producer, host, entrepreneur, Monty Bruell. Learn more about what audio engineering workshops are in the works at The Studio for you to take the next step.

Thursday October 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
The Studio at the Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

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 StartUp Week events all week at The Edney.

Last year we added nearly 50 books for entrepreneurs to our collection, all recommended by SWC attendees! With your help we can continue to build a strong collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced boot-strappers 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: chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Thursday October 19, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

11:00am

ADDING VALUE: A Nobel Prize Decision-Making Approach
We all know strong values are important, but can values really be used to make better decisions in the workplace? Isn’t it enough to have a high IQ, emotional balance, and a good personality? In this provoking and engaging presentation, Mark Nation uncovers how sustained good judgment is the key to individual and organizational success. He shares how the work of a Nobel Prize-nominated philosopher is being used to turbocharge leadership decisions, from start-ups to Fortune 100s, and from boardroom-to-mailroom. A variety of values-driven assessments will be demonstrated and discussed.

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Growth Hacking Strategies for Startups: The art and science of viral growth and patience (Part 3)
We will talk about:
- Growth hacking: what it is and what it is not
- Elements of growth hacking strategy
- Real life examples of growth hacking
- Short-term vs. long-term considerations while developing and executing growth hacking strategies
Tickets: growth-cha17.eventbrite.com

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

How to Pitch Your Startup
Come and learn the key tips to pitching a startup from Chris Cummings, Founder & CEO of Pass It Down & greetingStory. Chris is a National Champion Speaker, a six-time collegiate state champion in public speaking and debate, and winner of several major pitch competitions from around the country.

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:20pm
Society of Work, Floor 6 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Startup Picture Day
We rescue startups and entrepreneurs from selfie headshots. Sign up to get awesome, un-watermarked, high-resolution pictures for startups and entrepreneurs, absolutely FREE! We'll be at Society of Work from 11am-2pm so sign up for your slot today.

Why FREE?
We believe in startups and entrepreneurs. Helping them put their best foot forward is important to us. Free seems like the easiest way to eliminate excuses, especially for those just getting started or working with a tight budget.

Why pictures?
Whether you have a brick and mortar organization or you're only on the line, quality photos of you and your team increase credibility, trust, and professionalism.

I'm a one person team. Can I come?
Yes! Your profile photo is the most consistent interaction people have with you. We want to make sure you represent yourself well.

How's the quality?
Excellent.
Our sponsors cover the cost of a professional photographer to ensure quality photos.

Register Here: http://startup.thepictureday.com/events/startup-week-chattanooga-2017/registrations/new

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Society of Work, Floor 6 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:30am

Building Your Team
Your people are a big deal, and so is your culture. If you're interested in building a great team and company culture, join us for this interactive session. Our panelists with real-world experience will provide practical and legal considerations for growing your startup. Hot topics include determining the best type of workers (part- or full-time employees, or independent contractors), flexible and remote work arrangements, recruiting, offer letters/employment agreements, protecting intellectual property, and other legal challenges for management and HR. Lunch is on us!

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:50pm
Chambliss Conference Center 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700 Chattanooga .TN 37450 Liberty Tower, 17the Floor

11:30am

Dish T'Pass Food Panel
Over half of start up are food related. Do you have an idea? Come learn the secret sauce of our success. An A-list of Chattanooga Food Entrepreneurs will tell their stories and answer your questions. Let's share great food and conversation. $5 ticket includes lunch.

Thursday October 19, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dish T' Pass 300 W 6th Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

What Is It Good For: The Purpose of Work
This will be a panel discussion about the intersection of the personal and corporate purpose of work broadly, but with an emphasis on the Christian tradition of the meaning of work, business and social innovation. What does it mean to be authentic in the bible belt?

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Achieving a 40x ROI on Email Marketing
Email marketing for startups provided by SendGrid (lunch provided)

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Whiteboard 701 Cherry St #200 Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Bag Ladies. Let's talk about it! A book discussion.
Author of recently released "The Weight she Carried" Shasta Mignon, will host a discussion surrounding some of the tough issues women face and the mask we wear daily while working, raising kids, and just living. Now is the time to start those difficult conversations that will allow women to see our similarities and allow us to understand WE won't dim our lights by helping our sisters shine bright also. Come for the refreshments and stay for the conversation. "Let's talk about it!"

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

12:00pm

Chadev: The Weekly Lunchtime Software Talk Series
Chadev is a community and weekly lunchtime talk series about all things software. We meet every Thursday at 12PM. Lunch provided free with RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/chadevs/

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Take One: Head Shots
Every budding professional needs a head shot but sometimes the process of pairing with the right photographer, finding your best side, striking a pose, and oh-so-many do overs is enough to send you searching for the nearest selfie stick. Let's take the pressure off and have some fun in the Public Library's new photo studio on The 4th Floor complete with basic backdrops, professional lighting, and a friendly staff to help you relax! Take one? Take 5! Bring a flash drive and we'll send you home with your new official photo to use on your website, LinkedIn, or online dating profile!

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The 4th Floor, Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:30pm

Startup Your Startup
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.

Thursday October 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:20pm
INCubator 100 Cherokee Blvd.
  • Host Organization TSBDC

1:00pm

How to Unleash innovation in Your Startup Team with Improv Comedy
By helping teams put their guards down, discover similarities with each other, and embrace of the power of saying “yes, and,” the lessons from practicing improv comedy can lay the foundation for a culture that embraces change, innovation, and fosters fun in the workplace.

During this interview conducted by Alex Lavidge, we will be joined by guests like Betsy Crouch, an experienced coach, consultant, improviser, and a Co-Founder of ImprovHQ, a San Francisco-based agency that has hosted improv workshops for Bay Area companies like Google, Twitter, eBay, Dropbox, Slack, AirBnB, and many others. To learn more, visit https://improvhq.com.

They will be joined by other Chattanooga-based startup CEOs that are applying the sample principles in their companies to unleash creativity in the workplace.
http://www.facebook.com/events/467583340266556

Thursday October 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

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.

Thursday October 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Causeway 16 Patten Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:00pm

Put Your Dream To The Test Workshop
This course based on Dr. John Maxwell's book will show you how to do the things needed to make your dream come true. Put your dream to the test takes your dream from hypothetical to achievable. It shows you how to crystallize your vision and galvanize your commitment by instructing you how to answer 10 key questions. First come, first served by reservation only. Space limited. Call 423-987-9900 or Email ecgroup@epbfi.com to reserve your spot. Session is only available on Thursday at 1 pm to 2:20 pm.

Thursday October 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Society of Work, Floor 6 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

1:30pm

My Day, My Way
Learn planning and productivity tools to help you craft your ideal productive day. The day was manageable when someone else set your hours and priorities. What happens now that you are setting your own?

Thursday October 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
TechTown, Floor 2 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

Business Connectors Mastery
This networking boot camp will have you networking like a pro in 20 minutes. Learn one tip (VCP) in the first 10 minutes that will have you on the road to increased sales. Stick around for another 5 minutes and learn one technique that you will even use at social events. This is an interactive event.

Thursday October 19, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

The Human Library 1:1 Maker Sessions
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, CNC Router, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing, VR. Sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and 5pm. First come-first served by reservation only. Call 423-643-7753.

Thursday October 19, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The 4th Floor, Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

The Startup Show : LIVE!
The Startup Show is an episodic weekly peek into how entrepreneurs in various industries got their start, dare to challenge the status quo, and answer questions submitted by the audience.

In this special LIVE episode, our host Adam Vazquez will interview a special guest in front of a live audience & open up the show for live Q&A.

Thursday October 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

2:00pm

Resolving Conflict With Words Not Facebook Shouting
When you don't agree with someone, it can be hard to hear them out. This class will address some principles and tangible examples of how to truly listen to someone, in person and online, especially when their comments, ideals, and beliefs are in seemingly direct opposition to yours.

We will explore the difference between Listening vs. Hearing, Identify different methods of communication (verbal, non-verbal, social media, etc.), Roleplay the importance of eye contact, body posture, and "parroting", Practice "active listening" skills with partners in 5-minute conversation scenarios, and more.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resolving-conflict-with-words-not-facebook-shouting-tickets-38544608963

Thursday October 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:20pm
The Well 1800 Rossville Ave. Suite 110

2:30pm

Team Building AMA: Hiring/HR Panel with local business owners
Do you think you need to hire your first employee? Or 100th? Or maybe you wish you hadn't hired that one certain employee...

This panel of local business owners, all who have teams of people working for them, will be available to answer your questions about hiring and growing from their own experiences.

This is a Q/A-style event. Each guest will have the panel's full attention for 3-5 minutes to ask questions, present situations, and get advice.

Topics will include...
- When to hire
- What your first hire should be, and how to know
- Local team? Or remote contractors?
- Job postings…how to attract people
- Interview Process
- Accountability with your team
- How to motivate your team
- and more


Drop-In Event: stop by anytime during the event to ask the panel a question!

Panelists Include:
>Brian Chaney: Crash Creative
>Nathan Shirai: Insurance Unlimited
>Keith Rocha: The American Insurance Group
>Daniel Leake: The Liquidation Connection
>and more!

Thursday October 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:50pm
INCubator 100 Cherokee Blvd.

3:00pm

City Incentives for Small Businesses
This event will serve as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn about the incentives offered by the City of Chattanooga to encourage small business growth. The City would also like to hear entrepreneurs' ideas for tailoring incentives to meet their needs.
Register Here: http://connect.chattanooga.gov/events/start-up-week-city-incentives-for-small-businesses/

Thursday October 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Chattanooga City Hall, 3rd Floor 101 E. 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

4:00pm

Nonprofit Startup Toolkit
You have a great idea how to help in your community. Now what? This 2 hour session will help you formulate a plan, complete the research, and connect to resources to get you on your way to building your nonprofit organization.

Thursday October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

4:00pm

Let's Get Sweet 16: Not Your Average Ice Cream Social
Papercut Interactive is turning 16! What better time to celebrate than during the city's week-long entrepreneurial throwdown?

For our sweet 16, we're not asking for a pony or shiny new car. We want you to join us for the chillest party at #startupweekCHA.

Help us celebrate with a boozy float made from your favorite Clumpies Ice Cream Co. flavors, and get a sneak peek of their brand new production facility in St. Elmo.

Thursday October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:20pm
3405 St. Elmo Avenue

4:30pm

Pitfalls of A Deal
A qualified panel discusses every aspect of a deal---from the initiation process of receiving investment to the transaction process, with a special focus on the potential pitfalls of those startup funding deals.

Moderator:
- Fred Decosimo from Elliott Davis Decosimo. Fred has more than 30 years of experience in both public accounting and consulting services. He assists clients with private equity capital formation and obtaining both private and public funding. His corporate finance experience encompasses bank debt negotiations, due diligence preceding acquisitions and mergers, litigation support, structuring limited partnerships joint ventures and equity investments.

Panel:
- Financial perspective: Robert Belcher, a shareholder at Elliott Davis Decosimo, provides audit and accounting services for investment companies and investment advisory firms with total net assets of approximately $5 billion. In addition to audit, Robert delivers financial due diligence and other merger and acquisition services to a large variety of businesses. His corporate finance clients include private equity, venture capital and investment funds.

- Legal perspective: Rick Hitchcock is a shareholder from Chambliss Bahner & Stophel PC. He advises and represents clients in environmental matters, business planning, technology issues, transactions, and trial and appellate litigation. He regularly works with startup businesses on formation, governance and financing issues.

- Investment perspective: J. Mark Jones, is a partner at River Associates Investments (www.riverassociatesllc.com). Mark oversees new acquisition origination, fundraising and transaction financing efforts for River Associates. In this capacity, he initiates and maintains relationships with deal sources (investment bankers, business brokers and other intermediaries), potential fund investors (limited partners) and senior & mezzanine debt sources.

- Business/startup perspective: Jonathan Bragdon, Partner & Head of Ventures at Very, a consulting and investment firm for companies launching a disruptive new product or a new company. With a number of startups under his belt, he also advises local venture-backed companies and several non profit organizations.

Schedule:
- 4:30pm-5:00pm, Q&A by Fred Decosimo, our moderator.
- 5:00pm-5:20pm, Q&A open to audience.
- 5:20pm-5:45pm, Stick around for brews, wine and snacks.

Thursday October 19, 2017 4:30pm - 5:50pm
Elliott Davis Decosimo training room 629 Market St #100, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

The Human Library 1:1 Maker Sessions
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, CNC Router, Vinyl Plotter, Cricut, Cameo, Electronics, Sewing, VR. Sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm and 5pm. First come-first served by reservation only. Call 423-643-7753.

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The 4th Floor, Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

Sustainable Development
Are you a start-up business looking for an office space? An experienced commercial developer concerned with more sustainable options? Are you simply interested in sustainability? From property acquisition and environmental permitting to interior design and furnishing, join the conversation about how sustainability can work for you, the community, and our environment.

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:50pm
green|spaces 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

5:00pm

Hip-Hop on the Shuttle to Startup Awards
Cruise on down to the Startup Awards in style on Chattanooga’s free electric shuttle with Hip-Hop CHA! You can grab a ride from any of the regular shuttle stops along CARTA's normal route OR we suggest hopping on at the shuttle stop in front of The Edney Innovation Center on 1100 Market Street to do a full loop with our favorite Hip-Hop DJ’s! Learn more about CARTA’s electric shuttles here. The route map can be found here.

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Shuttle Stop Outside Edney Innovation Center 1100 Market Street

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? A homeowner?

Explore life's challenges as you navigate budget, timing, and the power of choices in this interactive simulation game.

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00pm - 7:20pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:00pm

Start Up Pint Night
Pint night ($3) for all who have attended Start Up Week!! *MUST HAVE START-UP WEEK BADGE*

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
OddStory Brewing Company 336 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

5:30pm

Building Your Company for the Big Times
Co-founder Cam Doody, COO Katie West, and CEO Luke Marklin share their experiences with Bellhops, from its humble beginnings to being nominated as the best new startup by Tech Crunch in 2014. Join them for a pannel discussion on how to turn a startup into a thriving organization ready for the big leagues. Come for the beer (21+) and stay to learn how a college student turned a cool idea into a thriving startup that has raised over $20 million.

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Bellhops Headquarters 1110 Market Street, Suite 502, Chattanooga, TN 37402 (Floor 5 of Warehouse Row)

5:30pm

Taking Note
Join young entrepreneurial comic artists as they launch their new comic for its first public appearance! You can also debrief from the week by trying your hand at creating your own comic and learn how making art can help tap into your brain power. It's a triple win!

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:30pm - 7:20pm
The Hunter Museum 10 Bluff View Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403

5:30pm

Women Who Own It
A meet and greet featuring successful female entrepreneurs who will share the challenges and successes of being a business owner. Appetizers/dessert included!

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:30pm - 7:50pm
The Walls Group, CPAs 401 Chestnut Street

5:45pm

Pecha Kucha Night Chattanooga
A mix between a Ted Talk and Show + Tell, Pecha Kucha is a fast based story telling event that is sure to surprise and delight you.

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:45pm - 7:20pm
Granfalloon 400 E Main St #120, Chattanooga, TN 37408

6:00pm

Startup Awards Social by Chambliss Startup Group
Who's excited for the Startup Awards? Join us for a pre-awards social with entrepreneurs, startup founders, thought leaders, investors, supporters, and established business owners. The Chattanooga Chamber’s Spirit of Innovation Finalists will be recognized at this event. This is one of Chattanooga's favorite startup networking events! Enjoy appetizers and cold beverages from local favorites.

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:00pm - 7:20pm
Revelry Room 41 Station Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408

6:00pm

Wear to Work : Pitching to VCs
When you pitch to a venture capitalist or investors, you aren't so much selling your product as you are selling yourself, your team and your business model. There are thousands of variables that can influence the way VCs respond to your pitch, and dressing appropriately - while completely unrelated to your product, team or business - will have a subconscious effect on their opinions. The point of dressing appropriately is to not only convey that you have the wherewithal to make the simplest decisions, but also to keep the VCs focused on what's important - your product and your business. The Wear to Work : Pitching to VCs event is hosted by J.Crew @ Warehouse Row to provide presenters with the looks they need, so that VCs can focus on the ideas being sold. Atendees get 20% off a purchase of $125 or more!

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Warehouse Row 1110 Market Street Suite 114 Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

After Hours: Entrepreneurs + Creatives
An after hours hang out at St. Elmo + c o f f e e for entrepreneurs and creatives in the startup community. This will be accompanied by a conversation between a handful of local entrepreneurs and the creatives behind their brands.

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:50pm
St. Elmo + c o f f e e 3800 St Elmo Ave #105, Chattanooga, TN 37409

6:00pm

Board Game Night at Bitter Alibi
Join Board Games On The Go at The Bitter Alibi for their monthly board game night. Enjoy an evening of food and games while you get to know your fellow entrepreneurs and some members of the board game community.

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:00pm - 9:50pm
The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

6:30pm

Book it! How to Self-Publish Your Amazing Story
Everyone has a unique story. So, what’s your story? This exciting workshop is a must for first-time authors seeking actionable step-by-step strategies and practical tools to get started, stay focused, and realize the dream of writing a book. Join award-winning author and founder of Project What’s Your Story (ProjectWYS.com), Christopher-Charles Chaney as he shares his proven system to help you finally get your story written and self-published. Here’s what attendees can expect to learn:
•How to assemble your book project team (editor, cover designer, etc.) without breaking your budget.
•Tips to combat fear and writer’s block
•How to manage your time effectively
•Leveraging the power of editing and writing tools
•Steps to getting your book on Amazon
•Marketing and promotional tips for your book
•And much more!

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:30pm - 8:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:30pm

Startup Community Happy Hour with SendGrid
Unwind with fellow entrepreneurs at happy hour provided by SendGrid

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Southside Social 1818 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

7:30pm

Chattanooga Startup Awards
For one night, on October 19, we will come together to celebrate Chattanooga’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at the Fourth 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, so come celebrate with us!

Thursday October 19, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Revelry Room 41 Station Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408

7:30pm

SoundCorps' Startup Awards Afterparty
A bangin' lineup of local musicians celebrate the 2nd anniversary of SoundCorps, Chattanooga's music hub.

Thursday October 19, 2017 7:30pm - Friday October 20, 2017 12:00am
Revelry Room 41 Station Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
 
Friday, October 20
 

9:00am

Quickbooks & Mimosas
A rundown of which accounting system fits your business the best served with mimosas.

Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Elliott Davis Decosimo training room 629 Market St #100, Chattanooga, TN 37402

9:00am

Milk and Honey Coffee at Basecamp: Powered by EPB Fiber Optics
Start your morning off with other creatives, thinkers and doers and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee at Basecamp! Thanks to Milk and Honey for fueling Startup Week CHA!

Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

9:00am

Mindfulness is a Super Power
While it is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur, they operate in an accelerated business culture, with round the clock connectedness, long hours, and intense pressure to produce results and returns for their investors. This can take it's toll, eating away at productivity and life! Come find out what we know about stress and the brain, why mindfulness helps our minds and how you can use mindfulness to achieve better focus, self-regulation and well-being!

Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Center for Mindful Living 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408

9:00am

5 Steps to Doing Business with City Government
Learn the steps to registering as a City Vendor, and how to search for business opportunities with City Government. Get the facts about how to bid on city contracts and meet the City's buyers and supplier diversity teams.

Friday October 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:50am
City Hall 101 E. 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:00am

Mindset Mojo for Over Thinkers
A healthy mind working for you instead of stalling you out is paramount for your business and personal success.

This workshop teaches you how to switch from over-thinking to productive and action-oriented thinking.

Learn how to:
- Take bolder and quicker actions, even when you're not sure.
- Re-define failure and success.
- Stop identifying with stress and worry and gain personal power.
- Be happy, calm, and centered in tough situations.

Friday October 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

10:00am

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 StartUp Week events all week at The Edney.

Last year we added nearly 50 books for entrepreneurs to our collection, all recommended by SWC attendees! With your help we can continue to build a strong collection for entrepreneurs at the library and make it available to everyone. Invited guests, featured experts, inspired attendees, experienced boot-strappers 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: chattlibrary.org/patron-request-purchase-library-materials

Friday October 20, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:30am

Book Smart Book Start
You have marketable expertise and knowledge. Learn how to get in print and create an additional path of income. Join the S.W.A.T. Book Camp publishing coach, Laura Brown, for this workshop offering guidance on how to get your book started. Register @ www.booksmartcsw2017.eventbrite.com

Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

10:30am

Job Mapping and Talent Planning for Startups
Learn about job mapping, a easy and powerful way to design your organization, build the workforce you'll need to grow, and engage your stakeholders in the process. Please, RSVP at https://talentplanningforstartups.eventbrite.com

Friday October 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

11:00am

Crabtree Farms Pop Up Stand
Visit local, sustainability focused farm, Crabtree Farms' produce pop up stand for fresh, 100% Chattanooga goods. The farm will have a selection of seasonal, recently picked veggies and fruit for sale. Crabtree is a nonprofit that in addition to supplying healthy, delicious eco-conscious food, educates folks about agriculture, reaching out to children and adults with their mission. You won't want to miss this bounty of harvest - invest in your health and tastebuds! This event is happening alongside River City's lunch live music program.

Friday October 20, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
corner of Market & MLK in front of Miller Plaza

11:30am

Spirit of Innovation
The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2017 Spirit of Innovation Awards! This event is comprised of an awards luncheon from 11:30-1:00 and Innovation Fair (Miniature EXPO) from 10:00-11:30AM and 1:00-2:00PM for networking and brand exposure for Spirit of Innovation and Early Innovator finalists, previous winners, event sponsors, and innovative community partners.
Register Here: https://www.chattanoogachamber.com/events/options/7454

Friday October 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Chattanooga Convention Center 1150 Carter St. Chattanooga , TN 37402

12:00pm

What Keeps You Up At Night? Innovation and Fear
Nobody said it was gonna be easy! Starting something new is tough. Fear and uncertainty lurk around every corner. Wanna learn to channel your fear into action and innovation? Join us for fellowship and conversation!

Friday October 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:00pm

Basecamp Music Minute: Randy Steele w/ Slim Pickins
Need a break? Checkout Chattannaooga's local artists, Randy Steele w/ Slim Pickins for a quick musical breather at Basecamp!

Friday October 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Basecamp 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

12:00pm

Take One: Head Shots
Come take a break after work, between Start-Up Week Events, or Before a Night out on the Town. Nooga Nightlife will be hosting a Pop In Pub Crawl on MLK/Innovation District. What is a Pop In Pub Crawl? It is just that, Pop In Whenever You Can and Pop Out When You Need To Go. We will post a schedule of where we will be on our Facebook page, along with the Specials at Each Location. We will be set up at each establishment at a specific time, grab a wristband from us, and Enjoy some Killer Happy Hour Specials. The Wristband is good for Wednesday & Monday Nights as well. Visit www.NoogaNightlife.com/StartUpWeek For More Info!

Friday October 20, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

2:00pm

Finding Dollars for Tech Development Without Giving Away Your Company
Did you know that the Federal Government provides almost $2.5 billion annually to small business for research and development to solve hard problems? The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs are designed specifically to get small businesses and entrepreneurs involved in solving complex problems for our country. These programs are unique in that a company can receive more than a million dollars for development of a technology without giving up equity. Over half the awards are to firms with fewer than 25 people and a third go to firms of fewer than 10. Historically, a quarter of the companies are first-time winners. If you are a small business and you owe it to yourself to find out what it takes to get involved in developing tech for government.

Friday October 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

3:00pm

F*ck Your Critics. Find Your Why.
Got critics? F*ck 'em. You can’t control what they say but you can control how you respond. Snatch up a few principles to help you shut them out, find your why, and earn your degree in FU.
*book giveaway The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Whiteboard 701 Cherry Street, #200, Chattanooga 37402

4:00pm

Barbershop Talk & Shop

Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
All City Barber Co. 20 W 20th St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Host Organization All City Barber Co

4:00pm

Happy Hour Pop In Pub Crawl Sponsored By Nooga Nightlife
Come take a break after work, between Start-Up Week Events, or Before a Night out on the Town. Nooga Nightlife will be hosting a Pop In Pub Crawl on the MLK/ Innovation District. What is a Pop In Pub Crawl? It is just that, Pop In Whenever You Can and Pop Out When You Need To Go. We will post a schedule of where we will be on our Facebook page, along with the Specials at Each Location. We will be set up at each establishment at a specific time, grab a wristband from us, and Enjoy some Killer Happy Hour Specials. The Wristband is good for Monday & Friday Nights as well. Visit www.NoogaNightlife.com/StartUpWeek For More Info!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1275351532570395/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D 

Friday October 20, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
MLK/Innovation District

5:30pm

Kombucha Brewery Tour: How to Grow a Healthy Startup
Muse + MettÄ  is taking a modern approach to the rapidly growing Kombucha industry here in Chattanooga TN! Recently launched, this aggressive start up is adding creativity, tech, and holistic health knowledge to the Kombucha space. Take a tour of the brewing facility and get to taste a few of their fermented Kombucha teas.

Friday October 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:20pm
624 e 11st. Chattanooga TN

5:30pm

Bunker Brews Chattanooga Kickoff
Bunker Brew connects aspiring military entrepreneurs with top business and community leaders. If you want to grow your network and launch the next greatest generation of entrepreneurs you will want to be here.

Friday October 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:20pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

5:30pm

Caregivers Happy Hour
Many people in the community are helping a family member or neighbor with a chronic illness, daily or on occasion, near or far. Join the group to unwind from the stress and find confidential support with others in similar situations. Also, mingle with professionals from the family caregiving community. Attendees may have the option of ordering dinner/drinks. All are invited!

Friday October 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Host Organization CHANEYspeaks
  • Host Organization River City Company

6:00pm

Is a Life on Purpose and by Design Coach What You Need to Move to the Next Level?
In this live workshop, Coach Cicely will explain what a life on purpose and by design life coach is, who needs one, and the benefits of having one in your life. She will then let participants experience life coaching for themselves as she group coaches each one, in one area of their lives that they would like to be happier in using the 4wh coaching model.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-by-design-coaching-101-what-is-it-and-how-can-it-take-your-life-and-your-business-to-the-next-tickets-38666938855?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

Startup Week Parade
We're excited to announce that we'll be ending this year's Startup Week with a bang, by marching from the Edney to The Best Town [For]Ever celebration on Cherry Street.
Sign Up here: bit.ly/swcparade2017

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Edney 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

6:00pm

Life by design and on purpose coaching 101: What is it, and how can it take your life and your business to the next level?
In this workshop and class, certified life purpose coach, Cicely Blalock, will talk with entrepreneurs and small business owners about life on purpose and by design coaching. She will discuss with them not just how to keep the business end of their lives in order, but how to find true happiness by harmonizing every area of their lives. During this workshop/class participants will be shown how to use the 4wh process to improve one area of their lives. They will leave with a clearly defined goal in that area, and the action steps needed to carry it out.
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-by-design-and-on-purpose-coaching-101-what-is-it-and-how-can-it-take-your-life-and-your-tickets-38666938855

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:50pm
The Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5 1100 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

Best Town (For)Ever
Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cherry Street

6:00pm

Trail Mixer with RootsRated Media
Come hang with the RootsRated Media team and learn about the exciting paths this startup is traveling down. Let's share our adventures and a cold brew!

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
RootsRated Media HQ 1269 Market St Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37402

6:00pm

LIT Art Gallery Senses Exhibtion
LIT Art Gallery is hosting "Senses" an exhibition exploring the senses through art, featuring performance art, installation, paintings, live music, food and beverages. A fun night celebrating a new contemporary art gallery featuring local and national artists. $10 at the door, to support the arts. 

Friday October 20, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
LIT Art Gallery 4015 Tennessee Ave Chattanooga TN 37409
  • Host Organization LIT Art Gallery

8:00pm

Silent Vibes
We've been having fun all week. Lets end it with a bang!!

Silent Vibes is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing.

Music by HiphopCha and D.O.P.E. (Dance on Party Everywhere) Dj's. 3 channels, ( 80's 90's 2000's, House EDM Pop, and Hiphop & R & B) 3 DJ's, 1 Experience

Headphone rental is required to enjoy the full experience. *200 Limited headphone supply Please RSVP!!!

Limited $10 Early Bird tickets Available on Eventbrite

Privileged Chattanooga has partner with D.O.P.E (Dance On Party Every) and HiphopCha for this Exclusive Event.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silent-wavez-chattanooga-tickets-36693223419

Friday October 20, 2017 8:00pm - Saturday October 21, 2017 12:00am
The Camp House 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

8:00pm

3rd Annual Slightly Bitter (un)Official After the After Party
You've meeted, greeted, and tweeted your little heart out all week. Now it's time to wind down with all your new best friends. We've been doing this for 3 years, so you could say we are experts at throwing parties. Cheers!

Friday October 20, 2017 8:00pm - Saturday October 21, 2017 1:30am
The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St, Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • Host Organization The Bitter Alibi
  • Host Organization The Public Education Foundation
 


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