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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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