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Monday, October 19
 

8:00am EDT

An Overview of Small Business Administration Programs [*Registration Required*]
For those feeling the slowdown in the private sector due to COVID-19, now is the time to invest in your business while mitigating risk by diversifying your customer base and joining the thousands of businesses that sell their products and services to the largest customer on earth—Uncle Sam. The Federal Government pays trillions of dollars each year to private companies under contracts for the very same goods and services offered to consumers and private entities. The Government also funds the research and development of innovation solutions for commercialization through grants in amounts as high as $1M. Much of these contracts, grants, and opportunities are specifically set-aside for small, women-owned, veteran-owned, and minority-owned businesses by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Join Shayn Fernandez, lead corporate and government contract attorney at Rockridge Venture Law, and learn about the variety of ways to do business with the Federal Government.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-overview-of-small-business-administration-programs-tickets-123725182351?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

9:00am EDT

Yoga for Anxiety, PTS & More [*Registration Required*]
Yoga for Anxiety, PTS, Depression & More for calming, focus, clarity - in person or online, A vinyasa (asana & pranayama) Letting go, embracing the new normal, relaxing & focusing for Inner strength. This class is for every body and everybody is different and accepted. I will offer modifications.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-essential-oils-for-anxiety-depression-ptsd-letting-go-for-change-tickets-116256439139

Monday October 19, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Virtual

9:00am EDT

Cash Flow + Compassion: How to Create a Housing Business that Turns Profit and Empowers the Marginalized
As Chattanooga's urban core revitalizes, the affordable housing crisis soars, taking its toll on the most marginalized people in our community. If you're bent on sustainably solving social issues like this, come learn from and poke holes in a grassroots model that's helped 10 low-income families own their own homes. Come ready to consider how you might take these principles and practices and build a side hustle that creates cash flow and contributes to human flourishing. You can learn more by visiting our website at https://profitandpilgrimage.com/

Monday October 19, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

10:00am EDT

Basic Benefits Aren't Enough Anymore
It's time you spruced up your benefits package and offered more to your employees than just the "status quo." Marketing Brand Manager Katelyn Clark and Human Resources Hayley Stone will take you through how we elevated our benefits package to stand out from other companies and to give back to our employees.

Zoom Information:
Meeting ID: 669 006 6023
Passcode: Tr!d3nt

Monday October 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

10:00am EDT

Let's Get it Started [*Registration Required*]
Sharing my experience and my knowledge of how I built my company from the ground up. Basically start up 101.

Register: ​https://www.evite.com/event/0083K7NYKSMVQEICGEPLAMXCTRO7NA/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_source=evitelink​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00pm EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

Innovation District 101: Let's talk about Resources [*Registration Required*]
Innovation drives the most successful businesses today — from startups to long standing companies. The ability to not only embrace change, but to leverage it to boost your product or service, is crucial. Innovation District 101 panel will explore how real world experts view innovation and offer practical, relatable guidance on how to steer your professional journey with new tech, resources and ideas.

Takeaway: Get insider insights, real-world experiences, and professional tips that push your career and creative problem solving skills forward:
Where are the resources?
Who's eligible for the resources?
Support for new startups
Support for existing startups
Resources for Artist/Creatives
Resources for Musicians

Panelist Moderator:
Kevin Love
Director of Innovation District Program

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-district-101-lets-talk-resources-panel-discussion-tickets-121275001795​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

11:00am EDT

Why HR Matters--And How!
Mark your calendar for Monday, October 19th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm to join Deborah Duncan, Director of HR Consulting for HR Business Solutions, and Dan Gilmore, Founder and Attorney-at-Law at Squire Strategies, for an entertaining and educational presentation about "Why HR Matters--And How!" During this hour you'll learn which federal and state laws apply to your business and which HR practices really matter to the success of your business.



Monday October 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

Will This Float?: Black Founders Edition
Link to event: ​https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eFty3Wj6R5ewbswlHYq2Gg​​​

CO.LAB is excited to announce the 2020 Will This Float?: Black Founders Edition! This year’s competition will be hosted virtually during this year’s Startup Week Chattanooga.Why Black Founders?
In this period of economic volatility and increased discourse on racial equity, the importance of supporting entrepreneurship in the Black community has reached a new high. Studies highlight that entrepreneurship is among the most significant pathways to creating wealth in the Black community. Now more so than ever it is critical to provide a platform and pathway for Black founders to showcase innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.
How Does it Work?
Submissions are narrowed down to the top 6 finalists, who will present their concepts and businesses in a 3-minute pitch to an audience and panel of judges. Finalists based on the current status of their companies will be divided into 2 categories: Launch ($0-25k in annual revenue) and Up and Running ($25k or more in annual revenue). We use a combination of feedback from our panel of judges as well as crowdsourced voting to determine which idea floats best!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/will-this-float-black-founders-edition-tickets-124180311655

Monday October 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Pitch Event

1:00pm EDT

Pivot During A Pandemic [*Registration Required*]
Hear from several local small business owners about how they have creatively pivoted during the challenging times of COVID-19.

Register: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudOugqjgqHtzJzawlkrLqvvrfV-zjcNvd​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

1:00pm EDT

Building Your Own Business [*Registration Required*]
The Building Your Own Business : Getting Started 101 provides the  basic information for you to get your business idea up and running . There are no prerequisites required. We will cover the below topics and much more...
  1. How to test and refine your Idea to see if it is valid
  2. What are the first things to do when creating a business
  3. What are the questions new business owners need to ask themselves and their families
  4. Quit the job...or nah?

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-your-own-business-getting-started-101-tickets-121119003199​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual

1:00pm EDT

You Ask the Questions, We Have the Answers – Chambliss Startup Group Legal Office Hours [*Registration Required*]
Do you have legal questions related to your startup? We are offering free legal one-on-one advice during Startup Week Chattanooga 2020! Sign up for a 30-minute time slot with our experienced and knowledgeable startup attorneys. We recommend you submit any questions or topics you have when signing up or prior to the meeting so we can best assist you. Our attorneys are offering these hours to anyone interested, whether you're an entrepreneur starting your first business, an investor evaluating opportunities, or if you're running a rapidly growing business looking to expand into new territory. We cover topics A-Z, and some of the questions we often answer are related to formation, equity and ownership, raising capital, employment, contracts and service agreements, cybersecurity and data privacy, trademarks and patents, and real estate.

Register: ​https://chambliss_officehours.youcanbook.me/service/jsps/cal.jsp?cal=dYdFfRfFuhzU4fj8e4tX&ini=1601391748953&jumpDate=2020-10-19​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

Ask a QuickBooks ProAdvisor [*Registration Required*]
QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a great choice for start-ups and small businesses who need to improve their bookkeeping tools. We will begin with a presentation of the recent updates for QBO, then there will be a Q&A discussion with QuickBooks experts. It is encouraged for attendees to bring their own questions, but we will also cover: 1. Which QuickBooks is right for you? 2. What is the difference between QB Online and QB Desktop? 3. How do I get started with QBO?

Register: ​https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400087​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker
  • Host Organization TSBDC

2:00pm EDT

Diversity and Disability: Creating a Culture of Inclusion for Employees with Disabilities [*Registration Required*]
Hiring talented employees with disabilities and securing return on investment requires an organization to build towards the goals of positive attitude, accessibility, accommodations and assimilation. Companies need to better understand how to make disability a key part of their diversity and inclusion strategies. This webinar will explore attitudes toward disability, reasonable accommodations, and how every business can make hiring people with disabilities an attainable goal. Additional information will be provided on job coaching, working with Vocational Rehabilitation, and teaming to provide a win-win for businesses and employees with disabilities.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/118237348091​​​


Monday October 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Virtual

4:00pm EDT

Finding your Funding: Lessons Learned [*Registration Required*]
As an entrepreneur, having access to capital is important. We want to provide insight into all the resources available throughout the city and also help talk through any questions you might have about COVID-19 capital resources. Join us to hear from a panel of experts in the field as they share about different resources that could help. move your business forward.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-your-funding-lessons-learned-tickets-121230193773​​​


Monday October 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

5:00pm EDT

The Year of the Phoenix & The Artist's Revenge [*Registration Required*]
After the disaster and destruction of lava, mother nature does not merely adapt--but thrives. Flowers, forests, and families of various wildlife rise up from the debris.
What's her secret?

Whether it is the season CEO or the young buck with just an idea with no bucks, understanding and the implementation of nature's secret is indispensable.

The Year of the Phoenix & The Artists Revenge is an intro to that secret.

We will explore our relationship to the phoenix, get lost in some poetry, and find our way back home with the help of some pretty cool technology. The experience will have the captivation energy of a presentation while the collaboration of a workshop.


Register: ​https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_euMJJKPEQFuDKyS_BgbWqw​​​



Monday October 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Virtual

5:00pm EDT

Ready. Start. Go. [*Registration Required*]
Ready Start Go is a program designed to help people focus their entrepreneurial desire to create successful and sustainable businesses. Most accelerator and incubator programs focus more on scalable businesses, but not scalable people. RSG at its core helps people hone the skills needed to be successful, build a network of mentors and peers, and maintain a healthy work/life balance. During this session we will introduce the program and introduce you to the local Chattanooga chapter.

Register: ​https://rsg.ticketleap.com/ready-start-go-session-1/​​​

Monday October 19, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

6:00pm EDT

Behind Business Trends Podcast *Watch Again!*
Our new podcast, Behind Business Trends hosted by Tenesha Irvin will interview a founder behind one of Chattanooga local consumer good brands. The interview will be a 40 minutes of unraveling untold stories and experiences that has propelled their brand to be what it is today.

Please click on the video Stream icon above to access the event.

Monday October 19, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Virtual
 
Tuesday, October 20
 

8:00am EDT

B Corps & Benefit Corporations [*Registration Required*]
Companies ranging from patagonia® to Warby Parker® to Hootsuite® have successfully scaled while adopting triple-bottom-line business practices. Essentially, these companies have proven that you can be profitable and still be good corporate citizens. Key ways that companies can implement corporate social responsibility into operations is through (legal) benefit corporation structures and (business) B Corp certifications. Often, these business and legal modes are conflated and confused. This webinar will provide an overview of each and distinguish one from another. This presentation is geared towards investors, founders, directors, marketers, and general counsel alike. In it we'll cover: • The history in a nutshell of shareholder primacy (i.e. profit above all) in corporate law; • The development of the legal benefit corporation entity and B Corp certification standard in response to shareholder primacy; • How benefit corporations and B Corps are related and how they differ; • Attitudes of millennials and industry trends towards corporate social responsibility; • Increasing importance of trustmarks in e-commerce; and, • Why this matters for our economy. Rockridge Venture Law® is Tennessee's only Best For The World B Corp and a founding member of B Tennessee. Kevin Christopher is founder and Venture Lead of RVL®. Kevin is a registered patent attorney and serial entrepreneur, founding companies in renewables, biopharma, men's personal care, and law. He's actively a county and state commissioner, and director of several environmental and social impact nonprofits. Kevin is a SuperLawyer, Conscious Company Media Top Business Leader, and member of Leadership Tennessee.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-week-chattanooga-b-corps-benefit-corporations-tickets-123714735103?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Virtual

8:00am EDT

Anatomy of a Term Sheet [*Registration Required*]
Often startups and early stage companies capitalize their business by issuing equity to outside investors. The initial round of investment is often called a seed round. Depending on the stage of the company and the amount of capital raised, the investment may be structured in a variety of ways and investors may range from friends and family to large institutional investors. The terms of the investment are often proposed in a short and non-binding document called a "Term Sheet". For many, the concepts in the Term Sheet are new or misunderstood but can have a lasting impact on the business. Join Shayn Fernandez, lead corporate attorney at Rockridge Venture Law, in demystifying the Term Sheet.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-week-chattanooga-anatomy-of-a-term-sheet-tickets-123724682857?aff=ebdssbeac​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Virtual

9:00am EDT

Small Business Survival Tactics: How These Businesses Pivoted in a COVID World
In Small Business Survival Tactics, I will bring in several local small business owners who were able to survive/thrive during COVID by pivoting their business model. We will look at what has worked, what did not work, and what advice they have for anyone looking to start a business or change their current one in this new landscape.

This event will be moderated by Chris Woods of Be Caffeinated.

Panelists include:
Christine Agthorp with Alms + Fare
Loren Bass with LB's Chili
Tony McInnis with Tasty Donuts
Stephanie Steiman with Cheiman Tea

Zoom Information:
Meeting ID: 799 1702 8353
Passcode: 164689

Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Virtual
  Panel

9:00am EDT

Let's Talk Strategy: Innovation is not necessary. How to develop an effective startup strategy? (Part 1) [*Registration Required*]
We will talk about the following: - Why innovation is not necessary in building a profitable organization - Importance of developing a dynamic user-centric business strategy - How to develop a strategy that brings predictable outcomes? - Importance of building strategy that is not based on assumptions, but rather consumer insight - A tool that will help you effectively communicate your strategy inside your organization and to your stakeholders (Customer Journey Map)

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-strategy-innovation-is-not-necessary-develop-startup-strategy-tickets-121053752031

Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

10:00am EDT

Crowdfunding with Kiva: how to use for working capital [*Registration Required*]
Are you in need of working capital for your business? Does the term crowdfunding get you excited? 



Kiva provides 0% interest crowdfunded loans up to $15,000. If you're looking to raise some working capital for your business, you were impacted by COVID-19 or you're looking to get started and need some initial funding, Kiva could be a good fit for you!


Please join us for a conversation with 3 incredible Kiva entrepreneurs as they share how utilizing a Kiva loan impacted their business. You will also learn how the Kiva process works, how to apply and the best way to fundraise. #kivacha #kivalocal #kiva

Register: ​https://zoom.us/j/94079140651?pwd=bHdKTUxlaXN5dVhJb1FUcktRTkhIUT09​​​


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual
  Panel

10:00am EDT

Walk a Mile in Our Shoes: How Startup Winter Innovations Is Revolutionizing the Orthopedic Surgery Industry Moderated by Chambliss Startup Group *Watch Again!*
In this interactive one-hour interview moderated by Chambliss Startup Group attorneys, Lia Winter and Preston Dishner, the co-founders of Winter Innovations, will share their company's journey including the development, testing and certification, and marketing of their EasyWhip™ product in the challenging medical device space. Startups and emerging businesses on the cusp of launch or the early phases of launch will benefit from this first-hand account of the steps taken by one entrepreneurial startup, the challenges they faced, and lessons they learned, from both a business and legal perspective. Through the eyes of Lia and Preston, our attendees will see their exciting story come to life and walk away with practical insights they can apply to their own entrepreneurial journey. As a thank you to our attendees, we are partnering with Naked River Brewing Company to offer a surprise gift and discount – tune in to learn more! We will also have a virtual door prize and will announce the winner at the end of the event!

Winter Innovations developed EasyWhip™, a patent-pending two-part specialty suturing needle that simplifies and improves graft preparations in orthopedic reconstruction surgeries. For medical professionals, EasyWhip provides ease of use, speed, stability and versatility over existing suturing methods. For patients, this improved stitching can reduce the chance of graft failure and improve surgical outcomes.

Watch Recording Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1985368765485659407

Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Virtual
  Panel

11:00am EDT

Doing business with NASA [*Registration Required*]
Just 2 hours from Chattanooga, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has a dedicated staff of small business specialists ready to support small businesses who want to market products or services to NASA. Join this session to learn about doing business with NASA, B2B opportunities with NASA contractors, and Team Redstone.


Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doing-business-with-nasa-opportunities-and-insights-tickets-124821411201?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker
  • Host Organization NASA

11:00am EDT

VaynerX's The Sasha Group Is In Chattanooga To Help You [*Registration Required*]
VaynerX spun off its Chattanooga office to launch The Sasha Group in 2019 to offer education, consulting & marketing services to entrepreneurs, small business owners and growing mid-market companies.

The Sasha Group will be creating a virtual workshop to share how they have seen businesses maintain success in the unprecedented events of the past six months to help attendees work through any problems they are facing before ending with a Q&A session.

Since we’re in a virtual world and want to make this workshop as interactive as possible, we want to customize this session to the questions/needs of the attendees. If you plan on attending and have any questions you’d like for The Sasha Group team to answer or bounce ideas of, please fill out this form HERE.

In the past The Sasha Group has helped Startup Week attendees with (1) Business + Marketing Strategy, (2) Creative Strategy / Production, (3) Paid Media, and (4) Social Media Best Practices, so no question is too big or too small.

Register: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88623293754?pwd=THFqbkExb0VFZEtlTnZTOGdSeXdKQT09​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

12:00pm EDT

Build Your Signature Online Course Like a Pro [*Registration Required*]
Now is the time to create an online presence for your business. It's easy to get lost in the long process of creating an online course. Learn the tools that professional course creators use to create training that is clear, structured, and easy to understand. In this workshop, you will learn: The 5 part ADDIE system used by professional instructional designers to complete projects on time and on budget, the 9 Step template that works for every training program,and how to decide whether to deliver your class in person or record it so students can take it on demand.

Register: ​https://gabb.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/520881/register?wid=520881​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual

12:30pm EDT

From Side Hustle to CEO *Watch Again!*
Join us as young professional small business owners share impactful stories and experiences to illustrate how the challenges they've faced helped to build their definition of success. We're excited to take a conversational approach to discuss failures, risk management and how to stay encouraged along their journey of entrepreneurship.

Watch Recording Here:https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/iAHRddDg-bC11LFVAxUL68nRduMkjVIXbLATuvG9vyLWYp5UVTfhYMwoc0tiqqadn73syu4vtAhwkSK8.zSOrfkypfD516sR0?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=x8J45YMISr2CwvCGTmeJeA.1603282102456.518597aa657894973619f1ef77752895&_x_zm_rhtaid=639​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual

1:00pm EDT

Leveraging Crowdfunding to Launch & Grow Your Biz *Watch Again!*
Whether you’ve got a side hustle, passion project, or an early-stage non-profit, B2B, B2C, or B2B2C [deep breath], you need startup capital to launch and grow it. In times of economic uncertainty, crowdfunding has proven to be a reliable and profitable funding option for entrepreneurs. Join Olivia Owens, Creator & General Manager of IFundWomen of Color, the go-to funding resource for diverse, early-stage entrepreneurs, for an interactive workshop on leveraging crowdfunding for your business. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a honed pitch, a network map, a winning rewards strategy, and marketing strategy for your crowdfunding campaign. The event is sponsored by CO.LAB and Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

1:00pm EDT

Chattanooga Angels Pitch Event [*Registration Required*]
Join us for the Chattanooga Angel Network's inaugural pitch event with local founders and investors. This event starts at 1 pm (ET) via Zoom

About this Event

Chattanooga Angel Network hosts it's inaugural pitch event with local founders and investors.
CAN seeks to connect founders in the earliest stages of capital raising with local angel investors.
The event will consist of a 3 - 5 min pitch from the startusp and a live Q&A. The questions will be coming from registered investors and the moderator.

Register: ​https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OG-g_emkT2y2mwDQ0xiySg​​​
                       

Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

"I'M TIRED": Creating A Sense of Belonging for Women and People of Color to Build Their Own Legacy [*Registration Required*]
INCubator hosts "'I'M TIRED': Creating A Sense of Belonging for Women and People of Color to Build Their Own Legacy." Join us to discuss the positive impact of meaningful support for employees and entrepreneurs.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/im-tired-creating-a-sense-of-belonging-for-women-and-people-of-color-tickets-118207013359​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual

3:00pm EDT

Navigating 2020: Determining your best financial resource options before a crisis [*Registration Required*]
No one predicted the turns 2020 would take, but you can arm yourself with the financial knowledge to navigate these unprecedented times!

Join Capacity Capital Co-Founder Jonathan Bragdon and other panelists to discuss innovative, alternative financial options to traditional loans.

Bragdon will help answer the questions nearly every business owner is asking: “How can I better prepare financially to protect and grow my company? How do I find financial partners that align with my vision and intent?”

AND, non-business owners will better understand: “How can investing in small business not only provide personal returns but also strengthen our city in a meaningful way?”

Participating Panelists are:
Dwayne Marshall - VP of Community Investment, Community Foundation
Hank Helton - Executive Vice President, Pathway Lending
Jonny Price - Director of Fundraising, WeFunder
Jonathan Bragdon - CEO, Capacity Partners | General Partner, Capacity Capital
Marcus Shaw - CEO, The Company Lab

Register: ​https://forms.clickup.com/f/26hua-518/TK11W979TJMEP88IPO​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

3:00pm EDT

Managing Grief in the Workplace
Each year, companies in the US lose over $100 billion dollars due to grief and trauma that enter into the workplace. Right now, it's estimated that 1 out of 3 of your employees are grieving a coronavirus related loss.

How do you manage grief in the workplace? How do you talk with and engage a grieving employee? How do you measure and track an employees grief risk to your business?

Join us for a discussion about grief and how you can become better prepared as an individual and an organization to manage grief in the workplace.

Grief: The Ultimate Business Disruptor.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92475583317
Meeting ID: 924 7558 3317

Tuesday October 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

4:00pm EDT

Tap into Chattanooga’s Talent Pool Today for Tomorrow [*Registration Required*]
Chattanooga-based startup Eduity® is partnering with the Public Education Foundation’s STEP-UP program to give you access to some of the area’s best young talent. During this practical, hands-on workshop, you'll create a job inventory for your company with Eduity's innovative free tool. STEP-UP interns will help you define exactly what capabilities your company needs. Then PEF will tap you directly into a pool of bright, motivated young people.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-into-chattanoogas-talent-pool-today-for-tomorrow-tickets-122084777857​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

4:15pm EDT

The Consumer Goods Show Presented by CO.LAB & Proof [*Registration Required*]
Join us for this fun-filled show featuring the founders and products from this year's Consumer Goods Accelerator, produced by CO.LAB and Proof. Not only will you get watch and learn about each of these companies but if you act fast, you will get to try their products as well! Register now to claim your free box of products that you can pick up at Proof Incubator & Bar in the days leading up to the launch of the show.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-consumer-goods-show-presented-by-colab-proof-tickets-124136699209?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

Tuesday October 20, 2020 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Pitch Event

5:00pm EDT

Navigating Business Ownership While Preserving Pre-existing Relationships [*Registration Required*]
This will be a panel discussion with business owners who work with their spouse, sister, son, best friend, or other pre-existing relationship. Business partnership can be an incredibly taxing relationship without the pressure to also preserve that relationship long term. We will share some stories, pitfalls, best practices, and other lessons about how to grow a successful business while also preserving your relationship.

Register: https://danielsbusinesssolutions.com/startup-week/​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Virtual

5:30pm EDT

Define Your Life: When Your Past Is Hurting Your Present [*Registration Required*]
Our world is filled with experiences that can shake our lives to the core. Whether it's the loss of a job, a failed relationship, financial troubles, failures, COVID-19, or painful childhood experiences, the events of the past can have a significant impact on your current behavior.

This workshop will teach you:
- how to identify what's holding you back.
- how to release and change how you respond to the past.
- how to define your life by setting goals for the future.
-how to find peace in the journey.

Register: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocOitrDovHNVQEyu3FmDFHBqfEJ09YmDI​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

6:30pm EDT

TVFCU’s Virtual Idea Leap Grant Pitch Night
Join us for TVFCU’s Virtual Idea Leap Grant Pitch Night on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Everything is a little bit different in 2020. So, we are excited to give our past semifinalists another chance to win big! Call it, a look back in time if you will. Past Idea Leap Grant semifinalists who did not place in the top five in 2018 and 2019 are eligible to participate in this unique 2020 Idea Leap Grant opportunity.

If you missed the event, or want to watch it at a later date, You can find it here: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pyY8XdUVvc​​​

Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Virtual
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

8:00am EDT

PR for Startups
You've built a great product or service, and now you're ready to launch your startup. Nice! But how do you create and maintain a healthy public-facing persona for your business? PR for Startups is a presentation for all founders who want to make sure they take the best steps to craft a PR strategy that will deliver wins for their new business.

Event Link: ​https://meet.google.com/rqx-snat-vrg​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
Virtual

8:00am EDT

Successfully Navigating Change and Uncertainty [*Registration Required*]
Over the last few months, we have collectively faced unprecedented changes, and the business community is no exception. None of us knows what tomorrow will bring, but this unpredictability does not have to leave us paralyzed by fear. In this workshop, Stu Minshew of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur, will equip you to understand and reduce your fear, helping you to tap into clear and creative decisionmaking that will help you to thoughtfully navigate your business in the face of uncertainty.

Register: ​https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcu2ppjouHdze8rtdz9ECq58R1yKBu8Ze​​​


Wednesday October 21, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Virtual

9:00am EDT

Let's Talk Marketing: Customer Journey Design - Business road map that brings predictable outcomes (Part 2) [*Registration Required*]
We will talk about the following:

Difference between sales funnels and customer journey maps
Importance of developing a dynamic user-centric business strategy
Importance of strategy that is not based on assumptions, but rather consumer insight
How to build a customer journey map for your business?
Customer journey map template

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-marketing-customer-journey-business-road-map-part-2-tickets-121442942109​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

9:00am EDT

Passion Driven Profits: How to practice success across several sectors. *Watch Again!*
Join us virtually for UTC's Entrepreneurship Breakfast Wednesday, October 21 at 9 a.m. featuring Will Radford of The LoCal Distro and AMPM Solutions. This event is part of Startup Week CHA. Learn how to leverage YOUR passions as Radford describes why profits are the second, not first, measure of success in your entrepreneurial journey.

Will Radford, a graduate of the UTC Rollins College of Business Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, is driven by the connection between people and purpose. Meet Will and learn how entrepreneurship shaped his life. Radford owns The LoCal Distro, a Nashville market that features goods by local artisans. He is also founder of NIA House Montesorri School, president of AMPM Solutions, and was recently named one of Nashville's "40 under 40."

Radford's passion for learning and teaching led him to create NIA House Montessori School. NIA House is an elementary school model that has received visitors like Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and his planning team in their quest to produce innovative elementary schools across the nation. 
Tune in to UTC's Entrepreneurship Breakfast to learn more about measuring success through passion while turning profits.

Watch Recording Here:https://tennessee.zoom.us/rec/play/Rfn_NCTWOIY0c8rKcSt-80g9F5G00E4meFX29U6uk5LEbnFQEHN4GgqEPwSGGGHe-OtD2huhy00QfjYj.2xMJKHvaZCWkcxby?continueMode=true​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Virtual
  Speaker
  • Host Organization UTC

10:00am EDT

Creating Social Impact With Your Company [*Registration Required*]
Panel discussion between Charles Wood and a couple of small business leaders.

Panel participants include:

Charles Wood, Vice President of Economic Development at Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Mike Robinson, Co-Founder of Proof Bar & Incubator
Nick Macco, Founder of Southtree and Legacybox

Register: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpc-mvrTMiEtMF1B6pESdXESNaF6bcbZ-J​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

Starting a Business During COVID-19 [*Registration Required*]
As COVID-19 continues to challenge our community and small business owners around the country, the LAUNCH team is working to support entrepreneurs. This workshop will discuss the challenges and advantages of starting a business during this time, as well as the necessary steps to do so.

Register: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc-irrjktGtNlqDrQrJmVOG0CbVchmSDQ​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

11:00am EDT

Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up- Part II! Growing Social Capital [*Registration Required*]
Often, minority and small business owners do not have the broad social networks of mainstream business owners and, as a result, often lack connections to grow, expand, and sustain their businesses.
Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up Part II! Growing Social Capital, is an interactive virtual roundtable that will strengthen minority and small business entreprenuers abilitiy to connect to formal and informal social networks which offer skills knowledge and technical leads through information, partnerships and collaboration.

Register: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LRlAv1dKSquTvaYFgFH8Tw​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

Building A Powerful Startup Community *Watch Again!*
Craig Fuller and Aaron Welch will discuss the importance of a strong startup community and how we can build a more supportive and inclusive entrepreneurial culture in Chattanooga.

Watch Recording Here:https://vimeo.com/469047903​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

1:00pm EDT

Restaurant Recovery in the Midst of Pandemic
2020 has been a hugely challenging year for the food and beverage industry - specifically restaurants. After the initial closure of bars and restaurants, many businesses were left with little to no guidance on how to proceed in this new climate - let alone how to do so profitably and safely. The team at Proof Bar and Incubator have spent hundreds of hours researching this subject and talking with professionals all over the globe regarding their reopening successes and shortcomings. This event will share a lot of our research and information with attendees - as well as how you, as a patron, can help support (and hopefully save) the establishments you so love to support.

Zoom Information:
Meeting ID: 980 7273 0170
Passcode: 049931

Wednesday October 21, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

1:00pm EDT

What early-stage startups should know about content marketing [*Registration Required*]
How to produce high-quality content that builds relationships with potential customers. The why, when, how, who, and what of content marketing, plus basic tools and resources to get you started.

Register: ​https://laura231512.typeform.com/to/DV6raH4D​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual

1:00pm EDT

You Ask the Questions, We Have the Answers – Chambliss Startup Group Legal Office Hours [*Registration Required*]
Do you have legal questions related to your startup? We are offering free legal one-on-one advice during Startup Week Chattanooga 2020! Sign up for a 30-minute time slot with our experienced and knowledgeable startup attorneys. We recommend you submit any questions or topics you have when signing up or prior to the meeting so we can best assist you. Our attorneys are offering these hours to anyone interested, whether you're an entrepreneur starting your first business, an investor evaluating opportunities, or if you're running a rapidly growing business looking to expand into new territory. We cover topics A-Z, and some of the questions we often answer are related to formation, equity and ownership, raising capital, employment, contracts and service agreements, cybersecurity and data privacy, trademarks and patents, and real estate.

Register: ​https://chambliss_officehours.youcanbook.me/service/jsps/cal.jsp?cal=dYdFfRfFuhzU4fj8e4tX&ini=1601391748953&jumpDate=2020-10-19​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

The Future of Entrepreneurship in Chattanooga *Watch Again!*
10 years ago Chattanooga unleashed "The Gig," powering a new wave of entrepreneurship. But what's next for Gig City?

This panel of community leaders and entrepreneurs will discuss Chattanooga's resources and innovation, where we've been and where we're going, and provide the definitive "future of entrepreneurship in Chattanooga" conversation.

It's going to be an interesting and one of a kind session! We'll provide actionable takeaways for listening entrepreneurs to apply to our community and in your own businesses.

Panelists:

• Alexis Willis, Director of Small Business & Entrepreneurship for The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
• Charlie Brock, Former CEO of Launch TN and Executive Entrepreneur of The Company Lab, Investor
• Mary Fortune, Staff Writer for The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Editor of EDGE Magazine
• Ted Alling, Co-founder of Access America, Partner at Lamp Post Group, Co-founder and Board Chair of Chattanooga Preparatory School

Moderated by: Kenneth Burke, Director of Marketing for Text Request

Watch Recording Here:https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/cEIYM8NQYgR7d-NiW-1869KRX4NhSbYwCE0LYvFlCuMeMIu6tqgewR_JXHM_suSxSFEXhDr742r5VbL9.DOo1YA94cobl-Jp9?autoplay=true​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

2:00pm EDT

Moving Through the Stress of a Start Up
Starting a new business is a stressful time. This workshop will help the participant learn to use his/her body as a resource to work through anxiety and stress. Emotions have a physical component; anxiety and stress can cause increased heart rate, flushing, sweaty palms… The brain causes the anxiety; the body responds. For this reason, using the body to relieve the anxiety makes sense. In this workshop, participants will learn to use movement to release tension and give the energy associated with stress some place to go.

Zoom Information:
Meeting ID: 776 6830 3359
Passcode: 512580

Wednesday October 21, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

3:00pm EDT

Entrepreneurs Anonymous
Describing the reality what it's like to build a small business


Zoom Meeting ID: 220 553 3094
Passcode: 43214321

Wednesday October 21, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

3:00pm EDT

CEO For Life [*Registration Required*]
A roadmap to thinking like a CEO in the workplace and the lifeplace.

Register: ​https://www.bigmarker.com/royi-academy/CEO-FOr-Life-Start-Up-Week-Virtual-Workshop​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

4:00pm EDT

State of the Hemp Industry 2020 [*Registration Required*]
It's no secret that the hemp industry exploded in 2019. Since then 2020 has seen new regulations and significant changes and growth in the marketplace while adapting and adjusting to all the curveballs the pandemic has thrown our way. It's a dizzying time!

Join the Miller & Martin law firm, New Bloom Labs, Grass Roots and others for a panel discussion, bringing together entrepreneurs from across the hemp space to detail the state of the hemp industry.

Panel attendees will leave with a universal understanding of the hemp industry, as well as knowledge about what it means to them as either consumers or possible hemp entrepreneurs.

Panelists include: Stephanie Savage - Miller & Martin; Elisha Millan - Grass Roots; John Kerns - New Bloom Labs

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-week-chattanooga-state-of-the-hemp-industry-2020-tickets-124578482595​​​


Wednesday October 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

4:00pm EDT

The Arts and Inclusion [*Registration Required*]
Join us on Zoom and learn about ArtsBuild and how the Arts Sector is responding to COVID-19 and leaning into the current uprisings for racial justice. Explore how the arts are, and have always been, a tool for inclusion and how you can get involved!

Register: ​https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlf-murTIsGdRPYRKV4G8tdCKWEVPF7LGH​​​

Wednesday October 21, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

6:00pm EDT

CANCELLED: Meal Planning & the Busy Professional 
Food Demonstration Only. Participants will receive downloadable .pdf resources

Wednesday October 21, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Virtual

7:00pm EDT

Spirit of Innovation Awards Featuring Keynote Speaker Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital *Watch Again!*
The Spirit of Innovation Awards honor businesses that originated in the region and have potential to impact many people and inspire change either within one industry or across a broader spectrum.

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce honors finalist companies and names an award recipient at the Spirit of Innovation Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21 virtually.





Wednesday October 21, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Virtual
 
Thursday, October 22
 

8:30am EDT

Financial Wellness and Entrepreneurial Success: How money management at home impacts your startup [*Registration Required*]
Whether you're still in the brainstorming phase or a well seasoned entrepreneur - your financial wellness as a business owner and decision maker play a large role in your personal success and the success of your small business. In this presentation, learn about the financial challenges of an entrepreneur, how to achieve financial wellness and how it will give your company the ultimate chance for success.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/financial-wellness-and-entrepreneurial-success-tickets-123359540707​​​

Thursday October 22, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
Virtual

8:30am EDT

Becoming Organizationally Resilient [*Registration Required*]
The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic is that workplace practices are changing all over the world and will not be going back to what they were in the past. While these changes are out of our control, our reaction to them is not: We can approach these shifts reactively or proactively. For those interested in ensuring a successful pivot into the post-COVID-19 era, we offer key insights into ways to adapt workplace practices to ensure success in the "new normal."

Using the Hofstede Insights Multi-Focus Model on Organizational Culture, our global network has already assisted more than 1,500 companies improve their workplace practices. Our recently opened US-based startup is bringing these tools to the Chattanooga area. In this presentation, we will share how Hofstede Insights' world-renowned analytics can help you set your organizational practices so that they advance your company's strategies for growth and success.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/becoming-organizationally-resilient-tickets-121394778049​​​

Thursday October 22, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Virtual

10:00am EDT

Latinx Businesses navigating 2020
Local Latino business owners sharing their experiences as they navigate challenges and thrive in 2020

Zooom Acces Information:
Meeting ID: 843 8172 7860
Passcode: 620485

Thursday October 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual

10:00am EDT

Power of the POP-UP [*Registration Required*]
It's an exciting time in our business for start-ups and veterans alike. Current trends in the marketplace is about connecting with consumers. The Power of the POP-UP will explore turn key, innovative solutions for both retail and non-retail to increase your businesses brand awareness and engagement with your target audience.

Register: http://bit.ly/POWEROFTHEPOPUP

Thursday October 22, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

Finding Your Early Adopters
Getting your first 10 customers is a milestone that most startups find challenging. Luckily, there are tricks and hacks that you can use to find the people that are primed to be your early customers. In this tactical workshop, you'll learn how to find your early adopters.

Thursday October 22, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

11:15am EDT

Build, Manage, Sell with Thomas Kail, Director of Hamilton The Musical [*Registration Required*]
Join us to hear how the entrepreneurial process shaped the most celebrated Broadway musical of all time, Hamilton.  If you're an artist, an entrepreneurial or just someone who is curious about the backstory, please join us for a fascinating conversation with Thomas Kail.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-manage-sell-with-thomas-kail-director-of-hamilton-the-musical-tickets-125073280549?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

Zoom Information:
Passcode: 595497

Thursday October 22, 2020 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

Branding your WHY!
Establishing Your Why to find and live your Life's Purpose

Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 876 3148 9679
Passcode: 271464




Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

STAY WEIRD: SUCCEEDING IN ENTREPENERUSHIP BY STICKING OUT *Watch Again!*
Session Description: In a world that pushes us to be the same, entrepreneurship tends to reward those who are willing to stand out. Jess shares her three secrets to success, based on the ability to "swim in the small pool" of leaders risking vulnerability and their individual quirks. Participants are asked to connect their values and personal "weirdness" in order to find opportunities to pursue their individual dreams.

Speaker: Jess Diehl

Speaker BIO: Jess Diehl is the co-founder of zest organics, a company dedicated to bringing comfort through safer textiles for families. Their products are sold at more than 500 stores nationwide, including Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. Through a commitment to only using GOTS certified organic cotton in their production, the company and its customers have kept more than 350,000 pounds of pesticides out of the environment over the past four years.

Prior to starting zestt, Jess founded and sold an e-learning company offering services to state and federal agencies. Before that she worked in higher education, offering leadership development and experiential learning programs for students and community members. She is a proud graduate of James Madison University and the University of Pennsylvania and serves as an adjunct professor and speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, mission-based business and marketing

Download Recording Here:: https://tennessee.zoom.us/rec/share/-9ckeJe4ybTqCTQ1K7fF5SGtwJiq6AeRdEq_82xdG1JbvCsl4MwdHtEyCYWzkKO0.YI5PBmJJ_cSJPnZu?startTime=1603381578000


Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual
  • Host Organization UTC

12:00pm EDT

Leverage consumer psychology to get sales before you launch
Why do people buy the things they buy? What influences a business to choose one vendor over the other?
(Hint: It's about more than just the value proposition, having the best product or service, or even the sales & marketing strategies!)

Most new entrepreneurs don't take the time to gather the relevant market insights that they can then leverage to get sales leads and deposits before launching their business ― and this makes the early phase of any new venture much more stressful and riskier than it has it be.

Startup Champs LLC, a prelaunch growth consultancy with clients worldwide, advises high-net-worth individuals to Fortune 1000 corporations on data-driven plans that lead to securing deposits, or even pre-orders, before launching new brands and companies.

Join serial entrepreneur, investor, and Startup Champs CEO & Founder Alex Lavidge in this interactive presentation on how to gather the right market insights, engage online in collaborative design, fundamentals of marketing experimentation, and sales automation tools not commonly used by small businesses and startups that can help mitigate risk and increase the probability of success for any startup concept. "Unless you pull the data together from all of these four phases to put together a customized plan," Alex says, "your strategy is likely going to be flawed. Without a data-driven strategy, the repercussions will be emotionally and physically taxing on you and your team as you burn through cash trying to figure out by trial and error what you’re doing."
Prior to Startup Champs LLC, Alex was a Director of Startup Programs at CO.LAB and VP Business Development at Variable, Inc based in Chattanooga. He earned his BA from The University of Iowa in Organizational Studies & Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he studied Market Research at the London School of Economics as well as Peak Performance Psychology at Stanford University before beginning his career in Silicon Valley. Last year he traveled 6 continents where he was a public speaker and consultant for numerous clients.

You can access the event via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/646313809643078

Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

1:00pm EDT

Stop Being "Busy" and Actually Get Sh!t Done
Ineffective workflows are all around us. Especially in the startup world, there's an underlying "more work is better" spirit that often causes workdays to grow longer and creep into weekends. But does this "stay busy" mentality actually lead to better output? Definitely not. In this talk, I'll discuss ways startups and young businesses can implement simple processes that yield tangible gains. Join me for project management tips, recommendations for helpful tools, and a general pep talk about the value of stepping away from your desk.

Event Link: https://meet.google.com/vwd-tnbx-tzk

Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

1:00pm EDT

HealthTech Accelerator Demo Day [*Registration Required*]
CO.LAB showcases the founders who participated in the 2020 Healthtech Accelerator.
The event will consist of a pitch from the startups and a live Q&A. The questions will be coming from registered investors, the moderator, and the panelists.

Investor Panel & Live Q&A
Reed Hayes - Unum
Rebekah Elkins Sharpe - Transparacy Health
Marcus Whitney - Jumpstart Foundry

Meet the Cohort:
Articulate Labs (Dallas, TX)
EDP Biotech (Knoxville, TN)
Medicare Pathfinder (Atlanta, GA)
Midas Health (Portland, OR)
MindCotine (San Jose, CA)
Qardian Labs (Knoxville, TN)
Vascugenix (Little Rock, AR)
Xcellent Life (Lexington, TN)

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthtech-demo-day-tickets-123725080045?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Pitch Event

1:00pm EDT

You Ask the Questions, We Have the Answers – Chambliss Startup Group Legal Office Hours [*Registration Required*]
Do you have legal questions related to your startup? We are offering free legal one-on-one advice during Startup Week Chattanooga 2020! Sign up for a 30-minute time slot with our experienced and knowledgeable startup attorneys. We recommend you submit any questions or topics you have when signing up or prior to the meeting so we can best assist you. Our attorneys are offering these hours to anyone interested, whether you're an entrepreneur starting your first business, an investor evaluating opportunities, or if you're running a rapidly growing business looking to expand into new territory. We cover topics A-Z, and some of the questions we often answer are related to formation, equity and ownership, raising capital, employment, contracts and service agreements, cybersecurity and data privacy, trademarks and patents, and real estate.

Register: ​https://chambliss_officehours.youcanbook.me/service/jsps/cal.jsp?cal=dYdFfRfFuhzU4fj8e4tX&ini=1601391748953&jumpDate=2020-10-19​​​

Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

DOMINATING THE MARKET: CREATING AND MAINTAINING AN EFFECTIVE IP ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM [*Registration Required*]
A brand is a powerful thing. Successful brands transition into household names, whose name alone is worth millions in revenue. Building consumer recognition and trust is no easy feat. It can take thousands in marketing, and twice as much sweat to accomplish. And yet, the rewards are great. When a business is creating a brand, it should protect it early on through trademark registration. Essentially, by registering your name, logo, or other trademark with a state, federal or international trademark registry, you can protect the goodwill of your business from those who would take that brand for themselves—whether that taking by innocent or intentional. But how can a business use a registered trademark to its benefit? In this workshop, we'll explore how startups can wield the power trademarks to eliminate the competition, while increasing its presence in their place. In short, we're planning for total market domination.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dominating-the-market-creating-and-maintaining-an-effective-ip-enforcement-tickets-123722265627?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch​​​

Thursday October 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

How to make an Impact: Local resources to improve your triple bottom line [*Registration Required*]
Join green|spaces executive director for a workshop focusing on identifying unique impact opportunities for business! Walton will break down the idea of the triple bottom line, then workshop with participants on how they can identify needs in their communities, get their businesses can get involved, connect with local resources already available, and much more.

Register: ​http://www.greenspaceschattanooga.org/calendar/2020/10/22/startup-week-how-to-make-an-impact-local-resources-to-improve-your-triple-bottom-line​​​

Thursday October 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

3:00pm EDT

Creating a Consumer Goods Product
In the times of COVID, so many businesses are looking for additional streams of revenue. The food and beverage industry has the unique ability to pivot from creating food or drinks in a restaurant setting - to creating food and drinks in a packaged goods setting. But how do you even go about heading in this direction? That question can be enough to stop a great product in its tracks. We're here to help! The team at Proof Bar and Incubator has been managing and teaching the Consumer Goods Accelerator Program with Co.Lab for years and have worked with dozens of small businesses to make their CPG dreams a reality. Take the first step and see if creating a consumer goods product is right for you and your business! You have nothing to lose - and potentially so much to gain!

Zoom Information
Meeting ID: 968 8654 9611
Passcode: 480615

Thursday October 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

3:00pm EDT

How to Write a Winning Proposal Using the StoryBrand Framework [*Registration Required*]
Which proposal would you rather receive -- a 38-page document with complete company history, leadership bios, and business philosophy, or a succinct and clear pitch on the problems being addressed, how they will be fixed, and what it will cost to fix them? Proposals should give the recipient a short, compelling summary of work that can be easily shared with other decision-makers. This is the key to advancing your goals and winning business. In this session we'll explore the elements of a good proposal: the problem, the hook, and the solution (BTW, that solution is you). Taught by Josh Davis, founder of 8Bend Marketing, a Certified StoryBrand Guide.

Register: ​https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400110​​​

Thursday October 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker
  • Host Organization TSBDC

4:00pm EDT

From open office to home office
What happens when you transition from an open office to a home office overnight? Team Bellhop did just that, and we learned a lot about communication and teamwork along the way. Come for the stories of goofy videos and tales of awkward kid barge-ins, stay for the lessons about workplace culture that live on even after we're back in the office.

Thursday October 22, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

4:00pm EDT

7th Annual Startup Awards, Presented by Chambliss Startup Group
*Sponsored by Chambliss Startup Group*

For one night, on October 22, we will come together virtually to celebrate Chattanooga’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at the 7th Annual Chattanooga Startup Awards. We'll be announcing the Startup of the Year, as well as winners in award categories from The Enterprise Center, CO.LAB, LAUNCH, Society of Work and The INCubator. Head to CHAstartupawards.com to read about the awards and make your nominations.

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 nominate and come celebrate with us!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctce2rrDsjGdArTzBt7MjyFsGWwpiN53AG


Thursday October 22, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Awards
  • Host Organization ???

6:00pm EDT

Garden Party Happy Hour [*Registration Required*]
While meeting up and celebrating another Start Up Week at a bar might be out of the question, having a great drink at home doesn't have to be! At The Bitter Bottle, we believe you can create great cocktails at home - sourcing ingredients from your local farmer's market - or even your garden! Take a break and join us for a cocktail class that will walk you through how to create a delicious and easy cocktail at home - using ingredients you already have!

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-party-happy-hour-start-up-week-2020-tickets-121256590727​​​

Thursday October 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

6:00pm EDT

Paint the Town! Virtual Paint Party with Nooga Studio
Social distancing doesn't mean we can't paint the town (literally)! Find your inner artist as you follow along to make your very own painting of the Chattanooga skyline.

We'll be going live at 6pm on Wednesday, October 21 on the official event page, where you can also find a full list the supplies you'll need: https://www.facebook.com/events/614149185932527/
 
Nooga Studio offers step-by-step, beginner-friendly acrylic painting instruction that takes painters from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Thursday October 22, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop
 
Friday, October 23
 

9:00am EDT

Build Your Brand
The nuts and bolts of how to make your brand engaging to customers, distinctive in the marketplace, and scalable for growth.

Friday October 23, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Virtual

9:00am EDT

How we build community
"So much about building software—more than anyone wants to admit—is etiquette" - Paul Ford - Wired. It is rules all the way down. Folks get together at conferences and on message boards to determine what is good and what is bad. They determine how things "should be", but this also determines who gets to be "in" and who gets to be "out". It is all about access. In a time in this world where technology has drastic affects on our everyday lives - access to technology is crucial. So what should we be thinking about as we build our tech communities? How can we improve access and be aware of our own biases in providing access to others. This talk will shed some light on how we may go about building communities that are truly welcoming and more representative of the communities that we live in and why it is crucial that we do so.

Zoom information:
Meeting ID: 521 101 2017
Passcode: kat1395

Friday October 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

10:00am EDT

Working Moms: How We Show Up and Show Out [*Registration Required*]
As a working mother, how do you juggle work, family, being a business owner, groceries, time management, and all the other things?

When you show up, you step into any situation and are confidently and boldly present. When you show out, you captivate those around you, make a powerful impression, and leave them wanting more.
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You are not alone. Your success in this challenge, this unique juggling dance in this current season of life, matters.

Join us for a conversation with other working moms - moms who are entrepreneurs, who work with entrepreneurs, and others who run organizations - but all who are known as Mom.

All attendees will receive a digital tool kit providing more information on all the speakers and how to support their businesses as well as additional resources with ways to be an advocate, and a coupon for a local woman-led business, all in support of working mothers.

The Company Lab and The Enterprise Center will be co-hosting this event together.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/working-moms-how-we-show-up-and-show-out-tickets-121234889819​​​

Zoom Information:
Passcode: 379414

Friday October 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual
  Panel

10:00am EDT

Amplify Pitch Competition Presented by Humanaut, Pathfinder Films & Sasha Group [*Registration Required*]
Join us for a new kind of pitch competition during this year's Startup Week—Amplify! The finalists in the Amplify competition will pitch to win a dream ad production package in partnership with award-winning advertising companies: Humanaut, Pathfinder Films, and The Sasha Group. Apply by Oct. 9 and learn more at colab.co/amplify.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amplify-pitch-competition-tickets-124573579931
Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JfUdN_CoRQ6EJRFRhe7kQA

Friday October 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual
  Pitch Event

11:00am EDT

What your city can change to make downtown vital [*Registration Required*]
Growth Steps Taking a small area & investing time, energy, and resources to create a vibrant downtown is a big process- let's break it down!

About this Event   

We've opened 16 new businesses in this small town in 2020! These "small" areas make big economic impact and these same practices and placemaking strategies can be utilized in neighborhoods, development districts, and microenterprises. Join us for a tour of downtown Sweetwater, a National Main Street community. We will hear about small changes to city codes that allowed multi-use ventures; their open-air market creation; building and attracting entrepreneurs; and business incubators! Our motto is "The Rising Tide Floats ALL Boats!" Join us as we Dream Big for Small Places- Because Small Places are Everywhere.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growth-steps-what-our-city-did-to-make-downtown-vital-tickets-121209104695?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTk5MzY0NzUvemFjQGNvbGFiLmlzLzA%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventpage​​​

Friday October 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Workshop

11:00am EDT

Relationship Resilience for Professional Women [*Registration Required*]
As high-achieving women, we do more than our share to make relationships peaceful. We’re naturally responsible and end up doing for others what only they can do for themselves. Repeated hope for change combined with massive COVID challenges have taken a toll on our resilience.
Gain freedom from the perspective of a mental health professional who's been there. Relationship expert, speaker, and author of "Beyond Messy Relationships" will enlighten your journey. Your mental, emotional and physical wellness matters. Gain clarity and relationship tools for your authentic journey. This presentation gives you practical tips to build emotional resilience.

Learn to avoid common mistakes that lead to unresolved communication.

Discover a formula to change messes into messages.

Get a roadmap for your next steps toward relationship and emotional resilience.

Register: ​https://www.judycounselor.com/startupweek/​​​

Friday October 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

How Mayors Support Startup Economies
With the upcoming mayoral elections for Chattanooga in March 2021, a lot of voters are wondering "how exactly can local government help entrepreneurs and small business owners thrive?" Join us for this panel discussion moderated by Victor Hwang, founder and CEO of Right to Start, a campaign fighting to rebuild the economy by making entrepreneurial opportunity available to all. Hwang was formerly Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, the world’s leading philanthropy supporting entrepreneurs with an endowment of $2 billion. On this panel we will be learning from mayors, local candidates, and city officials across the US as they share stories, insights, and recommendations on how local governments can help startup economies flourish.

You can access the event via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/255175259208898

Friday October 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Panel

12:30pm EDT

Maintaining a Healthy Work From Home Environment [*Registration Required*]
Discuss ways companies and individuals can develop, support, and maintain a healthy work from home environment. We plan to cover topics maintaining a healthy work-life balance, fostering team culture/chemistry, planning/designing a healthy workspace at home, how to make WFH work for you.

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-work-from-home-work-tickets-125517820179​​​

Friday October 23, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

1:00pm EDT

Hashtag Mall (Mobile Shopping Center) Orientation [*Registration Required*]
Hashtag Mall is calling all Minority and Black Business Owners to attend our live orientation presentation about how they can sell their products in our shopping center from Merchant App.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hashtag-malls-merchant-app-live-orientation-tickets-118191386619

Friday October 23, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual

1:30pm EDT

GIG City Innovation Challenge - EV Edition [*Registration Required*]
The GIG City Innovation Challenge is a 48-hour competition for college students from across the nation. Teams will have the opportunity to develop and present approaches to solve a real world challenge presented by national leaders in the energy space. These innovative companies are looking for new ideas to help reshape the energy economy and improve adoption of renewable energy sources in communities across the U.S.

Register: ​https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zln1Cog3T-qK3RopVpC-SA?_x_zm_rtaid=rfcbbH0wSRKAwn3mK2lDrA.1603207702468.52d11200569b063125fcc3c906ece370&_x_zm_rhtaid=268​​​

Friday October 23, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual

2:30pm EDT

Game Development: More than Just Games
Kendra will talk about all of the different industries that use game development, from medical and education to eSports and playing games for fun, as well as all the different kinds of jobs available within the industry.

Friday October 23, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

3:00pm EDT

How to Make SOAP
Entrepreneurs can use Strategy On A Page, (what did you think SOAP stood for?), to quickly and visually explain their value to potential investors, employees, and partners. Articulating their story succinctly is an important skill, particularly as funding and partnering have become more important in the Covid-19 era.

Friday October 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

3:30pm EDT

Company Culture Before, During, and After COVID [*Registration Required*]
We'll take a deep dive into what most orgs found valuable from a workplace culture standpoint pre-COVID days versus what's come to light amidst COVID and known and predicted outcomes post-COVID

Register: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/company-culture-before-during-and-after-covid-tickets-121074080835​​​

Friday October 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Virtual
  Speaker

4:00pm EDT

How to Build a Bourbon Brand
We will have a happy-hour presentation (overview of Chattanooga Whiskey) followed by a Q&A



Zoom Access Information:
Meeting ID: 848 2351 4960
Passcode: whiskey

Friday October 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Virtual

4:30pm EDT

Understanding self value through (NAL)
Motivating talk surrounding the bases of never accepting less in negative situations faced



Zoom Access Information
Meeting ID: 594 802 3257
Passcode: NAL


Friday October 23, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Virtual
 
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