What to expect at Chattanooga’s Startup Week 2021

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Pick up your Startup Week badge at Waterhouse Pavilion before you attend your first event | Photo via NOOGAtoday

Startup Week 2021. Oct. 18-22. Be there or be 🟩 (not really, but it would be a shame to miss out).

Uh, ok — what is Startup Week?

Startup Week is all about Chattanooga’s entrepreneurship, innovators + business. The weeklong celebration features 80+ events like panel discussions, interactive workshops, presentations, networking opportunities, and even events that are just for fun.

After taking place virtually last year due to COVID-19, The Company Lab is bringing Startup Week back with the intention of reigniting the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.

How do I get involved?

The best part of Startup Week? It’s completely free for everyone, and you can pick + choose which events you’re most excited to join. All you have to do is:

  • Register to attend online 
  • Scroll through all the events + add your favorites to your “schedule”
  • Pick up your badge at Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Park before attending your first event
  • Show up for the events you chose to attend + have fun

Events to watch out for

Southside Lounge + Co-working @ The Chattery | Mon., Oct. 18-Thurs., Oct. 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Chattery | Co-work with others or just stop in to recharge.

Will This FLOAT? | Mon., Oct. 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | 9 locals with innovative business visions will pitch their ideas in front of audience members + judges.

Sustainability and Recycling Pitch & Pilot Competition | Tues., Oct. 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | In this presentation, 4 submission winners will present their pilot program ideas on how to better Chattanooga’s recycling program.

Tech & Startups & Jobs: Job Fair 2021 | Wed., Oct. 20 | 12-4 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Meet area employers from tech-enabled startups + major and mid-sized businesses that are hiring.

Makers Marketplace | Wed., Oct. 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Check out 30+ local vendors.

Startup Awards Afterparty | Thurs., Oct. 21 | 9 p.m.-3 a.m. | The Blue Light | Following the Startup Awards, this after party will feature music, speciality cocktails, and drink specials for Startup Week attendees.

And while these events are pretty exciting, there’s way more where that came from