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Basecamp

Your home base during Startup Week Chattanooga happening October 16-20, Basecamp Powered by EPB Fiber Optics, will offer a variety of SWC programs along with the best coworking, swag stop, networking, morning coffee, charging stations, games, food, relaxing space and Wi-Fi connecting during the week and all for free.

Check out the full SWC lineup of events at startupweekcha.com.

Thank you to our Basecamp sponsors - EPB Fiber Optics, Milk and Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie, Coca-Cola, Smart Furniture, Ascent LLC. and MoonPie General Store, Chattanooga, TN!

Startup Week Chattanooga is a celebration of Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial community. This multi-day experience will feature a number of community-led events that highlight our growing startup scene and inspire entrepreneurial thinking.

 

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsor

EPB Fiber Optics Milk and Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie Ascent MoonPie General Store
 

exercise

City Sweat

City Sweat offers a beginner-friendly community exercise series that's open to the public and free. The beginner-level classes provide the opportunity for individuals to connect through play and movement.

This program is sponsored by Lululemon Athletica. Lululemon is yoga-inspired technical apparel company committed to creating authentic relationships in Chattanooga by contributing to the health, fitness and fun of each community member. Our Ambassadors and inspired community teachers lead through passionate cultivation of their own lives and wellness. Try something new with us. Challenge yourself physically and enjoy our lively City Center in the diverse classes offered throughout the coming seasons.

 

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsor

Lululemon
 

music

Noontunes

Noontunes is a weekly, mid-day music performance in Miller Plaza. This series will showcase local talent and offer a platform for artists to be seen and heard every Wednesday in May, June and July from noon-1pm.

 

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsor

Millennium Bank

A Special Thanks To Our Partners

SoundCorps Chattanooga Visitors Bureau WUTC River City Sessions Jazzanooga EPB Fiber
 

retail

Pop-Up Markets

Whether for a holiday like Christmas or Valentine’s Day or just to showcase some of Downtown Chattanooga’s great retailers, Miller Plaza hosts quarterly pop-up markets throughout the year. Stay tuned for details on our next Pop-Up Market.

 
 

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Upcoming Events

6Apr
2017

April City Sweat: A View From The Top

City Sweat

It's time to reignite your workout with the return of City Sweat! Join us at Miller Plaza for a yoga class led by lululemon ambassador Becky Byrns. Come flow through your practice and wrap up at lululemon in Warehouse Row. Refreshments + VIP shop experience just for you.

Along with River City Company, City Sweat is sponsored by lululemon athletica Chattanooga. lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company committed to creating authentic relationships in Chattanooga by contributing to the health, fitness, and fun of each community member. Their ambassadors and inspired community teachers lead through passionate cultivation of wellness.

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3May
2017

Lew Card

Noon Tunes

A veteran country songwriters songwriter, Lew Card is no stranger to life on the road and in the studio. After playing mandolin in various bands over the last decade, Card has set out the last few years on creating his own music.

Show Host: Mary Howard Ade - Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau

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10May
2017

Swayyvo

Noon Tunes

Swayyvo is a rapper, performer, producer, and musician (Piano and Saxophone) who started creating music at the young age of 12. Swayyvo has been on many stages showcasing his talent for 7 years before finally becoming a producer, writer, and artist for the killinthastreetz (KTS) brand.

Show Host: Stratton Tingle - SoundCorps

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11May
2017

May City Sweat: HIIP'ster Showdown

City Sweat

Join River City Company and lululemon at Kyle House Fitness as "The Kyles" (Kyle House and Kyle Miller) lead us on a run to and from Montague Park for a locally sourced partner workout in the Sculpture Fields. Be prepared for a 2.5 mile run and bring a bottle of water, running shoes and a partner to sweat with!

Please note the meeting point for this workout is Kyle House Fitness at 525 W. Main Street, not Miller Plaza.

 
17May
2017

Megan Saunders

Noon Tunes

The songs of Megan Saunders build a sense of story and place, with inspiration drawn from exploits, love and insomnia across the back roads of rural America. Using a combination of earnest vocals and a variety of acoustic string instruments, she creates a sound that spans playful and luminous to sultry and haunting, all the while keeping a foot in American roots music.

Show Host: Michael Gray - River City Sessions

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24May
2017

Gino Fanelli

Noon Tunes

Having played every genre from western swing and jazz, Fanelli eventually forged his signature style with 1930's New Orleans party jazz, which he has spent the last 16 years honing. Fanelli’s combination of guitar virtuosity, good-time music and charismatic stage banter--coupled with his charming vintage mien--has earned him a reputation as the go-to guy for club bookings, events, weddings and more.

Show Host: Shane Morrow - Jazzanooga

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31May
2017

Husky Burnette

Noon Tunes

The Blues are a religion and Brian "Husky" Burnette sho nuff preaches it. You can feel the testimony as he blends Delta and Hill Country Blues with Rock n Roll. His music is gritty, soulful, low-down and dirty.

Show Host: Mary Howard Ade - Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau

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7Jun
2017

Magic Birds

Noon Tunes

Made up of Scott Bruce and Ben Ezell, Magic Brids delivers their stripped down version of true Americana music, blending elements of country, folk, bluegrass, rock and genuine heart and soul.

Show Host: Mary Howard Ade - Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau

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8Jun
2017

June City Sweat: Sweat Like an Athlete

City Sweat

Summer training sessions are on, so we figured that we would train too! Join us at Waterhouse Pavilion as D1 Sports Training General Manager and lululemon Men's League member Jeff Smith leads us through a bootcamp - inspired workout geared to athletes of all levels (and yes, that means you can be an athlete too).

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14Jun
2017

D.L. Yancey

Noon Tunes

D.L. Yancey II, is a singer/songwriter from Hampton Roads, VA currently residing in Chattanooga, TN. A self taught guitarist, D.L. is putting the final touches on an acoustic recording project. This project is a conversion of hip hop to acoustic soul.

Show Host: Stratton Tingle – SoundCorps

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21Jun
2017

Side Affect

Noon Tunes

Side Affect will bring their Indie Dream Pop sound to the Noontunes' stage.

Show Host: Stratton Tingle - SoundCorps

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28Jun
2017

BTS Ensemble

Noon Tunes

Musician, community leader and professor, Booker T. Scruggs II passed away earlier this month. Join us as the remaining BTS Ensemble members pay tribute to Booker's life and work at Noontunes on June 28th.

Show Host: Shane Morrow – Jazzanooga

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5Jul
2017

Butch Ross

Noon Tunes

Typically the dulcimer is used for playing simple tunes and accompanying the voice; most people can learn a song or two within a few minutes of first encountering the instrument. Which is probably why the one phrase you'll hear a lot at a Butch Ross concert is "I didn't know you could do THAT on a mountain dulcimer!" Ross has taken a simple folk instrument and energized it with technical wizardry, inventive arrangements and a healthy dose of rock-n-roll attitude.

Show Host: Michael Gray - River City Sessions

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12Jul
2017

MeLyn Thompson

Noon Tunes

MeLyn is an aspiring singer and songwriter. MeLyn truly has a passion and love for all music! Her favorite genres include Gospel, R&B, Soul, Neo-Soul, Classical, Country, and Hip Hop.

Show Host: Mike Grey - River City Sessions

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13Jul
2017

July City Sweat: Military Style

City Sweat

Get your sweat on military style with lululemon ambassador and CrossFit Brigade owner Emily Griffith and GetBuilt owner Mike Alley as they lead us through a complementary workout session.

At the beginning of the workout, participants will observe a moment of silence in memory of all service men and women who have paid the ultimate price in protecting our freedoms.

 
19Jul
2017

Caney Creek Company

Noon Tunes

It would be easy to categorize Caney Creek Company as a bluegrass band based on their lineup of traditional instruments. However, their sound continues to progress, often including elements of folk and indie rock with equal frequency. Meanwhile, their approach to songwriting remains true to the storytelling tradition of Americana.

Show Host: Michael Gray - River City Sessions

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26Jul
2017

Seaux Chill

Noon Tunes

Seaux Chill is an R&B musician, producer and poet.

Show Host: Stratton Tingle – SoundCorps

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10Aug
2017

August City Sweat: Onsight Realness

City Sweat

Ready for an elevated workout experience? Join us at Waterhouse Pavilion as Onsight Fitness co-owners Matt Averyhart, Christine Hagemeyer, and Josh Johann take us through a challenging and fun workout that will give you a glimpse of what personal training looks like. Chattanooga, get ready to reach your maximum potential with our August sweat!

 
14Sep
2017

September City Sweat: Get Bendy with Dendy

City Sweat

Join us at Waterhouse Pavilion for our final City Sweat of the year as we celebrate the second annual Southern Bend Yoga Festival with its creators, Heather Dendy and Kari Baker Pollard. Have your mats and hydration ready as they take us through flows to challenge the body and meditative salutations to release stress.

*The Southern Bend Yoga Festival directly supports children in need of transplants.

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16Oct
2017

Podcast for Business

Basecamp

Creating a podcast as an entrepreneur is a uniquely powerful way to reach, engage, and build relationship with your audience. It makes deeper connection possible through open, audible conversation, But with many moving components, from technology and systems to marketing and sponsorship, every successful podcast must go beyond the simplicity of a recorded conversation and be approached with the right blend of strategy and creativity if it is going to make a profitable impact. Attend this live panel of successful podcasters to learn about the ins and outs of podcasting for your business. Sponsored by Being Boss + Law Firm of Autumn Witt Boyd

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16Oct
2017

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture, games, charging stations, Startup Week info and swag will be available along with high speed Wi-Fi courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
16Oct
2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
16Oct
2017

Fitness is Freedom

Basecamp

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

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17Oct
2017

Start Your Journey to Negotiating like a Pro

Basecamp

Getting your startup growing will require negotiating--you can't avoid it. But do you have the skills you need? Without the track record, resources, and ability to make deals and compete with more established players, it's going to be tough. And where can you find the training you need to develop your skills? MAP Negotiation understands because we're a Chattanooga startup, too--but with a combined 40+ years of experience negotiating and teaching others how to do it like the pros. In this workshop, you'll practice negotiating with a partner and then get feedback from experts, along with tips and techniques that you can use right away to make deals you'll feel great about!

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17Oct
2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
17Oct
2017

Building Strong Inclusive Smart Cities with Dr. Fallon Wilson

Basecamp

Join Dr. Fallon Wilson, cofounder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville as she discusses the importance of building strong, smart, and inclusive cities.

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17Oct
2017

Art and Its Positive Impact on Employee Satisfaction and Client Experience

Basecamp

Learn how having original art in the office space can increase productivity, focus and job satisfaction. Learn about the tangible and intangible benefits of original art from Romanova Art.

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17Oct
2017

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture, games, charging stations, Startup Week info and swag will be available along with high speed Wi-Fi courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
18Oct
2017

Swayyvo at Basecamp

Basecamp

Take a break from your busy Startup Week Chattanooga schedule for a midday musical performance from Swayyvo.

Swayyvo is a Chattanooga rapper, performer, producer and musician (piano and saxophone) who started creating music at the young age of 12. Swayyvo has been on many stages showcasing his talent for 7 years before finally becoming a producer, writer and artist for the killinthastreetz (KTS) brand.

Swayyvo will perform a variety of his music with his ever present saxophone to keep you entertained and engaged as one of the many events happening at Startup Week Chattanooga.

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18Oct
2017

Girls Rising: Closing the Gender Gap in Startup Funding

Basecamp

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

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18Oct
2017

What Do You Want to Do When you Grow up?

Basecamp

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

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18Oct
2017

Chattanewbies Mystery Dinner

Basecamp

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

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18Oct
2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
18Oct
2017

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture, games, charging stations, Startup Week info and swag will be available along with high speed Wi-Fi courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
19Oct
2017

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture, games, charging stations, Startup Week info and swag will be available along with high speed Wi-Fi courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
19Oct
2017

Finding The 'Perfect' Candidate

Basecamp

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.

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19Oct
2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
19Oct
2017

Nonprofit Startup Toolkit

Basecamp

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 with LSMB Business Solutions, LLC.

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19Oct
2017

The Startup Show: LIVE!

Basecamp

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.

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19Oct
2017

Bag Ladies. Let's Talk About It! A Book Discussion

Basecamp

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!"

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20Oct
2017

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture, games, charging stations, Startup Week info and swag will be available along with high speed Wi-Fi courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
20Oct
2017

Randy Steele at Basecamp

Basecamp

Friday of Startup Week Chattanooga is a great time for you to enjoy a little bluegrass with your lunch. Randy Steele will keep you entertained as you enjoy the last day of Basecamp Powered by EPB Fiber Optics. This event is free and open to the public.

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20Oct
2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk and Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
13Dec
2017

Holiday Market in Miller Plaza

Pop-Up Markets

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Come to the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza for holiday music, shopping and treats. A variety of downtown retailers will be on-site with unique and local holiday gifts. You'll also be serenaded as you shop by some of our talented local school groups.

Holiday Market Vendors include:
Good Fortune Soap & Spa
Tangerinas Chattanooga
Locals Only Gifts
elea blake cosmetic studio
Lost Art Design
Nooga Paws
alko-hauler
Best Sesh Board Co.
Center MedSpa

Fresh wreaths will also be for sale from Creekside Flower Farm.

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Jazz Ensemble will play from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m., and the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences Middle School Choirs will perform from 6:10 – 7:00 p.m. Thank you to Summitt Pianos for making these performances possible!

And last, The Daily Ration will be on hand to serve wine and beer along with Peet's Coffee & Tea - Chattanooga with hot beverages like cocoa and coffee.

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