There are several organizations which help people transform their ideas into reality:

Communities & Recurring Events

Other organizations that run or host startup related events include: Camp House, The Company Lab (CO.LAB), Society of Work


Coffee shops popular for entrepreneurs and people working on startups include Niedlov's, Mean Mug, Cadence Coffee, and Camp House. There are also several coworking spaces in town, including Society of Work, The Concierge Office Suites and Chattanooga Workspace. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce offers space in their INCubator on the North Shore at highly subsidized rates. 

Major Startup Events

Grants for Startups

Additional Resources

Additional resources can be found in this document reflecting on the changes in the startup environment over the past few years (source).