A student's guide to Startup Week

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Startup Week Chattanooga kicks off on Monday! It’s one of the best events for students to get involved with. What is Startup Week you ask? It’s a celebration of Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial community.

Startup Week features different community-led events such as panels, networking, parties, speakers and workshops. It’s a great place for students to meet entrepreneurs, learn about new crafts of trade, network and get more educated about starting and growing a company. And most events are free, so that’s always a plus!

The best way to navigate Startup Week for students is to look at your class schedule and see when you can fit in events into your free time. I know that free time is a luxury for students - what even is free time, right? But this is an event that you don’t want to miss. All you have to do is plan ahead. At the end of the week, you’ll have so many new connections and learn so much about the community you live in. Heck, you might even find out about an opportunity you’ve been looking for - an internship or job perhaps. There are so many startup companies here in Chattanooga and Startup Week can encourage you to learn more about starting your own entreprenuerial journey.

Let’s talk about some events you should attend:  


The Chattery is hosting two events:

HR for Startups and Small Businesses (October 22nd at 5:30 p.m.)

Open Mic Storytelling Night: Startup Edition (October 24th at 6:00 p.m).  


All week - FREE co-working at Society of Work

Social Media Solved (Monday, October 22)

Boss Babes of Chattanooga (Tuesday, October 23)

UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast (Wednesday, October 24)

Creative Mornings (Friday, October 26)

The Startup Week Parade (Friday, October 26th)

Musical Chairs (Friday, October 26)

Block After Party (Friday, October 26)

Students, listen up! Start looking at your schedules and see when you can make an event. It is well WORTH it. You’ll leave feeling accomplished with knowledge to get started on your own entrepreneurial journey to success.

Hannah WaggonerComment