Will This Float? celebrates the diversity of the creative and entrepreneurial spirit across the Chattanooga region by showcasing up-and-coming innovators as they pitch their ideas! Join us for good food, drinks, great company, and innovative start-up ideas.
Finalists get the stage for three minutes to tell the world (including start-up investors, mentors, and potential team members) why their concept is awesome. The fast-paced pitch event is the first moment in the limelight for new startup ideas around Chattanooga. Tickets are $5 until November 9th, $10 the week of the event, and $15 at the door. Register now!
Thursday, November 15 | 6- 9 pm
6 pm Idea Pitches | 8 pm WTF Afterparty
4th Floor | Chattanooga Public Library
Calling all Interested...
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone interested in becoming a part of our region's startup community. If you enjoy hearing new startup ideas and meeting other creative and startup-minded people, or if you are interested in joining, mentoring, or investing in a startup team, you need to come.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A panel of judges will narrow the field of submissions to the top contenders. The featured innovators will present their start-up concept in five minutes or less at the event. After the crowd hears some critical feedback from our panel of judges, we will “crowdsource” the voting to determine which idea FLOATs best. See below for FLOAT criteria.
Who are these innovators?
15 different ideas are pitched in several sectors:
- -consumer products
- -social entrepreneurship
- -local food economy
- -artists and creatives
- -entrepreneurs serving
- -the outdoor industry
- -environmental sustainability
- -corporate spinoffs
- -student entrepreneurs
What does it mean to FLOAT?
We are most interested in ideas in line with the following FLOAT criteria: -Few or no direct competitors (novel idea) -Low adoption/switching costs for users -On-time (timely entry to market) -Addresses unfilled need or want/solves a real problem (useful) -Target market is identified and large