It was a big celebration Thursday night as Chattanooga recognized the accomplishments of a number of start-ups and those who support them.
The event at Waterhouse Pavilion came of the next to last day of “Startup Week Chattanooga.” The seven-day celebration ended with the after party of Friday.
The two big winners were:
- Workhound, a company that we spotlighted recently in this biz article, was named “2019 Start-up of the Year”; and
- Ken Hays, the recently departed President of The Enterprise Center, who captured the “Charlie Brock Ecosystem Builder of the Year” award.
Other award winners were:
- BWY Transport was awarded the Tennessee Small Business Development Center’s “Rising Star of the Year.”
- Gabrielle Blades, Founder of Blades Creative, won the “Small Business Association’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year.”
- Cheiman Tea won Launch Chattanooga’s “Micro-Business of the Year” award.
- Shelly Cove won INCubator’s “Goldfinch of the Year.”
- Medical Search Technologies was named CO.LAB’s “High Growth Company of the Year.”
- Society of Work’s “Co-Worker of the Year” was awarded to Attorneys Stephanie Rogers and Melody Shekari.
- Galen Riley of Pride Raiser was the recipient of Causeway’s “Changemaker of the Year” recognition.
Here’s a picture “2018 Startup of the Year” recipient Felicia Jackson of CPR Wrap with Workhound’s Max Farrell.