Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship and best business practices. It's also part of why Chattanooga is an amazing place to live, work and play.
The Spirit of Innovation Awards recognize local companies who are changing the game. The event is part of our community's Startup Week.
The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce named Landrace Bioscience the 2020 Spirit of Innovation Award recipient at last night's virtual Spirit of Innovation Awards.
Landrace Bioscience is a consultative manufacturer of high-quality hemp extracts, aiming to produce the highest-grade products containing consistent, unique, effective cannabinoid profiles. Learn more about them here.
Arlan Hamilton keynoted Spirit of Innovation this year. Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund she built from the ground up while homeless. Backstage Capital is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women and/or LGBTQ.
Learn more about Hamilton here.
2020 Spirit of Innovation finalists were also recognized:
Text Request helps businesses increase profits through powerful text messaging software. Learn more about them here.
Trekka's performance apparel is made to go everywhere and do everything. Learn more about them here.
The Spirit of Innovation Awards honor businesses that originated in the region and have potential to impact many people and inspire change. A volunteer-led committee made up of community business and tech leaders is responsible for selecting finalists based on their applications, as well as selecting the Spirit of Innovation Award recipient after site visits to each location.