Startup Week CHA 2021 Startup Week CHA 2021
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Startup Week CHA Kickoff + Fireside Chat w/ James Chapman


James Chapman
Plain Sight HQ, Founder & CEO

James Chapman is the Founder & CEO of Plain Sight – a social app for you to make the right business connections at events and workspaces. Plain Sight was recently featured as Apple’s App of the Day. James has spent the bulk of his career providing access to capital and networking opportunities. In 2015, he partnered with Causeway to launch an evening workspace in Chattanooga for side-hustlers called Workaholics. He later moved away to start Detroit Demo Day, which has now provided over $5 million in funding to small businesses throughout the city of Detroit.

Stephanie Hays
Airbnb, Participant, Live Anywhere Program

Tourism specialist with international experience with established companies, grassroots organizations, NGOs and social businesses. Well-rounded background in a variety of fields including marketing, operations and logistics, product development, partnerships, and team management. Passionate about using travel/tourism as a tool for development.

Currently living anywhere on Airbnb.

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Lindsey Cox
CO.LAB, CEO

Startup Week kicks off with veteran, serial entrepreneur James Chapman, who spent years contributing to the Chattanooga entrepreneurial ecosystem before taking his talents to Detroit. 

He’s the Founder & CEO of Plain Sight — a social app that allows users to make the right business connections at events and workspaces. Plain Sight was recently featured as Apple’s App of the Day.

Download the Plain Sight app and use it to connect with people throughout the week at Startup Week CHA.

The kickoff also has a special guest — Stephanie Hays, who has organized Startup Weeks in the past, and now is on a great worldwide adventure, all on Airbnb’s dime.

Hear from Stephanie, who is living it up while traveling, but wishing she had EPB’s high-speed internet, and then CO.LAB CEO Lindsey Cox and Chapman will talk fireside-chat-style. Don't miss hearing about how two Chattanooga-lovers are sharing their talents with the world.


Attendees (63)

Chloe Morrison
Chloe Morrison
The Company Lab, Communications Director
Lindsey Cox
Lindsey Cox
CO.LAB, CEO
Brittany Ward
Brittany Ward
CRVAS, Business Development & Marketing Manager
Azurae Redmond
Azurae Redmond
Young, Black & Widowed Inc., Nonprofit Founder
Philip L. Donihe
Philip L. Donihe
INNOVEKT, INC., President
Squoia Holmes
Squoia Holmes
Innovative Strategic Consulting, CEO, Consultant
Shelly Elliott
Shelly Elliott
Longevity Partners GP, Founder
Jay Shaffer
Jay Shaffer
Atlanta Technology Angels, Board Member
Shasta Mignon
Shasta Mignon
MKC production, Founder
Christine DiPietro
Christine DiPietro
CO.LAB, Director of Programs
PM
Peter Metcalfe
Peter Drew Group, Principle
Donna Christian - Lowe
Donna Christian - Lowe
The Donna Show LIVE “Chattanooga’s Queen Connector” (Radio. TV. Social. Professional /On Air @WPTP 100.1 FM, Executive Producer & Radio Host
Dustin Fait
Dustin Fait
Tailormade Wellness, VP
Chris Hurst
Chris Hurst
StratusGrid, CEO
Evan Bissonette
Evan Bissonette
StratusGrid, Director, Growth Team
Mike Harrison
Mike Harrison
GeekLabs, Geekpreneur
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