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Sustainability and Recycling Pitch & Pilot Competition



The City of Chattanooga and The Company Lab are partnering for a Sustainability and Recycling Pitch & Pilot Competition.

The city and nonprofit are looking for creative ways to drive the waste management structures and infrastructure systems.

This includes changes to technology, infrastructure, and educating residents.

Members of the public are invited to submit ideas covering one or more of the five areas listed below.

  1. Circular Economy
  2. Cost Efficiency in Recycling Processes
  3. Consumer/resident Education
  4. Labor Reduction
  5. Composting

Four submissions will be selected to pilot in partnership with CO.LAB and the City of Chattanooga, and those selected will be awarded a small stipend.

Chosen solutions will present during Startup Week CHA 2021 on Tues. Oct. 19 at noon and be evaluated on:

  1. Understanding of problem/solutions
  2. Quality of recommendation
  3. Implementation
  4. Feasibility (including an estimated budget)

The selected solution(s) will be selected for pilot programs to assess their feasibility in Chattanooga.

As part of the pilot process, these four ideas will be presented as a pitch event on Wed. Oct. 19, 2021 as part of Startup Week CHA.

Applications are due Oct. 3, and selected applicants will be notified Oct. 10.

Anyone with an idea can email a proposal to [email protected]


Attendees (66)

Leann and Jamison Cinaglia
Leann and Jamison Cinaglia
Always Be Recycling, Owners / Founders
KaDeadra McNealy
KaDeadra McNealy
Millennial Nail Bar (MNBgo), Founder
Chloe Morrison
Chloe Morrison
The Company Lab, Communications Director
Lindsey Cox
Lindsey Cox
CO.LAB, CEO
Kirk Burton
Kirk Burton
The Company Lab, Director of Operations
Lya Kimbrough
Lya Kimbrough
The Company Lab, Capital Access and Community Engagement Manager
Zachary Beker
Zachary Beker
The Company Lab, Grants and Programs Manager
Kevin Love
Kevin Love
The Enterprise Center, Director of Innovation District
Marsha Roberts
Marsha Roberts
Aysha’s Friends, Inc., President/Co-Founder
Geoff Millener
Geoff Millener
The Enterprise Center, COO
Azurae Redmond
Azurae Redmond
Young, Black & Widowed Inc., Nonprofit Founder
Libby Santin
Libby Santin
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Normand Lavoie
Normand Lavoie
NewTerra Compost, Co-Founder, CEO
Squoia Holmes
Squoia Holmes
Innovative Strategic Consulting, CEO, Consultant
Mary Helen Montgomery
Mary Helen Montgomery
The Enterprise Center, Marketing & Communications Director
Christine DiPietro
Christine DiPietro
CO.LAB, Director of Programs
Suzanne Dulin
Suzanne Dulin
Get a Bigger Boat, LLC, Founder
Susan Vandergriff
Susan Vandergriff
The Happy Birdwatcher Company, Founder
Ginny Kelly
Ginny Kelly
Land Trust for TN, SE Director
Jay Shaffer
Jay Shaffer
Atlanta Technology Angels, Board Member
Philip L. Donihe
Philip L. Donihe
INNOVEKT, INC., President
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Ansley Eichhorn
Ivy Academy Chattanooga, Director of Admissions and Environmental Programming
Kelley Cureton
Kelley Cureton
green|spaces Chattanooga, Director of Programs and Events
Michael Walton
Michael Walton
green|spaces Chattanooga, Executive Director
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