Startup Week CHA 2021 Startup Week CHA 2021
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The Future of Capital — Raising it, Accessing It


Read Ezell
Wefunder, Nashville City Partner

Read is an entrepreneur and ecosystem builder, who believes that more equitable access to capital and more robust entrepreneurship is a path to a stronger economy and stronger communities.  

He is the co-founder of Moving Nashville Forward, an effort to bring a guaranteed basic income to Nashville starting in North Nashville, and he serves as Wefunder's Nashville City Partner.

Jonathan Bragdon
Capacity | Capacity Capital, CEO | Investor

Jonathan is a serial founder (turned funder) working to increase access to growth resources for post-startup companies... especially the underestimated. He has founded or co-founded 8 companies, 2 non-profits, and invested in over 30 companies (angel + VC). 

Working with other founders inspired him to build Capacity, a strategic advisory firm focused on creating momentum for small businesses-- and Capacity Capital, a revenue-based investment fund with a portfolio consisting of more than 80% women-, minority- or veteran-led founders.


Wefunder and Capacity Capital are partnering to host a conversation about new avenues to access and raise capital for businesses of all types.

The most important driver of economic growth in Chattanooga is home-grown entrepreneurship. Regulation crowdfunding and other alternative capital tools can help make sure that our community can invest in the founders they care about supporting most.


Attendees (75)

Suzanne Dulin
Suzanne Dulin
Get a Bigger Boat, LLC, Founder
Kenneth Burke
Kenneth Burke
Text Request, VP of Marketing
Lindsey Cox
Lindsey Cox
CO.LAB, CEO
Monique Villa
Monique Villa
Build In SE / Mucker Capital, Co-Founder / Investor
Zachary Beker
Zachary Beker
The Company Lab, Grants and Programs Manager
Jake Brown
Jake Brown
Blue Sphere Consulting LLC, Principal
Donnye Collins
Donnye Collins
Chatt Pix, President/CEO
George Wilson
George Wilson
Southern Payroll & Benefits, CEO
Marsha Roberts
Marsha Roberts
Aysha’s Friends, Inc., President/Co-Founder
Geoff Millener
Geoff Millener
The Enterprise Center, COO
Jonathan Bragdon
Jonathan Bragdon
Capacity | Capacity Capital, CEO | Investor
Jonathan Ingraham
Jonathan Ingraham
Chattanooga Faith + Work + Culture, Executive Director
Azurae Redmond
Azurae Redmond
Young, Black & Widowed Inc., Nonprofit Founder
Libby Santin
Libby Santin
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Philip L. Donihe
Philip L. Donihe
INNOVEKT, INC., President
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Peter Metcalfe
Peter Drew Group, Principle
Mike Harrison
Mike Harrison
GeekLabs, Geekpreneur
Catherine Billings
Catherine Billings
Magnolia Fine Food CO, Owner
Dustin Fait
Dustin Fait
Tailormade Wellness, VP
Chris Hurst
Chris Hurst
StratusGrid, CEO
Evan Bissonette
Evan Bissonette
StratusGrid, Director, Growth Team
curtis haman
curtis haman
Sequatchie Valley entrepreneur group, President
curtis haman
curtis haman
Sequatchie Valley entrepreneur group, President
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Lissa Martin Sesek
Retired Silicon Valley Engineering Professional, SCORE Small Business Mentor
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