Previous Winners

Innovators we've celebrated in the past

2015 Winners

  • Startup of the Year:

    Runner up: Branch Technology
    Winner: Ambition

  • Minority in Excellence:

    Seun Erinle

  • B2C Tech Excellence:

    Torch

  • B2B Tech Excellence:

    Ambition

  • Hardware Excellence:

    Branch Technology

  • Healthcare Excellence:

    Kelly Arnold
    Clinica Medicos

  • 3D Printing Excellence:

    Branch Technology

  • Retail Excellence:

    PriceWaiter

  • Food and Beverage Excellence:

    The Tennessee Stillhouse

  • Restaurant Excellence:

    Clyde’s on Main

  • Outdoor Excellence:

    High Point Climbing

  • Manufacturing Excellence:

    Aegle Gear

  • Veteran-Owned Excellence:

    Fancy Rhino, Vann Graves

  • Service Provider Excellence:

    Run Chattanooga

  • Excellence in Education:

    Seun Erinle

  • Excellence in Promotion:

    Causeway

  • Startup Journalist of the Year:

    Chloe Morrison, Nooga.com

  • “Startup-Friendly” Vendor Award:

    Society of Work

  • The Bootstrapper Award:

    Southtree

  • The Startup Community Leadership Award:

    Alex Lavidge
    Stephen Culp

2014 Winners

  • Startup Community Leadership Award:

    The Company Lab

  • Minority in Excellence:

    A.I.R. Labs

  • B2C Tech Excellence:

    Bellhops

  • B2B Tech Excellence:

    Ambition

  • Hardware Excellence:

    Variable

  • Healthcare Excellence:

    WeCounsel

  • 3D Printing Excellence:

    Feetz

  • Retail Excellence:

    Southern Sqweeze

  • Food and Beverage Excellence:

    Chattanooga Whiskey Co.

  • Restaurant Excellence:

    The Farmer's Daughter and Copacetic Coffee

  • Outdoor Excellence:

    RootsRated

  • Manufacturing Excellence:

    Granola

  • Veteran-Owned Excellence:

    Big Frog Brewery

  • Service Provider Excellence:

    Spartan Systems

  • Excellence in Finance:

    Chattanooga Renaissance Fund

  • Excellence in Education:

    The LibraryBox Project

  • Excellence in Advocacy:

    The Company Lab

  • Excellence in Promotion:

    The Company Lab

  • Startup Journalist of the Year:

    Chloe Morrison, Nooga.com

  • “Startup-Friendly” Vendor Award:

    Society of Work

  • The Bootstrapper Award:

    Pure Sodaworks