Thursday, March 19, 2015

Covenant College influences Chattanooga entrepreneurial scene

COVENANT COLLEGE is likely within the next 30 days to burnish further its reputation for producing entrepreneurs for the Chattanooga area, and beyond.

In downtown Chattanooga this Saturday, March 21, Covenant will sponsor a round of the faith-based Elevate business-plan competition, which is backed by Christian-oriented Telos Venture Capital of Redwood City, Calif. The winner will compete in the Telos finale in California, next month.

A month later, on April 21, the 60-year-old Christian liberal arts college at nearby Lookout Mountain, Ga., will hold its own Seed Project Pitch event, in which a student team may win a $10,000 grant.

Though the theme has periodically arisen in Chattanooga business circles for decades, these two student-entrepreneur events seem to represent fresh evidence that Covenant students are encouraged to strive, as the college says on its website, "to live out extraordinary callings" in many realms, including business.

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