April 25 2011

Lamp Post Group advances incubation in Chattanooga

The Lamp Post Group, which aims to leverage Chattanooga’s high-speed Internet access and the River City’s whitewater and hang-gliding amenities, is quietly gathering momentum.

Jack Studer, an area investor and startup mentor, is leading the Lamp Post Lab effort, with support from allies Chattanooga Renaissance Fund (CRF, in which Studer is a general partner), the Lyndhurst Foundation, EPB and CoLab.

A Lamp Post summer program designed to attract collegiate entrepreneurs seems in-the-offing, though it may launch in 2012, rather than this year. Recruitment efforts are beginning, but details are being held in abeyance pending a May unveiling, said Lamp Post spokesman Weston Wamp.

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