Inventanooga is a business pitch competition for high school students in Hamilton County and beyond.

Students work together to develop solution-oriented business ideas to showcase for a panel of judges at Inventanooga.

how to apply for Inventanooga and access the business canvas

Pitch Day 2020 Highlights

“I was thoroughly impressed by the inventiveness and creativity demonstrated by the young inventors who participated in Inventanooga. Their inventions give me hope that this new generation will be able to find solutions to complex problems that my generation is still wrestling with.”

Stephanie Couch, Ph.D, Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT, 2018 Inventanooga Judge

Best Overall

Soil Stopper

Lucy Cleveland, Via Mixon, Sky Black, Ian Wilson - STEM School Chattanooga

Erosion control blanket aimed at reducing residential runoff and erosion that leads to river pollution

Best of Guest


Alexander Church & Johntae Smith - Auburn NY

Attachment that allows people with long term or short term mobility restrictions keep the items they use most by their side and easily accessible