Teen entrepreneur at Howard High School wins funding

photo D'Angelo Foster pitches an idea for "GOTU" at the entrepreneurship contest Sunday at the UTC Fine Arts Center for creators and innovators from the Talented Tenth program at Howard School. The contest put on the the LAUNCH organization awarded financial support and services to his business idea.

Investors with the Chattanooga Renaissance Fund agree -- D'Angelo Foster has a pretty sweet idea.

The 10th-grade chocolatier won over the CRF judges at the first Howard School Entrepreneurship Competition with his pitch for a business that sells boutique chocolates with exotic flair. His prize includes $2,500 to get his business off the ground plus $7,500 worth of meeting time with local lawyers, accountants, marketers and designers.

But Foster wasn't the only winner at Sunday's competition, held in the UTC Fine Arts Center.