Shows highlight Chattanooga business startups

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About the startup shows

WTCI's Greater Chattanooga plans to post new short films on Chattanooga's startups periodically with The Leap, at Other Greater Chattanooga films are expected to post every 10 to 12 days. Start It Up broadcasts interviews with Chattanooga entrepreneurs Fridays at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on WUTC, 88.1 FM. Information is at, and episodes are archived at

A new show highlighting Chattanooga's startups follows one that launched late last year through another public media outlet, reinforcing a local desire to broadcast the city's entrepreneurial bent.

The local affiliate of PBS last week aired the first episode of The Leap, featuring Variable Inc., the high-tech Gig-City startup that's earned nods nationally and made its name with the "Node."