Winners announced for TVFCU Idea Leap Grant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) announced their winners for this year’s Idea Leap Grant.

Eleven entrepreneurs pitched their small business plans and expansion goals and were awarded between $10,000 and $30,000. They granted a total of $175,000.

Chattanooga Winners: 

  • Cocoa Asante – $30,000
  • Simply Props – $15,000
  • RMJ Tactical – $10,000
  • The Local Juicery – $10,000
  • The Professional Cleaning Solution – $10,000

Chattanooga winners

Northwest Georgia Winners:

  • Foundation Direct Family Care – $25,000
  • Baxter Dean Studios – $15,000
  • Inflated – $10,000
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Northwest Georgia winners

Ocoee Winners: 

  • Direct Primary Care Associates – $25,000
  • Biskit NV – $15,000
  • Rods Rockin Rolls – $10,000

This is the first time TVFCU has hosted three separate competitions for the Idea Leap Grant. Vice President of Business and Commercial Services, Tommy Nix, said this was to reach more small businesses and help stimulate economies across the counties they serve.

“Winning first place was an absolutely incredible moment,” said Ella Livingston, owner of Cocoa Asante. “This was my third year applying for the Idea Leap Grant, so it was a full-circle moment for me. I’m incredibly proud of myself and of the other amazing business owners who pitched as well.”


Cocoa Asante, Chattanooga leap grant winner

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