This weekend, the community came together at Girls Preparatory School for the second year of Mad, Bad and Dangerous, which is an entrepreneurial summit for women, girls and the men who support them.
The weekend started off with a Friday luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center featuring celebrity keynote speaker Lori Greiner, who is a star of ABC’s entrepreneurial reality show “Shark Tank.” There, GPS Head Autumn Graves also announced that Mad, Bad and Dangerous would be expanding to Knoxville.
Hundreds of people attended the free daylong conference Saturday, including people who drove from Nashville and Georgia.
There were seminars for entrepreneurs, opportunities for girls and boys to learn about business and an array of activities throughout the day.
For the second year in a row, GPS hosted the entrepreneurial summit for women, girls and the men who support them. (Photo: Staff)
The GPS campus was decked out with banners of empowering messages for women and girls. (Photo: Staff)
Monique Berke, who is a member of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. executive staff, hosted a panel about men who support female entrepreneurs. Chad Prevost talked about how he backs his wife, Shelley Prevost, who is a local entrepreneur. (Photo: Staff)u00a0
Mad, Bad and Dangerous had more than 60 girl- and women-run vendors at the event. (Photo: Staff)
In addition to the girls’ marketplace, there was a women’s marketplace where female-led businesses set up booths. (Photo: Staff)
Local entrepreneur and inventor Felicia Jackson created CPR Lifewrap, a disposable plastic sleeve that covers the torso of a person in need of CPR. (Photo: Staff)
The students raised hundreds of dollars Saturday. (Photo: Staff)
Food trucks were on-site, too. (Photo: Staff)
GPS Head Autumn Graves documented the weekend, in addition to speaking and leading during the event. (Photo: Staff)