The CO.LAB Accelerator is an immersive 12-week experience for startups working to scale high-growth companies.
Located in Chattanooga, TN, we support entrepreneurs operating in the consumer goods sector and those developing next-gen internet applications.
Learn more about our accelerators:
Program: May 15 – July 31
We are located in Chattanooga, TN — home of the nation’s fastest commercially available internet speeds and one of the strongest manufacturing hubs in the Southeast.
Entrepreneurs selected for our accelerators join an elite network of trailblazers in business and academia. In addition to those connections, our startups enjoy these perks:
Market Access & Industry Expertise
Participating startups in either of our accelerators can also benefit from our toolkit partners:
Applications for Summer 2018 programs have closed.
A startup is only as potent as the team behind it, which is why we bring a ‘founders first’ approach to every company we accelerate. We’ll work with you to develop clarity around your goals and then design a personalized strategy for achieving them. Our program is structured to help you to align your resources — such as people, time, capital and equipment — with specific actions that will grow your business.
Our core curriculum:
product/service development, research, technical specifications
team building, resource gathering, financing, product-market alignment
customer engagement, sales cycle, market opportunity
We’ll help guide you through:
Finding your product/market fit
Establishing or expanding your distribution channels
Refining your sales plan and developing your funnel
Building an investable story
Establishing a solid go-to-market strategy
And much more…
What to expect:
Throughout the full 12-week experience, you’ll meet weekly as a group to hear from our EIR, guest speakers and business experts. You and your co-founders will also meet with our EIR individually, as well as with various mentors each week as needed. The program culminates with a Demo Night, where you’ll pitch your startups to an audience of potential investors, media and key business leaders.
Dozens of CO.LAB top entrepreneurs have gone on to raise $120.7 million in combined capital, secure critical pilot partnerships, and participate in other nationally-competitive accelerators like TechStars and 500 Startups.
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