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Application Deadline: April 1 // Program: May 15 – July 31


GIGTANK is a boutique accelerator for startups developing business applications that thrive on low latency networks.

We are located in Chattanooga, TN – home of America’s largest ubiquitous fiber network. With gigabit Internet right at our fingertips, we help startups invent new business models for the hyper-connected world.


Entrepreneurs selected for GIGTANK join an elite network of trailblazers in broadband, business, and academia. In addition to those connections, our startups enjoy the perks listed below.

  • Software testing on one of the most advanced broadband networks in the Western hemisphere

  • Access to America’s largest test market of ultra high-speed broadband subscribers

  • Doorway to a virtual lab of 60+ Tier 1 research universities

  • Active Smart City initiative with the City of Chattanooga

  • Best ISP infrastructure for eSports and home of the TenGig Festival for gamers

  • Connections to national thought leaders in broadband, including US Ignite and Mozilla


GIGTANK is designed for B2B and B2C startups working on business applications that require advanced broadband networks to grow. Strong preference will be given to applicants who place high-speed, low-latency networking at the core of their business models.

Startups selected for our accelerator work in the heart of the nation’s only fully gig-enabled metro area.

Today, Chattanooga is the only place in the U.S. where startups can test their ideas on a community-wide fiber optic network. As such, we’re looking for the best and brightest with whom to share our first mover advantage.

Qualified candidates may include (but are not limited to) those using the following technologies to solve problems for customers:

  • Connected devices

  • Sensor networks

  • Artificial intelligence / machine learning

  • Big data analytics

  • Software-defined networking

  • Streaming and 4K video

  • Virtual reality

  • E-Gaming platforms

In order to qualify for selection, startups must have:

Not sure if you fit the bill? Don’t count yourself out just yet.

We’re open to your ideas. At the end of the day, we’re looking for inventive people who have valuable ideas to test out on our fiber optic network. Apply now to toss your hat in the ring.

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