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Rise of the Rest Announces Eight Chattanooga Finalists

We are excited to share with you that Rise of the Rest has announced the 8 finalists for the Chattanooga stop on the upcoming Rise of the Rest road tour. On May 10, the companies listed below will compete for a $100,000 seed investment at [...]

April 5th, 2018|

Chattanooga Chosen as Official Stop on Rise of the Rest 7.0 Tour

Rise of the Rest is heading to Chattanooga on May 10.

February 14th, 2018|

Applications Now Open for Summer Accelerators

Applications are now open for The Company Lab’s Summer 2018 startup accelerators! Entrepreneurs have until April 1 to apply for CO.LAB's new Lifestyle & Consumer Goods Accelerator and its annual GIGTANK Accelerator, which focuses on next-gen internet applications.

February 5th, 2018|

Asili Labs Wins Grand Prize at ‘Will This Float?’ Competition

The Company Lab honors three emerging companies at eighth annual pitch event The Company Lab (CO.LAB) announced three emerging companies as the winners of its eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ business pitch competition at the end of the event on October 16. Asili Labs took [...]

October 17th, 2017|

Meet the 8 Entrepreneurs Selected to Compete in Will This Float?

Eight finalists have been selected to pitch their business ideas at our eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ competition! The event will take place Monday, Oct. 16 from 6—9 p.m. at River Place, located at 2 W. Aquarium Way. Admission is free. Click here to reserve a ticket. At the [...]

October 9th, 2017|

Applications Now Open for ‘Will This Float?’ 2017

Business pitch competition to award $1,000 and ticket to SXSW for best idea The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is currently seeking applications for its eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ competition, which showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in southeast Tennessee. Prospective participants must submit their business concepts by Oct. [...]

September 19th, 2017|

Marcus Shaw To Lead CO.LAB as New Chief Executive

A comprehensive national search for the next chief executive of The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has successfully concluded, with former Maryland native and new Chattanoogan Marcus Shaw assuming the role effective today. Marcus is the former senior director of business development and partnerships for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), [...]

July 24th, 2017|

Applications Now Open for CO.LAB Fall 2017 Accelerator

Intensive business development program to be offered free to eligible high-growth startups July 19, 2017 – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is now seeking applications for its Fall 2017 Accelerator. The program, which surrounds high growth potential startups with mentors and resources to grow, will take place [...]

July 19th, 2017|

Allison Reedy and Tia Capps Promoted to Key Leadership Roles at CO.LAB

The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has promoted two members of its staff to key leadership roles at the organization. Former Programs and Events Director Allison Reedy will now serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) alongside Former Communications Director Tia Capps, who will now serve as Chief [...]

December 15th, 2016|

Kauffman Foundation Awards Entrepreneurial Inclusion Grants to Two Chattanooga Organizations

(From left) Hal Bowling, Executive Director, LAUNCH; Victor Hwang, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation; Allison Reedy, Chief Operations Officer, CO.LAB   LAUNCH Chattanooga and The Company Lab receive more than $450,000 combined to support female and minority entrepreneurs   The Ewing Marion [...]

December 5th, 2016|