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|

CO.LAB Changing Leadership

CO.LAB Executive Director Mike Bradshaw to Head International Engineering Company, Pass Leadership Role to Lamp Post Group Co-Founder Jack Studer

September 21st, 2016|

Finalists Announced for 48Hour Launch: IoT Edition

The Company Lab (CO.LAB) and Mozilla have selected seven teams to compete for prizes in this year’s 48Hour Launch: Internet of Things business hackathon. Projects range from drone-enabled utility repairs to Wi-Fi connected plush toys that allow kids to send and receive voice messages. Register [...]

September 1st, 2016|

GIGTANK Relaunches as Year-Round Startup Accelerator, Adds 10 Gbps Internet Service

GIGTANK, a local startup accelerator and annual production of The Company Lab (CO.LAB), is launching as a year-round program May 16.

February 10th, 2016|

10 Finalists Selected to Pitch in ‘Will This Float?’ 2015

Annual event will highlight emerging ideas in the music and entertainment industries CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 8, 2015) – Ten finalists have been selected to pitch their business ideas at The Company Lab’s (CO.LAB) annual ‘Will This Float?’ event. The presenters will compete for prizes before [...]

December 8th, 2015|

Applications Now Open for ‘Will This Float?’ 2015

Business pitch competition to highlight startups focused on music and entertainment CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 12, 2015) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is currently seeking applications for its sixth annual Will This Float? competition, which showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in southeast Tennessee. Prospective participants must submit [...]

November 12th, 2015|

U.S. SBA Awards CO.LAB Grant to Support Startup Growth

Grant recognizes trailblazing accelerators for work to grow entrepreneurial ecosystems CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (August 4, 2015) – In an announcement made at the White House today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named The Company Lab (CO.LAB) one of 88 accelerators to earn a $50,000 grant [...]

August 4th, 2015|