48Hour Launch meets GigHacks


As many of you know, we like to shake things up from time to time. It’s what entrepreneurs do, and it’s part of our ethos at CO.LAB. In keeping with that value, we’re partnering with Hive Chattanooga to bring the best aspects of 48Hour Launch to GigHacks CHA this weekend. Designers, developers, writers, marketers, biz […]

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48Hour Launch Launches Nine New Startup Projects


The Company Lab announces winners of ‘48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition’ CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 31, 2014) – Following two full days of intensive startup development, three teams of local entrepreneurs have emerged as the winners of 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition, an annual business launching competition hosted by The Company Lab (CO.LAB). This year, the […]

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Inside 48HL: The top ideas, the leaders behind them, and how you can help


We’re only seven days away from 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition, and the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard your ideas, poured over the applications, and assembled a top-notch crew of experts to help carry them out. After much deliberation, the verdict is finally in. […]

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48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition


Startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs – it’s time to start brainstorming! 48Hour Launch is only a few weeks away, and this year, we’re looking for startup ideas focused on learning. It’s an important topic in local business. Allow us to explain. Over the last few years, workforce development and education have emerged as major priorities for […]

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Local focus on workforce development and education expands to 48Hour Launch


The Company Lab announces learning as theme of annual startup competition CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 21, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has designated workforce development and education as the next focus 48Hour Launch, an annual startup development competition designed to inspire entrepreneurial action in the Chattanooga area. 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition will take place […]

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Recapping 48Hour Launch: Female Founders


When it comes to the startup world, it’s no secret that women are outnumbered by their male counterparts. But it’s not for lack of talent or ability, as evidenced by our 48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition. After hours of nonstop planning, strategizing and modeling, nine female founders each presented a startup or startup concept that […]

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Female Founders Take the Stage


Chattanooga’s first-ever 48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition was a huge success! CO.LAB wants to thank all of our sponsors, judges,  mentors and participants who committed their time and talent last weekend as we celebrated women entrepreneurs. Each of our founders spent hours planning and developing viable startups and concepts. On Sunday’s Demo Night, it was clear […]

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48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition


Last week, CO.LAB announced our first-ever 48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition. Why? Staking claim in the startup world has been an ongoing process for females. That’s not to say women haven’t already made a name for themselves as entrepreneurs, founders and investors. But we need more of them. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women own […]

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Cue-ing the Restaurant Industry


In many ways, the restaurant industry has been way behind the adoption of new technologies available to businesses and consumers. QuickCue, a Chattanooga startup, realized this at 48Hour Launch in April of 2011 and set out on a journey to change it. The result is a beautiful, tablet-based iPad app that helps restaurants better manage […]

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Nine Mobile Apps For Chattanooga Launched This Weekend


Chattanooga, TN (April 2, 2012) – Over 100 entrepreneurs, college students, designers, and web and mobile developers converged on The Company Lab (CO.LAB) this weekend to build mobile sites and web applications focused on enhancing the Chattanooga experience for visitors and residents. The culminating event took place at the Mill on Sunday night as all […]

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