Holiday Gift Guide

CO.LAB Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Looking for ways to keep your dollars closer to home this holiday season? Here's a list of twelve fantastic local startups with unique gift items to fit anyone's budget. We're proud to have had the privilege of working with [...]

November 26th, 2016|

Part Two: Complex Adaptive Systems and Startup Communities

Dr. Phil Roundy recently arrived in Chattanooga from the startup juggernaut Austin, Texas to teach at the UTC College of Business. Dr. Roundy’s research is in social entrepreneurship, and he was interested in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

March 29th, 2016|

Chattanooga’s ‘Layered’ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is a Small-Town Recipe, Kauffman Foundation Study Shows

An excerpt from a report and posting by the Kauffman Foundation

February 26th, 2016|

Part One: Chattanooga’s Startup Community

I first became aware of startup communities in late 2011, when I discovered I was living in one. A student in an entrepreneurship class I taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said I should visit The Company Lab (CO.LAB) on Main Street.

January 29th, 2016|

Making Trails at Will This Float? 2014

Anyone who’s spent time in Chattanooga or read about it in the news likely knows two main things about this city: we’re really into the outdoors, and we’re really into startups. And no wonder – Chattanooga is surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, and trails. [...]

November 20th, 2014|

Entrepreneurial Electricity Spikes at GIGTANK Demo Day

Guest Post by Louise Elliott If you were given the chance to pitch your innovative, game-changing idea to an audience of business professionals and investors, would you jump at the opportunity? Last Tuesday, the summer-quiet halls of GPS filled up with the buzz of an [...]

August 7th, 2014|

Yield or Accelerate? CO.LAB Startups Heed the Signals

By Mike Bradshaw For those of you who missed it, local startups FwdHealth and Picture Wellness recently inked a deal linking their companies to a larger mission – corporate collaboration and community wellness. At CO.LAB, this announcement is especially exciting because each of these two [...]

May 7th, 2014|

It Takes a Community to Raise a Startup (Community)

By Sheldon Grizzle Just over four years ago, I sent a tweet as a challenge to fellow Chattanoogans: “Chattanooga needs to find ways to restart the entrepreneurial machine it once was in the early 20th century! Let's do it together #rallycry” There are few places [...]

April 30th, 2014|

Gig City and Economic Indicators: What it means to us

 By Mike Bradshaw A recent front page article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported on Chattanooga's dramatic decline in an economic index produced by the Milken Institute. The irresistible irony that the Gig City could fall so precipitously in this empirical ranking while also basking [...]

December 18th, 2013|

Time, it’s So Much More than Money

(Guest post by Riley Draper, WeCounsel) A lot of people will tell you that time is money and in a way they are right. But really, it's better than that. Time is something you can give to people to show them they’re important. At WeCounsel [...]

November 22nd, 2013|