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Recap: Startup Champions Network Summit (from some Startup Champions)

A couple of weeks ago, CO.LAB was invited to partner with CO.STARTERS to host the Startup Champions Network Summit here in Chattanooga. Startup Champions Network (SCN) is a national sharing group dedicated to supporting innovation ecosystem builders across the United States and the entrepreneurs they [...]

April 17th, 2018|

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|

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|

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|

Media Futurist Robert Tercek to Headline Demo Day

Former Oprah Winfrey Network executive to speak on detecting opportunity in rapidly-evolving environments CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 23, 2015) – Robert Tercek, a global thought leader on digital media innovation and a former executive at MTV, Sony and the Oprah Winfrey Network, will be the keynote [...]

July 24th, 2015|

GIGTANK 2015 Now Seeking Startups

Annual accelerator returns focus to gigabit origins CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 5, 2015) – Applications are now open for GIGTANK 2015, an annual startup accelerator that invites entrepreneurs to develop ultra high-bandwidth business applications on Chattanooga’s fiber optic network. Hosted by The Company Lab (CO.LAB), the [...]

February 5th, 2015|

Applications Now Open for CO.LAB Spring 2015 Accelerator

Intensive program to be offered free, hosted on Main Street and new Innovation Center CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (January 15, 2015) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is now seeking applications for its Spring 2015 Accelerator. The program, which surrounds high growth potential startups with mentors and resources [...]

January 15th, 2015|

Innovasan Corporation Wins Grand Prize at Will This Float 2014

The Company Lab honors three emerging companies as winners of fifth annual pitch event CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 19, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) announced three emerging companies as the winners of its fifth annual ‘Will This Float?’ business pitch competition yesterday evening. Innovasan Corporation [...]

November 19th, 2014|

Applications Now Open for Will This Float Pitch Competition

5th annual event to highlight startups focused on outdoor recreation and sustainability CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 22, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is currently seeking applications for its fifth annual Will This Float? competition, which showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in the Chattanooga area. Prospective participants [...]

October 22nd, 2014|

Startup Week Chattanooga Announces Event Schedule

Six-day celebration will feature national figures in innovation and entrepreneurship CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (September 18, 2014) – Following months of extensive planning and dozens of event submissions from local startup supporters, the schedule for Startup Week Chattanooga (SWC) is now available to the public. Held Oct. [...]

September 18th, 2014|