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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|

Recap: Sloss Tech with Tim Moore and Jesse Hunter

Sloss Tech is Birmingham’s one-day conference focused on discussions around creative thinking and emerging technologies, which intentionally falls the day before the city’s major music festival, Sloss Fest. This was only the conference’s second year, which sold out days before. And we can’t say it [...]

July 18th, 2017|

Getting Started: Michael Rice with Mad Priest Coffee

If you’ve spent any time in downtown Chattanooga over the past few years, it should not be a surprise to you when we say that the coffee culture here is thriving. We’ve seen locals open up shops with their very own flavor, such as Velo Coffee’s focus [...]

July 1st, 2017|

Cocktails @ CO.LAB in Our New Space!

Join us for Cocktails @ CO.LAB! CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 1, 2015) – As you gear up for the last evening of Startup Week, swing by CO.LAB for a lively evening of cocktails and conversation at our new digs in the Edney Innovation Center. We’ve finally settled [...]

October 1st, 2015|

Will This Float? Finalists Announced!

Will This Float? is just four days away—and our finalists are gearing up for an exciting pitch competition! After sifting through many impressive submissions, we chose 10 innovators to present their viable business concepts:  Apex Technologies / Bradley Sewell: Emergency vehicle detection device with driver notification.  Carbon / Allie [...]

November 15th, 2013|

CXP: Connecting Startups and Interns

January 10 CXP Hey everybody, I’m the new CO.LAB intern and my new owners thought it would be interesting if I could report on the CXP internship mixer on January 10 from the student’s perspective, so here goes... I had never heard of CO.LAB before [...]

February 2nd, 2012|

CO.LAB Fridays May 13th

No Co.Lab Friday this weekend, we'll be off in Nashville for Tenessee's NEXT Conference, and in Cincinnati for the launch of another location of SpringBoard run by ArtWorks! If you can hold in your entusiasm until May 13th, we can catch up then... Bring a [...]

May 12th, 2011|

Entrepreneurship Intensifies in #CHA

written by Brittany Cofer, Times Free Press Photo by Tim Barber It's no secret some big ideas have come out of Chattanooga. It's the place where Coca-Cola was first franchised to be bottled, the Moon Pie was created and a small insurance company, Provident, grew [...]

February 6th, 2011|

The Company Lab Launches from CreateHere

Press Release November 3, 2010 New venture engages emerging entrepreneurs and startups CHATTANOOGA, TN – CreateHere is pleased to announce the opening of The Company Lab, a new entrepreneurial initiative that exists to increase the viability of high-growth start-ups in Chattanooga by helping entrepreneurs determine [...]

November 3rd, 2010|

48Hour Launch

The pace of entrepreneurial development in the Chattanooga region needed acceleration. CreateHere Fellow Sheldon Grizzle led a business startup weekend to bring bright minds together for an intensive period of community-building, planning, incubation, and launching. The inaugural weekend startup event took place in conjunction with [...]

November 16th, 2009|