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Chattanooga Chosen as Official Stop on Rise of the Rest 7.0 Tour

February 14th, 2018|

We are thrilled to announce that Chattanooga has been selected as an official stop on the Rise of the Rest 7.0 tour on May 10! Rise of the Rest was founded by AOL co-founder Steve [...]

Applications Now Open for Summer Accelerators

February 5th, 2018|

Applications are now open for The Company Lab’s Summer 2018 startup accelerators! Entrepreneurs have until April 1 to apply for CO.LAB's new Lifestyle & Consumer Goods Accelerator and its annual GIGTANK Accelerator, which focuses on next-gen internet applications.

Asili Labs Wins Grand Prize at ‘Will This Float?’ Competition

October 17th, 2017|

The Company Lab honors three emerging companies at eighth annual pitch event The Company Lab (CO.LAB) announced three emerging companies as the winners of its eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ business pitch competition at the [...]

Meet the 8 Entrepreneurs Selected to Compete in Will This Float?

October 9th, 2017|

Eight finalists have been selected to pitch their business ideas at our eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ competition! The event will take place Monday, Oct. 16 from 6—9 p.m. at River Place, located at 2 W. Aquarium [...]

Applications Now Open for ‘Will This Float?’ 2017

September 19th, 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 [...]

Marcus Shaw To Lead CO.LAB as New Chief Executive

July 24th, 2017|

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 [...]

Applications Now Open for CO.LAB Fall 2017 Accelerator

July 19th, 2017|

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 [...]

Recap: Sloss Tech with Tim Moore and Jesse Hunter

July 18th, 2017|

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, [...]

Getting Started: Michael Rice with Mad Priest Coffee

July 1st, 2017|

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 [...]

Spring Accelerator Pitch Night on April 27

April 19th, 2017|

The Spring 2017 Accelerator cohort will be pitching to the public on Thursday, April 27 at The Granfalloon. Starting at 6 p.m., you can join network with the founders and hear each of their pitches. [...]