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GIGTANK Relaunches as Year-Round Startup Accelerator, Adds 10 Gbps Internet Service

February 10th, 2016|

GIGTANK, a local startup accelerator and annual production of The Company Lab (CO.LAB), is launching as a year-round program May 16.

Part One: Chattanooga’s Startup Community

January 29th, 2016|

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.

CO.LAB Accelerator Graduates to Showcase at Pitch Night

January 19th, 2016|

The graduates of the CO.LAB Fall Accelerator will present and showcase their companies at Pitch Night on January 27th. Each of the 11 teams will give five-minute presentations and will be available for greeting and questions [...]

New Startups Sound Off at WTF 2015

January 6th, 2016|

What new entrepreneurial innovations can we look forward to in 2016? If the winners and finalists of ‘Will This Float?’ have their way, expect to see a lot more activity in the realm of music [...]

10 Finalists Selected to Pitch in ‘Will This Float?’ 2015

December 8th, 2015|

Annual event will highlight emerging ideas in the music and entertainment industries CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 8, 2015) – Ten finalists have been selected to pitch their business ideas at The Company Lab’s (CO.LAB) annual ‘Will [...]

Applications Now Open for ‘Will This Float?’ 2015

November 12th, 2015|

Business pitch competition to highlight startups focused on music and entertainment CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 12, 2015) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is currently seeking applications for its sixth annual Will This Float? competition, which showcases [...]

Cocktails @ CO.LAB in Our New Space!

October 1st, 2015|

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 [...]

U.S. SBA Awards CO.LAB Grant to Support Startup Growth

August 4th, 2015|

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 [...]

Media Futurist Robert Tercek to Headline Demo Day

July 24th, 2015|

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, [...]

GIGTANK Selects Startups for 2015 Accelerator

May 12th, 2015|

Fourteen startups to spend summer launching high-bandwidth applications in Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 12, 2015) – Fourteen startup teams from across North America and Europe will soon convene in Chattanooga to launch business applications that [...]