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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. [...]

Reverse Pitch on February 15th

February 15th, 2017|

On February 15th, a Request for Proposals will be presented to developers for three smart gigabit applications. These apps will be created over the next several months with competitive compensation, with at least $40,000 available [...]

GIGTANK and CO.LAB Accelerator Teams Pitching to Public on January 10

January 2nd, 2017|

The teams who participated in the GIGTANK and CO.LAB Accelerator fall cohort will be pitching to the public on January 10 at 6 p.m. at The Granfalloon. Community members will have the chance to meet [...]

Allison Reedy and Tia Capps Promoted to Key Leadership Roles at CO.LAB

December 15th, 2016|

The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has promoted two members of its staff to key leadership roles at the organization. Former Programs and Events Director Allison Reedy will now serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) alongside Former [...]