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Spring Accelerator Graduates to Pitch at Chambliss Startup Social

May 10th, 2016|

The graduates of the CO.LAB Spring Accelerator and GIGTANK 365 prototype will present and showcase their companies at the Chambliss Startup Social on May 19th. Each of the 6 teams will give five-minute presentations and will [...]

GIGTANK 365 Selects Startup Teams for Summer Accelerator

April 21st, 2016|

Twelve startup teams from across the Eastern U.S. will soon convene in Chattanooga to launch applications and business models that could thrive on gigabit networks. As the newest members of GIGTANK, these entrepreneurs will spend the next three months working with corporate partners, industry experts, investors and established business leaders to ready their companies for the next-generation marketplace.

Recapping Reverse Pitch

April 4th, 2016|

For those of you who weren’t able to make it out last week, our first Reverse Pitch event went off with a bang. Nearly 130 people turned out to hear four local organizations pitch problems [...]

Part Two: Complex Adaptive Systems and Startup Communities

March 29th, 2016|

Dr. Phil Roundy recently arrived in Chattanooga from the startup juggernaut Austin, Texas to teach at the UTC College of Business. Dr. Roundy’s research is in social entrepreneurship, and he was interested in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Chattanooga’s ‘Layered’ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is a Small-Town Recipe, Kauffman Foundation Study Shows

February 26th, 2016|

An excerpt from a report and posting by the Kauffman Foundation

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 [...]