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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 [...]

48Hour Launch meets GigHacks

April 28th, 2015|

As many of you know, we like to shake things up from time to time. It’s what entrepreneurs do, and it’s part of our ethos at CO.LAB. In keeping with that value, we’re partnering with [...]