The CO.LAB Accelerator is a mentor-driven program for high-growth potential startups.

High growth potential startups are typically not well-suited for traditional capital from banks and other lending institutions. The CO.LAB Accelerator helps entrepreneurs from the Southeast Tennessee region overcome barriers in the transition from an initial concept to a compelling model fundable by other forms of Angel or Venture Capital.


    • 100 day program
    • Entrepreneurs must be fully focused on scaling their startup
    • For high-growth potential startups
    • Determine next steps and prepare to seek funding


    • Weekly meetings and daily interactions with CO.LAB's Entrepreneur in Residence to help you identify goals and connect with the resources needed to achieve them


    • Access to workspace, desk, office resources, and meeting rooms
    • Opportunity to connect with qualified investors, either in arranged meetings or in a group presentation format
    • Advising from CO.LAB master mentors, who will guide you through the business model discovery process, help you assess customer feedback, and assist you in developing strategic direction

Applications for the next CO.LAB Accelerator are open through September 17.

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