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48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition

Last week, CO.LAB announced our first-ever 48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition. Why? Staking claim in the startup world has been an ongoing process for females. That’s not to say women haven’t already made a name for themselves as entrepreneurs, founders and investors. But we need more [...]

February 22nd, 2013|

Cue-ing the Restaurant Industry

In many ways, the restaurant industry has been way behind the adoption of new technologies available to businesses and consumers. QuickCue, a Chattanooga startup, realized this at 48Hour Launch in April of 2011 and set out on a journey to change it. The result is [...]

September 14th, 2012|

Nine Mobile Apps For Chattanooga Launched This Weekend

Chattanooga, TN (April 2, 2012) – Over 100 entrepreneurs, college students, designers, and web and mobile developers converged on The Company Lab (CO.LAB) this weekend to build mobile sites and web applications focused on enhancing the Chattanooga experience for visitors and residents. The culminating event [...]

April 4th, 2012|

Join a Team: 48Hour Launch Pitch Postings

Last night we had a great turnout of people gearing up for this Spring's 48Hour Launch. We heard a dozen good ideas and had solid support from UTC student designers (Thanks Leslie!), design mentors, developers, and others. We got a chance to hear about how [...]

March 20th, 2012|

48Hour Launch Profile- 2011 Winner Ernie Dempsey

Ernie Dempsey is Founder and CEO of Job Ninja, a website designed to help full time students find part time jobs. Since its inception on November 11 at last year’s 48 Hour Launch, Job Ninja has grown from Dempsey’s brainchild to a thriving start up [...]

March 16th, 2012|

Chattanooga’s Identity Open to Discussion at Local Coffee Shop

Tonight, at one of our great local coffee shops. some of the CO.LAB crew will be attending an open forum on Chattanooga's newest movement and 48Hour Launch success story: Chatype. I could try to explain what this means for Chattanooga and the design community at [...]

January 30th, 2012|

Storytelling and 48Hour Launch?

I was browsing my Twitter list the other day and stumbled upon the link to the WordPress site of one of our volunteers – Travis Hitchcock. Travis has been in The Company Lab space on many occasions and he was a great volunteer during 48Hour [...]

December 28th, 2011|

48Hour Launch Results in 23 Ventures Started

Two weekends ago, over 300 people got together to launch businesses in 48 hours. 23 teams made it through the weekend, launching new products, technologies, and social innovations into reality. Some projects started as ideas on Friday night, while others launched new iterations of an [...]

November 29th, 2011|

The Stage Is Set

Where to begin...24 months ago, if someone would have asked me, "What's going on in the entrepreneurial world of Chattanooga these days?" it would have been a fairly easy answer- "not much." Contrast that with November 2011- I can't even keep up with it anymore! [...]

November 21st, 2011|

48Hour Launch Success

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) has begun and 48Hour Launch is complete. WOW what an event! Every idea pitched on Friday night made it through the weekend, but in the end, only three took home the prize. Congratulations to the Un-Foundation, Slawsa, and Job Ninja, who [...]

November 15th, 2011|