Inside 48HL: The top ideas, the leaders behind them, and how you can help

We’re only seven days away from 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition, and the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard your ideas, poured over the applications, and assembled a top-notch crew of experts to help carry [...]

March 21st, 2014|

48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition

Startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs – it’s time to start brainstorming! 48Hour Launch is only a few weeks away, and this year, we’re looking for startup ideas focused on learning. It’s an important topic in local business. Allow us to explain. Over the last few years, [...]

March 11th, 2014|

Local focus on workforce development and education expands to 48Hour Launch

The Company Lab announces learning as theme of annual startup competition CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 21, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has designated workforce development and education as the next focus 48Hour Launch, an annual startup development competition designed to inspire entrepreneurial action in the [...]

February 21st, 2014|

Will This Float? Winners Make a Splash

Once again, Will This Float? made a huge splash in Chattanooga! The big event wouldn't have been possible without our generous sponsors, our startup-loving community, and of course, the ten talented teams that shared their innovative ideas with us. In case you haven't heard, outdoor [...]

November 22nd, 2013|

Will This Float? Finalists Announced!

Will This Float? is just four days away—and our finalists are gearing up for an exciting pitch competition! After sifting through many impressive submissions, we chose 10 innovators to present their viable business concepts:  Apex Technologies / Bradley Sewell: Emergency vehicle detection device with driver notification.  Carbon / Allie [...]

November 15th, 2013|

Experience Talks: What’s in a Brand?

Last week at The Camp House, The Company Lab and TBSDC co-hosted our latest seminar in the Experience Talks series, “Branding Identity: What’s Your Business’s Personality?” Our panel represented two perspectives of the branding world: those who own brands, and those who create them. So, [...]

November 1st, 2013|

Apply to Will This Float?!

It’s that time of year: Will This Float? is just around the corner – and we’re looking for Chattanooga’s most viable startups to be part of the fun! Will This Float? showcases our region’s up-and-coming innovators as we celebrate the thriving entrepreneurial spirit that has [...]

October 10th, 2013|

Experience Talks: Life Cycle of a Startup

Our last installment of Experience Talks focused on the life cycle of a startup business. Leading the April 28 discussion were five Chattanoogans with plenty of experience in the startup world. Looking to expand your legal knowledge? Read on for a few sound bytes from [...]

May 8th, 2013|

Recapping 48Hour Launch: Female Founders

When it comes to the startup world, it’s no secret that women are outnumbered by their male counterparts. But it’s not for lack of talent or ability, as evidenced by our 48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition. After hours of nonstop planning, strategizing and modeling, nine [...]

April 16th, 2013|

Female Founders Take the Stage

Chattanooga's first-ever 48Hour Launch: Female Founder Edition was a huge success! CO.LAB wants to thank all of our sponsors, judges,  mentors and participants who committed their time and talent last weekend as we celebrated women entrepreneurs. Each of our founders spent hours planning and developing viable [...]

April 11th, 2013|