2013 Experience Talks Series Begins

Last month, we kicked off the 2013 Experience Talks series, which will feature monthly lunch panel discussions alternating with evening sessions over the course of the spring and summer. Our first installment focused on the process of raising capital and the reasons for choosing a [...]

March 6th, 2013|

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|

Banyan Makes a Move

GigTank 2012 ended months ago, but the winning team is just getting started: Banyan recently received its first round of funding and announced the company's return to the Gig City -- for good. Said CEO Toni Gemayel: “We’re excited to establish our headquarters here, and [...]

January 4th, 2013|

Startups Get Social

Our Experience Talks series came to a close Wednesday with a seminar on sharing. Online sharing, that is. Social media is tricky business – it can help or hinder your company’s growth. Our panel of entrepreneurs spoke about the do’s and don’ts of Facebook, Twitter, [...]

December 7th, 2012|

Will This Float? in Tweets

  The Will This Float? hashtag #wtfCHA was trending all evening on the Twitter feed and on the giant "Tweet Tank" projection created by Full Media. Here are some highlights: @4thfloorchatt: This city loves entrepreneurs! Just look at the crowd that showed up just to hear ideas. #wtfCHA #gigcity #CHA http://twitpic.com/bdjbt1 [...]

November 29th, 2012|

Startups Rise to the Top at Will This Float?

Entrepreneurs, great company, good drinks and (real) goldfish: Will This Float? 2012 was an event to remember! Hosted by CO.LAB, Will This Float? drew a crowd of 400+ to Chattanooga Public Library’s 4th Floor on Thursday evening. The fast-paced pitch night celebrated Chattanooga’s diverse entrepreneurial [...]

November 16th, 2012|

Will This Float Finalists Announced

Thursday's Will This Float? idea pitch showcase is just around the corner, and everything is in place for an awesome evening. Check out the event finalists below, follow them on twitter,  and come ready to text in a vote for your favorite ideas! Campus Bellhops // Cameron [...]

November 12th, 2012|

Full Media to Make a Splash at Will This Float?

Will This Float? is only a week away – and CO.LAB has big things in store! We can’t wait to show off our selected finalists as they pitch their outside-the-box business concepts and novel startup ideas. In the spirit of ingenuity, we've recruited Full Media [...]

November 8th, 2012|

TechCrunch Loves the Node

The media blitz on Chattanooga-based startups continues with today's post on TechCrunch about Variable Tech's product, Node. Notice how many "shares" the post has received on twitter and Facebook...it's obvious that founder George Yu is really onto something! Recent coverage was also garnered this week when [...]

November 2nd, 2012|

500Startups Invests in SupplyHog

The days have been few and far between when we've seen a group of Silicon Valley investors put money into a Chattanooga-based startup. But alas, such is the case with 500Startups and SupplyHog (and hopefully it's a sign of many more to come from SV). Today, [...]

November 2nd, 2012|