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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|

500Startups: Blowing Up “Will This Float?” on Nov. 15th

"Blowing up startups with design, data and distribution." That's what 500Startups is doing in the rapidly changing world of startup investing...And now, 500Startups' cofounder, Paul Singh, will be blowing up Will This Float?, our platform for innovative startup ideas on Thursday, November 15th! We expect [...]

October 29th, 2012|

Will This Float?: Calling All Innovators

Have an idea? We want to hear it. At the Chattanooga Public Library on Nov. 15, CO.LAB will host Will This Float?, a pitch night for entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas – and rub elbows with potential investors and collaborators. If selected, you’ll also [...]

October 8th, 2012|

Nudged by PandoDaily

The Chattanooga startup scene has been receiving its share of the national media spotlight since the announcement of "the gig" and more recently the launch of US Ignite. Yesterday, tech blog PandoDaily featured Nudge, a new mobile app startup based right here in Chattanooga. Check [...]

July 17th, 2012|

SpeakPop Making Progress

If you were one of the brave souls that crammed the CO.LAB in March for Will This Float?, you'll remember the passionate pitch from Justin Frazier about his mobile app, SpeakPop. Justin has been a Spanish teacher at North Murray High School for seven years, [...]

April 18th, 2012|

This Node Can Float

Almost 150 people looked on as Dr. George Yu, founder of Variable Technologies, gave his first public presentation of his latest gadget, NODE. Quite possibly the most people ever to pack out 55 East Main St, the energy was palpable at CO.LAB. By the end [...]

February 24th, 2012|

Will This Float? 2012 Finalists Announced!

Six local innovators have been selected to pitch their ideas at this Thursday's Will This Float? event, a celebration of the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Chattanooga hosted by The Company Lab. The six local finalists selected to present at Will This Float? are: CaterHub.com [...]

February 20th, 2012|

Will This Float? Profile: SupplyHog CEO Nathan Derrick

CO.LAB’s annual business pitch competition Will This Float? is almost upon us and applications are due by February 17. In the hopes of inspiring you to overcome your nerves and take a stab at victory, I sat down with Nathan Derrick of Supply Hog to [...]

February 15th, 2012|

Local Startup Gets A Little Love

One of Chattanooga's rising startup superstars, SupplyHog, recently got some unexpected attention on TechCrunch. SupplyHog, the startup formerly known as Nopone, won our first-ever Will This Float? competition 18 months ago. And ever since has been off to the races: in May they received their [...]

January 30th, 2012|