In the last few months, the COVID-19 crisis suddenly shifted the lives of many across the U.S., especially entrepreneurs. Businesses across many sectors have been faced with unique challenges that, for some, have forced them to pivot their business model or for others deciding to [...]
CO.LAB Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Looking for ways to keep your dollars closer to home this holiday season? Here's a list of fantastic local startups with unique gift items to fit anyone's budget. We're proud to have had the privilege of working with these [...]
A couple of weeks ago, our team went up to Nashville for Launch TN's 36|86 Festival to show our support for entrepreneurs in Tennessee. We were proud to see so much representation from Chattanooga on stage at the festival! Check out our recap below. [...]
Written by CO.LAB’s CEO, Marcus Shaw. This was originally published as a guest column on teknovation.biz. This week, Chattanooga’s startup community was part of a public gathering at The Edney Innovation Center to learn about the next stage of our Innovation District. The Enterprise Center shared [...]
CO.LAB Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Looking for ways to keep your dollars closer to home this holiday season? Here's a list of twelve fantastic local startups with unique gift items to fit anyone's budget. We're proud to have had the privilege of working with [...]
Dr. Phil Roundy recently arrived in Chattanooga from the startup juggernaut Austin, Texas to teach at the UTC College of Business. Dr. Roundy’s research is in social entrepreneurship, and he was interested in entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Chattanooga’s ‘Layered’ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is a Small-Town Recipe, Kauffman Foundation Study Shows
An excerpt from a report and posting by the Kauffman Foundation
I first became aware of startup communities in late 2011, when I discovered I was living in one. A student in an entrepreneurship class I taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said I should visit The Company Lab (CO.LAB) on Main Street.
Anyone who’s spent time in Chattanooga or read about it in the news likely knows two main things about this city: we’re really into the outdoors, and we’re really into startups. And no wonder – Chattanooga is surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, and trails. [...]
Guest Post by Louise Elliott If you were given the chance to pitch your innovative, game-changing idea to an audience of business professionals and investors, would you jump at the opportunity? Last Tuesday, the summer-quiet halls of GPS filled up with the buzz of an [...]