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It’s All About the People

Thoughts from CO.LAB Executive Entrepreneur Charlie Brock on his recent appointment as CEO of Launch Tennessee. — In recent weeks, I’ve found myself constantly reminded that, in the end, it always comes down to the people. Who did you meet, what relationships did you form, [...]

January 10th, 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|

Meet: Litigator Technology

For many Americans, jury service remains in the periphery, a civic responsibility that demands attention only occasionally – and when it does, it’s often greeted with eye rolls and a hasty reshuffling of meetings and appointments. But for the 1.2 million practicing trial attorneys in [...]

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|

Tikk.it Takes the Stage

In geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But that’s not always true in business: Entrepreneurs tend to lead a life of zigzags. Just ask Kyle Grasser. With only 28 days left until Demo Day, Grasser revamped his business idea – taking [...]

July 31st, 2012|

Ariagora Tuning Up the Music Market

What do you do when you hear a great song for the first time? If you’re like many music fans, you hightail it to your computer or whip out your smartphone, track down the artist, download the content (legally, of course), and move on with [...]

July 11th, 2012|

A Game Changer for Fantasy Sports

Jarrod Holbrook is building the next generation of fantasy sports games. His team, HD Fantasy Sports, is ready to add a little reality – and excitement – to the world of fantasy sports. By incorporating high-definition, real-time video, Holbrook plans to enhance game-player interaction and [...]

July 6th, 2012|

There’s No Crying in Entrepreneurship

Armed with his war stories and a few tricks of the trade, entrepreneur Sanjay Parekh made the trek from Atlanta on Wednesday to meet the GigTank teams. Parekh is the founder of Startup Riot, a day-long conference and career fair held in multiple cities. He [...]

June 29th, 2012|

Working Hard to Play Games

The GigTank teams have come to CO.LAB from across the country and around the globe. And a few came from just down the street. Iron Gamer, a Chattanooga-based team, is building a startup that will organize computer gaming events and control the infrastructure behind those [...]

June 22nd, 2012|

Jay Faires stops by the CO.LAB

TV executive and seasoned entrepreneur Jay Faires took time Wednesday morning to share his startup experiences with the GigTank teams. Between meetings with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and dinner with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it’s safe to say that Faires is fully submerged in [...]

June 18th, 2012|