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Silver Communities*: A team with a cause

Caption: Andrew Cuthbert (right) discovered GigTank at SXSW Interactive. (Photo by Jennifer Conley) Like all of our GigTank entrepreneurs, Andrew Cuthbert and his teammates left their families and homes behind for the summer while they build their startup companies. But unlike the other entrepreneurs, “home” [...]

June 14th, 2012|

GigTank goes to Washington

(Photo courtesy Health Data Initiative Forum III (2012) by theIOM, on Flickr)  As Week Four of GigTank kicked off, one team was missing from the CO.LAB offices. GigTank entrepreneur Andrew AbuMoussa and his teammates made their way to Washington, D.C. over the weekend. On Tuesday, [...]

June 6th, 2012|

Hungry for entrepreneurship

It wasn’t the Gig that initially drew GigTank entrepreneur Toni Gemayel and his team to Chattanooga. It was their appetites. “We were driving through Tennessee on a road trip and we needed lunch,” Gemayel said. “We stopped at the Pickle Barrel and thought Chattanooga seemed [...]

June 1st, 2012|

911: There’s an app for that

GigTank entrepreneur Anthony Guglielmo has come a long way from his days as a cable repair technician. But the lessons he learned along the way are shaping the business plan he’s developing this summer. “It might be a year after I had been in a [...]

May 24th, 2012|

Introducing Grizzle: A traffic controller for entrepreneurs

Written by by Carey O’Neil, Times Free Press | Photo by Jennifer Conley, Alcatel-Lucent Sheldon Grizzle started learning how to run a business before he reached fifth grade. The future founder of startup accelerator Co.Lab stocked shelves at his father's book store from age 10 until he [...]

May 24th, 2012|

48Hour Launch Profile- 2011 Winner Ernie Dempsey

Ernie Dempsey is Founder and CEO of Job Ninja, a website designed to help full time students find part time jobs. Since its inception on November 11 at last year’s 48 Hour Launch, Job Ninja has grown from Dempsey’s brainchild to a thriving start up [...]

March 16th, 2012|

CO.LAB’s Next Phase: A Progress Report on the Startup For Startups

Here is a quick recap of CO.LAB’s recent changes for those who don’t want to read thirty pages of blog posts! In November CO.LAB was named the Southeast Tennessee Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator as part of the state’s JOBS4TN program that aims to make Tennessee the [...]

March 13th, 2012|

Startup Profile: SupplyHog

The construction industry is huge, and so is Nathan Derrick’s idea to transform that industry with SupplyHog.com (formerly called Nopone). Nathan knows construction. He has experience in all aspects of the industry from surveying, financing, and titling to contracting, supplying, and building. Nathan recognized that [...]

June 29th, 2011|

48Hour Launch Profile- TripRaiser

Although all of the businesses presented at 48Hour Launch were amazing, TripRaiser was one business that hit close to home for me. After making the decision to take a mission trip to Haiti, there was one key dilemma: raising money. Even though I was doing [...]

June 20th, 2011|

Skoodat + CAS-Carrera = Better New York City Schools

Chattanooga-based tech company Skoodat has been working hard over the last few years to show educators and policy makers that there is a better way to handle data within the school systems. Data is so so important in the system because it's what allows an [...]

May 20th, 2011|