A near tragedy gave birth to a great business idea: The CPR LifeWrap.
Seeing how Chattanooga is using America's fastest internet is what brought the leaders of Australia's first gig city to Tennessee Thursday as part of their week-long tour of U.S. cities with the fastest broadband speeds.
Chattanooga's CO.LAB business incubator is building out its Gigtank program, which seeks to develop startups working on ultra high-bandwidth business applications. Rather than run a single session each year, Gigtank will run three cycles year-round starting in May and has thus been rebranded Gigtank 365.
Chattanooga’s ‘Layered’ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is a Small-Town Recipe, Kauffman Foundation Study Shows
Chattanooga, Tenn.'s long history of collaboration and public-private partnerships paved the way for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that permeates the city's economic development strategy, according to a research paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
"Over the past few years, the city has become a hub for 3D printing. The backbone of the growth of this sector is the city’s gigabit internet network. The fiber network that permits Gig service was installed by Chattanooga's publicly owned electric power system, EPB, to support the most advanced smart grid system in the nation. The smart grid is the first killer app for Chattanooga's Gig network. This network provides the speed necessary for 3D printers."