In case you missed our big announcement yesterday: SpringBoard is now CO.STARTERS! The name is new and the curriculum has been upgraded, but the purpose remains the same: to help small business owners start or scale their companies using the same, proven methods employed by [...]

September 26th, 2013|

The TENN Roadshow Visits Chattanooga

The TENN Roadshow companies have been making their way across the state this week, and Wednesday, they paid a visit to the Gig City. Hosted by Launch Tennessee and The Company Lab, members of Chattanooga's entrepreneurial community came together at the new downtown workspace Society [...]

September 13th, 2013|

Chattanooga Women Talk Entrepreneurship

On Tuesday, The Company Lab sponsored an exciting meeting of the female minds. Women at the Top Symposium (WATTS), hosted by Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, provided a forum for female leaders to share advice and experiences with more than 100 of [...]

August 23rd, 2013|

WeCounsel Raises $600,000 after GIGTANK

GIGTANK 2013 has now come to a close! It was an exciting and exhausting summer for us and especially the GIGTANK teams. It is so encouraging to see the teams make progress throughout the summer on their product and its fit to the respective marketplace. [...]

August 20th, 2013|

Ross Mason Talks Innovation and Healthcare

On June 25, Georgia innovator and entrepreneur Ross Mason visited the Gig City to share his professional and personal adventures in healthcare. Hosted by The Company Lab and First Tennessee Bank, the GIGTANK speaker event included introductions from Robert Dooley, the dean of UTC’s School [...]

July 2nd, 2013|

ng Connect Visits GIGTANK

This week, our friends from Alcatel Lucent's ng Connect Program stopped by to meet the GIGTANK teams and see what they've been up to. The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry ecosystem dedicated to the creation of the new generation connected user experience through collaboration [...]

June 7th, 2013|

Inventor of Ethernet to Headline Demo Day 2013

Last week, The Company Lab was thrilled to announce that Bob Metcalfe will be the keynote speaker for Demo Day 2013 on Aug. 6. Bob is credited with the invention of Ethernet, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. In addition to laying the foundation for [...]

June 6th, 2013|

Hackers: Here to Help

Guest Post by Daniel Ryan, GIGTANK Technologist-in-Residence When most people hear the word "hacker," they envision someone illegally breaking into a computer system -- typing away gibberish-looking commands into a computer, a la the cult classic movie Hackers. But "hacker" has another definition: an expert at programming and [...]

June 5th, 2013|

Paul Singh Visits GIGTANK

Last week, GIGTANK was honored to have Paul Singh stop by and share some nuggets of wisdom. Paul is a venture partner at 500 Startups and self-described “Master of the Hustle.” He's also the founder of a great new tool for startup communities called Dashboard. Needless [...]

June 3rd, 2013|

There’s a New Startup Conference in Town, Y’all

With summertime upon us, Chattanooga is gearing up for a busy season – and we’re not alone! Our neighbor Nashville is kicking off the summer with some pretty exciting stuff. You’re probably familiar with CMA Fest and Bonnaroo, but this year, there’s a new event [...]

May 20th, 2013|