Showcase for SpringBoard Entrepreneurs Is Tonight

Media Release, March 3, 2011- written by Phillip Johnston This evening The Company Lab is proud to present SpringBoard Showcase, an event focused on celebrating graduates of Chattanooga’s foremost small business planning course. From 6:00-8:30pm tonight, the public has an opportunity to participate in a [...]

March 3rd, 2011|

LifeKraze Beta at Capacity

We've been watching the team over at LifeKraze carefully over the last couple months as they launched their alpha product and are now in beta. So far, it's been impressive. Only a couple months ago they had a few college friends and some select advisors [...]

February 23rd, 2011|

SpringBoard Showcase on March 3rd

We have seen over 300 talented entrepreneurs complete SpringBoard, our 8-week business planning class, over the last three years! Recently, we sent out our annual survey out to all 300 graduates and saw several encouraging things. One statistic showed that even in this economically tough time, 72% of our [...]

February 3rd, 2011|

SpringBoard Showcase Photos

Thank you to everyone who made this event happen. We have pictures from the event taken by Kate and Scott of Veltkamp Photography. Check them out here. This was the first time we had an event to get the SpringBoard graduates together, and it was [...]

February 3rd, 2011|

Chattanooga’s First Hostel Raises Walls

Five years ago, Dan Rose and Max Poppel were out of towners from the northeast who loved Chattanooga for its lively, outdoor recreation scene. It was the Triple Crown Bouldering Series that first introduced them to southern climbing and got them hooked. Since then, they [...]

January 25th, 2011|

LifeKraze Beta Goes Active

As I walked up Main Street from my home base at the CoLab to the Market Street offices of Chattanooga based, social media startup LifeKraze, I felt cautiously optimistic about talking to young CEO Ben Wagner and learning what LifeKraze is all about. With a [...]

January 13th, 2011|


The business planning course is SpringBoard’s flagship program. The curriculum, licensed by Mountain Biz Works of Asheville, NC, is designed to help creatives and small-business owners become more sustainable and durable in their economic endeavors. In March of 2008, the first SpringBoard class launched with [...]

November 11th, 2010|