GIGTANK Teams Selected as TENN Finalists

Demo Day was an amazing showcase of the products and services built by our teams. Thanks to their success on the big day -- and of course, their tireless work during GIGTANK -- some of our teams have received funding, some are in the process [...]

August 26th, 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|

Demo Day Showcases GIGTANK’s Startups and Specialists

Here at The Company Lab, we think it’s safe to say that Demo Day 2013 exceeded our highest expectations. Tuesday’s day-long event was a huge success, and it drew hundreds of investors, partners, community leaders and members of the press to the Gig City. From [...]

August 9th, 2013|

ORNL Highlights Big Data in Social Media

If you’re using social media to connect with friends, gain business exposure or share your latest cooking conquest, it’s time to start thinking bigger. Recently, The Company Lab and The Enterprise Center hosted Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Chattanooga Road Show at Greenspaces. The presentation featured [...]

July 7th, 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|

How Ugly Is My Baby?

It’s one of the most terrifying – and necessary – questions that an entrepreneur will face. Terrifying, because it comes after weeks, months, even years, of nurturing a concept and bringing it to life; the last thing you want to hear is that your creation [...]

June 21st, 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|

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|

Early Observations on GIGTANK 2013

The first 10 days of GIGTANK 2013 have been exhilarating! We have an incredible group of 36 founders and specialists in Chattanooga for the entire summer working on launching businesses. Most of these teams are working in the “Internet of Things” arena in various industries [...]

May 23rd, 2013|