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Rise of the Rest Announces Eight Chattanooga Finalists

We are excited to share with you that Rise of the Rest has announced the 8 finalists for the Chattanooga stop on the upcoming Rise of the Rest road tour. On May 10, the companies listed below will compete for a $100,000 seed investment at [...]

April 5th, 2018|

Mom Turns a Near Tragedy Into a Life Saving Invention // Black Enterprise

A near tragedy gave birth to a great business idea: The CPR LifeWrap.

November 2nd, 2016|

Asimov Ventures Announces Investment in Collider: 3D Printing Startup Promises to Deliver High Speed & New Materials // 3D Print.com

"The latest addition to the company’s portfolio is Collider, a Chattanooga-based startup that was born from the city’s GIGTank accelerator program."

January 11th, 2016|

From Chattanooga to the Moon // American City &n County

Mike Bradshaw, CO.LAB’s executive director, says that Chattanooga’s dedication to facilitating creativity and entrepreneurship has led to its renaissance. “I think where this city government has really hit a home run here is that they recognize the importance of what this high-speed network represents for Chattanooga,” he says. “They’ve helped foster an atmosphere where the work that we can do proceeds, but they haven’t attempted to direct or control us in any way at all.”

December 8th, 2015|

Fabricating the Future // National Retail Federation

"Over the course of a few days, entrepreneur Lucy Beard had a trio of experiences that changed the trajectory of her life."

November 30th, 2015|

An Innovation District Grows In Chattanooga // Brookings Institution (blog)

"A recent visit to Chattanooga, Tenn. convinces me that U.S. cities—particularly small and medium-sized ones—can take multiple paths to unleashing their distinct innovative economies. In designating a 140-acre enclave in the heart of their downtown as an innovation district, Chattanooga has built strategically on three critical assets—quality place making, unusual anchor institutions, and a highly collaborative innovation ecosystem."

September 28th, 2015|

How blazing Internet speeds helped Chattanooga shed its smokestack past // CNet

"The old Chattanooga is long gone. Today, the city has some of the cleanest air and water in the region. Outdoor Magazine has twice in the past four years named the city the "best town ever." Instead of smokestacks and foundries, you'll see rock-climbing enthusiasts scaling the outdoor wall of High Point Climbing and Fitness on Broad Street -- just a block away from the city's revitalized waterfront and the nation's largest freshwater aquarium. And rather than a dirty, polluted river running through the center of town, you'll see kayakers and standup paddle boarders drifting along a rejuvenated Tennessee River."

August 19th, 2015|

Accelerator network continues to ramp up programming // The Tennessean

"Chattanooga's GIGTANK accelerator program is in full swing, with 14 start-up teams from across the United States and Europe designing business applications that can thrive on gigabit networks. The three-month program is hosted by CO.LAB, the nation's only start-up accelerator connected to a metro-wide gigabit network. Companies will present their ideas at their end-of-program Demo Day on July 28."

July 4th, 2015|

Will This Float? Profile: SupplyHog CEO Nathan Derrick

CO.LAB’s annual business pitch competition Will This Float? is almost upon us and applications are due by February 17. In the hopes of inspiring you to overcome your nerves and take a stab at victory, I sat down with Nathan Derrick of Supply Hog to [...]

February 15th, 2012|