SpringBoard: Pomp and Circumstance

Next week, 12 entrepreneurs will celebrate the completion of the SpringBoard business development program. SpringBoard is nine-week program that helps aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine assumptions and turn business ideas into action. Businesses from our summer group include: Warm Bath Books (immersion language learning using [...]

August 9th, 2013|

JK3 Softwear: Bundle up This Winter!

JK3 Software is an outdoor clothing brand that will customize apparel any way the customer sees fit. This enables customers to design their ideal pieces of clothing. After the JK3 staff tailor fits the clothing, customers can specialize details such as number, size, and orientation [...]

November 28th, 2011|

The New Chattanooga School of Language

We heard one of our previous Springboard graduates had opened a school here in Chattanooga. We had to find out more, so we went by to check it out. Laurie Stevens is the founding director of the new Chattanooga School of Language in Highland Park! [...]

October 11th, 2011|

Folkwriters’ Forum Formed

Did you know Chattanooga has its very own folk music school? Did you know that this awesome folk school has a SpringBoard graduate as one of the founders and teachers? It's all true. The Folk School of Chattanooga was founded in 2009 and is now located in [...]

June 24th, 2011|

Spotlight: Hal Bowling the SpringBoard Facilitator

Check out Hal Bowling. He's the newest member of our fantastic SpringBoard facilitators. Since 2005, Hal has worked as a consultant and business coach to non-profits and businesses in the US and abroad, serving teams and executives in areas of marketing, business development, strategic planning and personal [...]

June 21st, 2011|

The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel Indeed

One of the Company Lab’s neighbors was making a lot of noise last month, so on May 25th I decided to go see who and what was causing all the commotion. Behind clouds of dust, roaming bobcats, and a wall of noise I found a [...]

June 9th, 2011|

SpringBoard- July 11th

The SpringBoard class lasts eight weeks, convening one evening a week for three hours. Facilitators have included MBAs and serial entrepreneurs, and guest speakers are pulled from leading marketing, design, web development, content-sourcing, accounting, and law firms in Chattanooga. Over the course of eight weeks, [...]

June 2nd, 2011|

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|

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|


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|