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Inc.: Finding Your “Plus Plus”

At CO.LAB, we've seen all kinds of business concepts walk through our doors. Some are wholly original, while others are offshoots of existing ideas. We're all for originality, but as entrepreneur Benjamin Wald discusses in his recent Inc.com article, a "copycat company" can work for [...]

January 16th, 2013|

500Startups Invests in SupplyHog

The days have been few and far between when we've seen a group of Silicon Valley investors put money into a Chattanooga-based startup. But alas, such is the case with 500Startups and SupplyHog (and hopefully it's a sign of many more to come from SV). Today, [...]

November 2nd, 2012|

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|

Local Startup Gets A Little Love

One of Chattanooga's rising startup superstars, SupplyHog, recently got some unexpected attention on TechCrunch. SupplyHog, the startup formerly known as Nopone, won our first-ever Will This Float? competition 18 months ago. And ever since has been off to the races: in May they received their [...]

January 30th, 2012|

Startup Profile: SupplyHog

The construction industry is huge, and so is Nathan Derrick’s idea to transform that industry with SupplyHog.com (formerly called Nopone). Nathan knows construction. He has experience in all aspects of the industry from surveying, financing, and titling to contracting, supplying, and building. Nathan recognized that [...]

June 29th, 2011|