Recapping Reverse Pitch

For those of you who weren’t able to make it out last week, our first Reverse Pitch event went off with a bang. Nearly 130 people turned out to hear four local organizations pitch problems they’re willing to pay startups to solve. While the event [...]

April 4th, 2016|

11 Reasons why Chattanooga is the next Boulder // Startup Angels (blog)

"We knew Chattanooga was something special when we chose it to be the host city for AngelSummit US 2015. Now that we’ve spent some time in the ‘Scenic City’ we’re convinced it’s destined to become the next Boulder."

September 19th, 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|

It Takes a Community to Raise a Startup (Community)

By Sheldon Grizzle Just over four years ago, I sent a tweet as a challenge to fellow Chattanoogans: “Chattanooga needs to find ways to restart the entrepreneurial machine it once was in the early 20th century! Let's do it together #rallycry” There are few places [...]

April 30th, 2014|

Seminar: What Every Start-up Needs to Know about Intellectual Property

Have questions about Intellectual Property? Curious about the ins and outs of protecting it? Join us on August 22th at 11:30am for a one-hour presentation on Intellectual Property by Jack Waddey. Waddey is a founder of the Nashville IP firm of Waddey & Patterson. The [...]

August 1st, 2011|

Startup Roundtable Launching this Fall

In addition to assisting pre-seed and seed stage start-ups, The Company Lab is now offering a collection of Peer Roundtables, providing focused opportunities for Chattanooga’s business owners in specific stages of development to unite their talents for collective growth. These Roundtables are a venue to broaden your perspective [...]

June 16th, 2011|

48Hour Launch Reunion- July 7th

This will be a great chance to catch up with fellow participants from 48HL and show off the progress on your concept. Where- The CO.LAB When- July 7th, 5:30-7:30 PM Who- Anyone is welcome, but especially those that participated at 48HL Food- A little Drink- [...]

May 31st, 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|

The Company Lab Launches from CreateHere

Press Release November 3, 2010 New venture engages emerging entrepreneurs and startups CHATTANOOGA, TN – CreateHere is pleased to announce the opening of The Company Lab, a new entrepreneurial initiative that exists to increase the viability of high-growth start-ups in Chattanooga by helping entrepreneurs determine [...]

November 3rd, 2010|

The Company Lab is coming soon!

Pre-release privileges are now yours. The Company Lab site is not even up yet, but you (along with a few others) get the opportunity to find out about our inaugural event highlighting the entrepreneurial community in Chattanooga! Until the official www.colab.is website is up and [...]

October 19th, 2010|