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Applications Now Open for ‘Will This Float?’ 2017

Business pitch competition to award $1,000 and ticket to SXSW for best idea The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is currently seeking applications for its eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ competition, which showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in southeast Tennessee. Prospective participants must submit their business concepts by Oct. [...]

September 19th, 2017|

Drumroll, Please…Announcing Our Finalists for Will This Float 2014

10 entrepreneurs to compete for cash, free business services & a spot in the "Will This Float?" Hall of Fame One of the most highly-anticipated startup events of the year is nearly upon us, folks! Will This Float? 2014 takes place next Tuesday, and the Outdoor Recreation [...]

November 12th, 2014|

Will This Float? Finalists Announced!

Will This Float? is just four days away—and our finalists are gearing up for an exciting pitch competition! After sifting through many impressive submissions, we chose 10 innovators to present their viable business concepts:  Apex Technologies / Bradley Sewell: Emergency vehicle detection device with driver notification.  Carbon / Allie [...]

November 15th, 2013|

Will This Float? in Tweets

  The Will This Float? hashtag #wtfCHA was trending all evening on the Twitter feed and on the giant "Tweet Tank" projection created by Full Media. Here are some highlights: @4thfloorchatt: This city loves entrepreneurs! Just look at the crowd that showed up just to hear ideas. #wtfCHA #gigcity #CHA https://twitpic.com/bdjbt1 [...]

November 29th, 2012|

Startups Rise to the Top at Will This Float?

Entrepreneurs, great company, good drinks and (real) goldfish: Will This Float? 2012 was an event to remember! Hosted by CO.LAB, Will This Float? drew a crowd of 400+ to Chattanooga Public Library’s 4th Floor on Thursday evening. The fast-paced pitch night celebrated Chattanooga’s diverse entrepreneurial [...]

November 16th, 2012|

Will This Float Finalists Announced

Thursday's Will This Float? idea pitch showcase is just around the corner, and everything is in place for an awesome evening. Check out the event finalists below, follow them on twitter,  and come ready to text in a vote for your favorite ideas! Campus Bellhops // Cameron [...]

November 12th, 2012|

Full Media to Make a Splash at Will This Float?

Will This Float? is only a week away – and CO.LAB has big things in store! We can’t wait to show off our selected finalists as they pitch their outside-the-box business concepts and novel startup ideas. In the spirit of ingenuity, we've recruited Full Media [...]

November 8th, 2012|

500Startups: Blowing Up “Will This Float?” on Nov. 15th

"Blowing up startups with design, data and distribution." That's what 500Startups is doing in the rapidly changing world of startup investing...And now, 500Startups' cofounder, Paul Singh, will be blowing up Will This Float?, our platform for innovative startup ideas on Thursday, November 15th! We expect [...]

October 29th, 2012|

Will This Float?: Calling All Innovators

Have an idea? We want to hear it. At the Chattanooga Public Library on Nov. 15, CO.LAB will host Will This Float?, a pitch night for entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas – and rub elbows with potential investors and collaborators. If selected, you’ll also [...]

October 8th, 2012|

Chattanooga Startup Gets Love on TechCrunch

A CHA startup has been mentioned by the ever-coveted TechCrunch blog today! Nopone was accepted into DreamIt Ventures' accelerator program in Philadelphia, PA, which launches next week. "We are thrilled to be a part of this program," said Founder and CEO Nathan Derrick of their [...]

September 8th, 2011|