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Rise of the Rest Announces Eight Chattanooga Finalists

April 5th, 2018|

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 [...]

What Chattanooga’s Innovation District framework plan means for CO.LAB

March 26th, 2018|

Written by CO.LAB’s CEO, Marcus Shaw. This was originally published as a guest column on teknovation.biz. This week, Chattanooga’s startup community was part of a public gathering at The Edney Innovation Center to learn about the [...]

Chattanooga Chosen as Official Stop on Rise of the Rest 7.0 Tour

February 14th, 2018|

Rise of the Rest is heading to Chattanooga on May 10.

Applications Now Open for Summer Accelerators

February 5th, 2018|

Applications are now open for The Company Lab’s Summer 2018 startup accelerators! Entrepreneurs have until April 1 to apply for CO.LAB's new Lifestyle & Consumer Goods Accelerator and its annual GIGTANK Accelerator, which focuses on next-gen internet applications.

Asili Labs Wins Grand Prize at ‘Will This Float?’ Competition

October 17th, 2017|

The Company Lab honors three emerging companies at eighth annual pitch event The Company Lab (CO.LAB) announced three emerging companies as the winners of its eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ business pitch competition at the [...]

Meet the 8 Entrepreneurs Selected to Compete in Will This Float?

October 9th, 2017|

Eight finalists have been selected to pitch their business ideas at our eighth annual ‘Will This Float?’ competition! The event will take place Monday, Oct. 16 from 6—9 p.m. at River Place, located at 2 W. Aquarium [...]

Applications Now Open for ‘Will This Float?’ 2017

September 19th, 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 [...]

Marcus Shaw To Lead CO.LAB as New Chief Executive

July 24th, 2017|

A comprehensive national search for the next chief executive of The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has successfully concluded, with former Maryland native and new Chattanoogan Marcus Shaw assuming the role effective today. Marcus is the former senior [...]

Applications Now Open for CO.LAB Fall 2017 Accelerator

July 19th, 2017|

Intensive business development program to be offered free to eligible high-growth startups July 19, 2017 – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is now seeking applications for its Fall 2017 Accelerator. The program, which surrounds high growth potential [...]

Recap: Sloss Tech with Tim Moore and Jesse Hunter

July 18th, 2017|

Sloss Tech is Birmingham’s one-day conference focused on discussions around creative thinking and emerging technologies, which intentionally falls the day before the city’s major music festival, Sloss Fest. This was only the conference’s second year, [...]