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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, [...]

Getting Started: Michael Rice with Mad Priest Coffee

July 1st, 2017|

If you’ve spent any time in downtown Chattanooga over the past few years, it should not be a surprise to you when we say that the coffee culture here is thriving. We’ve seen locals open up [...]

Spring Accelerator Pitch Night on April 27

April 19th, 2017|

The Spring 2017 Accelerator cohort will be pitching to the public on Thursday, April 27 at The Granfalloon. Starting at 6 p.m., you can join network with the founders and hear each of their pitches. [...]

Reverse Pitch on February 15th

February 15th, 2017|

On February 15th, a Request for Proposals will be presented to developers for three smart gigabit applications. These apps will be created over the next several months with competitive compensation, with at least $40,000 available [...]

GIGTANK and CO.LAB Accelerator Teams Pitching to Public on January 10

January 2nd, 2017|

The teams who participated in the GIGTANK and CO.LAB Accelerator fall cohort will be pitching to the public on January 10 at 6 p.m. at The Granfalloon. Community members will have the chance to meet [...]

Allison Reedy and Tia Capps Promoted to Key Leadership Roles at CO.LAB

December 15th, 2016|

The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has promoted two members of its staff to key leadership roles at the organization. Former Programs and Events Director Allison Reedy will now serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) alongside Former [...]

Music Therapy Gateway Wins Grand Prize at ‘Will This Float?’ Competition

December 9th, 2016|

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

Kauffman Foundation Awards Entrepreneurial Inclusion Grants to Two Chattanooga Organizations

December 5th, 2016|

(From left) Hal Bowling, Executive Director, LAUNCH; Victor Hwang, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation; Allison Reedy, Chief Operations Officer, CO.LAB   LAUNCH Chattanooga and The Company Lab receive more than $450,000 combined [...]

Eight Entrepreneurs Selected to Compete in ‘Will This Float?’ Pitch Competition

November 28th, 2016|

Annual event to reward winners with a combined $4,500 RSVP   Eight finalists have been selected to pitch their business ideas at The Company Lab’s (CO.LAB) annual ‘Will This Float?’ competition. The presenters will [...]

Holiday Gift Guide

November 26th, 2016|

CO.LAB Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Looking for ways to keep your dollars closer to home this holiday season? Here's a list of twelve fantastic local startups with unique gift items to [...]