We’re only seven days away from 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition, and the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard your ideas, poured over the applications, and assembled a top-notch crew of experts to help carry them out. After much deliberation, the verdict is finally in. We have our teams, and they need your collaboration!

To get the startup wheels in motion, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the top ideas and the leaders behind The Learning Edition. Here’s what you need to know about next weekend.


We’ve selected eight promising startups for 48Hour Launch, and they’re looking for individuals (like you) to help build out their teams. If you want to lend a hand as a team member, mentor, or general attendee, click here to sign up for the weekend experience.

Be sure to join us at Pitch Night next Friday, March 28 to hear our startups present their ideas. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at green|spaces. This is a great opportunity to pick your favorite teams. However, if you can’t make it to Pitch Night, you can always come get involved at any point in the weekend.

Now, without further ado, check out our Learning Edition lineup! (To contact any of these team leaders, email info [at] colab.co and we’ll connect you!)

36 University: Animated motion ACT review videos with accompanying quizzes. // Lead: Kendall Shipley

Access U: College consulting for young adults with disabilities. // Lead: Jean-Marie Lawrence

THE C.A.L.L. – Chattanooga Area Learning Lab: An interactive app that will serve as a one-stop shop for all things educational in the Hamilton County area. // Lead: Lakweshia Ewing

Community Correspondents Co-op:  A school-to work initiative designed to train students in business management, marketing, communications, and IT. // Lead: Tekelia Kelly

East Point Tech: A Digital Arts & Learning Center: A hacker school and co-working community dedicated to empowering low-income single moms and ex-offenders with economic self-sufficiency. // Lead: Lisa Richardson

Eduity: An open social learning platform that connects individuals with organizations that need capable employees. // Lead: Greg Lauderman

Edu Lab Co: App and website tools for teachers and students that prepare them for the future Common Core standards and assessments. // Lead: Trey Joyners

Remote Audio Mixing (RAM): A mechanism for accessing and manipulating multi-track audio recordings via any mobile device, and a methodology for increasing collaboration/instruction from professional educators, regardless of location. // Lead: Jonathan Susman


The Learning Edition will be packed with dedicated experts who are here to add firepower to your team. Here’s who you can expect to interact with next weekend at 48Hour Launch.

The Mentors

Nick August, Founder at Freightr

Mike Bradshaw, Executive Director at The Company Lab

Monty Bruell, Chief Operating Officer at Rapid RMS

Bijan Dhanani, Co-founder at UNFoundation, Special Ops at PriceWaiter, Project Manager at Delegator

Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Director at The Company Lab

Sheldon Grizzle, Founder at The Company Lab

Tim Shipley, Chief Operating Officer at Lookout Mountain Capital, Inc.

Alexis Willis, Founder at Natural Beautiful Me


The Office Hour Experts

aQQolade // Public Speaking

Chambliss Startup Group // Legal

Easy Designs // Design & Tech

Fleissner, Davis & Johnson // Legal

GIGTANK Technologist in Residence // Tech

Robbie de Villiers // Brand & Design

Spartan Systems // Tech

Squire Strategies // Legal

Widgets & Stone // Brand & Design


Click here to get your weekend pass for just $10. See you next weekend!