MAINX24 Celebrates Chattanooga Startups

Last weekend, more than 600 Chattanoogans made their way through our doors during the annual MAINX24 festival on Main Street. Once a small neighborhood block party honoring Chattanooga’s Southside, MAINX24 has grown exponentially over the past seven years. It’s now a city-wide celebration—and here at [...]

December 12th, 2013|


In case you missed our big announcement yesterday: SpringBoard is now CO.STARTERS! The name is new and the curriculum has been upgraded, but the purpose remains the same: to help small business owners start or scale their companies using the same, proven methods employed by [...]

September 26th, 2013|

SpringBoard: Pomp and Circumstance

Next week, 12 entrepreneurs will celebrate the completion of the SpringBoard business development program. SpringBoard is nine-week program that helps aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine assumptions and turn business ideas into action. Businesses from our summer group include: Warm Bath Books (immersion language learning using [...]

August 9th, 2013|

SpringBoard In The News

Here's some information about SpringBoard... as seen this morning, on the local six o'clock news!   Shout out to Joe Legge and WDEF News 12 for connecting with us and providing the opportunity for us to share SpringBoard with their audience. Remember, our next SpringBoard [...]

December 29th, 2011|

The New Chattanooga School of Language

We heard one of our previous Springboard graduates had opened a school here in Chattanooga. We had to find out more, so we went by to check it out. Laurie Stevens is the founding director of the new Chattanooga School of Language in Highland Park! [...]

October 11th, 2011|

CO.LAB Intern from UTC Launches Venture

We are always working hard to help people in the community launch their ventures...every once in a while, one of us gets to launch one of our own. That's exactly what CO.LAB intern Alexis Willis did last month. Willis launched a new T-shirt line called [...]

September 9th, 2011|

Spotlight: Hal Bowling the SpringBoard Facilitator

Check out Hal Bowling. He's the newest member of our fantastic SpringBoard facilitators. Since 2005, Hal has worked as a consultant and business coach to non-profits and businesses in the US and abroad, serving teams and executives in areas of marketing, business development, strategic planning and personal [...]

June 21st, 2011|

LifeKraze Makes’s Top 100 List

We've been following the progress of LifeKraze for about a year now. Two of the founders, Ben Wagner and David Nielson, are graduates of our SpringBoard business planning class. Ben and David, along with the third founder, Michael Brooks, also incubated out of The Company [...]

June 14th, 2011|

The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel Indeed

One of the Company Lab’s neighbors was making a lot of noise last month, so on May 25th I decided to go see who and what was causing all the commotion. Behind clouds of dust, roaming bobcats, and a wall of noise I found a [...]

June 9th, 2011|

SpringBoard- July 11th

The SpringBoard class lasts eight weeks, convening one evening a week for three hours. Facilitators have included MBAs and serial entrepreneurs, and guest speakers are pulled from leading marketing, design, web development, content-sourcing, accounting, and law firms in Chattanooga. Over the course of eight weeks, [...]

June 2nd, 2011|