CO.LAB startup Rapid RMS receives major funding from Blank Slate Ventures

March 12th, 2014|

Investment reflects growing strength of Chattanooga’s startup environment CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 12, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is pleased to announce that Rapid RMS, a startup that grew out of the organization’s Fall 2013 Accelerator, has received seed funding from Blank Slate Ventures and [...]

48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition

March 11th, 2014|

Startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs – it’s time to start brainstorming! 48Hour Launch is only a few weeks away, and this year, we’re looking for startup ideas focused on learning. It’s an important topic in local business. Allow us to explain. Over the last few years, [...]

The Company Lab Announces New Addition to GIGTANK Team

March 10th, 2014|

Victoria Carlson to serve as project director for GIGTANK Healthcare track CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 10, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has hired Victoria Carlson as the newest project director for GIGTANK, the area’s leading accelerator for next-generation tech startups. In her new role, Carlson [...]

GIGTANK issues final call for 3D printing, smart grid and healthcare startups

March 3rd, 2014|

Application deadline for summer accelerator is March 14 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 3, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is inviting entrepreneurs with applications in 3D printing, smart grid development and healthcare to apply for participation in GIGTANK, Chattanooga’s leading accelerator for next-generation tech startups. Applications [...]

Local focus on workforce development and education expands to 48Hour Launch

February 21st, 2014|

The Company Lab announces learning as theme of annual startup competition CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 21, 2014) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has designated workforce development and education as the next focus 48Hour Launch, an annual startup development competition designed to inspire entrepreneurial action in the [...]

The Company Lab announces new focus for GIGTANK 2014

December 19th, 2013|

Accelerator to target additive manufacturing, smart grid and healthcare industries CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 19, 2013) – The Company Lab (CO.LAB) today announced that Additive Manufacturing (3D printing), Healthcare and Smart Grid Development will be the three focus areas of GIGTANK 2014, an annual entrepreneurial accelerator [...]

Gig City and Economic Indicators: What it means to us

December 18th, 2013|

 By Mike Bradshaw A recent front page article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported on Chattanooga's dramatic decline in an economic index produced by the Milken Institute. The irresistible irony that the Gig City could fall so precipitously in this empirical ranking while also basking [...]

MAINX24 Celebrates Chattanooga Startups

December 12th, 2013|

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 [...]

Will This Float? Winners Make a Splash

November 22nd, 2013|

Once again, Will This Float? made a huge splash in Chattanooga! The big event wouldn't have been possible without our generous sponsors, our startup-loving community, and of course, the ten talented teams that shared their innovative ideas with us. In case you haven't heard, outdoor [...]

Time, it’s So Much More than Money

November 22nd, 2013|

(Guest post by Riley Draper, WeCounsel) A lot of people will tell you that time is money and in a way they are right. But really, it's better than that. Time is something you can give to people to show them they’re important. At WeCounsel [...]