Over 500 people came from across Tennessee and across the USA to Chattanooga TN Wednesday and Thursday for GigTank’s Demo Day. GigTank is a 90 day accelerator program based in Chattanooga with an emphasis on using Chattanoga’s 1GBPS internet. Chattanooga was the first city in the United States (edging out Kansas City and Google by
Entrepreneurship and startups are a hot bed of activity this month in the great state of Tennessee. As we reported earlier, there are three different accelerators graduating this month, all with their own demo day. Possibly because it’s the first of the three graduations, or possibly because they have a unique program, Chattanooga’s Gig Tank
Chattanooga TN is quickly becoming know for a lot more than just their “Choo Choo”, there is a tech scene forming in their close-knit community that plans to disrupt the rest of the U.S. One of the backbones to their tech scene is “the gig”. That’s how the Chattanoogians refer to their 1gb fiber optic
Chattanooga TN is opening up their Gig City this summer for one of the biggest start up and student tech competitions in the United States outside of New York, Silicon Valley or Las Vegas. The Gig Tank is part start up accelerator, part think tank, part contest and part summer camp. The Gig Tank is split into two main parts the Entrepreneur’s Accelerator and the Student Think Tank.
WeCounsel a graduate of GigTank’s latest cohort has secured a $600,000 investment from UltraGroup, a Chattanooga based healthcare company, and not your typical startup investor.
Chattanooga’s GigTank accelerator kicked off their second annual demo day on Tuesday afternoon. In perusing the startups in the second cohort before they took the stage, we quickly realized that startups from around the world were accepted into the program in the first GigCity in the U.S. (sorry Kansas City). GigTank attracted startups from Bulgaria
Bob Metcalfe the inventor of Ethernet, founder of 3Com and Professor of Innovation at University of Texas, Austin, to keynote GigTank demo day in Chattanooga
If you’ve been a nibletz for a while, then you acutely aware of the fact that Kansas City is not the first gigabit city, Chattanooga Tennessee is. With that, Chattanooga hosted their first GigTank accelerator last year. The GigTank accelerator functioned with two tracks,students and entrepreneurs. The idea behind it was to accelerate companies that
It’s been a great two days here in Chattanooga TN, the Chamber of Commerce has done a great job hosting media from across the country for two intense days of learning about Chattanooga, gigabit ethernet and the startups of the GigTank. For the GigTank entrepreneur teams and the student teams it’s been a grueling three
One of the startups in the entrepreneur track at the GigTank in Chattanooga is Corpora from Asheville. Corpora is a real time intelligenet agent that uses Twitter status updated and other public facing data to determine the health of individuals by geography, providing insights into the spread of illness and quantifying the impact of previously
One of the biggest things that’s struck me about the Gig Tank and Gig Tank’s demo day is how the entire city has come out to show their support. Last night we talked about how various businesses throughout downtown Chattanooga participated in the event by holding events. We went to a reception at co.lab as
11:15am Reggie Bradford is speaking on Vitrue and WebMD and his exits, also mentoring 11:05am Joe Ferguson, Chairman of EPB is explaining how “the gig” cam
Shark Tank shark and founder of Fubu, Daymond John invests time and money in Chicago startup Resultly.
Over the course of last week’s everywhereelse.co The Startup Conference people saw that Tennessee was a contender in the startup and entrepreneurial space. What some may not realize is that it Chattanooga Tennessee that was the first to offer wall to wall gigabit Ethernet. Two years ago Chattanooga, the city known for it’s choo-choo, became