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
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Stacey Ferreira, the co-founder of MySocialCloud tells her entrepreneurial story from private catholic high school, to meeting Richard Branson, getting $1million dollar investment and acquisition in this story and video.
Startup accelerators are great,] because they give young growing startups capital, access to resources, mentors, and hopefully investors. But they aren’t always rosy. In fact, if all your days in an accelerator program are rosy, then you need to run like hell from that accelerator program. On our sneaker-strapped startup road trip, we’ve had the
When Sam Bowen took the stage at the GigTank demo day on Tuesday afternoon, he talked about everything wrong with corporate training. And he should know. He’s been a trainer throughout most of his career. He has trained professionals in state government, the hospitality industry, and non profit organizations. At one point he even had
Community banks are great. Often times community banks have more 1:1 resources to give to their customers. They can offer education, guidance and products that benefit local businesses, local residents and bolster the local economy. But what happens when a college student or young adult leaves home for another city? Well often times they turn
This Indian startup just graduated from the GigTank bringing the “internet of things” to the elderly. More here.