GIGTANK 365 Entrepreneurs Arrive In Chattanooga

Pitch Night And Meet And Greet Is Thursday

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The startup teams of GIGTANK 365’s 2016 summer cohort have arrived in Chattanooga and will be at the Chambliss Startup Social Thursday. The event will double as a Pitch Night, where participants in CO.LAB’s Spring 2016 Accelerator and GIGTANK 365 prototype will present their companies to the public. 

Hosted by The Company Lab (CO.LAB), GIGTANK is a boutique startup accelerator that attracts talent to Chattanooga each summer to launch next-generation businesses. The entrepreneurs of GIGTANK 365’s summer cohort will spend the next two months preparing 3D printing, telemedicine and virtual reality startups to go to market. 

The Chambliss Startup Social is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  The Spring 2016 Cohort Pitches begin at 6:15 p.m.  

The event will be held at the Edney Innovation Center, Floor 5, 1100 Market St. 

Featured guests will include GIGTANK 365 startup teams, specialists, mentors and partners. Other attendees of the Chambliss Startup Social will include local entrepreneurs and supporters of Chattanooga’s startup community. 

Pitch Night and the GIGTANK Meet and Greet are opportunities for the public to connect with the startup teams and specialists of 2016 and to learn about the companies they will accelerate in Chattanooga. Chambliss Startup Socials are informal networking and social events that encourage entrepreneurs, investors, startups and established business owners to meet and mingle. 



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