Business Tools for Tech Companies and Start Ups

Whether you just have an idea on paper or an established company, ChaTech partners with great community organizations and institutions to provide you with the resources you need for growth.

The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is a nonprofit startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial growth in southeast Tennessee. They work with companies ranging from street-corner mom and pop shops to tech startups scaling into major markets.  CO.LAB also wakes up every morning thinking about how to create a more robust and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region. Learn more about their programs here.

As a program of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the INCubator has been helping the Hamilton County’s economic development for over 30 years. The mixed-use INCubator is home to sixty startups building businesses in our backyard to impact the globe. The INCubator provides a great space for entrepreneurs as they start up their small businesses with subsidized rent for office and manufacturing spaces, conference and meeting rooms, visibility, and a great location in Chattanooga’s NorthShore.

For over 30 years, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (or TSBDC) has been empowering entrepreneurs. Are you searching for unbiased business advice, or for answers to business-related questions? Are you looking for training to sharpen your workforce? We are certified, professional business counselors conveniently located inside the INCubator at 100 Cherokee Boulevard. Our counseling is confidential and no-cost, and can cover a variety of topics such as finances, marketing, operations, exporting, and much more. We offer over 100 seminars each year (most at no-cost, or for a nominal fee of $25), on topics such as bookkeeping, marketing, human resources, government contracting, and more. Questions? Call us at (423) 756-8668, or email Madison (mmccann@tsbdc.org) to learn more.

The City of Chattanooga’s Office of Economic Development was created to assist entrepreneurs and businesses with their business needs. Their goal is to promote economic growth and development throughout the City of Chattanooga, and to be a resource for all types of businesses and entrepreneurial projects of various sizes and scopes. Some of their featured programs are: small business grants, neighborhood reinvestment, and innovation grants. Learn more about these resources here. Questions? Contact Jermaine Freeman at (423) 643-7821 or jfreeman@chattanooga.gov.

Chambliss Law counsels CIOs, executives, and security leaders working for emerging companies and startups on a variety of matters related to business, intellectual property, and cybersecurity. Their intellectual property attorneys have many years of experience securing and protecting patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and software. Their cybersecurity team advises on data privacy, data security, HIPAA, licensing, SaaS, software, and many other business and legal matters related to technology. They have a multi-disciplinary group with a variety of industry experience; they know what it takes to minimize risks, allowing you to focus on running your businesses in secure environments without additional disruptions. If you are seeking legal counsel, please feel free to reach out to a member of their team, such as Paul Weidlich, Stephen Adams, or Willa Kalaidjian. Chambliss Law is a proud sponsor of ChaTech and are honored to serve many of its members as trusted advisers.

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