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Rich Bailey

Kids Designing Their Digital Future

Taking a pre-opening tour through Tech Town, the new digital learning center for kids and adults, is like walking through Willy Wonka’s factory, only the eye-popping goodies are tech toys instead of sweets. more »

Jul 1, 2015 2:26 PM Tech Talk

Hey Nike, There’s a New Goddess in Town

Sports shoes have Nike, the company named for the Greek goddess of victory. The commercial pantheon is about to get a little bigger. Chattanooga transplant George Brown is preparing to launch Aegle Gear—pronounced “ay-gla” ... more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Tech Talk

Looking For A Startup To Court and Spark

Investment capital is a huge element of Chattanooga’s startup ecosystem. The recent increase in local investors and investment groups willing to invest in startups and the number of investors attending Gig Tank’s annual ... more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Tech Talk

Alignment or Investment?

Gig Tank 2015 is under way. Sort of. This year’s edition of Gig Tank, the accelerator for startups developing business applications needing the ultra-high bandwidth network that began growing here with Chattanooga’s Gig, began earlier in May ... more »

May 20, 2015 12:48 PM Tech Talk

Gig Hackers...Start Your Engines

OK, first things first: Before the word hacker meant “criminal with a computer” to most people, it described someone who could make a computer do whatever needed to be done—up to and including singing, dancing and ... more »

May 7, 2015 11:18 AM Tech Talk

Come On In, the Disruption’s Fine

Gig Tank begins its fourth iteration at the end of May. This year, the annual startup accelerator centered on Chattanooga’s gigabit Internet is bringing much of the focus back to where it began three years ago... more »

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM Tech Talk

Startup Ecosystem Design, Meet Urban Design

Last month, Chattanooga’s long-awaited Innovation District was unveiled. The city-county Enterprise Center, reorganized last spring to lead the creation of the Innovation District, has drawn a circle around 140 acres ... more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Tech Talk

Chattanooga: Galapagos of the Internet?

When the Public Library’s Gig Lab had its grand opening a few weeks ago, I spent some time with Jeff Branson, a technology educator who came in from Boulder, Colorado to give the keynote lecture and lead a workshop. more »

Jan 29, 2015 9:50 AM Tech Talk

Check Out the Gig

The Chattanooga Public Library has the Gig, Chattanooga’s best-in-universe one gigabit Internet. You can’t pull the Gig off the shelf, take it downstairs, get its little barcode scanned and walk out the door with it. more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM Tech Talk

You’ve Got Moving!

What could be more about brawn over brains than a moving company, right? A smelly diesel truck, a two-wheeled dolly and a pair of beefy guys beside you whistling while they work. And maybe breaking your stuff. more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:18 AM Tech Talk

(Phase) Shift Happens

Welcome to the second half of The Pulse’s conversation with David Weinberger, Internet researcher and futurist who spoke at Chattanooga’s Startup Week, Mike Bradshaw, executive director of CoLab, and Nate Hill ... more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM Tech Talk

Stalking the Wild Phase Shift: Business Reimagined

One of the highlights of Chattanooga’s recent Startup Week was a lecture by David Weinberger, Harvard researcher and author of “Too Big To Know”, about how the Internet has changed not just what we know, but how we create knowledge. more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Tech Talk

Starting a Company or Building a City?

Gig Tank may get the headlines, with its mission to leverage Chattanooga’s gigabit Internet to create high-growth high-tech startups—but another Company Lab program called Co.Starters has been working longer ... more »

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Tech Talk