Rich Bailey

Inside a quirky little stone building on South Broad Street, with a door framed by Steve Terlizzese’s mosaic art, a young web developer is hatching a project to teach kids in Chattanooga how to use professional grade ... more

Oct 19, 2016 1:52 PM Tech Talk

A few months ago, I wrote about a pair of MIT grad students in Gig Tank developing a company to make virtual reality experiences available to elderly people living in long-term care communities. This column is an unplanned sequel: the winner ... more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Tech Talk

One of our newest startups is actually a reboot of one of the oldest players in the urban design ecosystem. The Chattanooga Design Studio was re-established in 2015 after an eight-year absence and moved into a storefront office on Cherry Street ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Tech Talk

Two of the Gig Tank teams that presented last night are working in slightly different corners of telemedicine. I interviewed founders of Docity and One-to-One Telehealth a few days before Pitch Night. Telemedicine itself is far from new ... more

Jul 28, 2016 10:23 AM Tech Talk

More than other Gig Tank startups, Collider is the product of a collective dream. Several dreams, really. Unless you’ve just emerged from a Rip Van Winkle nap of a decade or two, you know the outlines of the 3-D printing dream ... more

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Tech Talk 1 Comments

What if finding a job was as easy as finding a date online? You enter your criteria, let the algorithm do the heavy lifting, then check out potential suitors. The cute companies get your application, and the others ... more

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM Tech Talk

The buzz around virtual reality has been changing. The potential and the prototypes have been around for decades, but the chatter has evolved from the technology itself—how the experience can be made ... more

May 25, 2016 2:17 PM Tech Talk 1 Comments

What’s in a name? CoLab’s Gig Tank has been rechristened Gig Tank 365 and is migrating from a summer-only accelerator to a year-round program with two additional cohorts of technology startups in the spring and fall. more

May 4, 2016 12:31 PM Tech Talk

Recently I started a conversation with Mike Bradshaw of CoLab about GigTank 365, the new year-round version of what used to be a summer business accelerator for companies that capitalize on Chattanooga’s ... more

Apr 13, 2016 2:02 PM Tech Talk

“We, like all cities and counties, have an issue of a digital divide,” says Kelly McCarthy. “People throw the term around all the time, but I’m not a huge fan of the term.” And while some people dismiss the idea of a digital divide ... more

Mar 23, 2016 10:45 AM Tech Talk

Matthew Dutton’s newest artistic report from his personal Bizarro World may be the next step in the mystical merger of Chattanooga and New York City. Wait! Don’t turn the page. Hear me out. I have evidence. more

Mar 2, 2016 9:43 AM City Life 1 Comments

TEDx Chattanooga made its debut this past weekend, although it was actually the city’s second TEDx event. TED stands for “technology, entertainment, design.” The first one in 2014—known as TEDx UTChattanooga ... more

Mar 2, 2016 9:43 AM Tech Talk

I need some help. I’ve got an idea for a new technology, and I need the right engineer to build a prototype. Pulse readers, you’re getting the first crack at it. Here’s the pitch. You know the gear an optometrist puts in front ... more

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Tech Talk

Chattanooga is just about to get a new radio station. Right after winning last December’s Will This Float? pitch competition, Undaground cofounders Dave Castaneda (technical director), Cole Sweeton (creative director) ... more

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Tech Talk

Say you run a venture incubator: you grow companies for a living. You’ve been doing it long enough to have a diverse portfolio of growing startups. So your next move is obviously...real estate? more

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM Tech Talk

It’s both a bit strange and a perfectly sensible way to nurture a startup community: Throw a contest for best startup pitch, then give the winners some recognition—from both their soon-to-be peers and the broader community ... more

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM Tech Talk

A developer has proposed a seven-story, 140-unit residential building on Cowart Street, behind the row of older buildings anchored by Porker’s. The Planning Commission and the Regional Planning agency ... more

Dec 9, 2015 11:44 AM News & Notes 3 Comments

Co.Lab’s Will This Float? business pitch competition returns next week for its fifth edition, this time primarily seeking promising ideas in music and entertainment, although other fields are also welcome. more

Dec 2, 2015 1:42 PM Tech Talk

If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world—so said poet Percy Shelley, therefore it must be true—then type designers must be the unacknowledged architects of the world. more

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM Tech Talk

Chattanooga startup 3D Operations just announced a partnership with Erlanger Health System that’s both a giant step for the company and the next, logical step in its growth. more

Nov 4, 2015 2:45 PM Tech Talk

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