Rich Bailey

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

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

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 News, Views, Rants, Raves 1 Comments

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

What does selling look like? Maybe your internal Netflix shows you any of a thousand cheesy depictions of used-car wheeler dealers you’ve surely seen over the years. Or the lineup of talking heads at the Republican... more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Tech Talk

It may be too late to go out and get your cinematographer mojo on for Capture. The films are posted and the winner announced—but both the films and the process are still worth a look. more »

Oct 7, 2015 11:58 AM Tech Talk

I’ve touched on GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) a few times in this column, mostly regarding its significant to Chattanooga’s bandwidth mastery of the universe. more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:35 PM Tech Talk

In classic superhero fashion, it turns out disruptive technologies have a secret origin. Applying new tech to old tricks isn‘t just about changing the world and translating a personal lightbulb-over-the-head moment into major bank. more »

Sep 9, 2015 12:11 PM Tech Talk

I’m always looking for context. An implied “That’s an amazing widget / company / startup / ecosystem you got there, bro/sis,” can be sufficient framing for a tiny, 800-word window onto a big, complex reality ... more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Tech Talk

According to Mike Bradshaw, Co.Lab and the startups it nurtures grow as much through conversations as anything else. One conversation might lead directly to investment, ike when entrepreneur-mentor George Brown ... more »

Jul 29, 2015 4:57 PM Tech Talk

Observing Chattanooga’s technology and startup scene through column-tinted glasses definitely has its moments. Freed from the unnatural journalistic compulsion to write only when “newsworthy” facts are in hand ... more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM Tech Talk