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January 21, 2024 | Tom Ballard

CO.LAB announces The Startup Cup

“It’s commonly said that the best business happens on the golf course,” said CO.LAB Chief Executive Officer Tasia Malakasis in announcing the event with a unique twist.

On the first day of The Company Lab‘s (CO.LAB) second annual “CO.MOBILITY Summit,” the organization will also host its inaugural The Startup Cup golf tournament at Windstone Golf Club. The event takes place on May 20, and the Summit starts that evening and runs the next two days.

“It’s commonly said that the best business happens on the golf course,” said CO.LAB Chief Executive Officer Tasia Malakasis. “In that spirit, we don’t want to just create a day of fun for founders and people in the entrepreneurial community. We want to continue to be a bridge of support for the City of Chattanooga through innovation.”

CO.LAB is taking a new approach to this traditional type of event by allowing the Chattanooga community the chance to give individuals an up-close and personal experience of seeing how innovation is driving change in Chattanooga. Instead of traditional registration for a golf tournament foursome, teams can choose to donate a spot in their foursome to a founder looking to connect with players in the Chattanooga entrepreneurial space.

“When it comes to success in entrepreneurship, we believe that collaboration is the key to driving scalable innovation,” said Malakasis. “By allowing these founders a chance to swing some golf clubs with a wide array of people like government officials, investors, or community members, we are giving everyone a chance to be part of how Chattanooga is growing and changing.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available for any business seeking to align itself with this exciting event and support the growth of Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial landscape. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Ashlyn Fowler at ashlyn@colab.is. Registration for The Startup Cup began last week on and runs through the date of the tournament.


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