GIGTANK is a boutique accelerator for seed-stage startups developing ultra high-bandwidth business applications.

We are located in Chattanooga, TN – home of America’s largest ubiquitous fiber network. With gigabit Internet right at our fingertips, we help startups invent new business models for the hyper-connected world. Our program is designed to connect high-speed entrepreneurs with the tools, capital, and connections to go to market. Held annually each summer, GIGTANK is a fast-paced, 100-day experience packed with on-the-ground guidance from industry experts, business mentors, and national thought leaders in broadband and entrepreneurship. Some of our longest-standing supporters include US Ignite, Mozilla and Alcatel-Lucent.

Our Story

A city as a platform

Thanks to Chattanooga’s metro-wide fiber infrastructure, we boast the largest footprint of ultra high-speed broadband users in the Western hemisphere. Our low latency network gives applications unprecedented control over the precision and timing of critical communications.

As more and more cities across the U.S. build out their own fiber networks, the demand for ultra high-speed broadband will only continue to grow. We believe startups have a place in this emerging marketplace. At GIGTANK, we give them a first mover advantage. Our entrepreneurs enjoy priority access to the nation’s only fully gig-enabled metro area. They work in a living laboratory for startup pioneers.


2015 Program

Building the future faster:
MAY 4 - AUGUST 14*

Now in its fourth iteration, GIGTANK 2015 will accelerate seed stage startups by connecting them with the tools, capital and connections to go to market. Applications close March 31.

*Virtual program: May 4 - August 14. Free housing available May 25 - July 31.


Our Sponsors

The City of the Future

Chattanooga is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to have gigabit per second fiber Internet accessible to the entire city grid. The possibilities have only begun.

Gig City™
Chattanooga, TN

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