The startup scene in Atlanta is rapidly expanding and making an impact within its community. We have noticed four ways Atlanta startups are creating a movement of change.
1. Friday Munchies
Atlanta Tech Village, a community of technology and technology-related companies, hosts Friday “chowdowns” where locals are welcome to share a meal with fellow innovators and entrepreneurs. Every Friday at 12 p.m. around 250 people gather for a slice of lunch with a side of creative conversation.
2. Nonprofit Showcase
TEDx Peachtree is a community-driven event showcasing Georgia nonprofits. The event brings a TED-like experience to the state, showcasing thinkers, doers, dreamers and story-tellers in the Atlanta area.
3. Smart Shopping
Sidewalk District is for the tech-savvy fashionistas that want to avoid hum-drum online shops, but struggle to find boutique stores in Atlanta with a strong web presence. Sidewalk District provides a marketplace for local independent stores to connect with consumers via phone, laptop, or tablet.
4. Kids Who Code
Building up the next generation is a top priority for entrepreneurs and technologists in Atlanta. Code Kids Rock offers two programs for kids interested in coding. The first offers activities focused on teaching coding to kids with no prior programming experience in a creative and hands-on way. For serious coders, the second program is taught by previous instructors of Georgia Tech’s College of Computing K-12 programs.
Are you a company in its beginning stages? Are you a venture capitalist intrigued by the promise of budding companies? Come out to SwitchPitch, a role-reversal event where established companies pitch funded innovation projects to qualified startups looking for partners, Thursday, Oct. 15 at FlatironCity.
To learn more about the event, visit bit.ly/1IN4lsU