Atlanta Housing Overview March 2018

Chaganomics

Atlanta has a diverse housing realm. From dense and affluent to barren wastelands and crime ridden areas, Atlanta is a big city and has the parts to prove it. As you can see from the table below, Atlanta has a massive population. REMAX REPORT: Metro Atlanta home prices are up 9.8

Atlanta Fed CEO On Economic Resilience

Chaganomics

Link to transcript - Atlanta Fed.

The story of Atlanta United

Jeff Hilimire

This first one was a discussion between Highwire CEO, Alex Gonzalez , and Darren Eales , President of Atlanta United. The post The story of Atlanta United appeared first on Begin the Begin.

Man I love Atlanta

Jeff Hilimire

I’ll be posting a recap shortly (similar to the 48in48 Atlanta recap ,) but if you’re super eager to see how it went, you can check out the hashtag. But this post is about Atlanta. I love many cities, with London and Chicago being at the top, but Atlanta is the place for me.

Rediscovering Atlanta

Jeff Hilimire

I’ve lived in Atlanta since I was about five years old. Seeing the old buildings was unique given that not many buildings in Atlanta are older than Sherman’s pyrotechnics display back in 1864. Even how the name of Atlanta came to be. Personal leadership atlanta

Zoo Atlanta: I’m a huge fan

Jeff Hilimire

If you haven’t been to Zoo Atlanta in a while, you really should make the trip. Some facts that I pulled on Zoo Atlanta: - Zoo Atlanta is the oldest cultural destination in Atlanta, serving the city since 1889. - In 2011, Zoo Atlanta received the AZA Edward H.

Consider these two Atlanta nonprofits on #GivingTuesday

Jeff Hilimire

On this #GivingTuesday 2017, I’d love for you to consider two Atlanta nonprofits that are close to my heart. Central OAC is an Atlanta nonprofit located in downtown Atlanta with a mission to open doors out of homelessness. This year we had events in Boston, Minneapolis, New York, and Atlanta. The post Consider these two Atlanta nonprofits on #GivingTuesday appeared first on Begin the Begin.

48in48 Atlanta 2017 – 3rd time’s a charm!

Jeff Hilimire

For the 3rd straight year we pulled off a 48in48 event in Atlanta, and it just keeps getting better. million in donated services to Atlanta’s nonprofits. We held the opening kick-off at Underground Atlanta with Moe’s providing the dinner. Once again, we did it!

Standing vs sitting: a startup lesson from Atlanta United

Jeff Hilimire

” The first event was a discussion between Highwire CEO, Alex Gonzalez , and Darren Eales , President of Atlanta United. If you weren’t aware, Atlanta United has been a city-wide phenomenon in Atlanta for quite some time, and the team racked up numerous records for Major League Soccer (MLS). As Darren told his story, and the journey of Atlanta United, it was very apparent that this was a true startup story.

Advice for the incoming class of Leadership Atlanta

Jeff Hilimire

Yesterday I was an alumni volunteer at the 2014 Leadership Atlanta class orientation at Coca-Cola headquarters. Watching the 80 new class members get their badges for the first time, unsure of where the next ten months would take them, brought me back to my first day of Leadership Atlanta.

The 10 Fast-Growing Private Companies in Atlanta

Inc Startups

These Fast-Growth Companies are Bringing the Heat in Atlanta

Sage Summit Shines a Light on Small Business in Atlanta

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Sage Software Accounting Sage Summit Atlanta Human Resources Finances Kasim Reed. Bringing Innovation to Market

Atlanta Case-Schiller Home Values 1999-Today

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Why Atlanta Beats Raleigh In the Quest for Apple's Headquarters In the South

Inc Startups

Apple's next campus in hotly contested, especially between southern cities like Raleigh-Durham, Atlanta, and Orlando. Here are the issues at stake. Innovate

And the hits keep coming at the Atlanta Tech Village as Jason Carter came to visit

Jeff Hilimire

On Wednesday we (those of us at the Atlanta Tech Village) were honored to have Mayor Kasim Reed come and speak to us in the morning and Brad Feld in the afternoon. Atlanta Culture

Atlanta Showcases its Tech Community at SXSW

SiliconHills

By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News Community leaders from the heart of Atlanta’s tech scene had a chance to strut their city’s entrepreneurial spirit at ChooseATL’s Tech Square Takeover event on Monday. The free SXSW event was open to the public, and was one of many events hosted at the ChooseATL House at […] The post Atlanta Showcases its Tech Community at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills.

Instacart is in Atlanta!

Jeff Hilimire

Instacart is in Atlanta and I’m already their biggest fan. Yes, yes, we all know that Webvan is known to be the “largest dot-com bust in history” However, I’ve always thought the idea was needed if someone could just pull it off. Ahead of its time, like most great things. And now, perhaps, the future is here. They describe themselves as: Instacart is a grocery delivery service that delivers in as little as an hour!

[US] Startup Atlanta Looks To Support Entrepreneurial Ecosystem With New Online Presence

YoungUpstarts

If you’re an entrepreneur based in Atlanta, you may want to check out Startup Atlanta , a non-profit dedicated to making the A known nationally and internationally for entrepreneurship. “Great ideas come out of Atlanta.

Start Atlanta

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Back in September I announced that after three good years I was stepping away from leading Atlanta Startup Weekend. It is Start Atlanta. To quote the Start Atlanta team, "like any good startup, we saw something perfectly good and broke it, in the hopes of building something even better." Start Atlanta is also looking for a few good sponsors. Well some folks are stepping up to evolve the concept of Startup Weekend.

Putting an end to the Atlanta Tech Village debate with Tavani

Jeff Hilimire

A little while back, my friend Michael Tavani let loose on the Atlanta Tech Village in a Creative Loafing piece. Then to Michael’s credit, he decided to come to the Atlanta Tech Village and host his next On Doers video with myself, Jon Birdsong and TJ Muehleman and talk it all out.

The Atlanta Tech Village, NPR and Serendipity

Jeff Hilimire

This morning I was lucky enough to be interviewed on NPR talking about Dragon Army, the Atlanta Tech Village and Atlanta’s technology scene. I’ve talked ad nauseam on this blog about how much I love working at the Village, and people probably think I’m on the payroll (I’m not), but working here for two months has made me realize what a great place this is for entrepreneurs and the Atlanta’s tech reputation. Atlanta Entrepreneurship Start-ups

Favorite Atlanta Tech Blogs

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

A long time ago in David Cumming''s blogging time line (and not so long ago in mine) he wrote an article about the rise of the Atlanta startup bloggers and was kind enough to include FoG. You go there and you will see a long list of Atlanta startup bloggers and a few not so startup folks as well. I took my blogroll down quite some time ago but in no particular order these are the Atlanta area technology oriented startup blogs that I read on a regular or semi regular basis.

5 questions for an Atlanta Tech Village CEO: Jon Birdsong, Rivalry

Jeff Hilimire

Why are you in the Atlanta Tech Village? Didn’t take a job in banking out of college in 08′ Ran online marketing efforts for a candidate in the 09′ Mayoral race in Atlanta. Spent one year at the fastest growing startup in Atlanta, SalesLoft.

Scott Dorsey’s Attributes of Great SaaS Leaders

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago I was in Atlanta for Techstars Atlanta Demo Day and the Venture Atlanta Conference. I had a great time and it’s fun to see the vibrancy of the Atlanta startup community. My brother Daniel came with me and we had dinner with our cousin Kenny, who lives in Atlanta, so we got some nice, quiet, emotionally intimate family time. My favorite keynote at Venture Atlanta was from Scott Dorsey.

Another Atlanta Startup Weekend

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

The Fall 2013 version of Atlanta Startup Weekend is taking place this weekend at ATDC. The 54 hours of fun kicks off on Friday night at 6:00 and concludes on Sunday night with the judging and awards. . While some angel funded startups have emerged from this fest (Skibit, Twitpay, and Synapp to name a few) it is mostly about meeting people and building relationships. After leading a few of these I have graduated to sitting in judgement at the end.

The Founder Institute Atlanta

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Last night at the end of the work day I walked down the hall at Atlanta Tech Village to a The Founder Institute info session. The Founder Institute rightly positions itself somewhere between Startup Weekend and tech accelerators such as Atlanta Ventures and Flashpoint. I did it primarily because I wanted to hear what The Founder Institute was all about. It''s good stuff.

Why T.I. Decided to Save His Old Atlanta Neighborhood (and How He's Doing It)

Inc Startups

Inside the rapper's strategy to bring new life to the community where he grew up. How I Did It

Atlanta Hoops Hackathon

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

I am dreaming of these two making their way to Atlanta for the Final Four. Before that happens the group over at the Hype has teamed up with the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee of the Final Four to create the Atlanta Hoops Hackathon. The aim is to create a real-time mobile-centric volunteer coordination system and drive attendance to the Division II & III Championship games which are also being held in Atlanta.

Two weeks in, here are the 10 things I love about working in the Atlanta Tech Village

Jeff Hilimire

The Atlanta Tech Village is the brain child of David Cummings , a friend of mine and co-founder of my new company, Dragon Army. 10 Reasons I Love the Atlanta Tech Village. Atlanta has more startups than you realize. It’s building some major startup momentum in Atlanta.

Atlanta Startup Village Meetup

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Last night I had the honor of presenting at the Atlanta Startup Village Meetup. Regardless it is worth a trip if you want to see the new edge on the Atlanta startup scene. It was quite the rockin'' affair. About 250 people registered, 175 or so showed up and Monday Night Brewing suds were on tap.

Atlanta GigaOm Mobility Meetup

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

ATDC , Atlanta Tech Village and Hypepotamus. Atlanta has a strong mobile technology cluster and GigaOm a big focus on the sector. Last night I braved the weather and traffic to attend the GigaOm Mobility Meetup at Opera (partially owned by tech entreprenuer Dave Williams ). Maybe about a third or so of the 600 registered attendees managed to make the event and those that decided to stay dry missed a good one.

Reflections on Venture Atlanta

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

So on Wednesday I wandered down to the big fish tank for Venture Atlanta. I skipped Venture Atlanta in 2011 as I was running around the Southeast expanding our business. I had not stage pitched my own company since 2005 and the last time I did something as big as this was when Venture Atlanta was known as ION and somehow I got elected to pitch CipherTrust. Venture Atlanta is a great forcing event.

What I learned from Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer (via Leadership Atlanta)

Jeff Hilimire

That my experience with Leadership Atlanta can’t get any better. We’ve moved into the portion of our schedule where we get a chance to interview CEO’s in Atlanta. Again, I want to thank Leadership Atlanta for giving me opportunities such as this. It can’t keep getting better.

Venture Atlanta Presentation

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Thought it would be helpful to share my Venture Atlanta presentation. Eleven slides to tell the story in six minutes. Put this together starting with a blank in about a week. Few words. Large fonts. I wanted people to pay attention to me, not the slides. I wanted to freedom to modify the words of the presentation after it was submitted. I actually thought about using no slides at all but was talked out of it. Half Off Depot Presentations Startups Venture Capital

HowStuffWorks Announces West Coast Expansion and Bets Big on Home Town of Atlanta

Inc Startups

HowStuffWorks, a leader in creating podcast content continues to increase its presence with new partnerships and is proud to call Atlanta home. Podcasting maintains its dominance as an effective and meaningful way to establish relationship.

Atlanta’s 6th Annual Startup Riot Throws Up Three Winners

YoungUpstarts

Held as part of Atlanta’s Tech & Startup Week , the 6th Annual Startup Riot featured 30 local entrepreneurs pitching their ideas for a chance to win huge cash prizes, thousands of dollars in professional services and meetings with top venture capitalists and investors.

I’m excited to announce that Dragon Army is one of the fastest growing companies in Atlanta!

Jeff Hilimire

The Atlanta Business Chronicle lists the to 100 fastest growing private companies in Atlanta each year in their annual Pacesetter Awards. Due to Dragon Army ‘s rapid growth over the last two years – including tripling over the last 12 months – we ended up being the 42nd fastest growing company in all of Atlanta, and the #1 fastest growing agency in Atlanta.

Access To Capital Atlanta

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

On Wednesday August 14 I am going to be participating at Access to Capital put on by my friends over at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. It''s a much broader than your typical technology startup funding event. It will explore alternative and traditional lending options, angel investments, crowdfunding, private equity and more. I have the honor of being on a panel, Startups Start Here, moderated by Daryn Kagan of CNN fame.

Great interview with one of my favorite Atlanta leaders, Steve Koonin

Jeff Hilimire

Switchyards Downtown Club (of which I’m a proud card-carrying member) founder Michael Tavani continues his stretch of great interviews on the On Doers series with this one with Steve Kooning, CEO of the Atlanta Hawks.

I asked 17 of Atlanta’s most successful entrepreneurs what it means to be an entrepreneur…

Jeff Hilimire

So I decided to do an experiment this past weekend and I reached out to 17 of my friends in Atlanta who happen to be very successful entrepreneurs to see how they would complete the sentence: “To be an entrepreneur is to…” Oh, and help share these great quotes by tweeting your favorite. Atlanta Entrepreneurship I think – and write – about what it means to be an entrepreneur all the time.