[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.

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

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.

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.

48in48 2018: Atlanta and New York

Jeff Hilimire

We pulled off our 4th Atlanta 48in48 event and our 3rd New York event…on the same weekend! Once again, I was incredibly moved watching the hundreds of volunteers in Atlanta working tirelessly (well, maybe tired-ly) for 48 straight hours to pull off this amazing feat.

48in48 Atlanta Super Service Event (in Pictures)

Jeff Hilimire

The Atlanta Tech Village was a sponsor and let us use their space all weekend! The post 48in48 Atlanta Super Service Event (in Pictures) appeared first on Begin the Begin.

48in48 Atlanta 2016 in photos

Jeff Hilimire

million in services for Atlanta’s nonprofits!!! Atlanta Hawks small forward Kent Bazemore came and gave an inspirational talk to the 200+ volunteers. Just, wow. We did it again! We built 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours!

Introducing Atlanta Stacks!

Jeff Hilimire

A good buddy of mine started a new kind of curated newsletter, Atlanta Stacks , and I wanted to a) figure out why he created it and b) spread the word, because I think it’s terrific. Wow, better you than me ;) So what is Atlanta Stacks and why did you create it?

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.

Today marks the 4th Atlanta 48in48 event! WHAT?!

Jeff Hilimire

To bring you up to speed, here’s the history: 2015: Atlanta. 2016: Atlanta and New York. 2017: Atlanta , New York , Boston , and Minneapolis. 2018: Atlanta and New York this weekend, and London on Nov 2nd. Today’s Atlanta event will be extra special for me.

Atlanta Angel Group Makes First Investment Outside Atlanta

Austin Startup

Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) today announced it has joined Cowtown Angel Network, Central Texas Angel Network and Golden Seeds in a $3 million investment in Austin-based Wisegate. Enterprise ATA CTAN wisegate

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.

Coats for people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta – a guest post by Joe Koufman

Jeff Hilimire

Joe Koufman recently shared with me an initiative he’s spearheading to provide coats for people in Atlanta experiencing homelessness. The first place we visited was the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women just off of Northside Drive on the Westside.

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.

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.

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!

Darren Eales of Atlanta United visited Dragon Army, and here’s what I learned

Jeff Hilimire

Darren Eales , President of a little team called Atlanta United, gave a talk to Dragon Army recently. Atlanta United shares their core values with the companies in Arthur Blank’s portfolio.

Please Join Me at Growth 2011 in Atlanta Jan. 20

Up and Running

I’m looking forward to a January 20 date in Atlanta at Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth 2011 Conference. events startup advice Atlanta Entrepreneur.com Growth Conference January 20 2011

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

A Dragon Army field trip to Zoo Atlanta

Jeff Hilimire

Yesterday, thanks to my good friend Raymond King , CEO of Zoo Atlanta, the Dragon Army team was given an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of Zoo Atlanta. Standard Zoo Atlanta panda shot.

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.

Engauge has a new Atlanta office

Jeff Hilimire

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new Engauge office in Atlanta. An office environment is incredibly important to the culture of a company. Just ask Fred Wilson. Why do I love our new space? Well, for starters… It’s open as a mofo.

The community effect at the Atlanta Tech Village

Jeff Hilimire

For those that haven’t visited the Atlanta Tech Village – David Cummings ‘ tech/startup building in Buckhead – you’re really missing out.

On The Road Again

Feld Thoughts

I was in Atlanta yesterday for Techstars Atlanta Demo Day. I’ll be here again today for Venture Atlanta and then I’m on to Kansas City for Techstars Kansas City Demo Day. I like Atlanta. Places atlanta

5 Questions for a CEO: Raymond King, Zoo Atlanta

Jeff Hilimire

I love Zoo Atlanta and am currently on the marketing advisory council where I meet quarterly to help the marketing team plan their strategy. Raymond King, CEO of Zoo Atlanta. Give a brief description of your responsibilities as the head of Zoo Atlanta.

Ha, Atlanta by Sturgess Fillmore

Jeff Hilimire

Thanks to @angela_ann for alerting me to this. Very funny. Humor

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.

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.

Great (and free) opportunity for Atlanta startups from Stanford Business School

Jeff Hilimire

I’m excited to announce that he’s holding a free workshop for Atlanta startups next week! We would like to invite you to take advantage of a free one hour workshop on team effectiveness offered by Professor Lindred Greer of Stanford Business School at the Atlanta Tech Village. Atlanta Entrepreneurship Start-ups I have written about my new friend, Huggy (Stanford Business School), on this blog before: Think of your startup like a beach volleyball team.

Come hang with me while I interview Atlanta startup legend Charles Brewer!

Jeff Hilimire

Charles, as many of you know, is one of the first startup successes in Atlanta, founding MindSpring in 1994. And we’ll be hosting the event at one of my favorite Atlanta venues, the Center for Civic Innovation. Mr. Brewer is one of Atlanta’s first startup success stories, bringing to life one of the largest ISP’s in the country from his Midtown Atlanta apartment in 1994. I’m so excited about this!

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.

Common Workplace Injuries Employers Need to Be Aware Of

The Startup Magazine

Legal insight Staffing Atlanta attorney compensation drug test Employees forklift health and safety machinery office supplies training workforce workplaceEmployers have a responsibility to be aware of some of the most common workplace injuries and ensure policies are in place to prevent them.

So I was speaking at a Metro Atlanta Chamber this week…

Jeff Hilimire

This week I hosted my first Technology Talk event from the Metro Atlanta Chamber. We’ll be doing these quarterly and the next one is in June on Social Media.

Empirical Support for the Boulder Thesis

Feld Thoughts

I gave a 30 minute interview on this and other topics at the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday – nice summary from David Cummings. Startup Communities 1 million cups Atlanta tech vill boulder thesis empirical evidence research startup colorado

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Why I’m not scared of Amazon HQ2 coming to Atlanta

Jeff Hilimire

Reading that headline, you might think, “Wait, why would you be scared of Amazon setting up its second HQ in Atlanta?” And Atlanta is now among the 20 finalists , and is the betting favorite in many cases. So, back to the headline of this post, why would I be scared of Amazon coming to Atlanta? But a lot of my peers in the Atlanta tech community are. The post Why I’m not scared of Amazon HQ2 coming to Atlanta appeared first on Begin the Begin.

Hope you’re coming to Social Media Atlanta this week!

Jeff Hilimire

Just making sure everyone is aware that this week is THE week of the year in Atlanta for social. It’s called Social Media Atlanta and you guys better be attending some sessions. Learn more on the Social Media Atlanta Facebook page , duh. The first is Social Fresh Atlanta happening the first morning of this conference (the 8th, Monday). Tags: Agency Life Social Marketing/Media social fresh social media atlanta