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 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!

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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.

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?

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!

Atlanta Showcases its Tech Community at SXSW


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.

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

10 Reasons Why I am Proud to be "From Atlanta"

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I have never been more proud that I started - and stayed - in Atlanta to build my businesses and my career

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.

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.

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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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

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!

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.

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.

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


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.

Atlanta Startup Wants to Help Kids Shop Responsibly

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New debit card aims to give parents control of kids' spending on websites and in stores

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


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.

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Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

So I was doing some work on the atdc Startup Showcase that resulted in a quick brainstorming session on Atlanta area organizations that fund technology startups. The more angel oriented investor groups include Atlanta Technology Angels, CEO Ventures, the Communications Group, Hamilton Ventures, Profounder, Seraph Group, and Shotput Ventures. While we can use more this is Atlanta in 2011.

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 Growth Conference January 20 2011

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.

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.

Update: Most Interesting Atlanta Startups of 2010

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Yesterday Micheal Tavani started a conversation on Twitter about this list of 20 most interesting Atlanta startups. Loss for Atlanta. Before I do that I am going to make a new top 20 Atlanta startup list. The list is over three years old. I thought it would be interesting to go in and provide an update. Here it is. BLiNQ Media Sold to Gannett. Depending on your source it was either $40 million or $92 million. I know the number. Take the average and you are close enough. .

3 (Extremely Common) Mistakes That Helped the Atlanta Falcons Lose the Super Bowl

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Are you making these errors in your own business

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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

How to Stage a Comeback: An Exclusive Interview With the CMO of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks

Inc Startups

A controversy in the summer of 2014 left the team scrambling. What happened next was a great lesson on turnaround marketing

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.

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.

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!

Atlanta Technology Compensation

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Today we are going to get a little closer to home and talk about technology compensation in Atlanta. The source for this information is the 2011 Atlanta Technology Executive Compensation Survey conducted by the Technology Executives Roundtable. Atlanta Technology Compensation. Using the CEO slot as an example the way you read this data is an Atlanta CEO makes $10,000 less cash salary, a bonus that is the same, and has 1% more equity than their national counterparts.

This Atlanta Unicorn Founder Helps Entrepreneurs Find $2 Billion--and Counting

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Fintech disruptor Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage Co-Founder shares nine surprising growth insights

Yesterday was a perfect example of why I’m building Dragon Army at the Atlanta Tech Village

Jeff Hilimire

There are days at the Atlanta Tech Village where I’m blown away by the experiences we’re exposed to. Yesterday was one of those days.

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So the Atlanta Tech Village chose me as the Member of the Month…

Jeff Hilimire

…and this video happened. Culture Entrepreneurship

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I’m getting excited about this year’s Venture Atlanta conference

Jeff Hilimire

Venture Atlanta is by far my favorite startup event of the year. Venture Atlanta presenting companies: Early Stage. It’s the largest culmination of entrepreneurs and investors in the Southeast. Each year the list of presenting companies gets better and this year is certainly no exception. Fortunately, David Cummings put a list of the companies on his blog , so I grabbed them and listed them below. The event is on October 21st and 22nd at the Georgia Aquarium.

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

Jeff Hilimire

Last week I wrote a blog post where I asked 17 of Atlanta’s top entrepreneurs to finish the sentence, “To be an entrepreneur is to…” Fortunately, I have many female entrepreneur friends that quickly pointed out that I included exactly zero female entrepreneurs on my list.

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The advice I give to anyone that lives in Atlanta to do every year until they retire

Jeff Hilimire

Everyone I meet now – that lives in Atlanta – I tell them the same thing: Apply to Leadership Atlanta or Leadership Atlanta’s LEAD program. Atlanta Leadership Do it every year until you retire or get in, whichever comes first. I’m working on a post about just how significantly this program changed my life over the last nine months. Its a hard thing to capture in words, so its taking some time get my thoughts together.

All Eyes on Atlanta: Cooking Up Big Sales This Southern City Center

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From a sustainable energy company to numerous IT platforms, see the companies whipping up major sales in The ATL

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.