5 Startup ideas for Atlanta businesses

Our Own Start-up

If you want to start your business now, here are some startup ideas for Atlanta businesses. Read on to learn what businesses work best in Atlanta. The post 5 Startup ideas for Atlanta businesses first appeared on Our Own Startup.

[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. The new website features a resource map, interactive events calendar and a blog, which will showcase best practices and ideas from well-known Atlanta entrepreneurs and thought leaders. “Great ideas come out of Atlanta.

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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. Startup Riot , initially founded by Atlanta-based entrepreneur Sanjay Parekh as a way to give back to the city’s burgeoning technology community, saw T.A.

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? One of the most helpful things for me in coming up with ways around and through these obstacle has been comparing notes with other innovator here in Atlanta.

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. And with that topic, taken from my most recent book, I’ll work in a lot about how to start a business right regardless of the timeframe, and how to avoid the top 10 startup mistakes. events startup advice Atlanta Entrepreneur.com Growth Conference January 20 2011

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.

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. Episode 007 / Atlanta Startup CEOs from On Doers on Vimeo. Atlanta Start-ups

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. He purchased a 5-story building in Buckhead (corner of Piedmont and Lenox) with the idea of getting 600+ entrepreneurs in Atlanta stuffed into the same location and let the magic happen. 10 Reasons I Love the Atlanta Tech Village. When you start a company or work at a startup, you love your job. I’m surrounded by other startups.

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!

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

Jeff Hilimire

If you had time to watch the video where Jon Birdsong (CEO of Rivalry ) and I talked to Michael Tavani, Rob Kischuk and TJ Muehleman, you’ll know that one of the points the group made to Jon and I was that there is a lot of publicity about the Atlanta Tech Village but very little about the startups in the building. So I figured, why not start a series on my blog to share what some of my favorite startups in the Village are up to. Why are you in the Atlanta Tech Village?

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

Jeff Hilimire

I have written about my new friend, Huggy (Stanford Business School), on this blog before: Think of your startup like a beach volleyball team. I’m excited to announce that he’s holding a free workshop for Atlanta startups next week! Dear Fellow Start-Ups: As you know, effective teamwork is at the heart of successful startups. Atlanta Entrepreneurship Start-ups

How To Find A Business Idea In The Pandemic

The Startup Magazine

” Business ideas that fall into this category display several characteristics that make them noticeable, including: Ø Startup mindset: they’re always in action and continually making things happen.

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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. You’re all working toward the same goal – to do the impossible and make a startup succeed. It’s incredible (here’s a look at the new first floor via David’s blog ) and it just keeps getting better as more floors are completed.

Empirical Support for the Boulder Thesis

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday, Kauffman Foundation released a study that provided empirical support for the Boulder Thesis that I came up with in my book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. 1 Million Cups Denver was also a recipient of one of the first Startup Colorado Community Fund grants. In the report, Kauffman lined this up clearly against the Boulder Thesis, which, if you don’t know it, is: Entrepreneurs must lead the startup community.

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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. I haven’t been here in a while but it’s pretty awesome to see how the startup community has grown in the past five years. Places atlanta

Cassandra Worthy’s Incredible Tips For Startup Success!

The Startup Magazine

Cassandra Worthy recently gave The Startup Magazine her advice and insights to help entrepreneurs get over the hurdles of launching a startup. If you understand, what it takes to build an empire, you too can move ahead with your startup. According to Paul Graham who is the Y-Combinator’s co-founder, overfunding is the most important yet neglected reason of why startups fail in the inception phase. Your startup will not get successful within a day.

Last week I shared my startup experiences with the Metro Atlanta Chamber…

Jeff Hilimire

…and they were kind of enough to write this article about some of the stuff I said. My favorite bit: The company, Spunlogic, moved out of his mother’s basement and into an office after landing a deal with a New Zealand company. As hopes heightened and excitement built, the New Zealand company went bankrupt without a penny spent on Spunlogic. “It

State of Entrepreneurship in Georgia

The Startup Magazine

Building your startup can be both exciting and daunting. With a high prevalence of tech startups and a low cost of living, Georgia should be at the top of your list. In Georgia, you’re in good company with your new startup. The post State of Entrepreneurship in Georgia appeared first on The Startup Magazine. Community Entrepreneurship Atlanta Business Owners Environment Georgia Investor Kabbage Small Business tech startup vision

Southern Innovation: I’ll be in Miami and Atlanta in the next few weeks

This is going to be BIG.

There are lots of places that successful companies grow up—and as more cities develop critical masses of technical and entrepreneurial talent, you’re going to see a lot more dispersion of startup success. I’ll be at Startup Riot on Wednesday, February 16th and Superconf in Miami on the 25th and 26th.

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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.

How to Drive Cheap, Quality Traffic on Facebook

The Startup Magazine

SimpleShowing , a B2C real estate startup headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a great example of using Facebook to increase website traffic. The post How to Drive Cheap, Quality Traffic on Facebook appeared first on The Startup Magazine. Marketing Advertising Atlanta audience benefits brand awareness budget checkout consumers content conversion customers event Facebook HubSpot Investment landing page market quality leads Real estate revenue Social media Target audience Website

Texas Startups Roadshow East Coast Tour

Austin Startup

Capital Factory is launching our 2019 TEXAS@USA East Coast Roadshow as part of our Texas Startup Manifesto. Submit your Startup application here. We’re bringing a select group of Texas startups to the East Coast for curated, 1-on-1 investor meetings in Atlanta, Boston and New York. All startups based in Texas who apply will be considered for participation regardless of industry, sector or city. Are you a startup? Submit your Startup application here.

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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. Mayor Reed came and visited, talking about the importance of technology and startups to the city and his plans to help us realize our full potential in those areas. Yesterday was one of those days. He made a 15 minute speech and then did Q&A for a solid half hour.

Six Tips For Startups Outside Of Traditional VC Hubs

YoungUpstarts

For m­any years, conventional wisdom held that a promising startup needed to be located in a traditional venture capital hub like Silicon Valley, San Francisco or New York to be successful. and Venture Atlanta, provide great opportunities for both targeted and informal networking with prospective investors from all over the country. For example, if you are a health care startup, try to consider the J.P. by Chris Sloan of Baker Donelson.

Common Workplace Injuries Employers Need to Be Aware Of

The Startup Magazine

The post Common Workplace Injuries Employers Need to Be Aware Of appeared first on 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. Up to 5,000 workers get killed each year in the workplace.

Is Artificial Intelligence Still Relevant for Startups?

ReadWriteStart

For context, consider the London-based VC firm MMC who found that about 40% of European AI startups don’t use AI in any tangible way. Meaning that the company or startup “talks” about AI, but they are unwilling or unable to put in the resources to deploy the process, store the data, or make any meaningful use of the information. So begs the question, is artificial intelligence still relevant for startups? Larger entities and new startups have the same needs. .

AI Startups Need Data, and the Government Needs Help

ReadWriteStart

Here are the facts about AI startups needing data , and how that helps governments. And startups in a number of industries are poised to capitalize on this wealth of data to optimize services and solve the issues most important to customers. For startups building the next generation of AI tools, this situation presents challenges. Governments want to share data, and startups need that data to power technological innovation. .

Dragon Army and the Village hosted Michelle Nunn

Jeff Hilimire

Hoping that more of the political candidates start getting focused on technology startups and visiting places like Atlanta Tech Village and Hypepotamus. Atlanta Entrepreneurship Start-ups We really enjoyed hosting Michelle Nunn last week at Dragon Army.

Georgia Tech Flashpoint Accelerator Demo Day, June 11, 2014

David Teten

Flashpoint is a startup accelerator that creates better startups, faster. It works with committed founders who have domain knowledge and passion for responding to the needs of their customers and helps them shape startups with true market/product fit, reduced risks, lower costs, and a better chance of high quality success. Atlanta ff Venture Capital HBS Alumni Angels New York

5 Reasons I’m excited about Switchyards

Jeff Hilimire

Switchyards , Michael Tavani’s latest project, just announced its first batch of startups to join the effort. The Switchyards mantra: Where consumer and design-focused companies grow in Atlanta. Atlanta needs a focused effort to give consumer-oriented startups a chance. Unfortunately, the reputation we have for not being a great B2C startup town is deserved. Downtown Atlanta needs some startup love.

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SXSW Startups: EnrichHER

Austin Startup

L to R: Tiara Zolniez (Co-Founder & Sales), Dr. Roshawnna Novellus (Co-Founder & CEO), Alisha Griffey (COO) The Forrest Four-Cast: February 4, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. It showed me that although there is limited diversity in the startup world, we can come together to show the world that we are here and relevant.

Alex Miller Inspires with the Story of his Startup

The Startup Magazine

He knew that he needed to change his life to avoid relapse, so he decided to move to Atlanta and start a new journey. That is where the idea for his startup came from. Now, entrepreneur Alex Miller runs a startup that helps people learn about money management and repairs their credit scores. His journey from childhood to a successful startup leader is one that should serve as an inspiration to everyone. Entrepreneurship startup

Startup SEO: How To Get Started On A Limited Budget

YoungUpstarts

However, as a startup you may not understand how to use SEO to your advantage when building brand and growing your business, and if you have a limited budget, you may think you are paddling up a creek without oars. Actually, one SEO agency Atlanta has some advice to offer that may help you realize that it is possible to get started (as a startup!) For more than a decade, anyone who’s built a website knows that SEO is a crucial component in that site’s success.

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Q2ebanking Expands to Georgia

SiliconHills

Austin-based Q2ebanking plans to open an office outside of Atlanta in August to serve its growing client base in the region. The startup company provides electronic banking solutions to banks and credit unions nationwide. “Expanding into the Atlanta area is a natural move for us and is a testament to the demand we are experiencing [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Atlanta Austin banking Q2ebanking

Startups Looking to Hire CU Students?

Feld Thoughts

In the Startup Communities , I talk extensively about leaders and feeders. I assert than anyone in the startup community should be able to start / create / do anything that is helpful to the startup community. They don’t have to ask permission – there is no VP Activities in a startup community. The data from this form will be used for two things: 1) To help start an online startup jobs and internships board for students that we are currently building. .

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The 50 Top Startups at SXSW 2019

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 11, 2019 The 11th annual SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx brings together more than 50 of the world’s top startups who will present their emerging technologies before a panel of expert judges and a live audience on March 9–10. Orlando, FL Click here to browse the full lineup of startups for SXSW Pitch 2019. creativity founders startup entrepreneurship sxsw

Flashpoint NYC Demo Day 2016, May 3

David Teten

Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech. At Demo Day, you will meet the new batch of companies and hear from Dr. Merrick Furst, who will discuss applying the science of behavioral economics to startups. Atlanta ff Venture Capital HBS Alumni Angels New YorkI hope you’ll join me next week at Flashpoint NYC’s Demo Day 2016.

Is North America Still a Startup Heaven?

The Startup Magazine

The world’s startup landscape keeps evolving. According to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report , in 2017, global venture capital investments reached the record of $140 billion, while the total value creation of the world’s startup economy hit astonishing $2.3 The form of companies dominating the startup scene changes , new types of startup founders appear, different partnerships are created, and new, powerful innovation hubs emerge.

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech. Atlanta ff Venture Capital Harvard Business School New York Presentations and Conferences The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The event will be held at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY.

Flashpoint New York Demo Day, Friday, June 14

David Teten

Flashpoint is a startup accelerator at Georgia Tech. Atlanta ff Venture Capital Harvard Business School New York Presentations and Conferences The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital, and The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York are once again co-sponsoring Flashpoint’s upcoming New York Demo Day, on Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The event will be held at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY.

Austin Ranks First in the Nation as the Best Place for Startups

SiliconHills

Austin ranks first in the nation for the best place for startups, according to a new survey from Sungard Availability Services. Austin claimed the top spot, followed by New York, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston. The survey ranked the cities based on startup survival rates, graduate talent and density […] The post Austin Ranks First in the Nation as the Best Place for Startups appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Everyone has a right to their opinion…unless, of course, their opinion is absurd and ignorant.

Jeff Hilimire

But the things he says about the Atlanta Tech Village and the people busting their asses there are just flat wrong. In the article, Michael says: “…if you went to Atlanta Tech Village, 60 percent of the people there would be exactly what I think what you were trying to describe with me. You’ll see a lot of that at Atlanta Tech Village.” For such a small, close-knit city, our startup community is mostly fractured and unsupportive of each other.