1 Million Cups
Nov
29
8:30 AM08:30

1 Million Cups

  • Athens Area Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1 Million Cups is a weekly event that brings together entrepreneurs and the Athens community over coffee and conversations.  

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. Four Athens is excited to bring 1 Million Cups to Athens. 

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EP Speaker Series - Thrasher Photo & Design
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Thrasher Photo & Design

Join us for the final speaker series of the semester on November 7th, 2017.

Thrasher Photo and Design is a Creative Agency founded in 2004 by Beth Hall Thrasher and Jason Thrasher. The Thrashers create photography, video, branding, print and web design for clients in Athens and Atlanta, GA, and for companies as far-flung as Dallas, Washington DC, Miami, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

 

Jason Thrasher is the PHOTO and Beth Hall Thrasher is the DESIGN of Thrasher Photo and Design. Jason’s photography has been exhibited nationally, from New Orleans to London– his solo show about the Athens music scene, Athens Potluck, was showcased in the Atrium Gallery of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Georgia Theatre Gallery in Athens, and will be available in book form this fall. Jason’s photographs have been published in SPIN, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Garden & Gun, and the New York Times, to name just a few.

 

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Beth’s background as an art director for television at NHK-Tokyo, CNN-Headline News in Atlanta, and CBS in San Francisco won her an Emmy Award and two Radio-Television News Directors Awards for Art Direction; her history as an interactive designer started with gigs for Electronic Arts and Apple in California; and her web designs have garnered Earl Awards at the prestigious SXSW Interactive Conference, and the NAPA Award for Outstanding Web Design in 2015. Beth is also the founder of the Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival which toured short films (two minutes, or shorter) internationally for more than ten years.

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Downtown Tech Crawl
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Tech Crawl

  • 1 Press Place Athens, GA, 30601 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don't miss the inaugural Downtown Tech Crawl, the first event of its kind in Athens. 

On November 1st, four top technology-based businesses in Downtown Athens will showcase their offices and play hosts to students and young professionals. This event is the perfect opportunity for attendees to learn about career opportunities in growing industries and get a behind-the-scenes look at how they operate. Participants will register and begin at one location and then progressively migrate to the other three offices throughout the evening. Each office will be giving tours, networking, and providing great local food. 

This event is free and open to the public, but those wishing to attend must RSVP online by Monday, October 30.

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EP Speaker Series - Joe Koufman
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Joe Koufman

Joe Koufman is the founder and CEO of AgencySparks which is a matchmaker for brands and marketing agencies. Prior to founding AgencySparks, Joe spent 6 years running marketing and business development for Engauge, an independent marketing agency acquired by Publicis Groupe and merged with Moxie in 2013. Joe also serves on the board of advisers for the Marketing Program here at the Terry College of Business and hosts a weekly online radio music show for leisure.

Join us for Joe's story and free Chick-fil-A.

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EP Speaker Series - David Rowe
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - David Rowe

David Rowe is the founder of Athens Music School and the Vice President of Partner Software. David took an organic approach to the business administration as he himself worked his way from a staff role in product design and development to eventually found himself as the CEO of Partner Software. He currently serves as the Vice president of Partner Software which calls Athens home.

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EP Speaker Series - Adam Wexler
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Adam Wexler

Adam Wexler is the Founder and CEO of SidePrize, a platform for raising the stakes in season-long fantasy leagues. The company is a Dodgers Accelerator graduate and has won a number of awards including the Fantasy Sports Trade Association's 2016 'Rookie of the Year.'

Prior to his latest endeavor, Adam founded Insightpool, The Influencer Marketing Platform which has raised upwards of $10M and serves clients from Coca Cola to NBC Universal. Adam also consulted with the Atlanta Hawks on their digital and social strategy during their record-breaking 2014-2015 season.

Join us for Adam's entrepreneurial story and Chick-fil-a. 

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EP Speaker Series - Tami McQueen - 31south
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Tami McQueen - 31south

Tami has an insatiable desire to drive an innovative approach that fuels disruption in emerging markets.

Tami is the co-founder of 31south, a marketing agency focused on hyper-growth technology companies. Previously, Tami joined one the fastest-growing a B2B SaaS startups in the U.S. as the first marketing hire and employee #9 at SalesLoft

Rooted firmly in South African soil, Tami calls Atlanta home, a city she believes holds exponential potential.

Join us on Tuesday, September 12th to hear Tami's experiences and enjoy refreshments.

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 EP Speaker Series - Richie Knight - HW Creative
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Richie Knight - HW Creative

The Society of Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneurship Program introduces entrepreneur Richie Knight to kick off our fall 2017 Speaker Series.

Come meet Richie Knight and hear him speak about his entrepreneurial journey in founding HW Creative Marketing. With offices in Athens and in Americus, GA, HW Creative Marketing has assisted hundreds of clients across the nation in growing their businesses. 

Food and refreshments provided. 

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UGA Entrepreneurship 2017-2018 Welcome Back Cook-Out
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

UGA Entrepreneurship 2017-2018 Welcome Back Cook-Out

Entrepreneurship is hosting a 2017-2018 Welcome Back Cook-Out for all current and prospective Entrepreneurship Certificate Program students, the Society of Entrepreneurs, local entrepreneurs, and other guests.  Please join UGA's entrepreneurial community on the Special Collection Library's lawn by the new Business Learning Community on Friday, August 25 from 5:30-7:30 for hamburgers, hotdogs, and networking!  PLEASE RSVP TO ep@uga.edu

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Summer Launch Program
Apr
30
to May 1

Summer Launch Program

For the first time ever, the UGA Entrepreneurship Program is offering a Summer Launch Program. The ideal candidates would be teams who have gone through the UGA Idea Accelerator or any other student team that is ready to actively launch their business between semesters. Teams will be provided dedicated work rooms with key card access to work on their business. The will also meet once per week to discuss obstacles and how to overcome common problems with experienced entrepreneurs. This program starts the first week of June and runs through the end of July. Each team will receive an upfront budget of $5,000 to spend on efforts to grow their business, such as travel and building a prototype. At the end of the program, the teams will have the chance to display their hard work and improved business for a chance to receive another $5,000. Only 4-6 teams will be chosen to compete so make sure to apply for your chance to be a part of the SLP.

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Life's a Pitch
Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

Life's a Pitch

Come out as the Society of Entrepreneurs hosts a triple threat event. First and foremost the purpose of the event is to raise money for 3 local charities here in Athens. The goal is $1,500 and it looks like this amount will easily be surpassed this year with some of our great sponsors. This event is also equal parts, pitch workshop and pitch competition. The winning team will be awarded a grand prize pack with lots of goodies from the area. Come meet lots of local entrepreneurs at the event and have a great time learning about social entrepreneurship. Event will be held at Thinc Studios from 6-8pm. Doors open at 5:30!

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UGA Accelerator Demo Day
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

UGA Accelerator Demo Day

Come check out the final teams of the UGA Idea Accelerator as they pitch for $5,000. Teams will all give 3 minute pitches about their companies and have a live Q&A with judges who will deliberate to chose the next Accelerator winner. This event is open to the community! Come to the Thinc Studio located at 225 W Broad St Athens, GA 30602, across from Junkmans Daughter.

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Next Top Entrepreneur
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Next Top Entrepreneur

UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur is open to student startup teams from all over the country. During this live event, teams pitch their existing business or idea in front of an audience and a panel of judges who have experience in the startup and business world. The winning team is awarded $10,000!

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EP Speaker Series - Scott Deviney - Chicken Salad Chick
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Scott Deviney - Chicken Salad Chick

Winner of the 2017 Bulldog 100, Scott Deviney was able to take a chicken salad business based in Auburn to one of the fastest growing franchises in the southeast. Come and listen as he gives his insights on scaling a business and what it takes to move a company from good to great. 

Food and refreshments will be provided to students.

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Entrepreneur Meetup
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Entrepreneur Meetup

UGA is excited to present Ford Fry, one of the south's most creative and lauded chefs and entrepreneurs, who will be sharing his entreprenuerial story to our students and faculty.

Ford Frey, Chef and Managing Partner, BeetleCat, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, King + Duke, Marcel, no. 246, The El Felix, The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist, State of Grace, St. Cecilia, Superica

Stop by Sanford 313!

Brought to you by Cru and the UGA Christian Faculty Forum.

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EP Speaker Series - Greg Peters - Inform.com
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Greg Peters - Inform.com

Come meet CEO Greg Peters and Senior Director Ad Sales, Justin Brooks from Inform.com

Founded in 2007 and previously known as News Distribution Network (NDN), Inform has grown into a premier digital advertising and player technologies specialist. Inform’s mission is to integrate World Class technology that fundamentally improves digital advertising effectiveness and publishing operations for every one of our partners. Our experience spans the publisher, advertiser, and technology sectors so we can deliver cutting-edge technology and products to our partners and their audiences.

Free Chick-Fil-A will be provided

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EP Speaker Series - Denise Smith -Peace of Thread
Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Denise Smith -Peace of Thread

For women, looking to make a difference, Peace of Thread is a handbag company that makes high quality bags that employ unemployable women in vulnerable populations. They provide them with a sustainable source of income, practice in English and job skills. Wearing Peace of Thread is a  fashion-forward choice that intentionally gives purpose. Each bag is handcrafted, and one-of-a-kind -- just like their artisan threaders -- and serves as a statement piece for  customers to carry the stories of  artisans into the world. 

Free Chick-Fil-A for the first 50 to attend

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EP Speaker Series - Terrapin Beer Co
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Terrapin Beer Co

Brian “Spike” Buckowski,  Brewmaster and C0-Founder of Terrapin Beer Company

Spike is the creative force behind Terrapin beers. Born in New Britain, CT he moved to Atlanta in 1992. Spike began home brewing in 1993 and never looked back. Spike is a 1996 graduate of The American Brewers Guild in California. The program included an intensive brewing science and engineering curriculum. Judging from the accolades and medals he is winning for Terrapin, he must have paid some attention in class.

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EP Speaker Series - Sons of Sawdust
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Sons of Sawdust

A very talented family pulled together to build one of the most unique companies in Athens.  Their concept was so interesting that they have grown their social media presence to almost 80,000 followers on Instagram. @sonsofsawdust  Each team member with very different talents has made this company a huge success. Each product that they make has a unique story and Shayna Hobbs has a gift with telling each story through the use of social media. 

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Carving Contest
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Carving Contest

Add a little bit of “Spice” to your Pumpkin for the Society of Entrepreneurship’s Carving Contest! It's $10 per organization to enter their very own pumpkin creation for the chance to win a Trick-or-"Treat yourself" $100 cash prize, which can be put towards your organization’s philanthropy goal. Delegate a crafty carver to pre-carve/decorate a pumpkin before Wednesday Oct, 26th (but make sure to avoid carving too early and risking rot…) The masterpieces will be displayed on Terry Lawn, from 10am-2pm, where all students who are on North campus can vote for their favorite pumpkin. Each student can vote once and the winning pumpkin will be chosen based on highest number votes. SoE executives will be in attendance the entire time, so you do not need to send anyone from your organization to stay with your pumpkin. There will also be a bake sale including coffee, hot chocolate, and tasty treats. Email ep@uga.edu to enter! 

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EP Speaker Series - Borrowing Magnolia/ Once Like a Spark
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Borrowing Magnolia/ Once Like a Spark

Ashley Steele is the Co-Founder, Head of Sales and Marketing for Borrowing Magnolia, a national service for wedding dress rentals and sales. Founded in January of 2014, Borrowing Magnolia helps women monetize the wedding dress hanging in their closet by renting or selling it to women interested in saving money on their wedding dress. Ashley received her BBA in 2006 from UGA with a Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication degree.

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EP Speaker Series - Dead Spin
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Dead Spin

Will Leitch is a senior writer for Sports on Earth and hosts the daily podcast "The Will Leitch Experience." He also serves as a contributing editor for New York Magazine. Leitch was the founding editor of Deadspin, which he launched in September 2005 and guided to its position as the nation's most widely read independent sports blog. He left Deadspin in July 2008 but still regularly contributes to the site and to Gawker, most notably as a film critic. He has also contributed to The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, GQ, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Parade,Glamour and The Nation. He is the author of four books: "Are We Winning: Fathers and Sons and the New Golden Age of Baseball" (2010), "God Save The Fan" (2008), "Catch" (2005) and "Life As a Loser" (2003). 

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EP Speaker Series - Mama's Boy
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Mama's Boy

Located on the Greenway, a short five-minute ride from downtown Athens, GA sits the locally owned restaurant that is sure to become your new favorite breakfast spot. For nine years now, co-owner Cooper Currin Hudson and his business partner Alicia Segars have been operating Mama’s Boy, their reason for opening being the fact that Athens needed a good breakfast place. When living in the South, you can bet you will find southern fare, and this restaurant is the place to be.  Mama’s Boy is voted as Athens’ Favorite Breakfast in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and favorite brunch in 2012 and 2013 by Flagpole Magazine. Come hear Alicia and Cooper talk about starting their business and the importance of partnerships in business.

 

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EP Speaker Series - Umano
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Umano

Brothers, Jonathan & Alex Torrey, were born in california, bounced around and ended up in athens, georgia. their parents, both teachers, rooted in them the strong belief that every kid deserves a chance; it's not about geography, color, or creed. the brothers are maniacally, relentlessly, and zealously passionate about empowering kids to unleash their creativity. inspired by the raw confidence in a kid’s drawing, they design every silhouette detail, handpick the world’s most freakishly soft fabrics—all the way down the yarn—partner with supremely skilled clothworkers, and screen print the brand's signature Artwork by hand to create their elevated fashion basics despite not having much fashion experience (zero to be exact). they are redefining the lines.

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Students 2 Startups
Sep
6
3:00 PM15:00

Students 2 Startups

  • Grady School of Journalism - Payton Anderson Forum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Not your typical job fair, Students2Startups aims to better connect students with young companies in Athens. Held twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters, S2S brings 20+ Athens startup companies to campus to connect with UGA students seeking internships, employment, and real-world job experience. S2S is a unique opportunity for students to discover local startups and engage with the Athens entrepreneurial community directly.

 

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EP Speaker Series - Your Pie
Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

EP Speaker Series - Your Pie

In 2006, Drew French was visiting his wife’s family in Ischia, a small volcanic island located 19 miles from the city of Naples, Italy. It was there that he fell in love with the region’s use of brick ovens and the perfectly-crisp doughs and smoky, earthy flavors that came out of it. And it was there that he learned how enjoying a fresh, homemade meal with friends and family can oftentimes be the most important ingredient in any dish. Inspired, French took the humbling experience home with him, and once his feet were planted back on American soil, he put himself to work. Two years later, Your Pie was born. 

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SoE Information Session
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

SoE Information Session

Come join us and learn about one of the best clubs on campus. We are focused around creating businesses, but we are open to all students, majors and business ideas. Come meet with the Executive board and other members and learn about why we are the best club to engage with on campus. 

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Information Tables on the Lawn w/ Zombie Donuts
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Information Tables on the Lawn w/ Zombie Donuts

  • Terry School of Business- Brooks Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come visit us on the Terry lawn for donuts and coffee as we welcome back all students for the fall semester. We will have information about our certificate program and our sponsored club the Society of Entrepreneurs. We have plenty of events and networking opportunities for students from all majors so come out and have some Zombie donuts with us.

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