Are you interested in working for and learning from some of the hottest startups in Atlanta? Atlanta Tech Village is back with another internship/job fair, with 50+ startups looking for motivated, hard working students to join their team. For more information about this event and registration visit the Atlanta Tech Village event page.
Apply before March 18th, 2018 for a chance to compete for $10,000! Information regarding eligibility and the application process can be found at www.ugaentr.com/nte .
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 plans or business idea in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. At the end of the competition, one winning team is awarded $10,000!
Join us for the final live competition to see which team will be awarded the $25,000 grand prize and continue their startup journey in New York at the Next Great Consumer Brands Conference. Time TBD.
For more information about NGCB, visit http://www.terry.uga.edu/events/next-great-consumer-brands.
The final competition for FABricate, UGA's own food and agribusiness entrepreneurial initiative, will be held on March 28th. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to come out to enjoy the competition, indulge in heavy hors d’oeuvres, and vote to determine which team will win the grand prize!
Come to UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur contest to see student startup teams from across the U.S. pitch for the $10,000 grand prize. Enjoy food and drinks at Hotel Indigo and support your local startup community during Athens Startup Week.
For more info please visit https://www.terry.uga.edu/events/next-top-entrepreneur .
Previously Emily was the founder and CEO of an online sporting event-registration and marketing company, GetSetGo. GetSetGo grew into Active.com which ultimately raised over $50 million in venture capital, put over 10,000 events online and listed on the New York Stock Exchange before being taken private for $1 billion by Vista Equity Partners. She loves enabling entrepreneurs and building businesses through connecting people with resources.
Don't forget! Applications for the Spring 2018 Idea Accelerator are due on February 1st. Students who are ready to start or expand their business are encouraged to apply. Visit www.ugaentr.com/uga-accelerator for more information about the program and application process!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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!
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.
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!
Student teams from all over the country are invited to apply to UGA's Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands Competition hosted by the Entrepreneurship Program. The team with the winning consumer/retail brand idea or business receives a $25,000 award and an all expenses paid trip to New York City to attend the Next Great Consumer Brands Conference.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enter!