Georgia State’s Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF) is a program supported by the Marcus Foundation to aid Georgia State entrepreneurs in the development and establishment of new businesses. The $300,000 grant supports underrepresented student, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures.
We reviewed nearly 100 applications for the inaugural cohort. A multi-step selection process included pitching to experienced entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders. The MSESF Class of 2020 will run from September 2019 to February 2020, and consists of 21 companies.
Meet the Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund 2020 Cohort
Learn more about the 21 companies in the MSESF program below. The businesses are classified into one of two categories: Startup State and Seed Stage. The Startup Stage companies have some business traction relative to the Seed Stage companies whose ideas are still in the very early stage.
Alex Benjamin, Content Consultant at AVEI – DO LinkedIn profile
Anna Brumby, Small Business Consultant at Small Business Development Center at Georgia State – LinkedIn Profile
Ian Cohen, Founder, Tara Education Technologies LLC – LinkedIn Profile
Ashley France, CEO at ANF Consulting, LLC – LinkedIn Profile
Ken Mathis, Entrepreneur in Residence, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute at Georgia State – LinkedIn Profile
Nakia Melecio, Startup Catalyst, Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech – LinkedIn Profile
Bharath Parthasarathy, Deputy General Counsel, Georgia State University – LinkedIn Profile
Alex Sherman, Manager, Product Management at Pivotal Labs – LinkedIn Profile
Tom Taggart, Senior Marketing Manager at UPS – LinkedIn Profile
Dayna Thomas, Principal Attorney and Owner, The Law Office of Dayna Thomas, LLC – LinkedIn Profile
Nate Washington, Chief Technology Officer at Qoins – LinkedIn Profile
Christian Zimmerman Co-founder and CEO at Qoins – LinkedIn Profile
Media Contact: Jackie Davis, M.Ed., MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute Georgia State University 55 Park Place, Suite 250 Atlanta, GA [...]
ATLANTA–Georgia State University has received a $300,000 grant from The Marcus Foundation to aid student and community entrepreneurs in the development and establishment of new businesses.