Join us for a series of curated workshops, plus access to business coaching designed for Georgia State entrepreneurs interested in applying to the next Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund.
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.
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.
Aurign, a startup at Georgia State University using blockchain technology to securely file music-publishing documents, won the Heartland Challenge on Friday, May 29. The team took top honors after two days of competition for 12 semifinalist teams from around the world.
Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund participants, Robert Hatcher (B.A. ’17) a MBA student, and James “Chidi” Okolo, an undergraduate majoring in Entrepreneurship, along with classmate Punar Johar who is pursuing a Master of Science in Analytics, participated in the University of Arkansas Heartland Challenge Startup Competition representing their startup, Aurign. Aurign is a decentralized music publishing company that uses data analytics in blockchain technology to securely file music publishing documents. The team’s pitch was awarded the grand prize of $50,000!
Ten Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund alumni have been accepted into WeWork Labs Atlanta’s initiative. These entrepreneurs will now have access to three months of accountability through weekly standups, a dedicated mentor, and exclusive invitations to WeWork Labs and Lab partner events.
Join the Georgia State Alumni Association’s virtual upcoming paint-and-sip party in partnership with Main Street Seed Fund grand prize winner, Ashley Daramola (B.I.S.’10), founder of ArtzyBella Studio + Shop.