The application period for the next Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund cohort has closed. Applicants should monitor their email as they will be contacted soon regarding next steps.
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We reviewed nearly 100 applications for the inaugural cohort. A multi-step selection process included pitching to experienced entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders.
Learn more about the Inaugural Cohort of 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.
Georgia State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) just launched applications for its 2nd annual
Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF). This business accelerator program recently received the
Award for Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
Umama Kibria (B.B.A. ’17) is the founder of Sweatpack, a fitness web app allows people to sign up for sports leagues or fitness classes with a group of friends or strangers. Kibria has participated in Atlanta Tech Village’s It Takes a Village, Georgia State University’s Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund and Beyond the Game accelerators. Kibria is also a Forbes under 30 honoree and pitched at Venture Atlanta. Read the full story on Atlanta Inno.
Atlanta Inno released its annual list of rising Atlanta innovators you need to know. This year’s 25 under 25 list includes two Georgia State alumni who have brought interesting new products to market. Ashley Richardson (B.S. ’17) and Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund alumna, is founder of the artificial intelligence powered marketing startup, MyTotem. Sean Chang (BBA ’19), co-founded Mujka, a midtown Korean fried chicken restaurant which opened amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more on Atlanta Inno’s blog!
ArtzyBella was selected as one of 10 finalists to pitch their businesses in the New Voices + Shea Moisture Pitch Competition, sponsored by Essence, an independent African American-owned company. Read the full article and learn more about this driven GSU alum.