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 cohort.
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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.
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.
The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) has announced that the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) at Georgia State University has won the 2020 Award for Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education. The award was presented virtually at the GCEC annual conference on October 30.