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Atlanta Startups, Incubators and Entrepreneurship


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Tuesday September 19, 2017 01:05 pm EDT

Challenge accepted: A San Francisco-based political startup is trying to get Georgians to run against politicians who don't have opponents in their respective races through a billboard campaign.

Yesterday, state Rep. Keisha Waites resigned from her seat representing District 60 in the House so she can run for chair of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Three people were arrested...

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Tuesday September 19, 2017 01:05 pm EDT
Plus: Protests rock Georgia Tech | more...

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Thursday September 14, 2017 07:50 pm EDT
The quarterly Village Market ATL invites the community to shop, be entertained, gain knowledge and fellowship. | more...

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Thursday September 14, 2017 12:00 am EDT
Commerce and community come together at the Village Market ATL | more...

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Wednesday July 19, 2017 08:09 pm EDT
ATL entrepreneurs and the spaces they call HQ | more...

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Wednesday March 29, 2017 10:01 am EDT
Plus: Atlanta gets on the tech-startup map | more...

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Thursday February 16, 2017 04:45 pm EST
The Chamblee-based company is up for an Interactive Innovation Award | more...

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Thursday January 5, 2017 02:32 am EST
One social entrepreneur scales her mission to fight inequity by creating extended families | more...

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Thursday January 5, 2017 02:27 am EST
12-year-old vegan chef turns healthy cooking into serious business | more...

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Tuesday October 25, 2016 03:40 pm EDT
From boozy pints to home-delivered meals, our city has no shortage of homegrown culinary startups | more...

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Tuesday October 25, 2016 03:38 pm EDT
Hoan Huynh's local startup connects international home cooks with hungry diners | more...

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Friday May 27, 2016 03:45 pm EDT
Leave it to the founders of Comingle, the Atlanta-based sex-tech startup, to turn the company's premature death into a cause for celebration. In case you don't recall, we covered their launch last year and awarded their creation, the Mod, a Best of Atlanta award for DIY sex-tech toy. The hacker-friendly vibrator built on an open-source platform they called the Dilduino harnessed their advocacy... | more...

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Thursday March 10, 2016 04:00 am EST
The crew picks its favorite ATL-based tech startups and incubators among former show guests | more...

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Thursday March 10, 2016 04:00 am EST
How a tech podcast with a hip-hop pedigree is remixing Atlanta's digital scene | more...

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Friday July 10, 2015 04:08 pm EDT

  • Patrick Berry
  • Residents of several southwest Atlanta neighborhoods packed the Metro Lanes bowling alley on Metropolitan Parkway as part of the communities 'cash mob' initiative

Intown Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods are once again coming together for a “Cash Mob” — a planned mass visit to local businesses to help support the entrepreneurs.

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The efforts focus on supporting local...

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 01:25 pm EDT

  • Courtesy Adam Harrell
  • Startup Atlanta Executive Director Adam Harrell

A city-backed nonprofit once tasked with boosting entrepreneurs has decided to take a new approach to promoting Atlanta’s startup scene.

Founded in 2013 as a funding mechanism for tech startups, Startup Atlanta re-launched last month with a focus on networking and tech-friendly policy-making. According to Adam...

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Wednesday February 11, 2015 03:10 pm EST

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? For one Candler Park foursome, Valentine’s Day is poised to come right on time this year. (Probably a pun in there somewhere.) That’s because the founders behind the Atlanta-based startup Comingle are four days and about $5,000 away from reaching a crowdfunding goal that, once fulfilled, will allow them to begin production on their first run of a game-changing dildo.
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Wednesday December 31, 2014 04:00 am EST
The daughter of Gu's Bistro chef Yiquan Gu is bringing her father's Buford Highway legacy intown | more...

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Wednesday July 16, 2014 02:06 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Courtney Hammon, left, and Beth Malone of Dashboard Co-op

In the latest edition of Marie Claire magazine, Atlanta nonprofit arts organization Dashboard Co-op is featured in an article about the growing trend of female social entrepreneurs.

The article, "The 'Purpose Economy' Is Changing the Way New Businesses Are Created and Women Are Leading the Way," takes writer...

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Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:00 am EDT
Startup partners with Atlanta chefs to recreate restaurant meals at home | more...

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Thursday April 10, 2014 01:24 pm EDT
Remember Michael Tavani's plan to launch a business incubator in Ponce City Market along the Atlanta Beltline named Beltline & Co.? Well, as we pointed out yesterday, Atlanta Beltline Inc., the nonprofit that plans and develops the smart-growth project, wasn't pleased about the similar name. So its lawyers sent Tavani a cease-and-desist letter. In a post he published today on Medium, Tavani... | more...

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Wednesday April 2, 2014 09:30 am EDT

  • Beltline & Co.

Early last week, Scoutmob co-founder Michael Tavani stepped aside from the online deals company that he helped build so he could pursue other ventures. Later today, Tavani is planning to launch a new co-working space and business incubator focused on consumer brands and design-oriented startups.

Tavani says that Beltline & Co., which he's been [|planning for more than a...

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Monday March 24, 2014 12:37 pm EDT

  • Dustin Chambers/CL File



Michael Tavani, one of Scoutmob's founding partners, is leaving his current position with the company to pursue several new projects.

Earlier this morning, Tavani, who was named one of CL's 20 People to Watch in 2014, announced that he'll no longer be involved with the Atlanta-based online deals startup on a daily basis. He plans to keep working with the...

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Thursday January 2, 2014 04:00 am EST
Scoutmob's co-founder wants to build the city's next big startup incubator Downtown | more...

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Monday October 14, 2013 11:19 am EDT

  • Max Blau/CL File

Mayor Kasim Reed is planning a trip to visit Silicon Valley to meet with tech leaders and promote Atlanta's emerging startup scene sometime in the next few months.

As part of his ongoing efforts to support the city's startups, Reed will head to the San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif., early next year to rub shoulders with Internet titans and venture capital firms. He...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Tired of your coffee shop headquarters or basement offices? Here's a half-dozen places where local entrepreneurs are growing their companies. | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
A handy guide for deciphering tech-scene talk | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Startup Atlanta's executive director talks about the newly formed nonprofit's plans to help the city's entrepreneurs | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Hundreds of new companies and dozens of co-working spaces are making Atlanta a Southern startup hot spot | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Meet the men and women behind some of the city's most interesting new business concepts | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Scoutmob's co-founder shares his two cents about what the city's startup community needs to do better | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Hypepotamus' executive director embraces Atlanta's startup scene despite its marketing woes | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The mayor explains why he's backing entrepreneurial efforts across the city | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Everything you need to know about the city's emerging tech scene | more...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta Tech Village's founder reflects on the scene's past and what needs to happen next | more...

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Tuesday March 26, 2013 02:40 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • "The VC fund passed? Drinks on this guy!"

A proposal that sets aside $100 million for the state to invest in potentially risky startup companies is now headed to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk.

State representatives approved House Bill 318 yesterday by a 135 to 28 vote. The legislation, tacked onto what was originally a tax incentives bill, would create the Invest Georgia...

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 09:55 am EST

  • Max Blau
  • More than 200 attendees packed City Hall to tackle such problems as parking, homelessness, and transparency

City Hall this past weekend played host to a group of code monkeys, gadget geeks, and tech junkies for Govathon, a first-of-its-kind, 24-hour effort aimed at bringing together government officials and programmers to solve Atlanta's various ills with technology.

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Tuesday January 29, 2013 01:11 pm EST

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  • Argonne National Laboratory/Wikimedia Commons
  • 'Let's do this for the betterment of Atlanta, friend.'

Atlanta announced its first-ever citywide hackathon this week. It's called "Govathon" and will connect local tech startups with city officials in hopes of addressing some of Atlanta's needs.

The city will...

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Thursday January 3, 2013 04:00 am EST
As Dashboard Co-op, the duo is transforming Atlanta's forgotten spaces through art | more...

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Thursday May 31, 2012 02:49 pm EDT

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  • Lou Weinert
  • John T. Edge


John T. Edge, former Atlantan, celebrated observer of American food culture, and author of the Truck Food Cookbook speaks on food truck culture, and street food in the South.

Why food trucks?

I think in this kind of American moment where...

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Tuesday May 22, 2012 09:30 am EDT

In hopes of, ahem, kickstarting their new restaurant-ish business ventures, locals have enlisted the power of Kickstarter.com to raise funds. Do you want to see these projects become a reality? With Kickstarter campaigns like these becoming more common, the power to shape the local business landscape lies increasingly with consumers.

First, Joystick Gamebar...

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Friday November 19, 2010 08:13 am EST

  • CLOUD Architecture

For too long, downtown's Medical Arts Building has been left to rot or sullied with massive, tacky billboards. The thinkers at CLOUD Architecture Design — you might remember their creative concepts for Midtown Arts Cinema and a new Atlanta Falcons stadium — took a look at all the possibilities and re-imagined the vacant landmark building as a small-business incubator....

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Thursday July 22, 2010 10:40 am EDT

Mike Blum, founder of the Real Chow Baby, is planning to rebrand his original concept into the Big Chow Grill, with a focus on college markets. Tomorrow's News Today predicts Athens as a first location.

Dogs in restaurants: adorable, or just indecorous?

The New York Times Magazine goes on a taco tour of Chicago with Mark Ibold, Pavement bassist and food aficionado.

Serious Eats...

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Friday June 27, 2008 10:03 pm EDT

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This Saturday, the Atlanta History Center's Woodruff Auditorium will play host to some famous faces, including one Atlanta native.

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, formerly one-third of girl group TLC, will be in Atlanta with rolling out's Female Success Factor, an entrepreneurial seminar for women that will offer panel discussions and networking opportunities. She will serve as a...

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Wednesday March 21, 2007 06:48 pm EDT

On CNN's website, there is a story called "Being a millionaire just isn't the same these days." Example A is Renee Weese, an Atlanta woman who reaped a windfall when she sold her startup insurance company:

Not that long ago, the word "millionaire" conjured up visions of chauffeured limousines and extravagant shopping trips and elegant yachts. These days, a millionaire is more likely to...

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