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The digitalUNdivided START ATL Symposium – Start and Grow Your Digital Business

More and more people are looking to get into digital media as a way to advance as an entrepreneur. Whether it be by leveraging the web to promote their physical goods and services online, or developing online software to create the next tech startup.

When deciding to launch the next big thing in tech, the often talked about “Digital Divide” prohibits some urban entrepreneurs from gaining access to valuable information and resources necessary to take their business idea from concept to completion. That’s where organizations like digitalUNdivided steps in to “bridge the digital knowledge gap” with programs and projects around the county.

Their latest event is in my backyard, so I thought I’d share with you the START Conference that’s geared towards entrepreneurs looking to take their ideas, skills, and work ethic to the next [digital] level.

START ATL Flyer

“The goal of START ATL is to give urban entrepreneurs the vital tools necessary to create successful tech-enabled companies” said Kathryn Finney, Managing Director of digitalUNdivided. She along with other notable experts will be sharing their tips during the all-day interactive symposium in Atlanta.

Additional information entrepreneurs can expect to receive are ways to raise money for your business and the opportunity to network with venture capitalists, how to build a web or mobile app with little to no tech/coding knowledge, and the opportunity to pitch your idea to investors for a chance to win prizes, business coaching, and receive funding.

The all-day event will take place Saturday, April 13th at 9am in Atlanta at Spelman College. to get tickets, visit START ATL on Eventbrite (Early-bird tickets end TODAY).

For more information and if/when this event makes it to your neck of the woods, visit the digitalUNdivided website or follow them on Twitter.

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Terrance GainesThe digitalUNdivided START ATL Symposium – Start and Grow Your Digital Business

Black Founders HBCU Hackathon Tour Hits ATL

black founders logo

If you’re an AUC college student (if you don’t know what the AUC is, this post is not for you here is a Wiki link) and you have an idea for an app or startup, The Black Founders Hackathon Tour @ Black Colleges hits Atlanta Friday, February 8th at Hypepotamus.

The 24-hour event is geared toward African-American college students enrolled at historically black colleges and universities in the Atlanta area who want to:

  • Network and receive mentoring
  • Learn more about mobile app development and the startup culture
  • Group up with other attendees to create a mobile app in 24 hours
  • Win cash & prizes

If addition to competing in the event, sponsors will be in the house looking for talent to possibly join their teams as interns or full-time employees. Even if you don’t know how to code and just want to get involved with the movement (Like I do), all students at any university are welcome to attend (I’m a little too old #Womp).

For more information and details on how to register:

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Terrance GainesBlack Founders HBCU Hackathon Tour Hits ATL