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New Story: Writing a New Chapter of Tech and Social Good

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Founded in September 2014, New Story is leveraging technology for social good. Using their transparent crowdfunding platform, the New Story community has been able to fund two new homes for families afflicted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: these families have been living in tents for over four years and will move into their new… Read more »


Coca-Cola Bridge Program Connects Israeli Startups to Global Ecosystem [Video]

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The Coca-Cola Company started a 6-month program for the Israeli entrepreneurial community called The Bridge, with the aim of  connecting Israeli startups to all major global markets including the U.S., Europe, Africa, Eurasia, and the Pacific. According to this article, Coca-Cola reached out to Israel’s startup network (angels, VCs, incubators, etc.), and got recommendations on almost 200 startups.  10… Read more »


Teens Create Yelp-Like App to Rate Police Brutality

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Cases of police brutality have been making headlines and sparking debate throughout the country. A group of teens from a Georgia high school decided to launch an app aimed at changing the dynamic between law enforcement and communities called Five-O app. The Five-O app empowers citizens to rate, review, and store the details of their… Read more »


Crunchbutton Aims to be the “Uber of Food Delivery”

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“Push a button. Get food delivered.”   That’s the motto for Crunchbutton, a food delivery app, seamlessly connecting a network of college kids to bring food to your door. You want quick and easy food? Crunchbutton remembers your previous order and allows for one-click ordering. Your favorite restaurant doesn’t deliver? No problem- Crunchbutton is a delivery… Read more »


Mobile Developers Win 30K in Cash Prizes With App for American Cancer Society

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The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, announced today the winners of the first ever Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational. Team MTM-Hack, lead by Tamby Kojak and included team members Matt Byrne and Mahmoud Abouelnasr, bested 5 other presenting teams, winning $12,000 as the overall winner of the competition. Their application… Read more »


Chicago’s Industrious Expands Co-working Space to Atlanta

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Chicago-based Industrious, a designer co-working space, announced plans to expand their space and services to Atlanta in Midtown’s “Silhouette” building, 1447 Peachtree St. The 11,000 square foot space will cater to entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking creative workspace to grow their business. The decision to expand into Atlanta was a “no-brainer” for Industrious, Stewart said, shrugging off concerns… Read more »



Atlanta Tech Accelerator Flashpoint Raises Second Round of $1M fund

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Flashpoint, an Atlanta venture aimed at launching the next generation of tech startups, has raised its second $1 million fund. As reported today in Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Georgia Tech based accelerator has helped seed startups who have collectively raised more than $65 million from firms including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen Horowitz. With this new round of fund, Flashpoint plans to invests… Read more »


Marketo Heads East and Picks Atlanta as Hub

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San Francisco-based Marketo is opening its East Coast office in Atlanta, the company’s first major expansion since the recent IPO. Marketo, a software company that helps its business-to-business customers manage marketing campaigns and generate sales leads, will open a sales and customer support office in July and hopes to eventually add more than 200 jobs in… Read more »



Digital Atlanta is Now SouthWiRED

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Digital Atlanta, one of the city’s biggest technology events, announced that is has rebranded and is now SouthWiRED. The rebranding has been issued to more accurately reflect their intentions in becoming a tech conference for the region, not just Atlanta. SouthWiRED, taking place October 6-10, 2014, will feature the South’s top innovators and tech industry leaders… Read more »


Yik Yak: The App That’s Taking Universities By Storm

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Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll started Yik Yak on a whim, but quickly a “side project” turned into an app that college students can’t get enough of. Buffington and Droll, both Atlanta natives and 23-year-old young entrepreneurs, launched the app at Furman University, a small college of about 3,000 students. Through sending hundreds of emails… Read more »


Who Are The 27 Most Influential Startup Personalities in Your City? Nominate Them for the Tech Cocktail 27

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What is the Tech Cocktail 27? The Tech Cocktail 27 is the 27 most influential startup personalities in your city.  They are your community’s top entrepreneurs, investors, connectors, hustlers, and thought leaders.  If an entrepreneur were dropped into your city and asked, “who do I need to know?“, The Tech Cocktail 27 would be the… Read more »


How Local Businesses and Nonprofits Can Benefit from Give to Win

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could support your community through local businesses and local nonprofits, at the same time? I mean both are equally significant to the lifeblood of the community – one supports us by providing the goods and services that we need, while the other provides support for social causes that make our communities… Read more »