ATLANTA WEALTH BUILDING INITIATIVE WEBINARS:
Community Wealth Building Commitment Series: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap for Shared Prosperity on May 4 @ 11-12: Join AWBI and Project Equity in discussion of their efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap in Atlanta by supporting small business transitions to employee ownership. RSVP for the webinar today.
Increasing Hiring and Retention for Small and Mid-size Businesses on April 19 @ 10 am: Join CareerRise and Small Business Majority for a discussion on using job quality principles for increasing hiring and retention for small and mid-sized businesses. RSVP for the webinar today.
Invest Atlanta Programs + Upcoming Events:
Resurgence Grant Fund
Up to $40,000 reimbursable grant for Atlanta small businesses and non-profits to cover COVID-19 expenses. Apply here by April 29, 2022.
ATL in Business
No-cost, personalized business consultant services from 13 providers for Atlanta small businesses and non-profits. Request services here.
April 20th: Office of Contract Compliance Presents: Doing Business with Centennial Yards
Centennial Yards and the Mayor’s Office of Contract Compliance will be providing an overview of the timeline and phases of the project plus topics such as bonding, insurance, and business certifications with the City of Atlanta.
April 21st: Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub Open House
The Microsoft for Startups team is hosting a webinar with Anne-Claire Lo Bianco, Partner and Program Development Manager at Microsoft for Startups, and Jane Reddin, Talent Director of AlbionVC, to discuss the program and answer questions.
April 22nd: Deadline to Apply to America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo
America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo enables entrepreneurs with technology developed through the SBIR/STTR programs an opportunity to present their innovative ventures to leading members of the broader innovation ecosystem and the American Public.
April 22nd: U.S. Department of Energy American-Made Earth Day Celebration
Join the U.S. Department of Energy and the American-Made program this Earth Day for a virtual American-Made Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22! Help us honor our culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the clean energy champions who are defining what it means to be American-Made.
April 24th: Deadline to Apply to Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Startups' "Black Founders Build with Alexa" Program
Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Startups are accepting applications for Black Founders Build with Alexa, a remote four-month program for a cohort of up to 10 Black-founded startups located in North America that demonstrate readiness and ability to deliver novel Alexa integration within the program duration.
April 24th: Deadline to Apply to the Summer 2022 Milestone Makers Program
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center will support companies that are working towards the on Responsible Consumption and Production (#12), Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (#9), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (#11) with individualized mentoring, training, and resources at no cost.
April 25th: CMET Entrepreneur Business Accelerator Begins
The Center for Micro Entrepreneurial Training is conducting a 5-day virtual training. This 5-day immersive training is for women and minority entrepreneurs who have limited knowledge about managing, building, or starting a new business. It is designed to give the fundamental foundation to meet the challenges and risks that an entrepreneur will face.
April 27th: It Takes a Village Pre-Accelerator Cohort #9 Graduation & Demo Day
The Atlanta Tech Village's "It Takes A Village" Pre-Accelerator is hosting their Cohort #9 Graduation and Demo Day where seven entrepreneurs will pitch for the chance to win two 6-month hot desk scholarships and over $8,000 in non-dilutive checks.
April 28th: Women Export University Program in partnership with UPS and the City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of International Affairs
This program equips women entrepreneurs with the necessary resources and tools to compete in international trade. Come learn about e-commerce, marketing, federal, state, and local resources. Only 100 spots available! This program is fully-funded and requires no cost to participate.
April 28th: A Good Workspace @Atlanta Tech Village
Good Workspace is Goodie Nation’s “co-working space in a day” concept where you can experience the entirety of our program in a flash. It is a place where our Intentionally Good founders, experts, funders, and partners work out of the same location to deepen relationships while still taking care of business.
April 29th: Deadline to Apply to Invest Atlanta's Resurgence Grant Fund
Through the Resurgence Grant Fund, eligible businesses and non-profits may be awarded grants of up to $40,000 to reimburse costs incurred (after March 3, 2021) by adapting business operations in a post-COVID environment.
May 6th: Deadline to Apply to Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network
Calling all mentors! Select Global is hosting its second annual Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT) Mentorship Network as part of the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit this June. If you have a passion for helping people, the SGWIT Mentorship Network is for you.
May 8th: Deadline to Apply to Black Ambition's Prize 2022
Through two separate Prize tracks, the Black Ambition Prize competition provides a platform for early-stage, Black and Latinx founders across the nation and students and recent alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to access growth capital, pitch feedback, and mentorship.
May 11th: Deadline to Apply to 2022 Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs and Techstars, trusted leaders in the startup ecosystem, offer a world-class accelerator for entrepreneurs working in connectivity, media, and entertainment.
May 16th: Plywood Foundations at Lake Jackson Begins
Plywood People is hosting a three-day, in-person learning experience for entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. Participants will work with a team of seasoned entrepreneurs in ten areas every leader needs to have their pulse on to launch and sustain a venture.
Rolling: Applications Open for Whole Foods Local & Emerging Accelerator Program
The program, which supports the company’s longstanding core value of seeking win-win partnerships with local suppliers, will offer mentorship directly from Whole Foods Market experts, tailored education for small and emerging producers and the potential for financial support to promote business growth.
Rolling: Village United's ELEVATE Incubator Program Application
ELEVATE is a 12-week incubator that is tailored to serve the most urgent needs identified by small businesses. ELEVATE moves businesses from aspiration to application to the achievement of growing from sole operators to a thriving business with employees.
Rolling: LaunchPad 2x's First Friday Pitch Off Entrepreneur Application
First Pitch Friday events will be held the last Friday of each month through September 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00PM EST. LaunchPad 2x will reach out when an opportunity to participate is available and confirm dates and guidelines for the presentation.
Rolling: Goodie Nation's "Intentionally Good" Program Application
Intentionally Good is a relationship and growth program from Goodie Nation that increases the competitiveness of tech-focused social entrepreneurs and diverse founders (Black, Latinx, and Women) for endorsements, pilots and strategic partnerships, and funding through professional development, warm introductions, and mental health sessions.
Rolling: Panoramic Ventures' Startup Showdown Application
Startup Showdown offers early-stage startups the chance to pitch investors and increase their visibility among an expanded investor network. Five finalists are selected to compete on stage in front of a panel of guest investor judges where we invest $120,000 in exchange for 7% of your company.
Rolling: theClubhou.se "Make Startups" Entrepreneurship Accelerator Application
This program offers classes followed by six months of weekly mentoring which completes the full Make Startups Certificate of Entrepreneurship. The program is free if you qualify for funding through Atlanta's Workforce Development. Please add "Zane Access" in the section "where you heard about the program".