On Monday February 29th, Four Athens hosted the fourth Startup Stories event in the Rialto Club at Hotel Indigo, bringing local business founders to the stage to share the story of their unique entrepreneurial journeys with the Athens community.
On a beautiful autumn day in Athens last week, the Classic City Chili Cook-off sponsored by local digital marketing firm HW Creative brought close to 100 people to Little Kings Shuffle Club downtown for a tasty lunchtime event benefiting Four Athens. The friendly competition between participating Four Athens member startups and local restaurants was a quest to win people’s choice in four categories: Best Classic, Best Flaming, Best Veggie, and Best Restaurant.
Students2Startups returned to UGA last week, bringing Athens-based startup companies to the Boyd Science Library Lobby on Tuesday September 1st for an afternoon of discovery and connection with UGA students. Held on campus each Fall and Spring semester, Students2Startups is a unique opportunity to connect students eager for real-world experience with leaders in the Athens business community.
Five startups from the Four Athens community presented to a select group of influential supporters at the Athens Startup Showcase in Atlanta last Tuesday, June 9th. The event took place at the Terry Executive Education Center in Buckhead, with the support of Thinc UGA. Among the attendees were several UGA alumni and successful startup founders now active in the startup scene across Atlanta.
The 2015 Athens Game Jam took place this past weekend from Friday May 15th at 5pm through Sunday May 17th. Seven teams in total participated in this year’s event, creating games over the weekend along the theme The 80’s to compete for prizes. Game jammers chose their favorites at the Showcase on Sunday afternoon, after each team presented their game’s concepts and features, followed by a few hours of open play time for attendees to experience each game as votes were cast and tallied.