The 2017 Techstars Atlanta accelerator program recently culminated with Demo Day, where the 10 startup founders presented their unique businesses to nearly 1,000 investors and community supporters. Demo Day also kicked off the Venture Atlanta conference, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
Organization receives $2 million grant from James M. Cox Foundation
ATLANTA, October 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - At its annual Love Local event, Food Well Alliance released Atlanta’s first Local Food Baseline Report, a snapshot of the social, economic, ecological and nutritional impact of the city’s current local food system. A $2 million grant from the James M. Cox Foundation was also announced at the event.
Every company starts with a spark of entrepreneurship. For Cox Enterprises, it started with James M. Cox, a former schoolteacher and news reporter, who, at the age of 28, set out to own a newspaper. Over a century later, that family business earns more than $20 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 60,000 worldwide.
More than 800 investors and supporters attend to learn more about the participating startups
November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, concluded its inaugural program with Demo Day at the Tabernacle. More than 800 investors and supporters attended the event to hear presentations from each of the class participants.
Techstars Atlanta provides 90 days of rapid acceleration to boost entrepreneurs’ early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. Demo Day kicked off the 2016 Venture Atlanta Conference to offer investors a three-day startup showcase.
Today is Energy Efficiency Day. Companies across the nation are looking for ways to become more energy efficient, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are no exception. According to the 2015 Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey, reducing energy consumption is one of the top areas where SMB leaders need more guidance – up 14 percent from the previous year.
Bill Hoffman announces retirement after 38 years in media
September 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Cox Enterprises today announced that Kim Guthrie will be appointed president of Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. She will succeed Bill Hoffman who has announced he will retire at the end of the year after a distinguished 38-year career in media. Guthrie will assume the role on Jan. 1, 2017 and report to Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor.
ATLANTA, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Food Well Alliance is celebrating the completion of its first full year of connecting stakeholders and elevating Atlanta’s local food movement. To support the organization’s continued development, the James M. Cox Foundation announced a $3.75 million grant. This grant builds upon previous support that helped establish Food Well Alliance in 2015.
Food Well Alliance is a convener, grantmaker and promoter for the growing number of organizations in Atlanta that build healthier communities through local food.
Five Atlanta-based companies are shrinking the gap between startup entrepreneurs and established businesses.
Coca-Cola, Capgemini, Cox Enterprises, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and The Weather Company combined forces to create The Bridge: Atlanta, a startup commercialization program focused on mentoring up-and-coming technology entrepreneurs that can help solve challenges one or more of the sponsoring companies may face.
April 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises today announced that David Blau and Tim Howe have joined the company’s corporate strategy and investments team. Blau serves as vice president of corporate strategy and investments, and Howe is senior director of corporate strategy and investments. Both report to Duncan O’Brien, Cox Enterprises’ senior vice president and general manager of corporate strategy and investments.
Accelerator program to broaden Atlanta’s vibrant startup community
It's National Entrepreneur Week! Cox Enterprises recently partnered with Techstars to broaden Atlanta’s vibrant startup community and empower entrepreneurs to build great businesses. Techstars Atlanta - an accelerator program for technology startups - will select, recruit and accelerate the most innovative startups focused on technologies driving positive change in an interconnected world.