Empowering Atlanta's entrepreneurs through mentorship
It’s National Entrepreneur Week. In 2016, DataFox named Atlanta as one of the best cities to launch a startup, positioning the city as an innovation scene to watch. Cox Enterprises – an avid supporter of the entrepreneurial spirit – is advancing Atlanta’s startup community by investing in accelerator programs.
Here are three programs that Cox supports to boost Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem:
Atlanta-based Engage will invest in and promote high-tech startups across Georgia and the Southeast
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the CEOs of 10 of Atlanta’s leading corporations today jointly announced the launch of Engage, a mentorship-driven accelerator program and venture fund.
The Atlanta-based Engage accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a focus placed on mentoring and market access strategies. Applications will be available in early 2017, with programming scheduled to begin in the spring. Up to 48 startups could go through the program in the first three years.
For- and Non-Profit Organizations Driving Social Impact Can Apply
SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2017/3BL Media/ — AT&T is calling on innovative ed-tech ventures to apply for the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator. In its third year, the Aspire Accelerator’s mission is to support innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale.
A recent survey of 1,000 millennials by Zeno Group found that while millennial women highly value mentorship, only 60 percent of them have mentors; and those who had them were more likely to believe they were on track to achieve their professional goals.
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation at AT&T
In January, we announced an open call for applications to the AT&T Aspire Accelerator in search of ventures using technology to support students’ educational and career success. For- and non-profit organizations chosen to participate in the program will receive financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship.
This summer, JetBlue announced New York City-based Hot Bread Kitchen — a social enterprise that builds lasting economic security for foreign-born and low-income women by introducing them to professional opportunities in the culinary industry - as the first winner of its “BlueBud" business mentoring program.
If you drive through the City of Detroit, it’s almost a tale of two cities. There’s the city of business growth and revitalization, but there’s also the city of neighborhood blight and decades of decay.