Posts by: Joey Womack

Meet The 10 Startups From Goodie Nation’s Social Impact Pre-Accelerator On Gentrification Economic Inclusion

It takes a village to raise a prototype. Demo Days are typically filled with excitement and anticipation. For Goodie Nation, a tribe of changemakers and entrepreneurs, the evening was filled with excitement, anticipation, and impact. Over the last six months, the tactics have taken many forms, but the goal has remained constant – #HACKGENTRIFICATION. On the …

Atlanta College Students Create Tech Ideas to Fight Eviction Caused By Gentrification

By Ashley Stewart With Contributions from Mark Taylor II Mission “How can you help 500,000 people facing eviction in gentrifying areas save money?” This is the capstone question that brought a talented group of co-eds from Atlanta Universities and Colleges into a room at Morehouse College’s Kilgore Student Center for “Goodie Ideation for College Students”. …

Meet The Amazing Speakers + Coaches For Friday’s Hack Mob Tackling Gentrification Housing

Friday’s Hack Mob @ SMASH Pathways is shaping up to be really impactful as a bunch of Atlanta’s top changemakers and entrepreneurs have committed to inspiring and helping 35 rising 9th graders generate moonshot ideas for tech tools that help 100,000 people in areas affected by gentrification either keep their homes or sell at a …

The Rest of 2016 Is All About Gentrification Financial Inclusion Starting w/ Youth Next Friday

Big news! Spurred by a grant from Google, we’ll produce a six-month social impact innovation incubator affectionately dubbed Goodie Innovation [Econ Dev]: Atlanta x (Q3 + Q4 2016). It is designed to combine passionate people with subject-matter experts and highly-skilled professionals in an effort to produce ten (10) tech startups focused on gentrification financial inclusion. …

Spending The Rest of 2016 in Atlanta Focusing on Gentrification Financial Inclusion

The last 12 months have been marked by tremendous growth for Amplify 4 Good. After working with both companies and communities relative to social impact, we’ve evolved into two distinct organizations: Amplify 4 Good (focuses on companies) and Goodie Nation (focuses on under-served communities). They’re part of my efforts to have a positive impact on …

We’re Headed to Memphis This Month to Battle Recidivism Through Innovation

Our tribe is on the move! This time, we’re piloting a six-month Open Source Economic Development Goodie Innovation Lifecycle in Memphis, TN to battle recidivism by improving the job placement rate of the formerly incarcerated. According to the National Institute of Justice, recidivism is one of the most fundamental concepts in criminal justice. It refers to …

[Atlanta]: 1st Set of Speakers + Mentors + Judges For Friday’s Hack Mob [E-SPLOST] Dream Jamboree 2016 Innovation Lab

Friday’s Hack Mob [E-SPLOST] Dream Jamboree 2016 Innovation Lab is shaping up to be amazing, and we’re excited to announce the first set of speakers, facilitators, mentors, and pitch competition judges! These top high school seniors will be challenged with generating ideas for the “classroom of the future”, and they’ll be presenting their ideas where Martin Luther …

Meet The Top 4 Superhero Teams Presenting @ Goodie Hack [EDU]: Atlanta x March 2016 Pitch Competition Wednesday Night

See Superheroes Wednesday Nite [REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND] In early February, we put out a call for everyday people who heard a calling to solve educational problems in under-served communities. On February 20th, we challenged these heroes to come up with big ideas to increase the math and/or reading skills, by 30{73d994cfe2ff8b0a610e87f383cee97a4b5b8ef0e12626b1a91565c29f75a33f}, of 100,000 students in low performing schools …