Goodie Nation partners with UBS and Village Capital to Launch Program for Black/Latinx/Female Entrepreneurs Seeking Early-Stage Funding and Support

Goodie Nation partners with UBS and Village Capital to Launch Program for Black/Latinx/Female Entrepreneurs Seeking Early-Stage Funding and Support

We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, and Village Capital, an organization that finds, trains and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems, to launch the VC Pathways program in Atlanta. VC Pathways is a national program that will train and support African American, Latinx and female founders to …

Goodie Nation and A3C Combine To Use Hip-Hop To Hack Violence

Goodie Nation and A3C Combine To Use Hip-Hop To Hack Violence

Goodie Nation took Atlanta’s annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival by storm with another successful design thinking lab to “hack the violence.” Held on on Friday October 6th at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in downtown Atlanta, Goodie Ideation @ A3C brought together a mixed batch of founders: attorneys, authors, stylists, artist managers, and mobile app developers …

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”. …

Talk of the Town: Atlanta Tackles Gentrification

Contributed by: Ebony Hillsman, Mark Taylor II   Some would say Atlanta is bleeding and rumored to have the largest economic disparity in the nation. The cause? Rumor is: lack of diversity and inclusion in business development and access to resources. So we gathered a few friends, innocent bystanders and key players in the game …

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 …