Why New York is a Growing Hub for Diverse Founders

As Google for Startups named Black Founders Fund II (2021) recipients, their selections validated a regional trend we’ve been noticing in the national startup ecosystem.  We’ve noticed that an increasing number of diverse founders and social entrepreneurs joining the Goodie Nation community hail from three states outside of our homebase, Georgia.  The three emerging hubs ...

Goodie Nation and Google for Startups Announce Black Founders Fund II Recipients

In June, we announced a second partnership with Google For Startups for the Black Founders Fund to distribute $5 million in non-dilutive financial capital and provide additional support to the most promising Black-led startups selected by Google Today, 50 founders have been announced as recipients! We’re proud to have these startups from all over the ...

How We Partnered With Venture Atlanta to Help the Southeast’s Top Diverse Founders Create Momentum

In this new age of entrepreneurship, tech hubs established in Silicon Valley and New England have casted shadows on emerging startup ecosystems across the Southeast -- many of which being home to several diverse founders and social entrepreneurs. At Goodie Nation, our mission is to eliminate the Relationship Gap for diverse founders and social entrepreneurs ...

Our Partnership with Venture Atlanta and Metro ATL Chamber to Support Diverse Founders from Washington DC to Texas

We're thrilled to announce a partnership with Venture Atlanta, the largest and most prestigious venture conference in the Southeast, and the Metro ATL Chamber on the Creating Momentum initiative to identify and support the top diverse founders from Washington DC to Texas.  Creating Momentum underscores Venture Atlanta's commitment to fostering relationships and connecting more companies ...

Our New MarCom Mini-Accelerator Powered by Verizon

Today, we're excited to announce our first expertise-specific initiative - the Intentionally Good MarCom Mini-Accelerator powered by Verizon, a fast-paced mentorship program that provides marketing and communications (marcom) training to diverse founders. The objective is to train founders to better educate and inform their customers, allowing them to build strong relationships between their brand and ...

Our New Initiative with AARP Innovation Labs to Help Close The Wealth Gap in the US

We're excited to announce our new initiative, CULTIVATE: Hack The Wealth Gap powered by AARP Innovation Labs, to identify and support the top BIPOC founders working on early-stage innovative solutions that are reducing wealth inequality in the U.S. According to the Brookings Institute, a close examination of wealth in the U.S. finds evidence of staggering ...

Integgra Valuation & Advisory Services Signs on to Sponsor Our Investor Readiness Series

Today, we’re excited to announce that Atlanta-based Integgra Valuation & Advisory Services is the presenting sponsor for an initiative to help tech-focused social entrepreneurs and diverse founders become better prepared for relationships with investors. Called Investor Readiness, the series will include a pair of 30-day sprints taking place this month and in the Fall, and ...

Announcing Additional Funding from ServiceTitan, redefinED atlanta, and Concrete Rose Foundation to Expand Our Support of Tech Training Programs Nationally

We're extremely excited to announce grants from ServiceTitan®, redefinED atlanta and the Concrete Rose Foundation that will bolster our initiative to support leaders of coding, design, engineering, math, and robotics programs across the United States. The total pledged represents about 10 percent of our annual funding target. “Tech ecosystems are only as strong as the ...