Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | December 8 2014 Edition

Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | December 8 2014 Edition

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Week of Monday December 8th, 2014


Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for real-time event alerts…Now onto some of the best upcoming events & promotions handpicked by our team, and put in a nice little bundle just for you:
// Special Promotions //
General Assembly 12-Day Giveaway
Gift it forward. This December, GA and partners are giving out a prize a day for 12 days. Enter for your chance to win a gift to sweeten your holiday season, and in the spirit of giving, we’ll also make a donation in your name to one of 12 participating nonprofit organizations working to better our world. Check out the full list of prizes and nonprofits, and enter by Tuesday, 23 December for your chance to win and spread the love. Enter the contest here
New Events Added From: Nex Atlanta, Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals, High Gravity Hip Hop, HEAL Ethiopia, Listatrade, and the Emerging 100.
Monday December 8th
+ Free Beer For Feedback on Covize: For Startups Raising Capital
+ In September 2014 a team of Georgia Tech Computer Science students selected the Covize App for their capstone senior project. They are partnering with entrepreneur-support organizations to connect with start-ups for research purposes. Their goal is to give the students a real-world, hands-on learning experience by engaging with potential users. They’ll use the focus group for feedback and to gain insight into designing an app that start-ups will value. If you (or know of someone who fits in the above), please be their guest Monday, December 8th at NEX Atlanta to see a beta of the app and provide your feedback to the group. Of course, they will provide snacks and beer!
+ Organized By Nex Labs
+ Nex Atlanta Co-Working Space | 6pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP by sending an email to rayann.larsen@nexlabs.org
Tuesday December 9th
+ Switch Pitch
+ SwitchPitch is a role-reversal event where established companies pitch funded innovation projects to qualified startups looking for great partners. This isn’t Networking. This is deal-making. This event is not about face time or bacon-wrapped apps, it’s about engaged large companies looking for qualified startups to complete pre-funded innovative projects for which large companies lack bandwidth. Be a part of this new wave in targeted business development.
+ Organized By Switch Pitch
+ Terminal West | 1:30pm – 6:30pm
+ Cost: $49+
+ Register here
Tuesday December 9th
+ A Holiday Affair: ULGA-YP Holiday Party 2014
+ Come and be merry with the ULGA-YP’s at our Annual Holiday Affair! Dance to a live DJ, enjoy a great selection of desserts and cash bar. Bring an unwrapped toy for our toy drive.
+ Organized By Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals
+ Studio 7 | 8pm – 11pm
+ Cost: $15
+ Purchase ticket here
Tuesday December 9th
+ Gifts With A Purpose – Benefiting H.E.A.L.
+ HEAL Ethiopia improves the lives of women and children in Ethiopia. The women and children in the HEAL program make beautiful scarfs and jewelry that are brings from Ethiopia to Atlanta to sell for their benefit. Please join them in support of this amazing work. There will be wine, deserts and beautiful authentic hand made gifts for purchase. The founder left her comfortable life in Atlanta to return home and provide nutritional and medicinal support to many living in abject poverty, suffering from HIV and AIDS and children orphaned by the epidemic. HEAL is a 501c3 non-profit that has been operating in integrity for the people of Ethiopia for 20 years. This holiday season, buy a gift for your loved one that will also improve the lives of courageous women and children in Ethiopia.
+ Organized By HEAL Ethiopia
+ 102 Howell St NE, 30312 | 5pm – 8pm
+ Cost: Free, but purchase a gift while at the event
Wednesday December 10th
+ Georgia Day of Code
+ Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science designed to show that anyone can learn the basics. Code.org provides hour-long tutorials featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Angry Birds, and more— for your computer, tablet, smartphone, or with no computer at all!
+ Organized By Technology Association of Georgia – ED
+ Across The State
+ Cost: Free
+ You can help this grassroots, teacher-driven campaign reach 100 million students by the end of the year by signing up to participate
Friday December 12th
+ High Gravity Hip Hop Holiday Beer Fest
+ Are you tired of boring holiday parties? Would you rather have a real holiday party with all your friends? Well, this is the place for you! High Gravity Hip Hop’s Holiday Beer Festival: Secret Santa, Ugly Sweater Contest, Delicious Red Brick Craft Beer…just $20.
+ Organized By High Gravity Hip Hop
+ Red Brick Brewery | 9pm – 1am
+ Cost: $20
+ Purchase tickets here
Wednesday December 17th
+ Listatrade Holiday Party
+ Listatrade, the one-stop shop for a small business’ tech and media needs, is throwing a networking event with a great cause. This party will be a great opportunity to mingle in Collider and collect toys to benefit the patients of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
+ Organized By Listatrade
+ The Biltmore Hotel Room A-110 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
+ Cost: $10 with an unopened toy/$20 without
+ More details here
Thursday December 18th
+ Emerging 100 Holiday Soiree & Benefit 2014
+ This year the Emerging 100 of Atlanta will host our annual holiday mixer and benefit at the hottest and most exclusive restaurant & lounge, Vibe Restaurant and Bar located in the heart of midtown. The event will include a LIVE band! The Holiday Soiree & Benefit not only fosters networking amongst influential and high achieving urban professionals but also raises funds for our Emerging Leaders Scholarship Awards.
+ Organized By Emerging 100 of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta
+ Vibe Restaurant & Bar | 8pm – Midnight
+ Cost: $15
+ Purchase tickets here
Saturday January 10th. 2015
+ The 3rd Annual Georgia Entertainment Gala
+ A night of immaculate elegance showcasing the immense talent that Georgia has to offer in the entertainment, Business Industry. Black Tie!
+ Organized By Get Connected
+ Georgia World Congress Center | 6pm – 11pm
+ Cost: $50+
+ Purchase Tickets here
Wednesday March 4th. 2015
+ Startup Riot 2015
+ 1 Day. 2 Keynotes. 30 Startups.
+ Organized By Grok Ventures
+ Terminal West | 7:30am – 7pm
+ Cost: Varies
+ Register here
// Other Atlanta e-Newsletters You Should Sign Up For //
+ Atlanta Startup Gossip
+ Hypepotamus
+ General Assembly
+ Opportunity Hub
+ Technology Association of Georgia
// Great Co-Working Spaces In Atlanta (Also Available To Host Events) //
+ Nex
+ Opportunity Hub
Collider
Polygon (events only)

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