Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | January 13th 2015 Edition

Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | January 13th 2015 Edition

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Week of Tuesday January 13th, 2015

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// Special Promotions //
+ United Way of Greater Atlanta C3 Conference Spark Awards Contest: Deadline Extended
We’re looking for fresh, creative, innovative ideas to help Greater Atlanta families and children in need. Come up with the best idea and we’ll give you up to $20,000 to make it happen! All you have to do is apply to participate in our Spark Prize Competition – a live competition taking place during the C3 Conference on February 20, 2015. Enter the contest here
+ Technology Association of Georgia 2015 Business Launch Competition: Deadline is 2/11
Partpic, Pin Drop Security, Rigor, SalesLoft and ScoutMob [formerly known as SkyBlox] are just some of the high-profile startups that were launched at the Business Launch Competition. Now in its 10th year, the 2015 Business Launch Competition is brought to you by TAG in collaboration with Venture Atlanta and the Atlanta Metro Chamber. Presented in a tournament format with Initial, Semi-final and Final Levels, it is the only startup launch competition in Georgia to feature a $50,000 cash prize and $350,000 in legal, marketing, accounting and other professional services for the 4 startups that make it to the final level.Learn More Here.
New Events Added From: General Assembly, Operation HOPE, Creative Mornings, Technologists of Color, Opportunity Hub, Awesome Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta Tribune Magazine, and Hosea Feed The Hungry.

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

+ Founders’ Therapy: Dealing With Doubt Powered By Accelerate With Google
+ The small group discussion series for entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. This session’s topic is “dealing with doubt.” Complimentary wine, beer, and light food are provided.
+ Organized By Amplify 4 Good in partnership with Nex Labs
+ Nex Atlanta Co-Working Space | 7pm – 9pm
+ Cost: $10
+ Register here
Wednesday January 14th, 2015
+ Film Series: Georgia Premiere of Green Streets
+ This film showcases young entrepreneurs turning trash into cash.
+ Organized By Blank Foundation & CCI
+ Midtown Arts Center | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Thursday January 15th, 2015
+ HOPE Global Forum Chairman’s Reception presented by Coca-Cola
+ Join John Hope Bryant and Lisa Borders as they officially welcome guests to the HOPE Global Forum 2015.
+ Organized By Operation HOPE
+ Coca-Cola HQ | 5pm – 6:30pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Friday January 16th, 2015
+ HOPE Global Forum Silver Right’s Reception presented by ESSENCE
+ Join John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. and ESSENCE Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Vanessa DeLuca for this wonderful event.
+ Organized By Operation HOPE
+ National Center for Civil & Human Rights | 6pm – 9pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Tuesday January 20th, 2015
+ Hosea Feed The Hungry & Homeless Charity Bowling Fundraising Event
+ The Strike OUT Hunger! Charity & Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser Event to Combat Hunger hosted by Mike Scott (Atlanta Hawks) | Harry Douglas (Atlanta Falcons)
+ Presented By V-103, Rolling Out, Insights Marketing, & Elite Auto Collision
+ Midtown Bowl | 10pm – 2am
+ Cost: $20
+ Tickets here
Wednesday January 21st, 2015
+ The Autopsy: Our Power, Our Money, Our Politics Town Hall
+ Join us for the examination and discussion of systemic issues and proposed solutions facing the African American Community. “The Autopsy” Town Hall meeting Jan. 21st on Morehouse College campus. Powered by #icATL
+ Organized By Influencer Coalition
+ Morehouse College Leadership Center | 6pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Wednesday January 21st, 2015
+ Awesome Happy Hour
+ Join us for our monthly Awesome Hour! It’s the official “office hours” of The Awesome Foundation – Atlanta Chapter. This is our first Awesome Hour of 2015. Interested in applying for a future grant? Come out and meet our Trustees, network with other “doers of good” in the city and congratulate our current Grant Winner!
+ Organized By Awesome Foundation – Atlanta Chapter
+ Fork & Juniper | 7pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Monday January 26th, 2015
+ 2015 Workplace Diversity Summit
+ Join us as a panel of female diversity officers examine existing challenges and the progress women and minorities have made under the guise of Dr. King’s dream of equal opportunity.
+ Organized By Atlanta Tribune Magazine
+ Georgia Power Company HQ | 6pm – 8pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Tuesday January 27th, 2015
+ Leadership Breakfast with Doug Shipman, Exec. Dir. of National Center for Civil & Human Rights
+ The next in our series of Leadership Breafast events is not to be missed. This is a wonderful chance to dialogue with dynamic and often hard to meet leaders in our community. Our guest of honor for January is Doug Shipman, the current CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. He has been named a “top 40 under 40” and a “100 most influential” in Atlanta. If you are seeking some great stories and sound advice on building a community or managing a big (and intense!) project, don’t miss this breakfast.
+ Organized By Center For Civic Innovation
+ Center For Civic Innovation | 7:30am
+ Cost: $10
+ Register here
Thursday January 29th, 2015
+ Technologists of Color App Showcase
+ Entreprenuers and technologists are given the opportunity to present and/or demo their application, website, startup, etc. and receive constructive feedback from the audience.
+ Organized By Technologists of Color
+ ThoughtWorks – Colony Square | 6pm – 8:30pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Friday January 30, 2015
+ Creative Mornings with Eryn Eddy Erickson
+ Social entrepreneur and creative, Eryn Eddy Erickson is the founder of So Worth Loving– a lifestyle clothing brand. Since it’s start in 2011, Eddy has since grown So Worth Loving into a notable company that has sold to all 50 states, 18 countries, and continues to garner a growing presence of over 30,000 across social media channels. Eddy and her work have been featured in publications such as CNN headline news, MSNBC, Mashable, Jezebel Magazine and Mollie Makes Mag.
+ Organized By Creative Mornings
+ Atlanta Contemporary Art Center | 8:30am – 10am
+ Cost: ?
+ Register Here
Wednesday February 4th, 2015
+ 2015 State of the City Breakfast
+ Organized By The Coca-Cola Company
+ Georgia World Congress Center | 7am – 9am
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Friday February 20th, 2015
+ United Way Connecting For Community Change (C3) Conference
+ C3 – Connecting for Community Change – is the only immersive conference experience in Atlanta connecting a diverse group people who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed for positive, sustainable change. Join more than 500 agents of community change including nonprofits, corporations and philanthropists across our 13-county region for a day of collaboration and innovation!
+ Organized By United Way
+ Atlanta Marriot Marquis | 8:30am – 4pm
+ Cost: $35+
+ Register here
Friday February 27th – Saturday February 28th, 2015
+ Goodie Hack: The Hackathon For Under-Served Communities
+ 24 hours. 10 non-profits. 10 teams. A whole bunch of fun.
+ Organized By Amplify 4 Good
+ Opportunity Hub @ HJR | 7pm – 7pm
+ Cost: Free
+ Get details 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
Polygon (events only)
+ Center for Civic Innovation

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