Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | January 20th 2015 Edition

Goodie Nation | Atlanta, GA | January 20th 2015 Edition

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Week of Tuesday January 20th, 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, James Andrews/Karl Injex, Center for Civil & Human Rights, Opportunity Hub, Women Engaged, American Express, and Hypepotamus.

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
Tuesday January 20th, 2015
+ Digital/Ecommerce School: Q&A on Build a eCommerce Store in 30 days
+ Help launch 40 successful ecommerce businesses in 30 days. The goal of the program is not just to build a store (and have an Atlanta company be selected as the winner of the National Build A Business Competition), but rather have all of the students end the program with a successful ecommerce business.
+ Organized By Hypepotamus
+ ATDC | 6pm
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP here
Wednesday January 21st, 2015
+ DayBreaker ATL
+ Please join us for the first Atlanta DAYBREAKER of 2015. After taking a hiatus in December, we’re excited to shake things up at a venue where the vibes will be nothing short of magical. We’ll provide the snacks and music — you just bring your infectious energy and sweet dance moves.
+ Organized By James Andrews & Karl Injex
+ The Sound Table | 7am – 10am
+ Cost: $20+
+ Purchase Ticket here
Wednesday January 21st, 2015
+ Government Contracting: Success Series in Atlanta
+ The Federal Government annually awards nearly $100 billion in contracts* to small-business owners and American Express OPEN Forum: Government Contracting has set out to help you secure them. Join us in Atlanta for a hands-on learning opportunity to help small-business owners navigate the government contracting landscape. See the agenda for more information on the workshop sessions taking place at the event.
+ Organized By American Express
+ Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 8am
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP 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
Thursday January 22nd, 2015
+ YP Fusion: A Young Professionals Event
+ Young Professionals (YPs) join us on January 22nd for our first YP Fusion! This will be the first in a series of Young Professional events that will introduce YPs to The Center and empower them to explore ways to use their voices to be active change agents today.
+ Organized By Center For Civil & Human Rights
+ Center For Civil & Human Rights | 6:30pm
+ Cost: $10
+ Purchase Ticket 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
+ Entrepreneurs 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
Friday January 30th, 2015
+ People’s State of the Union Story Circle
+ It’s been a challenging year – what stories do YOU think need to be told? From January 23-30, 2015, communities will gather in “story circles” across the country to reflect on the current state of our union. Stories will be shared back online, inspiring the creation of a poetic People’s State of the Union Address! Join Women Engaged in partnership with National Domestic Worker’s Alliance – Atlanta.
+ Organized By Women Engaged
+ Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center | 11:30am
+ Cost: Free
+ RSVP 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
+ Google’s Midtown Office | 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