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A Night of Catalytic Connections: GSIC and GoATL Fund Host Impact Investing Wine Tasting Event

The Georgia Social Impact Collaborative (GSIC) partnered with the GoATL Fund to host a Catalytic Capital Wine Night sponsored by BNY Mellon at El Vinedo Local, a minority-owned restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. The event brought together impact investors, philanthropic foundations, and family offices to celebrate the growth of the social impact investing ecosystem in Georgia […]

Entrepreneur Profile: Royal Thanaka

Royal Thanaka is a unique line of skin care products that features Thanaka, an ancient ingredient from the central forest in Myanmar. For over 2,000 years, it has been used by local people for skin protection and nourishment. GSIC caught up with co-founders Htwe Htwe and Mary Ellen Sheehan to learn more about their journey […]

Celebrating GSIC Director’s First 100 Days

GSIC celebrated Lavonya Jones’ first 100 days as Director on Thursday, August 11th, at a networking happy hour. Partnership for Southern Equity and Startup Runway Foundation hosted, and GSIC Steering Committee Member Brian Goebel emceed. The happy hour centered conversations on Lavonya’s vision for GSIC and how the social impact ecosystem could leverage capital, collaboration, […]


Entrepreneur Profile: Micole and Musa Hasan, Bread and Butter Farms

June 6, 2022 By: Kayla Jones, GSIC Social Impact Fellow Bread and Butter Farms aims to utilize what the earth provides holistically to grow vegetables,  fruits, and herbs with zero chemicals. They simply take care of the soil, plant heirloom seeds, and harvest to provide the most nutrient-dense produce possible.   GSIC caught up with […]

Welcome to GSIC’s New Director, Lavonya Jones

May 2, 2022 Lavonya Jones is passionate about entrepreneurship as a solution to economic injustice and inequality. As a third-generation HBCU graduate, she also serves as an Entrepreneurship Instructor for Morehouse College, the founder of a social justice media company, Consciously Funded, and the Director of Student Programs for the Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center where […]

Morehouse Blackstone Launchpad Fellows Attend Startup Grind and TechCrunch in Silicon Valley

April 28, 2022   By: Lavonya Jones, GSIC Director   During the 2021-2022 academic year, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University because the first Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to join the Blackstone Launchpad network. Founded in 2008, Blackstone Launchpad is a program of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to help students navigate […]

Entrepreneur Profile: Tyler Thompson, Atlanta Green Market

April 14, 2022   By: Tyler Thompson and Jeffrey Shiau   Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Tyler Thompson Venture Name: Atlanta Green Market (a subsidiary of TESS: The Environmental Solutions Store) Impact Focus Area(s): Environmental Sustainability [Our own unique terminology: “Consumer-driven, market-based environmental problem-solving”] Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Startup Year Venture Established: Formerly […]