Great shout out for Joey Womack and Goodie Nation in Forbes! Joey's most recent venture, The Intentionally Good Project, focuses on diverse-led and social impact startups. Applications for the group's "We Got Now" cohort are open through August 30th. https://goodienation.org/the-intentionally-good-project/we-got-now-fall-2019/applications/ https://www.fastcompany.com/90378268/atlantas-black-tech-founders-are-changing-entrepreneurship-in-america-can-they-avoid-silicon-valleys-mistakes ... See more
Tristan Walker, Jewel Burks Solomon, Paul Judge, and other founders are part of a startup revolution that’s bringing tech talent, VC money, and serious change to the black mecca of Atlanta.
Thank you, My Coffee Shop at Eastlake, for hosting us this morning for a great conversation with Joey Womack of Goodie Nation about his newest initiative Intentionally Good, which is creating a pipeline from the next generation of Atlanta's diverse-led + social impact startups. Learn more at https://goodienation.org/the-intentionally-good-project/. ... See more
"FoodFinder is extremely grateful to be part of a new generation of social enterprises, one that innovates and develops new ways to help others without ever forgetting why we do it. For us, we don’t see being a highly efficient and effective startup as being mutually exclusive with being a kind, caring, and compassionate nonprofit. We strive to be both." Read more from FoodFinder Founder Jack Griffin on GSIC's blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/jack-griffin-foodfinder/ ... See more
Civil Bikes brings attention to the unseen and under-recognized stories of Atlanta. They emphasize the importance of having someone who resembles or is from that particular community be the storyteller, allowing them to be as authentic as possible. Read more about Nedra Deadwyler's entrepreneurial journey on GSIC's blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/nedra-deadwyler-civil-bikes/ ... See more
After a year of data collection and input, GSIC launched an ecosystem map on www.gasocialimpact.com. Now almost a year old, we're soliciting feedback on ways to make it more useful. Please take a few minutes to share your feedback: https://bit.ly/2Yl9EQE ... See more
Today’s companies echo the refrain that “sustainable business is good business” (or something like that). But eight or nine years ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case. As an indicator of how far sustainability was from the mainstream in 2010, only 20% of the S&P500 reported on sustainability factors. It was still a confusing topic for many, and the term was still rather ill-defined in the public eye. Companies have evolved greatly over this period, but perhaps not as much as their messaging has. With a more receptive audience among customers and investors, what was once rather hidden moved to the front. Yes, they are doing more. But they’re also saying more. Read more from Boardwalk Capital Management's, Scott Sadler on our blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/the-evolution-of-sustainable-business-in-the-southeast/ ... See more
#SPECTRUM hosted by Social Capital Markets and Conscious Company Media brought together some of Atlanta's leading social entrepreneurs for a conversation around access, inclusion and impact. Highlights below. ... See more
"A lot of people are surprised that we are a for-profit company, since we have what seems to be a non-profit mission: helping children discover, love and eat their fruits and vegetables. I believe that there is and should be space for companies to address critical public health issues, and the social impact community makes this possible." Read more from Erin Croom of Small Bites Adventure Club on GSIC's blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/erin-croom-small-bites-adventure-club/ ... See more
"The projected net worth for Blacks in 2053 is $0. That is not for you and for me, but that is for the children we are creating solutions for today. Brown Toy Box produces STEAM-themed subscription boxes, children’s products and in-class experiences all designed to not only change the way Black children see themselves and what is possible for their futures, but to also disrupt, dismantle and destroy that abysmal forecast." Read more about Terri-Nichelle Bradley's great work on our blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/terri-nichelle-bradley-brown-toy-box/ ... See more
Agenda and speaker lineup just released for #SPECTRUM in Atlanta, GA June 12-13 with @SocialCapitalMarkets and @ConsciousCoMag. Flash Ticket Sale May 23-27 only! Don’t miss joining the conversation on how to close the racial wealth gap & create systems to support entrepreneurs and business leaders of color. Register using our partner code "NP_GSIC" at https://t.co/REKzIPMydb ... See more
The next innovation boom isn’t coming from New York or San Francisco — it’s radiating from cities like Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis, with a new wave of talented pioneers who are building game-changing socially conscious solutions across industries. The fastest-growing population of Americ... ... See more
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