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[US] Startup Atlanta Looks To Support Entrepreneurial Ecosystem With New Online Presence

If you’re an entrepreneur based in Atlanta, you may want to check out Startup Atlanta, a non-profit dedicated to making the A known nationally and internationally for entrepreneurship. Founded in May 2013 by Atlanta Technology Angels, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Invest Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Startup Atlanta has also recently refreshed its website to achieve its aim of helping entrepreneurs connect with one another, as well as get supported by the ecosystem within the greater Atlanta region.

The new website features a resource map, interactive events calendar and a blog, which will showcase best practices and ideas from well-known Atlanta entrepreneurs and thought leaders. It also includes Atlanta’s startup deal flow, outlining angel investments and venture capital that support promising area companies.

“Great ideas come out of Atlanta.  We have talented, smart people generating world-changing ideas here, with outstanding resources to support them,” says Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “Startup Atlanta’s online hub will help us highlight the many opportunities and successes for entrepreneurs and innovators in our region.”

“Perhaps the most exciting aspect of our website is its ability to showcase the name and logo of every startup in metro Atlanta,” adds Bess Weyandt, Startup Atlanta’s executive director.  “Through our connection to Angel List, we have the capability to import information about every local startup and feature each company in one central location.”


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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