December 2020 Resource Guide

Hypepotamus was born to build community in the tech startup scene. As entrepreneurs navigate the uncertainty of 2020, we are here to be a resource and showcase companies, organizations, and individuals who are providing key services during this time.

We are compiling a list of essential resources for startups looking to grow, scale, and/or pivot, in the last part of 2020. We will be continuously updating this page, so reach out if there are resources you would like to add!


Upcoming Applications

  • Pax Momentum accelerator is passionate about helping startups outside of Silicon Valley gain traction. Now, it’s looking for Southeast-based startups to compete for $50,000 and a spot in their upcoming cohort. Hypepotamus has all the details here.
  • December 18 is the deadline for tech/life science industry startups to apply for Venture Connect Online, put on by The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in North Carolina. More info about the application can be found here.

Meet The Founders

December’s calendar is chalked full of Demo Days and Pitch Competitions for founders looking to grow or fund an idea. It’s a great way to meet up-and-coming founders across the country. A few that have a Southeast connection include:

The Heritage Group Accelerator powered by Techstars: December 2, 11:00 AM EST – Register Here

  • South Carolina-based will be pitching its platform contractors optimize their workflow

Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator: December 8, 1:00 PM CST – Register Here

  • Birmingham-based Ashipa Electric, which is developing a microgrid to energizes underserved communities around the globe
  • Atlanta’s Resilient Power, a hardware startup addressing necessary grid upgrades needed to transition to electric vehicle use.
  • Birmingham’s con.doit, a software company providing electric system mapping and circuit analysis.
  • Birmingham-based TruSpin Nanomaterial Innovation, which is creating solutions for the battery industry using nanofibers.

Georgia Tech students in the ‘Idea to Prototype’ program will present their prototypes virtually on December 2nd a 5 pm. Register to meet some of these budding entrepreneurs here.

Learn Something New

General Assembly has made a name for itself as the place in Atlanta to learn UX, coding, product management, and other career-specific skills. Now, GA is giving back in a different way this holiday season. Join their free Wednesday or Friday workshop, and GA will give $1 USD to the International Rescue Committee to aid in its humanitarian crisis relief efforts. Explore GA’s upcoming workshops and share with your friends, family, and loved ones so we can maximize our impact!