Meet The ‘Brainiacs’ Behind The Cranium Incubator’s First Cohort

Ten early-stage founders are ready to showcase what they’ve learned over the last twelve weeks as part of The Cranium Incubator.

The Incubator, started by veteran Atlanta investor and former Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) president Joe Beverly, looks to support underrepresented founders by providing a structured curriculum, mentoring opportunities, and exposure to those in the investing and entrepreneurial spaces. Participants, known as ‘Brainiacs,’ have spent the last few months learning not only the ins and outs of business development and funding but also the importance of self-face and finding motivation as an entrepreneur.

Beverly is looking forward to December 7th when these founders will pitch their unique ideas.

The most rewarding part of working with these founders has been how hungry and willing they have been to learn.  You can see in their eyes they are motivated, they ask great questions, and our interactions have been interesting and often fun,” Beverly told Hypepotamus. 

The founders, working in fields ranging from medtech to consumer goods, are:  

Eric Brundidge (Partytell)

Maiya Newton (Dufflebox)

Charvi Kennedy (Ascension Consultant Enterprise)

Luchia Ashe (The Plastirator)

LaVonda Brown, MBA, PhD (EyeGage)

Mark Peterson, MBA (Ziscuit)

Geron Coleman (KDI Interactive, Inc.)

Austin Igein (Beach Box)

– Brenda Nicole Moorer – (Touch x Agree)

Paa Kodwo G. Dowell (Loving Lucky)

Those interested in attending the pitch and graduation night can register here. We look forward to meeting these Brainiacs on December 7!