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Join the Future of Entrepreneurship At Emory’s HackATL

by Angela King

Helping to Empower a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

HackATL is one of the largest business hackathons in the Southeast. Run by Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management (EEVM), HackATL allows students to build a business in 48 hours and present their project to the judges.

This year’s HackATL, November 10-12th, will have three competition categories: Social Enterprise, Health & Wellness Innovations, and Consumer Technology. Any undergraduate is welcome!

HackATL 2017 invites you to be a part of a movement that supports Entrepreneurship of the Future, encouraging all hackers, hustlers and hipsters to bring to life ideas that cater to the world’s most pressing issues. Whether it be solving a lethal disease using VR, extracting energy from trees, or building an app for world peace — HackATL 2017 is the opportunity to explore next generation entrepreneurship amidst the brightest minds in the Southeast.

Competition Categories

Social Enterprise

Social enterprises are widely varied. They encompass everything from Patagonia, which is doing business with an environmentally conscious eye to a non-profit such as the American Heart Association. HackATL is creating a platform for the philanthropists who have a mission to change the world.

Health & Wellness

While a lot of us are addicted to our fitbits, thousands suffer from malnutrition around the world. And while doctors can look inside you with cameras, they are still stuck with using the 1980s pager. This is exactly why health innovations are the need of the hour. HackATL wants to bring together an ecosystem of nursing, business, engineering and liberal art students to drive interdisciplinary solutions to solve today’s healthcare problems.

Consumer Technology

The Consumer Tech Division of HackATL allows you to solve real world problems with the use of technology. Smart homes, digital purses, gaming and retail — HackATL wants you to combine your coding skills with the business plan so that you have a viable product or solution!

Featured Keynote — David Cummings

David Cummings is a renowned entrepreneur and the founder of the Atlanta Tech Village (ATV). In 2007, Cummings co-founded the company Pardot, which was eventually acquired by ExactTarget and eventually Salesforce. In 2013 he was recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. Additionally, Cummings has been listed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 100 most influential Atlantans.

Cummings will be speaking on Friday, November 10th at 6 p.m. The keynote will be followed by dinner & a networking session.

Join the movement, November 10-12th.  Register here!




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