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Get Acquainted with the Atlanta Startup Community

by Angela King

If you’re new to the Atlanta tech community or to the startup world, you may not be aware of Atlanta’s thriving startup community. The Atlanta startup revolution is bringing major opportunities to the city and you need to know who’s who, what’s what and what’s next in the Atlanta startup world. Here’s your opportunity to connect with local entrepreneurs, get involved and get plugged into the Atlanta startup scene during this intimate panel discussion with prominent Atlanta tech leaders.

We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more July 13thRSVP here.

About the Experts

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Director of Marketing,

As a marketing and communications strategist with over a decade of strategic experience in B2B and B2C markets, Tami joined SalesLoft to scale the marketing team and lead branding, customer/content marketing, and lead generation initiatives across multiple platforms.

Tami delivers branding insights and channels collaborative discussion among internal and external audiences. A champion for guerilla marketing and taking big risks to gain traction in a dynamic market, Tami was named the 2014 B2B Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Marketing Innovator of the Year.

A former NCAA Division 1 collegiate tennis player and All-Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete, Tami believes in the strength of collaboration and exudes passion for her career and teammates. She serves on the executive board for the Kula Project and the Global Conservation Corps, is an advocate for rhino conservation in Southern Africa, and drives the empowerment of women-led, business initiatives through mentorship programs.

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Kiki Roeder is the Editor-in-Chief of Hypepotamus, the largest tech and startup news site in the Southeast. Fueled by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drives the folks she covers, Roeder has translated her seasoned experience in technology and communications into an engaging go-to source for insights, events, job listings and resources in Atlanta. The dynamo’s impressive career has led to placed work in 50 states and 23 countries, including Wired, FastCompany, the New York Times, Gizmodo, USA Today, and Scientific American. She is proud to call the South home and considers herself a tech evangelist for innovation in the region. In addition to growing Hypepotamus, Roeder has also provided research for a national lab, worked for a major university, and launched successful businesses, including a digital strategy studio presently serving clients across several states.

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Atlanta Startup Advocate & Writer

Tricia Whitlock is a journalist and an advocate of the Atlanta startup ecosystem. She works with Venture Atlanta, Georgia State’s entrepreneurial efforts, and many other startup-centric projects. Most recently she was the Director of Marketing at TechSquare Labs, an incubator, seed fund and 25k sf of coworking and corporate innovation space. She previously ran Hypepotamus, a publication focused on the technology and creative workplace with the goal of surfacing promising talent, supporting entrepreneurs, and highlighting innovative companies. Tricia is an organizer of the GSU StartupExchange, is a graduate of GSU (BA’10 & MPA’13), and has a background in nonprofit fundraising, event coordination, and freelance writing.

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