Atlanta always such great things going on increasingly in the area of technology and entrepreneurship. Here are some interesting stories we found related to Atlanta this week:
- Sara Blakely of Spanx announced her commitment to pledge half her wealth to charity in the Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge. Her top priority is to invest in women, which she believes offers one of the greatest returns on investment. The full article on her pledge can be found here.
- Carson Britt and Matthew Drake convinced everyone to play laser tag on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackthon. The duo created a laser tag game that users Android phones connected to Nerf guns to recreate a laser tag game with a real-time score server. Full article with the video is here.
- Lalabu launched their IndieGoGo campaign, which can be found here (and the image you see above). They spent many Monday nights working out of Hypepotamus working on their better baby carrier, which has paid off as they were recently featured on Plywood People. If you want to know more about Lalabu check out their website here.
- AgencySpotter unveiled a new advisory board.
- GigaOm featured MailChimp Chief Data Scientist John Foreman in an article about how the Atlanta company uses big data to improve its customers’ email marketing. Read the full article here.
- Inc. Magazine featured FlashIssue and how it helps customers create email newsletters in five minutes. Read it here.
- 17-year-old cake baking student entrepreneur Jushawn Carter was honored in New York City representing Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia, a program supported by Georgia-Pacific. Learn more here.
- Tanya Sam of Limitless Shot has been appearing on CNN Headline News in a series about women entrepreneurs. Here’s a screen shot of one segment. We’ll share the video links once they are published.
So much is always going on and we’re looking for your news – just shoot us an email and let us know what stories you see happening in the tech startup community in Atlanta.