Venture Atlanta brought a large number of investors and national media writers to town to see the Connected Awesomeness emerging in the ATL. At that was just of the week. Makers invaded Georgia Tech. Foodies occupied Tech Square and all kings of press clippings were found. Enjoy.
- Venture Atlanta drew more out-of-state investment firms to its annual confab last week than ever before. More than 60 venture funds and 20 angel groups attended – with 77% from out of town. Read more on AJC.com.
- Coca-Cola published a feature article highlighting the “Inside of Atlanta’s Unsung Startup Scene.”
- While you’re there, you can read up on why Coca-Cola believes Why Collisions Build Community.
- NPR interviewed Jeff Hilimire about Dragon Army, the Atlanta Tech Village, and Atlanta’s technology scene. Also tune in to hear from Atlanta Tech Village founder David Cummings.
- Swedish economist Andreas Stephan asks whether startups that were born as spinoffs from public universities are more innovative than similar, non-spinoff firms. Read more.
- Saba Long covered the Core Reaction event on the Saporta Report here.
- Max Blau shared this presentation of his Creative Loafing cover story of the startup scene.
- Starbucks opened its first tea bar Oct. 24 under the Atlanta-born Teavana brand which it bought last year. Read more.
- Getnotes.co was named the website of the Week by 11Alive’s Atlanta Tech Edge. Watch the video.
- Georgia Tech will be offering a class focused on startups in the spring 2014 semester
- SouthernAlpha shared 8 More Atlanta Startups you should follow: @Excelegrade @pipefishapp @tunefruit @CallRail @pindrop @KabbageInc
- Cooleaf, a free tool for employers looking to help their employees discover ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle at work, represented ATL in Las Vegas at Tech Cocktails Celebrate. Read more.
Deals, Funding, and Hires
- David Cummings recently announced his plan to start a $1 million fund specifically for Georgia Tech student startups. Last week, the Technique interviewed Johnson Cook to learn more. Read it here.
- Edevate has added Gordon Rogers to their team.
Events and Conferences Announced
- 3DS Weekend return with students from all over Georgia on November 2nd and 3rd at Hypepotamus. Sign up.
- Student Day coming up at Atlanta Tech Villages’ weekly lunch, Startup Chowdown on November 8. Students are welcome to join in for a free lunch and networking opportunity with 175+ members of the startup community.
- Startup + Student Connection, is designed to connect students that are interested in entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, and/or technology to some of the best startups in Atlanta that are looking for interns. The event is November 13 at Atlanta Tech Village from 6-8pm.
- HackATL will be hosting a 48 hour hack on November 23-24.
- The Ultimate ATL Sales Conference hosted by SalesLoft will be on December 5.
- The Switch Workshop at MailChimp will be Thursday, November 7. Only 32 spaces available. Get your ticket
- Cycle Atlanta has an interactive map that helps you ride better in Atlanta.
- Notonlyluck.com shared insights from the kickoff meeting for the Georgia Tech Startup Competition. Read here.
- Did you miss the Atlanta Mini-Maker Faire? Check out this Storify collection of photos and Tweets.
- The Creatives Project reported on their artistic partnership with Hypepotamus for the Core Reaction. Look Here.
- Christian Devlin co-moderated a panel discussion entitled “Raising Venture Capital on the West Coast” and then shared key takeaways.
Surely, we’re not perfect. So let us know if we left something out of this roundup by leaving a comment below with whatever links you think need to be added. We’d love to hear from you.