Step Into the New Year with Clarity, Purpose, and These Five Events on Your Calendar

Happy New Year!!!! ????

That five minute holiday break flew right on by and we’re back at it!  We’re excited to enter into 2024 with new ideas & fresh new content and continue showcasing the biggest and brightest founders, innovators, investors, and companies in the Southeast doing amazing things.

Here’s to an amazing year ahead! ????

Now, to kick things off, we are sharing our top 5 events in January that you cannot miss.


State of the Atlanta Black Ecosystem Summit – January 11

In 2017, Goodie Nation hosed the first State of the Atlanta Black Tech Ecosystem Summit because they were concerned Black ATLiens in tech didn’t have an opportunity to connect with one another. Since 2017, they have created valuable relationships between founders, investors, developers, designers, product managers, college professors, teachers, and more. Now they are back to present the annual State of the Atlanta Black Tech Ecosystem Summit this January.  RSVP here.

Georgia AI Summit – January 19

This summit is a dazzling convergence of minds, where industry titans, visionary entrepreneurs, and the heart and soul of small businesses unite. Picture it: a grand exploration of the enchanting realms of artificial intelligence, poised to revolutionize the very essence of small businesses.  No longer shall A.I. be a cryptic enigma; it shall become a mighty ally for our small business champions. Atlanta Tech Park is on a mission, an empowering quest to arm business owners with the invaluable knowledge and tools to wield this emerging tech with finesse. The stage is set, the future beckons, and the Georgia A.I. Summit awaits to script a new chapter of triumph for small businesses!  Register here!

Multicultural Business Summit – January 25

The annual Multicultural Business Summit, presented by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, is a premiere networking and training event for entrepreneurs and business leaders.  This year’s theme is “Diversity – The Secret Sauce to Growing Your Company, Clients and Human Capital.” Business owners will explore the role of diversity in fostering stronger client relationships and nurturing an inclusive workforce. The Summit will provide small business owners with the tools, knowledge, and resources to grow their businesses.  RSVP here.

Navigating the Next Wave of Disruption – January 25

Tech Alpharetta is kicking off the new year with a deep dive into the next wave of tech disruption.  This event will offer unique educational & networking opportunities, and cover timely topics such as blockchain, big data, cryptocurrency, and cyber security.  Register here.

Georgia Defense Industrial Base CMMC Summit – January 30

CMMC is here. With the recent release of the NIST 800-171 Rev. 3 final draft and the impending final rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), many in the defense industrial base are renewing their efforts to progress forward. CMMC compliance is a requirement for all manufacturers, defense contractors, and suppliers who are working with the Department of Defense (DoD).  Register here.