Connect, learn, and grow at these upcoming events.
Wednesday, May 2nd
WEHUSTLE WEDNESDAYS (recurs weekly)
Hosted by: WeWork Atlanta
Every Wednesday in April and May at WeWork 1372 Peachtree, Colony Square, & Tower Place: Get your hustle on with free workspace and WiFi. Stay refreshed with coffee, tea, cold brew, and kombucha on tap. Grow through weekly Lunch & Learns, networking events, and more.
Friday, May 4th
STARTUP CHOWDOWN (recurs weekly)
Hosted by: Atlanta Tech Village
Startup Chowdown is the largest weekly gathering of tech startups in Atlanta, averaging 270+ people every Friday. No formal networking – just a casual, catered lunch. Grab some food and a seat, and introduce yourself to someone new.
PITCH PRACTICE (recurs weekly)
Hosted by: Kevin Sandlin
Pitch Practice is a free, open, weekly meetup for entrepreneurs to literally practice delivering a 30-second, 3 minute, or 5+ minute investor pitch. Anyone can attend and practice. The goals are to pitch, learn, and network.
Tuesday, May 8th
ATLANTA STARTUP BATTLE
Hosted by: TechSquare Labs
Civic Hack Night is a welcoming, open space for civic-minded, social good tech projects. We invite people of all backgrounds and skill levels to participate. While writing code is usually a component of our projects, we also need participants with backgrounds in user-experience design, data science, project management, and marketing.
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: LESLEY GRADY
Hosted by: Center For Civic Innovation
Join us for breakfast with Lesley Grady, the Senior Vice President at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
MAKING MONEY IS KILLING YOUR BUSINESS
Hosted by: CREDO
Your business should produce both time and money, not just money. Chuck Blakeman shows Atlanta area business owners how to get off the treadmill, make more money in less time, get back to the passion that brought them into business in the first place and build a business they can enjoy for decades.
W.O.E. ATL MAIN EVENT ($10 off your ticket with code STARTUPATL)
Hosted by: Women Only Entrepreneurs
W.O.E.'s Main Event offers genuine, honest and transparent conversations about the woes and triumphs of a woman’s journey, in combination with fun-spirited activities that embrace femininity and stir the soul. Join their May 8th Main Event for a high-energy and transformative experience that we lovingly described as Ellen meets Oprah for women entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, May 9th
RITZ: ENTREPRENEUR CLUB
Hosted by: Ritz Group
E-Club Luncheons are designed to foster information sharing among Entrepreneurs through sharing their personal investment experience. This collaboration and peer-to-peer sharing is augmented with distinguished guests who will share current issues and topics related to successful private equity fund raising.
PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF 3-D PRINTING
Hosted by: Prototype Prime
Join Prototype Prime for a conversation about how innovators are using 3-D Printing across different industries.
STARTUP BASICS FOR TECHIES
Hosted by: Founder Institute
At the “Engineer to Entrepreneur: Startup Basics for Techies” event, you can hear candid talks by engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before.
Thursday, May 10th
SIMPLY SAAS UNIVERSITY
Hosted by: Atlanta Venture
Join AV for the Simply SaaS University: SDR 101 class with Morgan Ingram, Director of Sales Execution and Evolution at JBarrows Sales Training. Morgan joins us to help develop, motivate, and teach tactics to sales teams. His training techniques include high-impact, interactive training (with live application) to ensure adoption and results. In the SDR 101 class, sales reps and entrepreneurs will learn more about filling the funnel. Morgan will cover how to prospect through the phone, email, video and through social.
Hosted by: VR/AR Association
Whether you're experienced or just getting started, you'll find a helpful community and useful information about Augmented Reality and Virtual reality in Atlanta and around the Southeast. Meetings include talks on VR/AR from Atlanta-based speakers representing entertainment, business, and education. Meetings also include hands-on demos of VR/AR experiences and time for networking.
Hosted by: Network Under 40 Atlanta
Join Network Under40 on May 10th, when we head to the newly renovated W Atlanta-Midtown, where we’ll take over their brand new chic and modern venue Elevate. Located in the heart of Midtown,this venue has a mix of cool vibes and funky elements that will be the perfect backdrop to help you make new friends and business contacts, as well as to go deeper with the familiar faces you’ve met at our previous events!
Saturday, May 12th
STARTING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Hosted by: Center for Civic Innovation
Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur? Have a great idea for a non-profit, but have no clue where to begin? Or do you already have a great program or product and now want to grow it? If any of these things sound like you, then you need to come to this workshop. The Center for Civic Innovation is dedicated to cultivating the best problem solvers in Atlanta into civic entrepreneurs who can help to tackle challenges on a large scale.
I HAVE AN IDEA, NOW WHAT?
Hosted by: Surthrive
I Have An Idea, Now What? is an interactive workshop that guides idea-stage entrepreneurs looking to build a mobile or web app through the step-by-step process in validating, testing, and transforming an idea into a valuable venture.
Hosted by: Tech Talent South
Join us as we co-host the re-launch of Atlanta CodeNewbie! We’ll be kicking the event off with a Q&A chat with Eshaw Vidyaprakash. Eshaw is a bioinformatician at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, where she develops code to collect and analyze biological data. Her background is in software engineering and Bioinformatics.
Monday, May 14th
LET'S DO LUNCH
Hosted by: Women Who Code
Let's Do Lunch! Once a month we'll gather for lunch to discuss tech, work, or anything and everything else!
Tuesday, May 15th
DON'T SUCK AT TEACHING CODE
Hosted by: Women Who Code
While there is a wealth of teaching materials available for learning computer programming, many of these resources miss the mark when meeting the needs of diverse learners. In order to meet the high demand for software developers in the market, it is in our interest to make programming more accessible to a wider and more diverse audience. This can be achieved using well-known scientific principles behind effective teaching. In this presentation, we will focus on the bridge between educational psychology and teaching computer programming.
Wednesday, May 16th
PATH TO PURCHASE: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF ECOMMERCE
Hosted by: Women In Technology
Innovation and technology has changed the face of retail. With FinTech options (i.e. Apple Pay, PayPal, etc.) impacting sales, big box stores are being affected by the significant increase in online sales. Join WIT on May 16th as we explore the world of eCommerce and how technology has shifted the retail industry!
ZOHO ONE SEMINARS
Hosted by: Zoho
Learn how Zoho One, our complete suite of business apps, can help you market, sell, support, account, collaborate, and analyze so you can spend more time on what really matters.
Thursday, May 17th
FOOD & BEVERAGE SHARK ATTACK
Hosted by: Ritz Group
The Ritz Group will conduct its monthly Networking meeting featuring Shark Attack with exhibitors. The Shark Attack theme will be Food & Beverage for Companies raising seed round or Series A. Networking begins at 4:30p at the City Club of Buckhead, followed by Shark Attack from 5:30 to 7:00pm.
Hosted by: ATDC
Entrepreneurs Night is an integral part of the ATDC experience. Every month all ATDC members are invited to gather together. Entrepreneur’s Night takes place the third Thursday of every month from 5 pm to 7 pm. Entrepreneurs Night is a fun, informal event held every month at ATDC in the Community Room.
THE LATINO/A DEVELOPERS MEETUP
Hosted by: Latinos in Tech
Latinos in Tech is a group of individuals interested in developing, promoting, fostering, strengthening, and improving the Latino/a tech community in Atlanta. Come hang out, grab a beer, and meet other latinos who love tech and startups.
DIGITAL CRAFTS DEMO DAY PARTY
Hosted by: DigitalCrafts
DigitalCrafts' Full Stack Immersive Cohort is graduating! Don't miss out on some fun, free food, free drinks, networking, and graduate projects! Our Demo Day Party will be Thursday, May 17th at 5pm in the Atlanta Tech Village's Community Center.
Friday, May 18th
TECHSTARS STARTUP WEEKEND
Hosted by: Techstars
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
Tuesday, May 22nd
CIVIC HACK NIGHT
Hosted by: Civic Hack ATL
Civic Hack Nights are all about getting stuff done. We start off by learning about civic projects attendees have brought and then divide ourselves into small groups to get to work. We also organize a few general interest groups for brainstorming new projects.
CUSTOMER DISCOVERY & LAB
Hosted by: Prototype Prime
ATDC Mentor Brian McCormack will lead a Customer Discovery class, lab, and office hours at Prototype Prime starting Wednesday, May 16th. This is the first class in the ATDC Customer Discovery Badge Program for ATDC and Prototype Prime members and is open to the public.
TIE ATLANTA HAPPY HOUR
Hosted by: TiE Atlanta
Join us at our upcoming TiE Atlanta Happy Hour on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6-8pm to network and get connected with the Atlanta entrepreneurial community! This is a FREE event for MEMBERS complete with drinks, music and (of course) fun, and it’s open to both members and non-members but especially designed for prospective and new members to come and learn about everything TiE Atlanta has to offer. We highly encourage all entrepreneurs to join us!
TECH TOOLS & MORE TO HELP GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Hosted By: Walker's Legacy & PayPal
Is your business tech ready? You don’t have to be a tech company to leverage the power of technology tools to increase profitability, efficiency and reach. Walker’s Legacy and PayPal want to help innovate your business and make your products more accessible to your customers. Join us during National Small Business Month to learn more about Tech Tools for Your Small Business.
Wednesday, May 23rd
Hosted by: FuckUp Nights Atlanta
Spring also brings some pretty epic fail stories. For vol. VIII, we're featuring f'ups from "community leaders" around the ATL. To clarify, actual leaders of communities - niche groups, online, and IRL.
Thursday, May 24th
SIMPLY SAAS FORUM
Hosted by: Atlanta Ventures
The Simply SaaS Forum is the BEST way for SaaS professionals in the Southeast to learn, connect, and be inspired. The half-day event is jam-packed with SaaS best practice stories, lessons learned, and actionable takeaways from the top thought leaders in the industry.
Tuesday, May 29th
TECHPRENEUR LUNCH & LEARN
Hosted by: Tech Talent South
Tech Talent South welcomes all tech entrepreneurs to join them for an afternoon of networking! We will be highlighting one outstanding techpreneur who is making strides in the industry - they will share their story and take questions from YOU on how to succeed. Come ready to learn and meet some new techpreneur friends and collaborators!
Wednesday, May 30th
DESIGNER/DEVELOPER HAPPY HOUR
Hosted by: Tech404
Come chat about what you're working on, meet old friends, and make new ones. This happy hour is your chance to make connections for business, talk about the latest trends in design and development, or maybe find someone to help you work on that side-hustle project.
Thursday, May 31st
BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
Hosted by: Patientory Stiftung
Join us at this event in Atlanta, GA on May 31, 2018, to hear directly from industry professionals and blockchain experts about this new transformative technology, and explore the amazing potential as well as limitation of blockchain before embarking on your journey towards blockchain transformation.
Thursday, May 3rd
ATLANTA STARTUP CRAWL : BATTERY PARK EDITION
The Atlanta Startup Crawl is a snapshot of startup activity happening in and around our city. This event we will be traveling OTP to SharedSpace Cobb, SPACES, & Comcast's The Farm ATL to network and connect with startups.
Wednesday, June 27th
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR RECRUITING A TECHNICAL CO-FOUNDER
Join us on June 27th for some tips and tricks on how to attract the right technical talent to join your team. We'll have some phenomenal local startup founders and CTOs (Stefanie Jewett of Activvely, Nate Washington of Qoins, and more) sharing valuable insights as well as lessons learned on their successful startup journeys.
Join us for a half day workshop where we will introduce founder's to the methodology of startup development. Come hear from industry experts on a variety of topics including: customer discovery, minimum viable product, go-to-market strategy, legal issues, and raising capital.
Join us this September 2018 for our investor roundtable. Come to this event if you are a startup founder or entrepreneur that has a definitive grasp on your customer segments, value proposition, & revenue streams and are ready to seek outside capital. Limited seating available.
ATLANTA STARTUP AWARDS
The second annual Atlanta Startup Awards, jointly organized by members of the Atlanta Startup Community, will recognize and celebrate the city’s most successful rising tech companies, startup pioneers, and disruptive innovators.
ATLANTA STARTUP CRAWL : DOWNTOWN EDITION
The Atlanta Startup Crawl is a snapshot of startup activity happening in and around our city. This event we will be traveling around Downtown to: Post-Office CoWork, Launch GSU, & Constellations to network and connect with startups.