Atlanta Startup Village #20

Last night 350+ people descended on the Atlanta Tech Village for the 20th Atlanta Startup Village. The Atlanta Startup Village is the largest monthly gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast with five startups presenting for five minutes followed by five minutes of Q & A.

Here were last night’s presenters:

  • Hux – Book a house cleaner online in two minutes
  • UserIQ – Create data-driven in-app messages and guided tours
  • Ninja Post – Powerful community engagement forum software
  • BuzzBoard – CRM for sales people selling local media
  • Playout: The Game – Exercise card game to make fitness fun

Atlanta Startup Village is free and open to the public. Come out and see what’s happening in the Atlanta community.

What else? What are some other thoughts on Atlanta Startup Village #20?

One thought on “Atlanta Startup Village #20

  1. David, congrats on the success of the 20th Atlanta Startup Village. I am one of your many fans out here in the virtual world. I admire your goal in wanting Atlanta to become a top-10 tech startup hub of the USA.

    Yes, as tech companies are born and excel here in Atlanta, our city will experience economic growth. Most beneficial will be the service growth that results.

    I commend you for facilitating Atlanta’s advancement in these important areas. Most vital, you’re helping individuals, companies and our city to excel and be great in the best of ways. Dr King, our city’s native-son and one of Earth’s most admired peacemakers, described it best:

    “Everyone can be great
    because everyone can serve.”

    In support of your service aspirations, and those of all the tech start-ups at Atlanta Tech Village, plus the ways that you and they are transforming Atlanta, I wanted to recommend and refer you to this great data-resource:

    http://www.socrata.com/webinars/intro-to-socrata/

    In closing, as aspiring futurists of the world (like me) discover courageous tech-professionals (like you) their dreams of the future will be propelled forward and our extended family (local-global) will be able to better excel in life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. These quotes will substantiate my point…

    Ralph Waldo Emerson stated:
    “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that created them. Position yourself at all times for evolution … then RE-position yourself for it again.”

    Tom Hurley stated:
    “We live in extraordinary times. Around the world we face systemic and deep-seated challenges in virtually every field. At the same time, in part because of these challenges, we are coming to see ourselves, one another, and our home planet in new ways. We have an unprecedented opportunity to realize age-old dreams of abundance and recreate our institutions in the service of all humanity and life.”

    Dr. Wayne Dyer stated:
    “By raising your own frequency of vibration only slightly to a place where you regularly practice kindness, love and receptivity, and where you see beauty and the endless potential of good in others as well as yourself, you counterbalance 90,000 people somewhere on this planet who are living in the low-energy levels of shame, anger, hatred, guilt, despair, depression, and so on.”

    Buckminster Fuller stated:
    “I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuities. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat may come along and make a fortuitous life preserver. This is not to say, though, that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.”

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama stated:
    “Atlanta has a great significance… Visionaries such as Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. have shown us that successful changes can be brought about nonviolently. I believe that, at the basic human level, most of us wish to be peaceful. Deep down, we desire constructive, fruitful growth and dislike destruction.”

    Dr. Ashok Gangadean stated:
    “Perhaps the single most powerful event facing humanity today is a great awakening on a planetary scale that has been millennia in the making. We humans are in the midst of a profound advance as a species to a higher form of global consciousness that has been emerging across cultures, religions and worldviews through the centuries. This awakening of global consciousness is nothing less than a shift, a maturation, from more egocentric patterns of life to a higher form of integral and dialogic patterns of life.”

    Dr. King, from his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance speech 50 years ago, stated:
    “Modern man has brought this whole world to an awe-inspiring threshold of the future. He has reached new and astonishing peaks of scientific success… his spaceships have dwarfed distance… and carved highways through the stratosphere… but we have not learned the simple art of living together…”

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