Jackie Davis, M.Ed., MBA
Associate Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute
Georgia State University
55 Park Place, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30303
ATLANTA — Georgia State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) just launched applications for its 2nd annual Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF). This business accelerator program recently received the Award for Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. The MSESF is designed to support underrepresented student, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures. The program is supported by donations from Georgia Power Foundation and Georgia State alumnus, Ahmet Bozer (‘83), a retired Executive Vice President at Coca-Cola.
Last year, after receiving nearly 100 applications, the Main Street program welcomed 21 companies into its inaugural cohort. In advance of the launch of this year’s cohort, ENI partnered with LaunchGSU the Small Business Development Center at Georgia State, and Georgia Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Education for Student Innovation and Research to offer a Main Street Prep Program. The Prep Program consisted of curated workshops and business coaching intended to better prepare Georgia State entrepreneurs to compete for a spot in the upcoming Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund cohort.
If you missed the Prep Program, you can watch previously recorded workshop sessions below:
- Customer Discovery in a Socially Distanced World
- Starting a Business
- Myths and Realities of Financing
- Main Street Seed Fund Panel – Then & Now
How to Apply
Want to learn more about applying to this year’s cohort?
Watch our Main Street Application Information Session and review Resources to Strengthen Your Application!
Applications are now open through January 29, 2020. Go to eni.gsu.edu/msesf and apply before the deadline.