In partnership with Zane Venture Fund, Georgia State University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) is pleased to announce an entrepreneurship and innovation summit that will take place on Oct. 13 to 14. Early-stage investors in companies founded by diverse entrepreneurs and students from across the state are invited to participate and hear from speakers during the two-day event.
“This partnership is a great alignment of our collective missions to support early-stage diverse founders and historically excluded entrepreneurs such as women, veterans, minorities and first-generation college students and graduates,” said Jennifer Sherer, director of Georgia State’s ENI. “It’s beneficial for both students who are aspiring entrepreneurs and for companies that may be looking for capital now or somewhere in the near future.”
The first day of the summit will feature a Demo Day for Georgia State’s award-winning Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF) business accelerator program which supports historically excluded students, recent alumni, and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures. Demo Day gives participating entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their companies to investors, compete for awards, and network with potential funders. This cohort, the third one, is supported by donations from The Marcus Foundation, Bank of America, and Georgia State alumnus Ahmet Bozer (‘83), a retired executive vice president at Coca-Cola.
Day two is Zane Innovation Day which will feature a hackathon, keynote and featured speakers, breakout sessions on venture capital and entrepreneurship, a company showcase, and networking.
“This summit is a wonderful opportunity for investors, potential strategic partners, and community members to hear ideas from new companies and help them get to their next stage of development,” said Musaddeq Khan (MK), director of the MSESF, about the summit which takes place Oct. 13 to 14 at Center Parc Stadium.
For more information, about the summit, visit our MSESF website.