Workshops and one-on-one coaching will culminate in our signature Main Street Demo Day in October 2022. Demo Day provides cohort 3 participants with an opportunity to compete for additional business funding. The founders will showcase and pitch their businesses to a public audience of corporate and strategic partners, investors, successful entrepreneurs, and university leadership.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) and the Zane Venture Fund to support early-stage diverse founders and historically excluded entrepreneurs such as women, veterans, minorities and first-generation college students and graduates.
CEO and Co-founder of Knightley Community Manager at Atlanta Venture Club Active Angel in Atlanta Startups
He is passionate about novel applications of technology and the quest to build companies from the ground up. A lifelong learner and practiced entrepreneur, he is energized by relationships with technologists challenging the status quo.
He is also grateful to have a breadth of international experience as a strategy consultant and is always happy to speak with new founders about strategy, business development, and industry trends.
Shila Nieves Burney, an award-winning project manager, is the Founding and Managing Partner of Zane Venture Fund. Shila spent her 20+ year career advocating for marginalized groups. She has worked closely with leading organizations and exceptional talent to create solutions that address disparities through investment in human capital.
Shila founded ZANE Venture Fund, a seed fund that invests in underrepresented founders with the goal of closing the funding gap while generating high returns for investors. Shila also founded Zane Access which provides early-stage companies led by diverse teams access to cross-functional experts, resources, best practices and customized content critical to accelerating growth. Shila is an Executive in Residence at Harvard Ventures and VC-mentor for Pipeline Angels.
Shila is also the recipient of Atlanta Inno’s 2021 Fire Awards and the winner of the 2020 Unsung Heroes’ Champion Award by the Female Founders Alliance. Shila is a sought-after speaker who has been called on to speak across the world about the changing dynamics of venture capital and the missed $4T opportunity of
investing in diverse founders and teams.
With 15+ years of experience in driving results for hyper-growth organizations through process-driven, scalable, and repeatable marketing models, Tami’s expertise centers on go-to-market strategies, brand development, engagement, and immediate growth.
Previously, Tami co-founded 31south and Summit House, a transformative creative marketing agency. Prior to her leap into entrepreneurship, Tami joined one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS startups in the U.S. as the first marketing hire at SalesLoft. She has also led Global Social Strategy for Women Who Code, the largest and most active community of engineers dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers.
Over the course of a decade, she has worked with some of the world’s most innovative brands, including ActionIQ, Agility Recovery, Boeing, Cognism, Digital Hands, ilos, Keyfactor, Major League Rugby, SaaStr, Sendoso, Tricentis, and Women Who Code.
Tami has a B.S. and an M.S. from Murray State University where she was a four-year NCAA D1 tennis athlete and scholarship recipient.
Tami is an advisor for the Atlanta Tech Village, a mentor for Techstars, the co-host of two podcasts, and a speaker at Techstars, SXSW, and a moderator for SaaStr digital events.
Sig Mosley is the Managing Partner of Mosley Ventures, a venture fund investing in early-stage technology startups in the Southeast. Widely regarded as “The Godfather of Angel Investing”, a title Sig Mosley earned as president of Imlay Investments, Inc. Since 1990, Sig has been the most prolific Southeast investor in 120 startups with 82 liquidity events. Sig currently is the record holder of the largest Southeast Venture deal with the $5.7 Billion acquisition of Tradex by Ariba.
From 1968 to 1969 Mr. Mosley was employed by Peat Marwick & Mitchell as a staff accountant. He joined Management Science America, Inc. in 1969 as a staff accountant and served as secretary-treasurer from 1972 to 1990, and was a vice president from 1982 to 1991.
Mr. Mosley serves on the board of directors of 16 private companies.
In addition, Mr. Mosley is a director of The Imlay Foundation, Inc., Techbridge, and Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Southeast. Mr. Mosley is also a director of GATV, the CEO Council, TiE-Atlanta, and TAG. He also serves on the advisory board of the ATDC, the investment committee of Gray Ghost DOEN Social Ventures Coöper, and the GRA Venture Fund Board. Mr. Mosley is a managing member of Flashpoint Investors, LLC.
Sig was inducted into the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame in 2007
Sig received the Lifetime Achievement award from TiE in 2011
Sig is the 2012 Speaker of the Year award recipient from the Emory Pelham Education Foundation
Member of the Invest Georgia Roundtable, a joint venture capital initiative by the House, Senate, and private industry leaders
Mr. Mosley received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University in 1968. Hobbies include golfing, coin collecting, and reading.
Seth Radman is an Atlanta-based tech entrepreneur and Georgia Tech alum who has started and grown multiple successful companies. He is a 4x startup founder with 2 exits, and he has built 40+ products used by more than 300 million people.
Seth was previously the Founder & CEO of Crescendo, an AI music training app used by over 1 million musicians that were acquired by Ultimate Guitar in 2019. He also built the Upbeat Music App, a real-time virtual music platform acquired by MakeMusic in 2022. Currently, he is Co-Founder & CTO at Infinite Giving, a modern investment platform for nonprofits. Seth has been featured by Apple, Forbes and TechCrunch, and he serves as a coach and advisor to startups in Atlanta and the southeast.