ABOUT THE FUND
The Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund supports Georgia State student entrepreneurs, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures.
GAMING CXMMUNITY CO.
Ryan Johnson, CEO
Graduate Student, M.S. in Sports Administration
Chris Peay, CMO
Alumni, M.S. Marketing (’17)
Launched September 2019
83% of African American’s play video games
on a weekly basis, 2% of video game developers are African American
We provide access to career paths in the
esports and video game industry
through STEM-based learning
and esports competitions
Corporate social responsibility
and social impact budget,
B2B sponsorship and media investments
Underserved K-12 charter schools
and HBCU students and alumni
Collegiate Star League, NASEF and NACE
USE OF FUNDS
30% Program/Curriculum Development,
40% Event Productions
and 30% Operations
What advice can you offer to entrepreneurs?
If you don’t love it, don’t start.
What is your long-term goal? For you? For the company?
To be acquired by a technology or media conglomerate.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Waking up everyday and being better than the day before.
What role has Atlanta played in your entrepreneurial journey?
Atlanta is where we were introduced to entrepreneurship and our advisory committee. It opened our eyes where seeing success for African Americans is the status quo.
How did you meet your co-founder?
We met through a mutual colleague who is also a Georgia State alumni.
ABOUT THE FUND
The Marcus Foundation supports Georgia State student entrepreneurs, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures.