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.
Meet & Innovate
Jonathan Cornelius, CEO
Justin Cornelius, CTO
Alumni, B.S. in Economics (’20)
Launched October 2020
There is a lack of black, latinx, indigenous,
and other POC representation
in U.S. tech companies
A Diversity Database that allows tech
companies to intentionally seek out diverse,
qualified, and experienced candidates
that are actively seeking employment
We have a B2B model and charge a percentage
of the hires full-time first year salary or
earnings, an hourly sourcing rate, and a
flat fee for scale recruiting at scale
U.S. Technology Companies
Jopwell, Fetcher, Lever,
Hirevue, Manatal, Vsource
USE OF FUNDS
50% Marketing, 37.5% Product
and 12.5% Reserves
What advice can you offer to entrepreneurs?
When passion runs out, let the obsession for getting your company off the ground guide you to your destination.
What is your long-term goal for your company?
Our long term vision/destination is to address the pipeline disparity of minority leadership and change the future of work by contributing to the systemic issues keeping POC’s heavily out of tech and leadership positions.
What was your major at Georgia State? How did it prepare you to run a business?
I graduated with a degree in Economics. My degree gave me a strong background in statistics, along with skills in mathematics. It will make it easier for me to determine which investments are profitable, how much to charge for specific products and services, and handle complex budget issues.
What role has Atlanta played in your entrepreneurial journey?
The Atlanta entrepreneurship ecosystem has played a significant role in my entrepreneurial journey. I have met so many successful startup founders that have given me an opportunity to ask questions and learn from their success and failures.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
It means consistently showing up because my company is so much bigger than me.
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.