Over 160 applications were received from students, alum, and community partners interested in the fourth Main Street cohort. All applicants participated in a multi-step selection process which included pitching to experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and community leaders.
Learn more about the 12 companies selected for Cohort 4 of the MSESF program below.
Fifteen (15) companies, led by MSESF cohort 3 founders, took the stage to present their business ventures during the Entrepreneurship SummitGSU in October 2022 with hopes of taking home prizes to advance their early-stage businesses. Beginning with Athleaders 360 and ending with Yellow Blanket, each founder pitched their business effectively and passionately to the judges and an audience of more than 120 in attendance.
After tallying the scorecards and much deliberation, five companies were awarded prizes to support the growth of their thriving businesses.
- FIRST PLACE: Jad and Amir Helmy of HealthyAppy Tech a prize of $10,000
- SECOND PLACE: Jennifer Owens of Co-Created a prize of $6,000
- THIRD PLACE: Ngozi Ahanotu of HiiHat a prize of $3,000
- ENGAGEMENT AWARD: Meredith Rose of HomeTele SLP a prize of $2,000
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Xavier Hatten Jr. of Xnalysis a prize of $500
Congratulations to all!
When 23-year-old Angad Sahgal was born with Down syndrome, his parents made a vow to ensure that he always had the same opportunities as his older brother. That led to Angad learning three languages, earning a black belt in karate and taking classes at Georgia State University. Read to learn more.
Georgia State University student Paige Malcolm is the founder and CEO of SkinCentric, one of 12 companies selected to participate in Georgia State’s Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund. The six-month program supports GSU students, recent alumni and community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures. Malcolm, a sophomore computer science major at the university, merged two of her passions — beauty and technology — to create SkinCentric. Click to read more.
Georgia State University’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute (ENI) has selected a diverse group of founders and innovative companies for the fourth cohort of its Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund.
Georgia State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) just launched applications for its 3rd annual
Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF) and accepting applications through January 31, 2022. Read more.
Join Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) for a 2-day experience on entrepreneurship and innovation summit on Oct. 13-14 at Center Parc Stadium in partnership with Zane Venture Fund, an early-stage investor in companies founded by diverse entrepreneurs.
Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF) Demo Day
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Founders’ Lunch with EIR
Business RadioX Interviews Begin
1:10 – 1:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks & Introductions
1:40 –3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:40 p.m.
Networking Reception & Awards Presentation
Zane Access Innovation Day
Summit Showcase Opens
10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Grab Lunch & Be Seated for Speaker
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Student Entrepreneurship (Beginner to Growth Stage)
Pitch and Break
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Capital Conversation – VC, PE, Angels
Pitch and break
Special Roundtable – Contracts + Customers = Capital
2:45: 3:45 p.m.
Keynote Speaker – Jay Bailey
Pitch and Break
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Zane Access Graduation
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Networking & Dessert Reception