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
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!
To read the full coverage of the Entrepreneurship SummitGSU / Demo Day, visit our blog post.
Over 160 applications were received from students, alum, and community partners interested in the third 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 15 companies selected for Cohort 3 of the MSESF program below.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) partnered with Zane Venture Fund to host the first-ever Entrepreneurship SummitGSU and third annual Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF) Demo Day. Read all about the two-day event.
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. Read to learn more.
Eater Atlanta Magazine’s list of essential coffee shops is out and guess who made the list? Buzz Coffee and Winehouse is a Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund company from cohort 2 with Tremayne Perry, founder/owner at the helm. This community focused establishment serves coffee, pastries and cocktails, later in the day. Read more.
MSESF Cohort 2 winner Regess Marshall (B.B.A. ’10, MBA ’19) has charted her education and entrepreneurial efforts around creating diverse, inclusive environments in the workplace, in the video game industry and in karaoke. Read more.