Comcast RISE to Award $1 Million in Grants to Small Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color in Atlanta

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Comcast announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small Atlanta area businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others. The application process will open to qualifying businesses June 1-14, and prospective owners must have their businesses located in the City of Atlanta or in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb or DeKalb counties.

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Mailchimp Co-founder Ben Chestnut to be Inducted into Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia

Marketing

Tech Entrepreneur, Successful Visionary and Digital Marketing Pioneer to be Honored at the Georgia Technology Summit.

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Atlanta Tyk’s BBQ & Beer Networking event

Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Marketing

Tyk recently opened an office in Atlanta, just in time for Covid to shut everything down. Now that things are getting back to normal, we’d like to celebrate our arrival in the peach state the best way we know how: beer and food! Please join us at the newly renovated Sweetwater Brewery Taproom for an in-person meetup on November 18th at 6:00pm. Registration is limited, but free of cost.

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University of Georgia Small Business Development Center To Host Google Analytics Webinar

Education/STEM | Marketing

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center will be leading a Using Google Analytics To Make Better Business Decisions webinar on August 26, at 2 p.m., via Zoom. The 1.5-hour class will focus on helping participants utilize Google Analytics, which is a free tool, to understand what is happening on their website. To learn more and register, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call (912) 651-3200.

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Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study

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Enterprises Can Achieve a 332% ROI Over Three Years When Using WSO2 Identity Server for CIAM According to New Independent Total Economic Impact Study
The independent study highlights how WSO2 Identity Server helps organizations to significantly lower costs, modernize and consolidate their customer identity and access management, save developer time, and accelerate market offerings.

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How to Leverage Amazon Prime Day in the B to B World

CRM & CX | Marketing | Sales Leadership

Liger Partners provides marketing tips on how to leverage Amazon Prime Day as a business.

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Swan Lake Beta Release of Ballerina Programming Language Lowers Barriers to Delivering Cloud-Native Applications

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Santa Clara, CA – June 2, 2021 – Increasingly enterprises are turning to cloud-native applications that integrate APIs, events, data, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets throughout their organizations and across the ecosystems in which they participate. Ballerina is the open-source language for cloud-native programming and integration designed to support these organizations with a unique bidirectional mapping of sequence diagrams and code. The new Swan Lake Beta release, available today, radically simplifies how developers build and deploy cloud-native applications through an intuitive syntax for developing services and APIs, seamless JSON support, and built-in concurrency control.

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The ABM Agency Continues 2021 Growth, Welcomes 3 New Hires

Marketing

The ABM Agency has experienced growth well into the second quarter of the year, hiring three new employees in May.

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The ABM Agency Named Top US Account-Based Marketing Agency

Marketing

B2B digital marketing firm The ABM Agency, which specializes in account-based marketing and demand generation, was recently named the #2 rising agency US B2B marcomms agency in The B2B Marketing US Agencies Benchmarking Report 2021.

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Liger Partners Creative Agency Opens New Hybrid Workplace

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Marketing | Workforce Development | Young Professionals

With the roll out of vaccines, many large corporations have announced plans for employees return to the office. While many remote workers are reluctant to go back into a corporate setting, for others the transition to all-screens, all the time was too much. That’s why Atlanta creative firm Liger Partners has opened a new hybrid workplace designed with the future of work in mind. The company combines flexible office hours and remote work with an open-environment and shared common space. Think funky fresh hotel lobby meets a comfortable student center with all of the amenities. There are no assigned desks, so everyone is free to sit where they feel the most inspiration.

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ATDC at Georgia Tech is Hiring a Startup Catalyst (5G Mobility Technology)

Business Process Management | Corporate Development | Infrastructure | Marketing | Mobility | Smart Communities & Sustainablility

Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, Startup Catalysts directly support the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. Primarily this role provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies in strategic areas that foster their development and encourage growth. Specifically, this position will specialize in startup incubation in the fields of mobility, connectivity, smart communities, and IoT devices and systems. The incumbent will oversee ATDC 5G Mobility programmatic activities which will include (overall): recruiting mobility, connectivity, and IoT technology startups; marketing the ATDC Connectivity Program; directing/coordinating all efforts involved with relevant program partners/stakeholders/constituents.

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GSU’s Award-Winning Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund Opens Applications

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Georgia State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) just launched applications for its 2nd annual Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF). This business accelerator program recently received the Award for Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. The MSESF is designed to support underrepresented student, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures. The program is supported by donations from Georgia Power and Georgia State alumnus, Ahmet Bozer (‘83), a retired Executive Vice President at Coca-Cola.

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Sharecare earns 18 Digital Health Awards for virtual care platform, original COVID-19 content, and well-being engagement tools

Digital Health | Marketing

Today, Sharecare announced it was recognized in the Fall 2020 Digital Health Awards with 18 awards across its social media channels, patient engagement and education products, virtual care platform, and original content and resources, including those developed in rapid response to the pandemic.

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The ABM Agency Featured on Entrepreneur

Marketing | Media & Entertainment

The ABM Agency’s Vincent DeCastro recently wrote a piece for Entrepreneur.com, titled “6 Skill Sets Every B2B Marketing Team Should Have On Its Roster.”

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Digital Safety Net Helps Georgia Small Businesses Survive During COVID-19

Data Science & Analytics | Marketing | Product Management | Young Professionals

Digitally Driven shows that nationally small businesses that embraced digital tools the earliest – “Digital Drivers” – expect 4x better revenue for 2020 compared to “Digital Maintainers,” those who are generally skeptical of digital tools’ value and typically use only a few basic tools such as email and perhaps a website. In Georgia, 40% of small businesses are digital drivers compared to 35% nationally with a predicted 10.76% in revenue reduction compared to an expected 16% reduction in revenue nationally.

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