Hypepotamus: It’s the Freakin’ Geekend Baby, We’re About to Have Us Some Fun

Posted on April 1, 2015 By Emily McLeod

Blog Post from Hypepotamus by Klaire Wesolowski.

Calling all geeks! Have you heard about the biggest thing to hit the Geek world? Presented by the Creative Coast, Geekend is bringing together the brightest designers, coders, innovators, artists, tech mavericks, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. This is the place to meet, share and discuss cutting edge developments and exciting solutions.

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BiS in brief: Geekend 2015 to focus on growth

Posted on March 9, 2015 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Business in Savannah.

The Creative Coast Inc. of Savannah has announced the central theme for Geekend 2015 will be growth — growth in business, career growth and growth in community.

Geekend, which will take place Oct. 15-17 in Savannah, is the annual interactive conference at which entrepreneurs, designers, developers, marketers and other creatives meet to share and discuss cutting edge developments and solutions.

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Geekend 2015: Announcing the call for speakers!

Posted on February 18, 2015 By Katheriin Liibert

We’re so pumped to announce that Geekend 2015 is all about Growth. That’s right, this year’s Geekend (Oct 15-17) will inspire you to action and give you the tools to grow your business, to grow your career, and to grow your community.

Geekend 2015 will feature a wide range of talks, workshops and panels that fit into this year’s tracks…

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FourBridges Capital Advisors: Takeaways from a Weekend at Geekend

Posted on December 22, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on FourBridges Capital Advisors blog.

Geekend in Savannah, GA, is a premier tech and creative conference for maverick entrepreneurs. For an investment banker, it’s an opportunity to be among the region’s most forward-thinking business owners and entrepreneurs. Managing Director Ralph Montgomery spoke at the event on November 15, 2014.

At FourBridges, our mission is to help Southeastern business owners gain access to the capital they need to grow. Access to capital is particularly important in the start-up environment, of course. Though our firm focuses on the middle market, we never forget that every middle market business was once a startup – so it is important for us to be plugged into this environment.

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Clark Creative Communications: Geekend 2014

Posted on December 16, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Blog post on Clark Creative Communications’ Blog.

We recently attended Savannah’s Geekend, a creative and entrepreneurial organization. It’s basically a place where your brain becomes so full of ideas and possibilities that it could explode. It also causes your heart to overflow with passion and purpose. It consists of hundreds of people all teeming with the same feelings, engaging with others to pursue new challenges, making opportunities happen and pushing boundaries to the edge. Long story short, we became “Geekenders.”

Here are several things we enjoyed throughout the weekend…

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Roundup: Kodestars Arcade at Geekend

Posted on December 12, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Blog post on the KodeStars blog.

The Kodestars Arcade at Geekend was a huge success and we are still reeling from all of the positive feedback and interest we are receiving from others that want to create and host their own arcades. Geekend is an annual interactive conference in Savannah that hosted an arcade to showcase video games built by 4th-8th grade students in the communityt. The Geekend organizers created a branded online arcade on the KODESTARS website and then set up a physical arcade at the conference center with two rooms full of computers – all of which were opened to the online arcade.

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Innovation Conference Exposes Kids to Great Thinkers

Posted on December 8, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Blog post on Tech & Learning.

Geekend, an annual innovation conference taking place in Savannah, GA, hosted Professor Neil Gershenfeld (MIT Center for Bits and Atoms), and Mark Hatch (CEO TechShop) among others, and the topics covered revolved around innovation, entrepreneurship, the Maker Movement, and more.

Local middle and high school students contributed to the conference by submitting video games they had programmed set up in an arcade at the conference venue, and many high school students also volunteered in the organization of the conference.

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Kishi Bashi at Geekend

Posted on November 22, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Blog post on hissing lawns by Bill Dawers.

Kishi Bashi played on the final night of Geekend, an annual conference presented each year here in Savannah by The Creative Coast. The weekend is about geeky stuff, and this year there was also good music for attendees booked by MusicFile Productions.

Kishi Bashi and Tall Tall Trees performed in the Creators’ Foundry on Boundary Street just west of downtown. The long, narrow industrial space had recently been home to SCAD’s sculpture department; some of us remember when kayak maker Charlie Reeves created amazing things there.

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Video Game Design Gets Kids Into Coding

Posted on November 21, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on GPB by Emily Jones.

Many in the tech world say if today’s kids want to succeed in the job market of the future, they’ll need the skills to design and build their own programs and mobile apps. In other words: they need to know how to code. But how do you get kids interested in the complicated and often frustrating task of coding? One group in Savannah thinks they have the answer.

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Savannah startup gets surprise seed funding at tech conference

Posted on November 19, 2014 By Katheriin Liibert

Article on Savannah Morning News by Julia Ritchey.

A Savannah-area tech startup has secured $100,000 in seed funding after a made-for-TV moment at The Creative Coast’s tech and interactive design conference last weekend.

Ian Nott, the 23-year-old co-founder of Aetho, pitched his company in front of an audience of potential investors on Nov. 14 during an evening session of the sixth annual Geekend. Friday’s event, dubbed “Pitch Circus,” mirrored the ABC series “Shark Tank,” in which entrepreneurs pitch their companies and field tough questions and comments from experienced investors.

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