Geekend 2016, scheduled for Oct. 14-15 (tickets available here), will bring makers, hustlers, hackers, and designers together — along with other entrepreneurial innovators in the technology and creative spaces — to foster new partnerships, pursue networking opportunities, and kick start the launch of new ideas.
The event will feature a lineup of dynamic speakers with targeted presentations, breakout sessions and panels, as well as interactive workshops and fun networking activities.
“Geekend has become the must-attend event for technology entrepreneurs and those interested in technology across a wide range of different industries,” said Emily McLeod Sulkes, programs manager at The Creative Coast, a Savannah-based collaborative for entrepreneurship and innovation. “That’s why we are excited about this partnership with our co-presenter, ATDC, because it is at the forefront of connecting Georgia entrepreneurs with one another and to the resources they need to launch successful and viable technology startups in supporting the Georgia economy.”
As Georgia’s statewide technology incubator, ATDC — through its ATDC @ program — works with entrepreneurs statewide and partners with organizations and local communities in their development of technology ecosystems, including Savannah, Augusta, Athens, and Peachtree Corners.
“We have worked with The Creative Coast to support Geekend since the beginning, and it’s rewarding to see how it has grown in scale and scope over the last three years. That activity mirrors the growth we’ve seen in metro Savannah’s technology and startup community,” said Jennifer Bonnet, ATDC’s acting general manager. “We’re proud to be a partner in these efforts. Geekend is a dynamic opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest advancements, trends, and market needs. It’s a kinetic environment for hackers, hustlers, and makers to connect, collaborate, and create at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship.”
As Geekend co-sponsor, ATDC, a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is coordinating efforts in planning and marketing conference events, and connecting with other organizations, companies, and individuals for additional sponsorship support.
For more information or to register for Geekend, visit http://www.geek-end.com.
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is Georgia’s technology incubator. Powered by Georgia Tech, ATDC works with entrepreneurs to help them learn, launch, scale, and succeed. Founded in 1981 and one of the longest-running and largest university-based startup incubators in the country, ATDC works with more than 800 technology startup entrepreneurs each year across Georgia. It has graduated nearly 170 companies from its core ATDC Signature program. ATDC is a unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Tech’s chief outreach and economic development arm. Visit www.atdc.org to learn more.
About The Creative Coast:
Founded in 1997 by a group of volunteers as CBETA (Coastal Business & Technology Alliance of Savannah), The Creative Coast has successfully evolved into a creative hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. Its mission is to nurture the members of the Savannah community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to cultivate an environment in which they can thrive. With an autonomous independent board of directors and funding from the City of Savannah and the Savannah Economic Development Authority, The Creative Coast supports the entrepreneurial community of the creative coast region through mentoring and connecting individuals to its trusted resources to foster success. For more information, visit https://www.thecreativecoast.org.