Atlanta’s technology community is as creative as it is entrepreneurial. Stewarded by organizations like the ATDC at Georgia Tech and a healthy ecosystem of community events, Atlanta’s web startup community is a critical part of Atlanta’s creative economy. One supporting event happening this weekend: StartAtlanta.
At StartAtlanta, a crowd of entrepreneurial digital creatives will listen to nearly a hundred 60-second-long business idea pitches. Attendees will then pick their favorites and begin work on the most viable and interesting of these ideas toward the goal of launching a full blown company by Monday morning!
This idea may sound absurdly ambitious to some. But our city already has a number of success stories from similar events in the past, such as Skribit and Twitpay.
In fact, we’re lucky to have Michael Ivey, the co-founder of Twitpay on the board of C4 Atlanta!
This weekend C4 Atlanta will participate in StartAtlanta, breaking ground on the software foundation that will enable us to grow into an Arts Service Organization that operates much like a Web Startup. By building web software (and pardon the technical jargon) through a Service Oriented Architecture we’ll eventually be able to ‘Appify’ our service offerings.
Our pitch to Start Atlanta will essentially be an invitation to join Michael Ivey, Joe Winter and me in building the first generation of C4 Atlanta’s web service platform. And because events like these present such great opportunities for collaboration, we will also be on the lookout for potential opportunities to support other Start Atlanta projects launching this weekend.
Wish us luck. We’re gearing up for our 60 second business pitch as we speak!