Macon’s Entrepreneurial Community presents Macon Startup Week

 

MACON, GA – April 5, 2017 – Macon’s entrepreneurial community is proud to announce Macon Startup Week. Macon Start up Week is a free, seven-day celebration of the Macon community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. This is an event for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Through efforts of individuals representing the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, Cox Communication, Newtown Macon, Mercer University, Navicent Health, and other organizations, the first annual Macon Startup Week will debut April 7th, 2017 and run through April 13th, 2017.

Startup Week was started by TechStars, a global startup ecosystem, in Boulder, Colorado. Founded on inclusiveness and free-thinking, Startup Week celebrates the achievements of entrepreneurial communities in cities across the World. Their mission is to develop and support thriving communities wherever they may exist. Through experience, the best way to execute this goal is to bring entrepreneurs together in order to connect, share and bond.

Macon Startup Week is not led by one organization, but rather seen as a community effort. This event seeks to connect, educate and promote Middle GA entrepreneurs and the community that supports them. To keep all the content relevant to the Macon community, organizers have set up five tracks of focus, including the Arts, Healthcare, Veterans, Hospitality and Business Startups.

Through grassroots efforts, Macon Startup Week has successfully gathered a diverse group of organizations and individual contributors to host events across the Macon community.  From a three-day Startup Bootcamp hosted by the Mercer Innovation Center to several sessions hosted by the University of Georgia’s Small Business and Development Center, Macon Startup Week is forecasted to bring out the brightest entrepreneurial minds in Middle Georgia.

Join TAG Middle Georgia April 12 at 5:30pm for some beers and video game bytes at Reboot Retrocade as we wind down a busy day at Macon Startup Week. You don’t have to be in technology to appreciate a good beer, a game and some social interaction so come out and join us. We might even have some tokens for you! Register Here.

Macon.startupweek.co is the official hub for information regarding the week of events, including the official schedule, speakers, event topics and registeration.  Event updates, speaker announcement, event updates and more can be found on the official Macon Startup Week Facebook and Twitter (@MaconStartupWk ).

Macon Startup Week is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. This event’s success is dependent on community engagement and outreach. The goal is to engage, educate and promote entrepreneurs and startups. If you are interested in being a part of the first annual Macon Startup Week, sign up at Macon.Startupweek.co or email at maconstartup@gmail.com. You can also submit all questions at maconstartup@gmail.com.

About TAG Middle Georgia Chapter

The TAG Middle Georgia Chapter includes over 250 individual and organizational members. TAG strives to educate, unite, promote, and influence Georgia’s technology community in the Macon, Warner Robins and other surrounding counties that make up the Middle Georgia area.
Learn more: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/middle-georgia/

 

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies.

For more information, visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.

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