ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/13 -- Startup Georgia, a statewide effort led by entrepreneurs to support the growth of startups throughout Georgia, will officially launch in Atlanta on Monday, February 18th at a kickoff event at Startup Rally at The Biltmore in Atlanta. Startup Georgia is the latest Startup Region collaborating with the Startup America Partnership, the national movement focused on providing startups access to the investors, services, corporations and customers that help young companies grow and create jobs.
"Given its unique business, research and diverse environments, Georgia is poised to unleash its potential to become a national leader in startup creation, economic growth, and job creation," said Christopher V. Cook, Chairman of the Startup Georgia organizing team.
"There are a tremendous number of resources in Georgia to help startups grow, but finding the right ones is remarkably overwhelming," stated Marshall Seese, CEO of Mowgli Games. "It's exciting to see entrepreneurs from across the state in a variety of verticals come together to help solve this problem through Startup Georgia."
Startup Georgia will leverage state and local resources, along with Startup America's national network, to help Georgia's entrepreneurs gain access to business resources throughout the state and country, enabling them to grow faster, be more competitive and add more jobs. Over 350 entrepreneurs have already joined Startup Georgia to support startups statewide.
"Focusing on high-growth startups is a smart strategy for Georgia to grow its economy," said Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership. "Startup Georgia will provide a state-wide network to help the local entrepreneurs building the next great success story to access the opportunities and resources unique to the state."
"Atlanta is home to some of the best universities and colleges in the nation and we believe we should keep that talent in Atlanta," explains Scott Henderson, Executive Director of Hypepotamus, "The next great wave of Georgia companies are being built today and it's up to those of us in the startup community to create massive awareness of what we're doing to help Georgia's economy."
About Startup Georgia
Startup Georgia will serve as the local region of the Startup America Partnership and bring the nationwide mission to Georgia entrepreneurs by raising awareness and fostering effective connections, helping ensure entrepreneurs obtain the resources they need to thrive and create new jobs that will lead to vigorous economic growth across Georgia. For more information on Startup Georgia and the launch event, please visit StartupGeorgia.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Startup Georgia on Twitter @startupga and on Facebook at www.facbook.com/startupga
About the Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership is a growing national movement of thousands of founders, experts and resources providing startups access to the corporations, investors, and services they need to grow and succeed. Launched at the White House in early 2011, the Partnership brings together startups and local champions from around the country focused on creating successful networks for young, high-growth companies to thrive. AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership and the Kauffman and Case Foundations are its founding partners. American Airlines, American Express OPEN, Dell Inc., Intuit Inc., Microsoft and NYSE Euronext are corporate sponsors. The Partnership will identify, measure and report on the effectiveness of cross-sector collaboration in support of entrepreneurial ventures and its effect on job creation and growth. For more information on the Partnership, visit www.s.co and follow us at www.twitter.com/startupamerica and www.facebook.com/startupamerica.
About Startup Rally
Startup Rally is a monumental celebration of Georgia's entrepreneurial spirit that includes a startup exposition with over 100 startups exhibiting, a summer internship fair, and the launch of Startup Georgia, an entrepreneur-led, statewide initiative to promote the importance of startups as innovators and job creators.
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