On the balmy evening of Thursday, August 31st we hosted our first ever Atlanta Startup Night event at Wild Heaven Beer in Avondale Estates. Since all three of our founding members are from Decatur, GA (and all attended Winnona Park Elementary School), we were thrilled to host this event on our home turf. We were even more thrilled to meet and connect with so many amazing startup founders, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the Decatur community! Over one hundred people attended the event, and the audience response was positive and enlightening. We heard many attendees say things like “Thank you so much for hosting this in Decatur, we’re so tired of having to drive out to Midtown or Buckhead for tech events!” and “This is exactly what the Decatur/Atlanta tech scene needs on a regular basis!”, all of which we can completely relate to. Atlanta is in such a unique position to stand out as a major hub not only for technology itself, but for the individuals and communities that create it.
Atlanta is in such a unique position to stand out as a major hub not only for technology itself, but for the individuals and communities that create it.
The Atlanta Startup Night event was promoted with no paid advertising on Facebook, Yule, and Eventbrite. The goal for this event was to bring together like-minded startup innovators and entrepreneurs to mingle and discuss startup life in Atlanta. Attendees were able to give a brief introduction of themselves and their business on the mic, and we even hosted a simple raffle giveaway with free Wild Heaven Beer and merchandise. We are very thankful to Wild Heaven Beer, Zest Atlanta Catering, and Hypepotamus for their support as Co-hosts for this event. We would also like to thank everyone who came out to support us, and hope to see you again at our next event!
Here’s the official description and cover image used for the event posted on Facebook and Eventbrite:
“Calling all students, founders, and entrepreneurs! You are invited to meet, drink, and mingle at the first ever Atlanta Startup Night hosted by Wild Heaven! This networking event is perfect for anyone interested in Atlanta’s startup culture and entrepreneurship. After all, who doesn’t enjoy brainstorming and sharing startup stories after a few drinks?
So come join us on Thursday evening, August 31st for a regularly priced beer tour and 36 oz of fresh Wild Heaven Beer for $12 (purchase on-site). Dogs and people of all ages are welcome!”