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Startup Atlanta Bolsters Executive Board with Five New Members

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Startup Atlanta Bolsters Executive Board with Five New Members
Board Additions Include Leaders from Across Atlanta’s Startup Ecosystem

ATLANTA, GA – August 11th, 2020 – Startup Atlanta, a community non-profit organization focused on connecting, curating and promoting the Atlanta Startup Ecosystem, has announced the addition of five new executive board members.

Joining the board of directors are:

Allyson Eamon is the Chief Executive Officer of Venture Atlanta. Venture Atlanta is the premier investor showcase in the Southeast. The conference brings the most innovative technology companies together with top-tier investors from around the country. It is an opportunity for anyone who works with emerging technology companies or investors to network, interact and make great connections.

Christy Brown is the President of Launchpad2X. Christy has almost 20 years of executive leadership as a founder, venture capital investor, futurist and executive leader spanning multiple geographies and industries.  Most recently, Christy led the expansion of the venture capital investment platform Loeb Enterprises into Atlanta where she architected the investment model, hiring strategy, vision, mission, and strategy for Loeb’s expansion beyond their NYC headquarters.  “I was extremely proud of the team I selected, the ecosystem support from the Atlanta community and the rapid adoption across the Southeast of the investment model that Loeb provided” stated Christy.

Evan Jarecki is the Co-Founder of Gimme Vending which was named best B2B startup in the 2018 Atlanta Startup Awards. Gimme helps convenience service and grocery delivery operators automate merchandising through a best in class VMS platform.

Jennifer Singh is a technology executive with over 15 years of experience spanning commercial and product management leadership roles. She pioneered a variety of fraud prevention, cybersecurity and fintech solutions and grew successful businesses at both startup and global organizations. Jen is the Co-Founder and City Director of Atlanta’s House of Genius chapter, a community that helps entrepreneurs overcome challenges.

Joey Womack leads WeWork’s entrepreneurship program in Atlanta as Labs Manager, a hybrid physical space and dedicated support program for the city’s most promising early stage startups. Joey is also the Founder of Goodie Nation, a tech nonprofit that accelerates relationships to influencers, large companies, and investors/funders for the next generation of promising diverse founders and social entrepreneurs. He is also the Founder of Amplify 4 Good, a mission-driven agency that uses rapid problem-solving to help large companies, nonprofits, and government agencies create social impact, and Co-Founder of Atlanta Black Tech.

“Our organization is only as strong as the people who volunteer to further our mission of connecting and growing our diverse community,” said Startup Atlanta Board President Adam Harrell. “We are grateful for the commitment of these immensely talented individuals to serve on behalf of the local startup community.”

Other Startup Atlanta Executive Board Members are:

Adam Harrell, Founder at Nebo Agency
Alex Gonzalez, Chief Innovation Officer at Metro Atlanta Chamber
Amelia Schaffner, Director of Entrepreneurship at Emory Goizueta School of Business
Amy Love, Assistant Director of Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship at Invest Atlanta
Bruce Berger, Director at Clark Atlanta University Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Development
Gail Podolsky, Attorney at Carlton Fields
Larry McHugh, Board, Atlanta Technology Angels
Michael Maziar, VP Technology Banking at Silicon Valley Bank
Sig Mosley, Managing Partner at Mosley Ventures
Tony Cooper, Technology Strategist, The Cooper Group

About Startup Atlanta

Startup Atlanta is a community non-profit with a mission to connect, promote, and expand Atlanta’s vibrant startup ecosystem to bolster the creation of jobs, companies and wealth. Startup Atlanta achieves this by producing and publishing the annual Startup Atlanta Ecosystem Guide, a community resource featuring a comprehensive list of entrepreneur support organizations in the greater Atlanta region. Startup Atlanta also leads with strategic programming and partnerships: facilitating the quarterly Community Partners Lunch and the annual Atlanta Startup Awards.

For more information, visit www.startupatlanta.com.


Kylan Kester