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They’re not just tech founders and CEOs. Atlantans are launching businesses as ceramicists, farmers, influencers, and more.
In the 20th century, Black musicians and other artists were regularly taken advantage of for their creative labor. In the 21st century, eight-tracks and record players have given way to TikTok and YouTube—but the exploitation remains. These entrepreneurs are fighting to change that.
Nonprofit Startup Atlanta that creates an annual “ecosystem guide” to help entrepreneurs find what they’re looking for, from funding to mentorship.
For those feeling inspired by stories in this package and drafting their resignation letters, a cruel dose of reality from the Harvard Business Review: “If you’re launching a business, the odds are against you: Two-thirds of startups never show a positive return.” Striking startup gold is incredibly rare, but it does happen. Here are a few much-hyped startups and their (sometimes short) journeys, alongside onetime Atlanta darling Mailchimp.
Information is power, and these Atlanta startups are giving it back to the people.
How the entrepreneurs behind Six Degrees create incredible events for artists like Lil Baby, Big Boi, and Doja Cat
When Brian “Bwrightous” Wright enrolled at Morehouse College in 2008, his goal was to get his apparel, Kreemo Clothing, into the hands of every rapper that visited the Atlanta University Center. The entrepreneur born and raised between Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y. connected with his classmate, Desmond “Dez” Attmore, who also grew up between the same two boroughs, in the hallway of their freshman dorm and envisioned a plan that would allow them to be creative nonstop and work closely with some of the most successful artists in hip-hop.
In sectors from technology to food service, entrepreneurs are making it work. Here, five of them, including Bem Joiner of Atlanta Influences Everything and Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan, discuss what's next for Atlanta.
When all of us are hunkered down at home, it means no one’s going out for drinks or dinner or a haircut or to a gallery opening. For hourly workers, small retailers, and people in the food and service industries, the shutdown of metro Atlanta—twice!—in a month means millions in lost revenue.
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