Event Recap: Introduction to Federal Funding for Startups 2022

Connie Casteel, the ATDC SBIR/STTR/Federal Funding expert, hosted a special online event, held during September 20th at 1-2pm. Our speakers described how companies can leverage government funding opportunities to help mature technologies into viable products, with topics such as Types of Federal Funding, Sources of Funding, an Overview of SBIR and STTR Programs, and more! Developing…

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Create Sustainable Impact for Brown and Black Tech Industries

The Black is Tech Conference, Sept. 12-16, was an event designed for Brown and Black tech professionals, students, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to connect, learn, and gain the best resources for professional and business development. The Black is Tech Conference was back for Year 4. Last year, Black is Tech brought over 13000 attendees virtually for a 5-day…

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Explore Funding Opportunities for Small Minority Business

As part of our effort to help our Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) access capital, increase profitability, and scale their businesses, we continue to collect and publish opportunities to help you fund your business, including the following: Columbus Small Business FundingCalling local nonprofits and small businesses of Columbus! Columbus, Georgia is offering a new wave of funding…

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 2022

This November, we celebrate the rich histories, cultures, and traditions of Native Americans, and acknowledge the unique and significant contributions Native tribes have made to the United States. Here at the Georgia MBDA Business Center, we are proud to support and offer resources to Native American-owned small businesses, and we continue to commit ourselves to…

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards Grant to Address Food Security

The Georgia Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to train food industry entrepreneurs in Georgia and the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico in food security practices and regulations. This is the largest sponsored grant the Enterprise…

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Donna Ennis, C.P.F., to Co-Lead Georgia Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing Project

After 18 years of service, Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F., Director, Diversity Engagement and Program Development, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute has stepped down from her position as Project Director of the Georgia MBDA Business Center, and currently serves as the co-leader of the Georgia Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing (GA-AIM) project and Operator of the Georgia MBDA Business Center.…

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