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Sideqik and the Atlanta Startup Scene

Originally Posted on Author's Blog

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming of higher education, non-profit and B2B marketing-focused content to bring you a few quick notes and a shout-out from our field trip to Atlanta, Georgia.

Now, don’t get me wrong… the Verge Pipe Media team loves working from our digs on South Gay Street here in Auburn, but we have friends and client interests (past and potential) across the state line too! Plus, half of the team was buzzing from The Walking Dead premiere on Sunday night and, apparently, I was in need of an enlightening trip to The Varsity.

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So we struck off for the city this morning (Micah, wake up!). While in Atlanta, we met up with the folks over at the Atlanta Tech Village. If you aren’t familiar with the project, check out this link-heavy article from The Patch Network’s Buckhead micro-site. The team heading up construction and community development at the Tech Village is currently knocking down walls, sweeping floors and assembling furniture in the hopes of building something BIG. Not just in size, but significance. The ATL Tech Village teams wants to create 10,000 jobs in 10 years and they are enlisting the next wave of entrepreneurs as I type. Our team snagged a tour of the facility; we received a rundown on co-working space, flex office space, conference rooms, event space, expansion plans… and of course, pool tables, ping-pong tables, scooter policies and break room snack ideas. We anticipate spending some more time out there and hearing much more about “the Atlanta startup scene”.

Before we took off for our next stop, we roped Tech Village residents Kurt Uhlir and Jeremy Haile of Sideqik in for a quick chat. We swapped battle stories and managed to get Kurt to tell us about one of his favorite Sideqik use cases. SPOILER ALERT: it involves zombies and crossbows…

From there, we jetted off to lunch and stopped in to see the fine denizens of Hypepotamus, a non-profit operating co-working space near Georgia Tech on Peachtree Street. We’ll leave you with this lovely piece of art + design that will be adorning their walls (and our hearts)…

Hypepotamus

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Author: Meredith Singer is Head of Ops & Co-Creative at Verge Pipe Media. Verge Pipe Media assists public institutions, enterprises and the non-profit sector with Imaginative Inbound Marketing strategies + campaigns. We also have a development team chock full of Marvelous Mobile Migrators, poised to help transition our clients into a mobile + social world with custom software, iOS and Android mobile apps.

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