Intro to the Atlanta Startup Community

July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 7:00 PM
8:30 pm
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About This Event
This free event is an orientation to help you get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Atlanta. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.
About the Experts
Tricia Whitlock - Atlanta Startup Advocate & Writer
Tricia Whitlock is a journalist and an advocate of the Atlanta startup ecosystem. She works with Venture Atlanta, Georgia State's entrepreneurial efforts, and many other startup-centric projects. Most recently she was the Director of Marketing at TechSquare Labs, an incubator, seed fund and 25k sf of coworking and corporate innovation space. She previously ran Hypepotamus, a publication focused on the technology and creative workplace with the goal of surfacing promising talent, supporting entrepreneurs, and highlighting innovative companies. Tricia is an organizer of the GSU StartupExchange, is a graduate of GSU (BA'10 & MPA'13), and has a background in nonprofit fundraising, event coordination, and freelance writing.

Tami McQueen - Director of Marketing, SalesLoft

As a marketing and communications strategist with over a decade of strategic experience in B2B and B2C markets, Tami joined SalesLoft to scale the marketing team and lead branding, customer/content marketing, and lead generation initiatives across multiple platforms.

Tami delivers branding insights and channels collaborative discussion among internal and external audiences. A champion for guerilla marketing and taking big risks to gain traction in a dynamic market, Tami was named the 2014 B2B Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Marketing Innovator of the Year.

A former NCAA Division 1 collegiate tennis player and All-Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete, Tami believes in the strength of collaboration and exudes passion for her career and teammates. She serves on the executive board for the Kula Project and the Global Conservation Corps, is an advocate for rhino conservation in Southern Africa, and drives the empowerment of women-led, business initiatives through mentorship programs.

Kiki Roeder - Editor-in-Chief, Hypepotamus

Kiki Roeder is the Editor-in-Chief of Hypepotamus, the largest tech and startup news site in the Southeast. Fueled by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drives the folks she covers, Roeder has translated her seasoned experience in technology and communications into an engaging go-to source for insights, events, job listings and resources in Atlanta. The dynamo’s impressive career has led to placed work in 50 states and 23 countries, including Wired, FastCompany, the New York Times, Gizmodo, USA Today, and Scientific American. She is proud to call the South home and considers herself a tech evangelist for innovation in the region. In addition to growing Hypepotamus, Roeder has also provided research for a national lab, worked for a major university, and launched successful businesses, including a digital strategy studio presently serving clients across several states.