February 18, 2021

This Spring 2021, Atlanta Tech Village is welcoming a ground-breaking, innovative and diverse group of co-founders in the 7th cohort of the It Takes A Village Pre-Accelerator! From a Black E-Sports Gaming Network (BESN) to a women-led two -sided marketplace that connects interns to companies that need affordable, on-demand support (Vower), these founders are poised to disrupt their markets! 

Our team’s diversity and inclusion initiative emphasizes the importance of supporting diverse perspectives and inclusive work environments in technology. The It Takes A Village Pre-Accelerator is becoming one of the nations most prestigious programs for pre-seed startups, led by women and people of color. Some of our past alumni wins, continued success, notable sponsorships, and recap of the previous cohort can be found here.

We are proud to introduce the rockstars that represent Cohort #7!

We have curated a unique group of startups led by women and people of color to help them along their entrepreneurial journey this Spring. Check them out! (Left to Right)

  1. Vower Rejoice Jones
  2. MaverickIQ Dalero Berkley
  3. BESN Timothy Fields
  4. StageWing Arsed “Sed” Joseph
  5. Stream Suites Marsha Jean-Louis
  6. Availia Amy Hollibaugh
  7. Creative Critique Eban Bisong
  8. TaxZen Saurav Bhandari
  9. Very Individual Protection Services (VIP) Sam Austin Evans

Stay Tuned

To make a real change it takes perseverance and consistency which is why we are excited to build on our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. This 16-Week program is designed to prepare underrepresented founders to successfully get to the next level which is defined as gaining traction by acquiring paid customers, receiving a seed investment, and/or earning a spot in an accelerator program. By providing an inclusive community for this diverse group of founders, we believe providing direct access to community, curriculum, and capital will help build and grow the next generation of sustainable startups and diversity in tech.

Stay Tuned! – You don’t want to miss the amazing things in store for this group.

February 18, 2021
Hilton Thompson