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2023 FedEx Small Business Grant Now Accepting Entries

By Kait Lance | February 4, 2023

Each year FedEx hosts the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, which offers ten finalists the opportunity to win $30k each. FedEx launched the grant opportunity in 2012 with the goal of helping small businesses to enhance their companies. The deadline to submit an entry for the 2023 grant is February 21st.

Georgia Southern starting new software engineering degree

By The Creative Coast | February 3, 2023

Georgia Southern University is launching a new Bachelor of Science in software engineering this fall, making it the only such degree offered by a public university in Georgia outside of Atlanta.

Built on Purpose Helps Cancel Over $1 Million in Local Medical Debt

By The Creative Coast | February 2, 2023

Built on Purpose, a new Savannah-based leadership development services provider, has helped to cancel over $1 million in local medical debt through its recent fundraising campaign for RIP Medical Debt.

The 2023 Idea Accelerator Bootcamp has been announced!

By The Creative Coast | January 31, 2023

The Creative Coast’s annual Idea Accelerator Bootcamp is a virtual 12-week educational and mentoring program starting with a free pre-course to help attendees determine if entrepreneurship is the right path for them. The event is a partnership between The Creative Coast, Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group (BIG), and the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). The Idea Accelerator Bootcamp is for anyone who is ready to test their business idea or anyone who wants to update an old business.

What Made GRIT 2023 Unbelievably Fun

By Bradley Mullis | January 30, 2023

On January 26-28, 2023, the GRIT Conference brought together innovators from different sectors and industries. The event highlighted the “Hidden Gems” or world-class innovators living and working right here in Savannah. This piece is Creative Coast writer Bradley Mullis’ take on Savannah’s two-day innovation conference.

Chris Curtis searches for targets of opportunity with the Savannah Logistics Innovation Center

By Bradley Mullis | January 30, 2023

Bradley Mullis sat down with Chris Curtis, Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship at Georgia Southern University, to discuss his role in the Savannah Logistics Innovation Center.

What to Watch

The 2023 Idea Accelerator Bootcamp has been announced!

The Creative Coast’s annual Idea Accelerator Bootcamp is a virtual 12-week educational and mentoring program starting with a free pre-course to help attendees determine if entrepreneurship is the right path for them. The event is a partnership between The Creative Coast, Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group (BIG), and the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). The Idea Accelerator Bootcamp is for anyone who is ready to test their business idea or anyone who wants to update an old business.

Listen to “How to Start a Franchise Business with Danielle Stankiewicz”!

Are you interested in being self-employed, but don’t want to start a business from scratch? Have considered owning a franchise? In this Lunchtime Topic, we explored the process of starting…

Listen to “How to Turn Your Photography or Video Hobby into a Business” ft. Tyler Edic

Have you been thinking about turning your photography or videography hobby into a business? In this Lunchtime Topic, we chatted with Tyler Edic, a seasoned videographer and photographer, to learn how he turned his hobby into a profitable business serving Savannah companies and individuals. As Tyler says in this Lunchtime Topic, there is room for more photographers and videographers in Savannah!

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Programs

The Creative Coast runs meaningful programs that provide education and connectivity. These programs include Lunchtime TopicsEntrepreneur’s Night, She Hustles, and the Idea Accelerator Bootcamp. We also partner with a number of local organizations to provide both youth and adult programming.

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Find the latest job vacancies in the greatest innovation companies hiring in the coastal region via our Job Board.

If you are a company, you can post job vacancies on our Job Board. Submit your vacancies using our form and it will be published on our website. Postings are FREE to members of the Creative Coast.

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The Creative Coast educates and connects the entrepreneurs, creatives, and techies within the innovation economy of the Savannah Region.