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Applications Open for GRIT Conference’s Startup Stage Pitch Competition

By The Creative Coast Staff | December 5, 2022

The GRIT Conference is also an opportunity for startups to pitch their endeavors to a panel of judges for the chance to win over $10k in cash and prizes. Startup Stage will return on January 27, 2023, at GRIT, where eight companies will pitch to win.

FOOD Richmond Hill Finds Local Success in a Competitive Market

By Bradley Mullis | November 30, 2022

It’s a tale as old as time. A small, local business struggles to compete against large corporations flush with cash and a streamlined application process. Nothing about that sentence is shocking to hear. But what if we changed a few words in that sentence? Maybe take out’ struggles to’ and replace it with something like…’ successfully competes?’ That’s Taylor Matthew’s story, and she’s still telling it, five years after she started FOOD Richmond Hill.

2023 Georgia Logistics Summit Registration Now Open

By The Creative Coast | November 29, 2022

The 2023 Georgia Logistics Summit, to be held in Savannah, March 8, 2023, at the Savannah Convention Center, has now opened registration for participants through the Summit website. Hosted by the Georgia Center of Innovation, a strategic arm of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the event will explore the intersection of the economy, technology, and growth of Georgia’s ports in an industry that touches every facet of commerce.

Savannah Economic Development Authority’s 2023 Annual Meeting to Take Place Jan. 4th

By Bradley Mullis | November 28, 2022

It’s no surprise that we’re into growing our community. That’s been our mission since day one. And we love the collective that supports us through their participation. If you’re interested in seeing how Savannah continues to grow, you’ll enjoy the annual meeting of the Savannah Development Economic Authority. 

Georgia Tech CEISMC Announces Deadline Extension on Proposals for 7th Annual STEAM Leadership Conference

By Abbegayle Stallons | November 22, 2022

The Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) has announced an extension on the deadline to submit proposals to share innovative ideas at the 7th annual STEAM Leadership Conference, which is taking place on March 10, 2023.

Creative Coast Announces 2022 Girls Code Games Holiday Camp Happening Dec. 19th-22nd

By Abbegayle Stallons | November 21, 2022

Girls Code, a youth coding program for girls in 5th to 8th grade at Savannah Chatham County Public Schools, has announced its 2022 Girls Code Games Holiday Camp taking place from December 19th through December 22nd! The camp is hosted by The Creative Coast at its location on 2 E. Bryan Street, #100A in downtown Savannah and will take place from 10am-3pm each day.

What to Watch

Listen to How to Make Freelancers Part of Your Company’s Growth Plan with Matthew Mottola

In this Lunchtime Topic, learn from freelance expert Matthew Mottola on how to make freelancers a part of your growth plan. Matthew is the co-founder and CEO of The Human Cloud. His book of the same name was listed as a #1 New Release on Amazon and details how today’s changemakers use artificial intelligence and the freelance economy to transform work. During the recording, Matt shared insights into the growing freelance economy and why it isn’t slowing down, plus why and how startups should hire freelancers to get stuff done faster!

Watch Tracking the Right KPIs for Your Marketing Program with Phillip Scroggin

Do you feel like your marketing program is spinning its wheels with no ROI? Phillip Scroggin focuses on data-driven business growth at his company Sol Insights and works to help clients identify the right metrics to track when it comes to their marketing programs. In this Lunchtime Topic, he’ll share common errors made when tracking KPIs, how to identify the right KPIs for your marketing program, what platforms he recommends for tracking analytics and more! 

Watch “8 Things to Consider Before Starting a Business” ft. Tim Mercer

Are you thinking of starting a business? Have you considered what it takes to build and sustain a business? We welcomed Tim Mercer,  CFO, Private Lender, and Published Forbes Author,…

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