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Georiga Tech Savannah to Host First Generation College Institute Program for Rising 8th to 12th Graders this July

By The Creative Coast | May 20, 2022

The First-Generation College Institute (FGCI) is a state-wide, summer initiative at Georgia Tech designed to expand on Georgia Tech’s existing PreK-12 STEM programs to amplify the Institute’s impact by identifying, engaging, and preparing first-generation and limited income 8th-12th students for the transition from high school to college and aptitude in STEM.  

Driving Small Business Forward with Progressive® Commercial Insurance x Hello Alice Grant offering $25,000 to 10 small businesses for commercial vehicle

By The Creative Coast | May 19, 2022

Hello Alice recently announced a partnership with Progressive® Commercial Insurance to give Hispanic small business owners an opportunity with their Driving Small Business Forward grant. The loan application states, “According to McKinsey & Company**, Hispanic entrepreneurs start more businesses per capita than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, yet they face more challenges getting loans or capital from the investment community.” The purpose of the Driving Small Business Forward with Progressive® Commercial Insurance grant is to support these entrepreneurs with funds so they can accelerate their business. 

TAG’s Fintech South Returns In-Person, June 14 – 15, 2022

By Kait Lance | May 18, 2022

Fintech South, the southeast’s largest event dedicated to financial innovation, returns in person after two years on the virtual stage. In its fifth year, the event will take place on June 14 and June 15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Focusing on Revolution, Responsibility and Opportunity, the conference will feature nine 90-minute deep dive tracks.

Really-Virtual to open headquarters in Savannah

By The Creative Coast | May 17, 2022

Really-Virtual, a veteran-owned technology company, announced today that they will be locating their headquarters in Savannah. They will initially employ 10 people in the fields of design and development and be located at 200 East Bryan Street.

Georgia Tech CEISMC Savannah Announces Scholarship Program for On-campus Summer Programs

By The Creative Coast | May 13, 2022

This summer the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) Savannah campus is offering scholarships for all of their on-campus summer programs. The Georgia Department of Education has funded the CEISMC Student Programs through the Building Opportunities in Out-of-School Time (BOOST) grant program. CEISMC will be using the funds to provide scholarships, ultimately to expand access to serve more youth, reduce barriers to participation and increase programmatic quality.

Creative Coast Announces SHE HUSTLES Speakers and Panelists: Inspiring Evening to Take Place on May 19th

By Kait Lance | May 12, 2022

The Creative Coast has announced the Spring 2022 SHE HUSTLES keynote speaker and panelists! SHE HUSTLES offers Savannah’s women entrepreneurs and leaders a chance to network, learn, and inspire. This season’s event, which is sponsored by the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), will take place on Thursday, May19th, 2022 at Front Porch Improv (210 W Victory Drive in Savannah) starting at 6:00pm.

What to Watch

Understanding the Business Loan Process with the Small Business Assistance Corporation ft. Victoria Saxton

Victoria Saxton joins us to share insights on the business loan process with the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC). Victoria is the Chief Financial Officer of the Small Business Assistance Corporation and has been a member of the SBAC team for 7 years.

How to Refresh Your Business Strategy & Achieve Sustainability ft. Lisa Kanda

Do you feel like your business is stalling, and you can’t push through? If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard of the cliche term “pivot.” Being an entrepreneur requires producing fresh ideas and changing directions to follow market trends in order to keep your business running and sustainable.

In this Lunchtime Topic, we spoke with Lisa Kanda, who is the founder of Elkay Advisors, on how she has followed the market as well as her skillsets over the past 14 years to refresh and renew her business strategy.

How to Make Your Business More Environmentally-Conscious & Lessen Its Carbon Footprint ft. Katie Rodgers-Hubbard

Katie Rodgers-Hubbard joined us to chat about how all businesses can become more environmentally friendly and lessen their carbon footprint. Katie is the founder and owner of Lite Foot Company, Georgia’s first refillery. Through her company, Katie aims to make the sustainable lifestyle journey less overwhelming and simpler for others.

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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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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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