Georgia Southern BIG to Host BIGXange on Business Growth with Kassidy Evon

Kassidy Evon

Georgia Southern BIG will host BIGXange (pronounced Exchange) on Tuesday, December 13th, and Thursday, December 15th. BIGXange is a monthly gathering for training, information sharing, and tactical tips.  This brand-new program was designed to give you skills that you can use immediately. Join us to explore new ways to grow your business. This program is open to all incubator members as a collaboration of  workshop and discussion. What’s working for you? Come to learn, share and network! 

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2023 Georgia Logistics Summit Registration Now Open

Georgia Logistics Summit

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.

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Georgia Southern Libraries Designated as U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Supports Community Inventors and Entrepreneurs

Georgia Southern University Libraries has been designated as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. PTRCs comprise a network of 84 libraries nationwide that disseminate patent and trademark information and support the diverse intellectual property needs of the public. Georgia Southern Libraries is one of two officially designated PTRCs in Georgia.

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SCORE’s Annual “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition, Savannah’s Version of Shark Tank, Taking Place on Wednesday, November 16

BizPitch Winners

Savannah SCORE is presenting its 5 th Annual “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition, Savannah’s version of “Shark Tank.” Eight aspiring local entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash and free professional business services valued at more than $10,000 to help them launch their new businesses. Since its inception in 2018, “BizPitch Savannah™” contestants have launched 27 new local businesses.

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Georgia Southern named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

In recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated Georgia Southern University as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. The national designation acknowledges public research universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development.

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Meet Ayana Gunn, The Creative Coast’s New GRIT Conference Producer

The Creative Coast is thrilled to announce that Ayana Gunn has joined the team as the GRIT Conference Producer.  This upcoming year Geekend will return with a new name, the GRIT Conference. Ayana, who is known for her strategic thinking and multifaceted project management experience, orchestrated events such as Pote Day 2022. She will be responsible for organizing and managing the newly rebranded and refreshed GRIT Conference. The three-day event will take place on January 26-28, 2023.

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Hyundai Motor Group Breaks Ground on Metaplant America Dedicated EV and Battery Plant

Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chair Euisun Chung, along with Governor Brian P. Kemp, and company officials, and state and local leaders, officially broke ground today on Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) LLC’s new manufacturing plant at the Bryan County Mega site. The celebration included a morning groundbreaking on site, followed by a future technology expo at Enmarket Arena in Savannah, where the company highlighted “advanced technology and extraordinary human achievement” with a wide array of exhibits for hundreds of attendees from the community in attendance.

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Georgia Southern University named recipient of Economic Development Administration ‘Build to Scale’ Grant

The United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has named Georgia Southern University as one of 51 nationwide grant recipients of the 2022 Build to Scale program, which means the University will receive $600,000 in grant funding along with $600,000 in local match funds. The goal is to accelerate technology entrepreneurship by increasing inclusive access to entrepreneurial support and startup capital. 

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