Sampson Digital Media Management & Consultation Plans to Put People First

Jordan Sampson is the CEO of Sampson Digital Media Management & Consultation and the recent first-place winner of FastPitch 2022. Before she began her startup, she was also the first place winner of the SSU Tiger Den Pitch Competition which she won after months of prepping her pitch with a business mentor and honing her business plan through a series of workshops. And long before that, she was a 7th grader singing in an Alabama church choir who realized that her talents lay in other areas of production where she could help people in unexpected ways. 

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

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. 

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Techstars Startup Weekend is coming to Beaufort, SC

The Beaufort Digital Corridor is hosting the City of Beaufort’s first Startup Weekend during the last weekend in April. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where anyone –- developers, designers, business developers, marketers, teachers, students, and everyone in between –- can come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend. It is a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the entrepreneurial community in Beaufort, and even launch your next startup!

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Hello Alice Is Awarding $5,000 Grants to 50 Small Business Owners

Hello Alice Is Awarding $5,000 Grants to 50 Small Business Owners

The second round of Hello Alice’s Small Business Growth Fund Grants is officially open and taking applications! This grant is specifically for helping small businesses afford new opportunities for growth in 2022. Whether you need a little extra capital to get your business on its feet and rolling this year or you have big plans coming up that you need funding to boost, this grant is for you. 

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Three Undergraduates Win Seed Money at Savannah State University’s Tiger’s Den Business Pitch Competition

On Monday, April 4th, a select group of Savannah State University (SSU) undergraduate students competed in the Tiger’s Den Business Pitch Competition at the Mary C. Torian Auditorium within the Howard Jordan Building. The six entrepreneurs pitched their business plans to a panel of judges with the ultimate goal of winning a total of $4,500 in seed money from SSU’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).

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Join The Creative Coast for a spring SHE HUSTLES event on May 19th!

SHE HUSTLES, an event from The Creative Coast, is happening on May 19th, 2022 at the Front Porch Improv (210 W. Victory Drive in Savannah) starting at 6:00pm! The SHE HUSTLES community offers Savannah’s women entrepreneurs and leaders a chance to network, learn, and inspire. This spring’s event will feature a keynote speaker with an inspiring story and a panel discussion between influential entrepreneurs and leaders from diverse industries. 

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The Creative Coast’s FastPitch Competition to take place on May 4th at Service Brewing

Savannah’s epic startup pitch event is back in 2022! The Creative Coast’s FastPitch event provides a platform for promising entrepreneurs starting new businesses or growing existing ones. The evening allows for contestants to each make a 5-MINUTE PITCH of their ventures in front of a live audience, including investors. FastPitch 2022 will take place live and in person on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Click for more details.

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