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Lunchtime Topic: Savannah’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Today & Its Vision
October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDTFREE
In this Lunchtime Topic with Jen Bonnett, learn about Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem today and it’s vision. This talk will cover finding local resources to help you start your business. Additionally, the talk will focus on the direction the Savannah community is headed with big updates on the horizon.
About Jen Bonnett:
Jennifer Bonnett is a recovering entrepreneur turned entrepreneurial ecosystem builder focused on helping entrepreneurs launch, grow and scale technology businesses in the Savannah, Georgia region.
Jennifer serves technology entrepreneurs through her role as Director of the Creative Coast and Vice President of Innovation/Entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development Agency (SEDA).
Prior to these roles, Jennifer was Director/General Manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s Technology Incubator, a “top twelve incubators changing the world” according to Forbes Magazine. While at ATDC, Jennifer spearheaded the development of a recurring year round curriculum, statewide expansion, the “Accelerate” program and growing the number of physical incubatees from 19 to 90 companies.
Jennifer has a passion for female technology entrepreneurs and is the founder of StartupChicks, a non-profit membership organization. StartupChicks is focused on connecting, educating and inspiring women and girls to become STEM focused entrepreneurs.
Jennifer is a former technology entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in Information Technology and Software Development specializing in web and mobile technologies. Jennifer has held numerous CEO/CTO positions in bootstrapped, angel and venture-backed technology startups.