Atlanta’s Entrepreneurs Share their Stories and Expertise
Entrepreneurs, investors, and aspiring innovators recently gathered in Atlanta and let everyone know that peaches aren’t the only thing growing in Georgia. Cohosted by the Morehouse College and the SEC, the event featured two panel discussions with minority entrepreneurs and investors about success stories while building their businesses and how to leverage resources.
“This community and today’s panelists are making a clear statement that inclusive and diverse entrepreneurship and small business investing can and should thrive, and I hope we as regulators can take back some lessons that can help us support entrepreneurs and their investors nationwide.” – Martha Miller, Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation
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Panelists and attendees also discussed best practices and solutions to common challenges faced in raising capital and available resources to support new ventures. Following the panel discussions, attendees, which included alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Morehouse students and faculty, and other business leaders, were invited to attend a student entrepreneur exhibit and networking event to bring the local community together. A transcript of the event is available here.
The event was a first-of-its-kind led by the Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, the SEC's Atlanta Regional Office, and the SEC's new Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation.