Atlanta Programs & Projects
VilCap: Start - Clarkston
In early 2013, SE@G partnered with Village Capital and CDF: A Collective Action Initiative to design and offer a 14-week small business accelerator program to entrepreneurs in Clarkston, GA. This program offered 15 participants an opportunity to participate in an intensive skills-based program, meet and work with a panel of banking experts, and be mentored by and network with a carefully-selected group of business leaders and peers. This also pre-committed $30,000 so that the most promising entrepreneurs (as selected by the participants themselves) received low-interest business loans at the end of the program. The program will be repeated in January 2014; please click here for more information and important dates.
VilCap: Start - Clarkston is also the subject of the documentary, The New Entrepreneur: Odyssey for a Dream, which premiered at Goizueta Business School on November 21, 2013 and will air on PBA 30 on December 25 at 7:00 pm and January 2 at 8:00 pm. View the trailer.
To apply for the 2014 VilCap: Start - Clarkston program, please click here.
Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI) Projects
In the summer of 2013, SE@G conducted a feasibility study for our client and partner, AWBI, to determine whether (and then how) to build a lettuce production and processing facility in an underserved Atlanta neighborhood; one that would create jobs and wealth for community members. The plan was presented to community leaders and funders in October 2012 and is now being implemented by AWBI.
Catalyzing Social Impact Class Projects
A team of 6 BBA students evaluated the feasibility of a mattress recycling business for our partner, Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI).
Truly Living Well (TLW), a center for natural urban agriculture in Atlanta, is planning to raise $5 million over the next 3 to 5 years. A team of 6 MBA students developed a plan measure and communicate TLW’s social impacts so the organization will be better positioned to raise these funds.
Better World Books (BWB) engaged a team of 5 MBA students to collect and analyze information about their attractive and socially-oriented customer segment. The survey and analysis updated and built upon another that was executed for the company in 2009/2010.