We believe entrepreneurship is the greatest mechanism for changing the world. From unemployed people looking to make the leap to entrepreneurship to employed people wanting a new adventure, our mission is to provide FREE training, support, and guidance to all Georgians who want to launch their own business.
Our state is currently facing the highest unemployment rate on record (12%). We created SIUG to help accelerate our economy and help more Georgians launch and own a business and ultimately control their own destiny.Karen Houghton, VP Atlanta Tech Village
How It Works
12 Week Virtual Program
This FREE program begins August 10th, 2020 with weekly mentor led community groups, practical and tactical learning labs, and an opportunity to apply for seed/grant funding at completion of the program. Start It Up Georgia is open to everyone who wants to learn how to launch a sustainable business.
12 Interactive Lesson Labs
The program consists of 12 weekly, interactive and virtual Lesson Labs led by experts in their field. Each Monday, from 12:30-1:30pm, you will learn practical and tangible lessons on how to launch a sustainable business.
Mentor Led Community Groups
Each participant will be placed into a small group of up to 10 entrepreneurs and an assigned Mentor to meet weekly on Wednesdays to further discuss labs, action items, and work through questions in an open and supportive setting.
Who Can Apply?
YOU can! While this free program was created for Georgians, we are open to anyone and everyone who is unemployed and/or looking to start something new no matter where you live. If you complete the application below, you are in. Pretty cool, right?
We will email final details and next steps by August 3rd.Thousands of dollars in seed funding can be applied for at the completion of the program.