Welcoming our 9th It Takes a Village Pre-Accelerator Cohort

It’s that time of year again, where we welcome another diverse group of start-up founders to Atlanta Tech Village, for the 9th ‘It Takes A Village Pre-Accelerator’ program! These founders will be arriving for orientation on January 10th and from there it’s off to the races! 16 weeks of packed full of lesson labs, pitch practices, and sessions with our experienced mentors and advisors. 

Our team’s diversity and inclusion initiative emphasizes the importance of supporting diverse perspectives and inclusive work environments in technology. The ‘It Takes A Village Pre-Accelerator’ is becoming one of the nation’s most prestigious programs for pre-seed startups, led by women and people of color. Some of our past alumni wins, continued success, notable sponsorships, and recap of the previous cohort can be found here.

The selection process becomes more and more difficult every year, but we are happy to introduce everyone to the incredible founders that make up Cohort #9!

We have curated a unique group of startups led by women and people of color with the goal of guiding them along their entrepreneurial journey this Spring. (Left to Right)

  1. Arcum Partners Sebastian Builes 
  2. WORKOPTI Elkanah Reed
  3. Destined AI Gerald Carter
  4. Players Club Wheels Eddie Legrand-Sawyer
  5. Blooksy Anthony Joiner
  6. Upspeed Karishma Babu 
  7. Medsembly Rodeline Joseph 

Make sure you take the time to visit their websites, cheer them on on social media, and support these entrepreneurs throughout their 16 week journey!