Startup exposition with over 100 startups exhibiting, a summer internship fair.
It’s good to be Jermaine Dupri!
Atlanta visionary Jermaine Dupri
Promoting So So Def 20 year anniversary concert at the Fox 2/23/13
Jermaine Dupri likes to get with his fans. His new venture, Global14.com, is his way of staying in touch.
Neon green sneakers
“You dress like an attorney”
Jermaine Dupri at Startup Rally
Jermaine Dupri is launching a new venture, global14.com
One part startup exposition, one part summer internship fair, and one part launch of Startup Georgia – startup led, statewide initiative to raise the profile of Georgia startups as part of the national network Startup America Partnership.
Featuring – Jermaine Dupri, CEO of So So Def Recordings, Scott Case, co-founder & CTO of Priceline, and over 100 startups exhibiting.
What are the odds that a Georgia street/country kid would use college students from Emory University to start his company? Although he started his tremendous success story by finding the best party thrower at Emory, he admits it was a lot of hard work, a lot of hit and miss. The party thrower is now manager to many artists, including, Justin Bieber.
He spoke about his $200,000 website that had a lot of moving parts, but was virtually invisible in search engines. He started a free blog and received more hits than his official website! He enjoyed the ability to communicate with his fans, so his new venture, Global 14.com is his personal social networking site. He is into tech now, and his new site is very nice – another one of his visions.
Jermaine Dupri is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of So So Def Recordings at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The All-Star Anniversary concert is on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Tickets at global14.com.
A number of soon-to-be well known entrepreneurs spoke about their vision. Students met with startups from multiple sectors and industries to find out about summer internships. Developers, computer science, designers, business students, and all majors are encouraged to explore the opportunities available to them right here in Atlanta.
Some of these ventures include:
Check out the lineup of next generation companies blossoming in Atlanta at Hypepotamus Startup Rally.
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