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Tammie Dudley <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 11:46:19 -0500
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My name is Rachel Maher and I work with Startup Riot (SR) in 
ATL. We curate events for the startup community that foster 
and encourage growth, and are attempting to increase the 
profile of ATL in the national startup scene. SR is hosting 
a few events this month that I feel could be of interest to 
your students with the entrepreneurial spirit.

 From Feb 17-19, we are hosting a hackathon at ATDC. 
Designers and developers only, you can register as a team 
($50) or as an individual ($15 if you use code "makerbot" to 
register) and find your team at the event. That cost, 
however, also gets all team members entrance to the main 
pitch event, SHOW, that will take place at the Tabernacle on 
Feb 22. This is an AWESOME opportunity for any students with 
an idea and drive to turn that idea into reality. Tech reps 
from Twilio, MailChimp, Highgroove Studios, SendGrid, and 
TokBox will be onsite to help hackers integrate with their 
APIs. The winners of the hackathon win a slot to present at 
the SHOW to an audience of 500+ investors and VCs. Details 
and registration links can be found here

Feb 21st, at GTRI, we will host Startup Riot JOIN, a career 
fair where we try to hook up awesome talent with growing 
local startups. Currently, we have 11 startups hiring for 
over 120 full time positions and 22 internships, and that 
number is increasing daily as more companies sign on. There 
are LOTS of dev jobs and internships!!! This event is 100% 
FREE, but job seekers MUST register or else they will not be 
allowed entrance. Details about the event, FAQ, the list of 
hiring startups, and link to the registration page can be 
found here 

And Feb 22nd will be SHOW, the main pitch event. 
Entrepreneurs are given 3 min and 4 slides to present their 
product to the audience of judges, investors and VCs. 
Winners receive $25,000 to further develop their product, 
and a slot at GitHub incubator in Chattanooga, in addition 
to a full-day of meetings with investors. Students are also 
welcome to purchase tickets ($20 when they use code 
"gsustudent" to register) to be audience members and vote on 
the top startup presentation. All SHOW details can be found 

I'd really love to get some of GSUinvolved and give them the 
opportunity to participate and engage with the southeast's 
startup community.


Rachel Maher
Startup Riot
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Anu G. Bourgeois, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University
Tel: (404) 413-5723  Fax: (404) 413-5717