Community Group Leaders

Thankful for all these leaders guiding all the Start It Up Georgia applicants!

Aaron Hurst
Founding Managing Director, Endeavor Atlanta
AJ Piplica
Founder, CEO at Hermeus
Allison O'Kelly
Founder, CEO at Corps Team
Amelia Schaffner
Director of Entrepreneurship, Emory University
Andrew Bate
CEO, Safely
Arjuna Chala
Sr. Director of Emerging Technology, HPCC Systems
Arthur Stepanyan
Entrepreneurship Professor, Georgia State University
Ashish Thakur
Board Of Directors, Atlanta CEO Council
A.T. Gimbel
Partner, Atlanta Ventures
Bradley Kirkland
CEO, Stone Soup Tech Solutions
Chuck Sparrow
Director, Jabian Consulting
Cory Hewett
CEO and Co-Founder, Gimme Vending Inc.
Denise Foss
Regional Director - Atlanta, General Assembly
Hoss Sooudi
Co-Founder, Terminus Capital Holdings
Jacey Lucus
Marketing Lead, Atlanta Ventures
Jacqui Chew
Senior VP of Marketing, Avertium
Jay Shaffer
Board Member, Atlanta Technology Angels
Jerimiah Lancaster
Managing Director, Winning by Design
Jon Birdsong
Partner, Atlanta Ventures
Jon Hutson
Co-Founder/Managing Director, Brand Culture Company
Josie Marshburn
CEO, Sales Enablement Benchmark
Karlee Goodwin
COO, FoundersForge
Kylan Kester
Community Coordinator, Startup Atlanta
Lara Hodgson
CEO and Co-Founder, NOW Corp
Lauren Kane
Pitch Strategist, VC Worthy Business
Lavonya Jones
VC Fellowship Program Manager, HBCUvc
Lindsay Trinkle
COO and Co-Founder, Makeswift
Marguerite Pressley Davis
Founding Partner, Marguerite Pressley Davis LLC
Melissa Davis
Founder/CEO, Elev8 Hire Solutions
Michael Cohn
Managing Partner, Overline VC
Michael Lan
Executive Director, Jabian Consulting
Musaddeq Khan (MK)
Entrepreneur in Residence, Georgia State University
Natalie Cheney
CEO at MemberSuite
Patrick Taylor
Vice President at TechOperators Venture Capital
Russell Gottschalk
Innovation Manager, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Sara Saxner
VP of Strategic Growth,Three Five Two
Scott Hilton
Executive Director, Georgians First Commission
Sean O'Brien
Managing Partner at Overline VC
Shila Burney
General Partner, Zane Venture Fund
Susanne Duke
Business Development Partner, MARNI & Co
Trey Taylor
VC, Trinity-blue Ventures
Zahir Ladhani
Managing Partner, Velocity Strategic Consulting