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4 Strategies + 13 Resources To Find Your Atlanta Tech Tribe
Want to get more connected to the Atlanta tech ecosystem?
Maybe you moved here recently or are moving here soon.
Maybe you’ve been so heads down building that you forgot to hang out with other humans!
Whatever the reason, I got you covered.
Here are my top 4 recommendations — with 13+ specific events or resources — to get involved in the Atlanta tech and startup scene!
1. Subscribe to Hypepotamus and Atlanta Inno.
These are great Atlanta-focused tech newsletters!
Delivered to your inbox 1-2x per week, they will help you:
Learn about events, jobs, companies, and founders
Recognize names, key players, themes, places
Get an overall feel for the ATL tech and business scene
2. Review (Memorize? 😂) the Ecosystem Guide.
Local VC firms and other capital options
Local incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces
Events, training courses, job boards, and more
It’s a great way to learn about what’s available in Atlanta, where to focus, and how to find your tribe (or next role)!
3. Attend Atlanta Startup Village, Pitch Practice, and More!
In-person events are a great way to meet people and build community.
How to find fun and interesting events?
These are all out of Atlanta Tech Village which is where I work - 4th largest tech hub in the nation, baby!
Lots of other good events around the city, I just don’t know those as well. Please chime in with your favorites.
4. Attend a Virtual Event Like Atlanta Startup Convos.
Too far away to attend in-person? Have another full-time job or tricky schedule?
Atlanta Ventures hosts monthly virtual events for entrepreneurs with refreshingly-not-awkward networking, presentations or fireside chats with entrepreneurs, and lots of energy (shoutout Jacey Cadet!).
Learn more, see past events, and register here:
If anyone has other Atlanta-focused virtual events, let me know and I’ll add them!
What helped you get more connected to a new tech ecosystem? What have you seen in other cities that works well? Any other events, communities, or tips for getting to know Atlanta tech and startups??