The Party of the Year

Wow! What a night. I’m still recovering.

For the 1st time EVER, 20 Community Organizations focused on Technology Startups in the city of Atlanta and state of Georgia got together and threw one heck of a bash at Atlanta City Hall.  We had nearly 500 entrepreneurs, investors and friends join us.

Our Partners:

  • ATDC
  • EO
  • StartupAtlanta
  • The City of Atlanta
  • Venture Atlanta
  • StartupChicks
  • Atlanta StartupWeekend
  • CEO Council
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • TiE Atlanta
  • MIT Enterprise Forum
  • StartupGeorgia
  • StartupLounge
  • Flashpoint
  • The Ritz Group
  • Hypepotamus
  • StartupRiot
  • StartupGossip
  • StartupDrinks
  • 151 Locust

Over 250 toys were collected (and some cash) for Toys for Tots and I think a good time was had by all.

A lot of people have been giving me credit for the party and I will take the credit for having the idea.  But, a LOT of people helped contribute to make it a success.   So, here’s a shout out to the folks that helped make this happen:

  • Eloisa Klementich of InvestAtlanta / StartupAtlanta for working with the mayor’s office to get us the amazing space!
  • Susan Stottlemyer of APG (on loan from TiE) helped negotiate and coordinate the catering efforts.
  • Chris Stanley of MIT Enterprise Forum navigated the logistics of purchasing alcohol for 500 people!
  • Kimberly Turner of Regator for providing us with a soundtrack for the evening.
  • Hypepotamus for getting a friend to contribute the photo booth!
  • Allyson Eman of Venture Atlanta and Ashish Thaker of TiE for getting everyone checked in.
  • Katie Elizabeth of TiE and David Duncan of EO for being my first co-conspirators when I pitched the idea in July.
A special thanks to Mike Mealling of Pipefish & John Nee of PWC for sponsoring.
Lastly, I’d like to thank the entrepreneurs for showing up!  I had a recurring nightmare the last week or so that no one showed up.  So, thanks for being there!
Happy Holidays!



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