Jennifer Bonnett (pronounced [bow-ne])

Jennifer is a recovering entrepreneur turned entrepreneurial economic development professional focused on helping entrepreneurs launch, grow and scale technology businesses in Georgia.

Jennifer serves technology entrepreneurs through her role as Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and Executive Director of the Creative Coast.

Prior to these positions, Jennifer served as Director/General Manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s Technology Incubator. While at ATDC, Jennifer has spearheaded the development of a recurring year round curriculum and statewide expansion.

Jennifer has a passion for female technology entrepreneurs and is the founder of StartupChicks, a non-profit membership organization. StartupChicks is focused on connecting, educating and inspiring women and girls to become STEM focused entrepreneurs.

Jennifer is a former technology entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in Information Technology and Software Development specializing in web and mobile technologies. Jennifer has held numerous CEO/CTO positions in bootstrapped, angel and venture-backed technology startups.

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Web Development, Mobile Development, Software Development, SaaS, Big Data