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Want to change the world? Entrepreneur panel tonight


Be Inspired at Tonight’s Entrepreneurship Panel at the Georgia Theatre

By Jessica Luton

Students with in an interest in entrepreneurship won’t want to miss an event at the Georgia Theatre tonight.  In conjunction with the Thinc at UGA program, a week-long endeavor dedicated to helping students realize entrepreneurship ideas, tonight’s program will feature four Startup Stories that are sure to inspire you to greater heights.

Hosted in conjunction with local entrepreneurship organization Four Athens, the event will feature entrepreneurs from around the region telling their founding stories.  The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Here’s a list of tonight’s featured speakers:

Joe Moon, recent Bulldog 100 honoree and founder of Velocity Technology Partners, will moderate the evening as four University of Georgia graduates talk about their experiences starting businesses, raising capital, and growing a company. Startup Stories will feature UGA alumni Michael Tavani, Jon Birdsong, Adam Wexler, and Armistead Whitney.

Michael Tavani is an Atlanta-based entrepreneur and co-founder of Scoutmob.

Jon Birdsong, a young entrepreneur, has founded several community organizations in Atlanta; he is most known for his startup, Rivalry.

Adam Wexler, an ’07 graduate of UGA, is the co-founder of Insightpool.

Armistead Whitney is the founder and CEO of Perparis, Inc.

The following description on the Thinc UGA program offers some insight on the goal of this Spring program:

Thinc UGA university-side initiative meant to encourage UGA students, faculty and staff to see the world of opportunities both local and global, and to start something in response. That “something” might be a new for-profit company or a not-for-profit social venture. It might change something in your own neighborhood or community, or it might change the world.

 Think you can change the world?  Check out tonight’s event and mark your calendars for the upcoming program.  This year, the weeklong event will take place April 13-17.  You can learn more about Thinc at UGA here.


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