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Classic City Chili Cook-off

On a beautiful autumn day in Athens last week, the Classic City Chili Cook-off sponsored by local digital marketing firm HW Creative brought close to 100 people to Little Kings Shuffle Club downtown for a tasty lunchtime event benefiting Four Athens. The friendly competition between...

Students2Startups Fall 2015

Students2Startups returned to UGA last week, bringing Athens-based startup companies to the Boyd Science Library Lobby on Tuesday September 1st for an afternoon of discovery and connection with UGA students. Held on campus each Fall and Spring semester, Students2Startups is a unique opportunity to connect...

Demo Day

[caption id="attachment_79276" align="alignright" width="300"] David Ducrest of Yeastir describes the inspiration behind the invention[/caption] Members of the Four Athens startup community gathered this week for a lunchtime Demo Day to learn about product improvements, business struggles, and favorite tools from their entrepreneurial peers. Five startup companies...

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Athens Startup Showcase

Five startups from the Four Athens community presented to a select group of influential supporters at the Athens Startup Showcase in Atlanta last Tuesday, June 9th. The event took place at the Terry Executive Education Center in Buckhead, with the support of Thinc UGA. Among...

2015 Athens Game Jam Wrap Up

The 2015 Athens Game Jam took place this past weekend from Friday May 15th at 5pm through Sunday May 17th. Seven teams in total participated in this year’s event, creating games over the weekend along the theme The 80’s to compete for prizes. Game jammers...

Want jobs in Athens? Fix our culture.

We talk a lot locally about creating more, and better paying, jobs in Athens, yet it feels like we are going in circles to find a solution when the answer is clearly right in front of us. Luring big companies to a city is a zero sum,...

Four Athens member, Pylon Products, pitches at TI:GER Competition

Four Athens member, Christopher Henseler, presented his company, Pylon Products, at the annual TI:GER pitching competition in Atlanta last week. The TI:GER competition, which brings together MBA students from UGA and Georgia Tech, allows teams to present their 3 minute pitches to Atlanta based investors....