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10 Things I Learned from Working in a Startup Community

10. Coffee is life. Who needs a water cooler when you have a chemex. Coffee is a conversation starter and the blood that keeps everyone alive. (See also: beer) 9. Code is magic. CSS PHP JAVA XHTML TXT RUBY ASP XML OMG WTF  I don't know what it...

Meet Jami Mays

  Name: Jami Mays Occupation: Self-taught Wordpress extraordinaire and designer  Links: Facebook | Twitter | Website How long have you been in Athens? This Summer makes 3 years. My sister lives here, and our kids are the same age. I moved here because I was looking for a family focused community, I also fell in...

Meet Allison Viores

Name: Allison Viores Alma Mater: University of Georgia Major: Child and Family Development Hometown: Conyers, GA Company: The Natural Baby | 220 North Milledge Avenue How long have you been in Athens? I started living in Athens in 2004 for college. After college, Steven and I got jobs in Atlanta. The...

Meet John Weatherford

Name: John Weatherford Alma Mater: University of Georgia Strange fact: I’m pretty clumsy – when I was growing up, I broke a bone in each limb in my body at some point. Social Media: Personal Twitter | Marca's Twitter | Marca How long have you been in Athens? I’ve been in Athens since 2003....

Meet Vitamin C

Website | Blog | Twitter | Pinterest | GitHub Tell us a little bit about your company: Leaving the doctor's office as a patient can be complicated. You oftentimes have a several things to do and to remember and it is hard to stay motivated and keep track of it all. And for doctors, it's...

Meet Kari Baker

Name: Kari Baker Occupation: Intern for Dwell Major: International Business, currently pursuing her MBA at UGA Strange fact: I was attacked by a cow in India. Tell us about your company/startup idea: It's a cleaning company that employs refugees. So the idea came from spending time in the Clarkson...

Meet Chris Henseler

Name: Chris Henseler Company: Pylon Alma Mater: University of West Florida Major: Psychology Currently pursuing his Masters at The Terry College of Business. Fun facts: Born and raised in Germany, travelled all across Europe and to Africa. How long have you been in Athens? I've been in Athens for a couple...

Before you take the plunge…

This is a guest blog post by Dan Dresselhaus, an attorney and the principal at Dresselhaus Law Group, located in Athens, GA. Marriage. Marriage is what brings us together today. Well, a marriage of sorts anyway. I once heard startup partners described as spouses without sex, which may or...

Meet Ryan Thornton

Name: Ryan Thornton Alma Mater: University of Georgia Major: Political Science and French with a Study Abroad program in Lyon, France. Hometown: Tucker, Georgia Website: InvitePilot How long have you been in Athens? I've been in Athens for the past 5 years, but I've been working here through previous jobs since 2005. Why Athens? Quality of...