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Giving Thanks

It is the time of year when we come together with friends and loved ones to give thanks, demonstrate gratitude, and appreciate what we have. At Four Athens, we have much to be thankful for year-round. As a primarily volunteer-fueled organization we are continuously impressed...

Annual Open House

Congratulations to the Four Athens community 2015 Annual Award Winners:   Volunteer of the Year: Richie Knight, HW Creative Productions Startup of the Year: umano Founder of the Year: Brandon Checketts, RoundSphere   Thank you to St.Udio for creating the stunning awards this year.   Monday, January 25, 2016 10 am...

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...

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...

Partner Predicaments: Vesting

In a continuation of yesterday's post, I'm going to stay on basic topics that many first time founders seem to overlook. Most founders split equity among the team.  That's good.  What they fail to do is put any sort of vesting schedule on their ownership...

Partner Predicaments: Founding

You've decided to start a company with your best friend/next door neighbor/co-worker.  Both of you are giddy with excitement over the money you're going to make and the lives you're going to change and the industries you're going to redefine.  In your rush of excitement...