Category: Extra, extra! (press)

Aetho Announces Closing of Angel Investment & Opening of New Offices

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Article on Savannah CEO. To mark the closing of its initial outside investment and the opening of its offices, Aetho is inviting the media, investment community, industry professionals, and public officials to a ribbon- cutting ceremony on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. The event will be held in Aetho’s new space [...]

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In this world, crazy is a compliment

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Katheriin Liibert. The last 12 months have been exciting for the local startup ecosystem as Savannah has enjoyed more love from regional and national investors, media and leaders than ever before. Looking forward to 2015, various community calendars are filling up with local programs and events geared for [...]

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Creative Coast kicks off entrepreneurial lecture series 1 Million Cups

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Article on Business in Savannah by Julia Ritchey. The Creative Coast kicked off its new coffee and speaker series, 1 Million Cups, on Wednesday morning, giving two local entrepreneurs a chance to present their startups to a diverse cross section of Savannah’s business community. About 50 people gathered at the nonprofit’s new digs, called the [...]

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Be part of something big in 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. The Creative Coast is all about entrepreneurship, community and collaborative learning, so bringing the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups program to Savannah is an ideal way for us to kick off the new year. Beginning next Wednesday and every Wednesday morning throughout 2015, the public is [...]

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2014 has been busy but hectic for Creative Coast

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. December is my favorite time of the year. The month brings celebration, reflection and a time to plan for the upcoming year. Here at The Creative Coast we look back on a hectic, yet productive, year and we are filled with joy to have served so [...]

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The Guild Hall: A Creative Community

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Article on The Inkwell Online by Elizabeth Rhaney. “A creative community” is the best way to describe The Guild Hall. Whether you see yourself as creative or you just like to surround yourself with creative people and energy, the Guild Hall is designed to support avant-garde thinkers in Savannah. The company had a soft opening [...]

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How to Start a Food Truck in Savannah, GA

Monday, December 15, 2014

Article on M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks. The advent of Food Trucks and their culture throughout the US has proved a miraculous thing; excitement and creativity in the culinary industry has never been higher, burgeoning entrepreneurs have found a new means to express themselves, and many a city has found great benefit in working alongside these [...]

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CITY TALK: Holidays good time to discover locally owned downtown Savannah businesses

Article on Savannah Now by Bill Dawers. There has been a lot of public angst in 2014 about the fate of the Historic District’s locally owned businesses, but many are obviously thriving. And the holidays are the perfect time to get out and discover – or rediscover – some of the small businesses that bring [...]

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A tank of gas, fried chicken and the world beyond

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. One of the most important things we do at The Creative Coast is connect people. We connect promising business partners, prospective employees, potential clients and more. We connect great people through our events, our social media channels, one-on-one mentoring meetings and email. I love seeing how [...]

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Art Rise putting Savannah creators in the forefront

Monday, November 24, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Leslie Moses. Once, Erika Tate’s workspace was void of art. The walls around her stark. Simply put, “The lack of art is sad,” said the CEO of research and consulting firm bluknowledge. She needn’t worry. Artwork is on the rise in Savannah if Art Rise Savannah has anything to do about [...]

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Geekend: Bea Wray

Article on Connect Savannah by  Jim Morekis. IN THE JOB since last year, the energetic and engaging Bea Wray is the new-ish director of The Creative Coast, succeeding the affable Jake Hodesh (who returns to town from Ohio this week for Geekend). The Creative Coast is sponsoring another edition of Geekend, that Savannah gathering where [...]

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Savannah startup gets first round of seed funding

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Article on Business in Savannah by Julia Ritchey. A Savannah-area tech startup has secured $100,000 in seed funding after a made-for-TV moment at The Creative Coast’s tech and interactive design conference last weekend. Ian Nott, the 23-year-old co-founder of Aetho, pitched his company in front of an audience of potential investors on Nov. 14 during [...]

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Geekend ignites imagination and impact

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Have you ever had your brain so full of ideas and possibilities that you literally felt you couldn’t fit in one more wisdom nugget? Have you ever had your heart so full of passion and purpose you thought you would explode? Have you ever been surrounded [...]

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Return of Geekend spotlights startup growth in Savannah

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Janay Kingsberry. There’s no shortage of creativity in Savannah, thanks to a network of small businesses, notable universities and impressive art, all backlit by a city draped in historic beauty. Its unique Southern charm has lured millions of tourists each year and with the return of Geekend from Nov. 13–15, it [...]

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