Category: Extra, extra! (press)

Geekend Postponed Due to Hurricane Matthew

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This week’s blog is an important announcement from The Creative Coast – – Geekend has been postponed due to last week’s hurricane! Read on for more details and we’ll keep you informed on future plans as we recover. Heads up – – our weekly blog fodder will resume next Wednesday, October 19. . . Due […]

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Geekend celebrates global geekdom

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Emily McLeod Sulkes. In Quebec there’s the geekbecois, in South Africa there’s GeekFest, in Savannah there’s Geekend. Geeks have truly gone global. To get between all the groups of geeks there’s even Geeks on a Plane, organized by 500 Startups. What’s happening here? Does it matter if you don’t […]

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Next steps at The Creative Coast

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bi­-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Blake Ellis. Change is afoot at The Creative Coast. We’re starting a national search for a new executive director and we’re upgrading all of our initiatives, including the 16,000-square-foot Creator’s Foundry. We’re actively seeking input on these plans, and I’d like to frame the discussion by looking at […]

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FastPitch competition winner goes by the book

Friday, March 4, 2016

By Katie Martin On Friday, books mixed with a little bit of technology took home the top prize at the Creative Coast’s annual FastPitch competition. “Here, just like everywhere else, there are a lot more library fans than library users. So what is preventing all of you from going to the library all of the […]

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Creative Coast FastPitch on Georgia Trend Blog

Friday, February 26, 2016

By Karen Kirkpatrick On February 26, 2016 Is your product, service or design ready to see the light of day? Are you looking for investors or feedback for your startup? Or maybe you’re unsure how to pitch your company and want to see how other entrepreneurs are doing it. To learn more or just see 25 entrepreneurial […]

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Time to start up and not sit back

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bi-Weekly Column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray Recently, the Creators’ Foundry in Savannah had the pleasure of welcoming Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke to speak at the Kauffman Foundation 1 Million Cups program. Not surprisingly, Berke had plenty of encouragement for Savannah as he described the intentional and effective economic development strategy in place […]

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Kelley Waldron: 20 courageous teachers who teach the future

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What does courageous education look like? Educators from diverse schools, backgrounds, and levels of education and experience willing to collaborate for the collective good of our students. Courageous education says that restrictions and barriers to achieving the ideal will always exist but that as committed teachers, we can work to make great improvements within those […]

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Creative Coast gearing up for FastPitch Competition

Friday, January 22, 2016

By Katie Martin Do you have a unique business idea or a profitable business? Or maybe you’re stuck somewhere in between. If so, the Creative Coast, which is gearing up for its sixth annual FastPitch event, wants to talk to you. “FastPitch is one part of what many successful companies have to do. It’s a […]

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Grades, confidence, and power of belief

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bi-Weekly Column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray “I got straight A’s,” I heard a young neighbor exclaim. There are two remarkable things about this statement. One was that Jimmy was sitting at my breakfast room table enjoying a plate of pancakes with five much younger boys who had slept over at my home […]

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Track coaches and mentors avoid running in circles

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray Mentoring budding companies is often nothing more than asking: “What are your revenue targets for next year?” And then breaking that down to “what are your revenue targets for next quarter, next month, next week?” With that, we start to focus on the building blocks of […]

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Students, bananas, coding combine at Geekend

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray.  “Why the red dress, mom?” my daughter asked a few weeks ago on our ride to school. In case you don’t know, that is teen-speak for, “You look nice. What’s going on at work today?” I proudly answered that I was making a presentation at the […]

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Our small businesses on display at forum

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray I am so looking forward to another great experience at this year’s ninth annual Mayor’s Small Business Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Savannah Civic Center ballroom. This year’s theme is Small Business, the Backbone of Our Economy, and organizers are expecting more than 250 […]

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Sensors indicate … a dance party

Monday, August 3, 2015

Students design robots to bust a move as part of engineering camp By: MARY LANDERS 912-652-0337, mary.landers@savannahnow.com Fri, 07/31/2015 – 10:15pm Ordinarily, you might not want your robot to wobble. Unless, that is, your robot is dancing “The Wobble.” And that’s exactly what five pairs of middle school students programmed their robots to do this […]

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Savannah Gears up for Geekend

Monday, July 20, 2015

Entrepreneurs, techies and designers unite — Geekend is coming. Entering its seventh year, Geekend brings together developers, marketers, entrepreneurs and everything in between for a three-day conference packed with panel discussions, interactive workshops and more than two dozen speakers from Oct. 15-17. Emily McLeod, programs director for The Creative Coast, which presents the conference, said […]

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