What We Learned from Atlanta

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Feedback from Rachael Kane, Atlanta, GA

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA RIPE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

“There is an abundance of talented individuals currently in Atlanta and relocating from other places around the world. A burgeoning group of millennials who are well educated and eager to engage and improve communities is a huge asset/building block for entrepreneurship.”
– Ayaan Harper

“We are home to many antiquated systems (transportation, infrastructure, food justice) and the worst income inequality in the US (top 5% earn 18 times the lowest 5%). So much room and need to grow. So much injustice = opportunity.”
– Lauren Owens

WHAT NURTURES A LEADER?

“Giving dignity and worth and encouragement to people to can come alongside the men and women who have potential to work and need someone to champion them.”
– JoElyn Johnston

“To never think you are a leader because then you forget to be a follower. A true leader continues to follow his/her followers or be thankful for them.”
– Jason Lumberjack Johnson

WHAT MAKES A HEALTHY PARTNERSHIP?

“Trust, commitment, shared values and goals, and love. And the attitude of a servant.”
– Alex Brown

“Those who have the heart along with those who have the means that are willing to be honest and truly work together for the betterment of a situation. You don’t have to be the same. Differences are good.”
– Nicole Johns