Organized by Tech News Network Technical.ly & Inspired by Comcast NBCUniversal, Multi-City Event Series will Explore & Document How Technology & Innovation Converge to Strengthen Cities
Atlanta, Ga. – March 22, 2016 –Tomorrow Tour, a multi-city event series that explores the role of entrepreneurship in growing tech cities, kicks off today at Atlanta Tech Village. Comcast NBCUniversal and Technical.ly, the network of tech news sites, will convene entrepreneurs with technology and innovation influencers for a full day of knowledge-sharing to help better articulate Atlanta’s innovation story and improve its economy.
“With investments of $200 million per year for the last 20 years statewide, we are strongly committed to Atlanta and to understanding the importance of healthy entrepreneurialism to help drive growth and innovation,” said Doug Guthrie, regional SVP for Comcast. “Through the Tomorrow Tour, we are proud to connect with innovators here in Atlanta that represent the next generation of startups.”
During Tomorrow Tour Atlanta, leaders from Comcast NBCUniversal will sit alongside existing and emerging entrepreneurs for discussions about what’s possible when entrepreneurship, technology and innovation converge to create stronger cities. The mission of Tomorrow Tour aims to:
- Explore and document how tech and entrepreneur networks are shaping the future of Atlanta;
- Build and strengthen collaboration across sectors that can fuel startup growth;
- Celebrate success stories, and identify best practices and areas of opportunity that will strengthen Atlanta’s startup ecosystems; and
- Uncover and amplify the best innovation and technology stories in each market.
“Atlanta’s startup and innovation community is blossoming and primed for global impact, so now we need to tell our story,” said Joey Womack, founder and CEO of Amplify 4 Good, a social good consultancy that supports dozens of companies worldwide. “That’s why I’m participating in the Tomorrow Tour, a chance to share what’s working here and learn from other emerging entrepreneurship communities.”
Attendees will include a diverse cross-section of the community from entrepreneurs, technologists and social enterprises to policymakers, new thinkers and educators. An afternoon, invite-only summit with leading entrepreneurs and influencers will feature case studies, workshops and panel discussions that explore the labor pool, gaps to success, the inventory of local resources and related topics. An evening networking event open to the community on a first-come, first-serve basis through pre-registration will connect leading and emerging entrepreneurs and influencers from Atlanta.
Some of the local entrepreneurs and leaders participating in panel discussions and case studies during Tomorrow Tour Atlanta include:
- Christopher Wink, Technical.ly
- Derek Woodgate, Futures Lab
- Derek Kellogg, Georgia JA
- Max Chesney, Digital Crafts
- James Andrews, True Story Agency
- Scott Graham, Mimmer
- Tino Mantella, Tech Association of Georgia
- Michelle Morgan, NEXAtlanta
Following the Tomorrow Tour, Technical.ly will curate an online toolkit with tangible advice, videos and resources from local and national partners. This “how-to-guide” will help startups perfect their pitch by providing best practices and tips for storytelling. It will be a free, value-add for event series attendees, their communities and others that will continue to be updated over time.
The Tomorrow Tour also visited Philadelphia, Denver, Miami, Chicago and Detroit in the first quarter of 2016. The cities were chosen because they are increasingly recognized for their growing technology economy and communities with customers that Comcast serves.
Follow the conversation about the Tomorrow Tour at #tmrwtour16.
For more information on how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the next generation of entrepreneurs and to learn more about the Tomorrow Tour, visit comcastpartner.com.