Goodie Impact Stories on #GivingTuesday #RelationshipsMatter

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We're raising money for our 2021 programming + operating with a virtual fundraiser feat. 12 hours of livestreamed stories of our impact.

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No entrepreneur can succeed without a strong network of support. Because of the ways access and opportunity have traditionally been distributed, social entrepreneurs and diverse founders are less likely to know people from top colleges and companies than their counterparts. This means they have less robust networks to draw on for advice, customers, funding, and professional growth. We call this the Relationship Gap.

Goodie Nation exists to eliminate the relationship gap that stands in the way of success for too many promising entrepreneurs, especially those who are people of color, women, or aren't located in coastal financial centers. Our super power is the ability to make the right connection at the right time, and we leverage an extensive network to create deep relationships that lead to revenue and funding, less stress, and more polished CEOs.

This Giving Tuesday, we’re producing 12 consecutive hours of live streamed stories, via Zoom webinar, on how we’ve helped social entrepreneurs and diverse founders. We’re borrowing from our hackathon roots and calling it a Zoomathon. The money raised will go toward our 2021 programming and operations costs.

Goodie Impact Stories on #GivingTuesday will feature 10-15 minute interviews with the amazing founders and experts from our Intentionally Good community as well as 20-30 minute fireside chats with our partners.

Speakers + Schedule (All Times EST):

  • 8am: Opening Remarks + 2020 Impact/Update
  • 9am: Why Relationships Matter for Diverse Founders
  • 10am: Why Relationships Matter for Social Entrepreneurs feat. Jyah Hoy and Robin Cho (Raise For Good) and Courtney Counts (KTC)
  • 11am: Why Relationships Matter for K-12 + College Tech Training Program Operators feat. Staci Lynch (Walton Family Foundation)
  • 12pm: Education x Tech x Leadership feat. Horace Williams & Greg Clay (Empowerd)
  • 1pm: B2C Startup Founders feat. Dru Riley (
  • 2pm: B2B Startup Founders feat. Holly Beilin (Engage VC)
  • 3pm: Sports x Tech feat. Andre Fluellen and Brian Zwerner (Beyond The Game Network), Jerel Worthy (Former NFL Player/Entrepreneur), Lizzy Levine (Viragoes), and Brandon Deyo (MarsReel)
  • 4pm: Entertainment + Media x Tech feat. Brandon Butler (Butter.ATL), Mercedes Lindsey (REVOLT TV), and more
  • 5pm: Music x Tech feat. J Carter (ONE MusicFest)
  • 6pm: Culture x Tech feat. James Andrews (Authenticated)
  • 7pm: How Relationships Impact a Founders' Mental Health
  • 8pm: Goodie Impact Stories End

Note: schedule is being updated

Proudly Supported By

Kapor Center, Google, Verizon, Accenture, Deloitte, Village Capital, Walton Family Foundation, Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative, Fulcrum Equity Partners, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Collab Capital, Beyond The Game Network, Hypepotamus, Travelers, ATL Black Tech, The Plug, UrbanGeekz, Venture Atlanta, Georgia Social Impact Collaborative, The Gathering Spot, Technologists of Color, Product404, Techsquare Ventures, Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ATDC, AthenaHealth, Porsche, Knightley, Engage VC, and more.

Why We're Doing This

Goodie Nation made a ton of progress and impact in 2020. We facilitated 700+ connections to 160+ founders across the country who raised $20M+ and landed some of the top companies in the world as customers. We’ve grown to become a national entrepreneurship support nonprofit, and found a process that works.

Imagine the possibilities if we had the proper funding to execute at full capacity.

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