Created as a platform to engage notable influencers and fresh dialogue around the idea of “entrepreneurship at the intersection of culture, community, and cool,” the inaugural  “The Hangout” featured a panel of influential trailblazers, including Anderson Duncan (General Manager, Handpicked Atlanta & Founder, Lumary Candles), David Leeks (Co-founder, Street Execs), K. Botchey (VH1’s “LHHATL” & Founder, PartyPowerPurpose), Su Solo(Media Correspondent, Baller Alert) and Kadeem Dunwell (Founder, Young Entrepreneurs of Atlanta Foundation).

Hundreds of millennial entrepreneurs and young professionals gathered at Atlanta’s Google Fiber Headquarters for the launch of “The Hangout,” a speaker series, presented by the Young Entrepreneurs of Atlanta Foundation in partnership with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Young Entrepreneurs of Foundation is one of the only organizations with a mission that directly examines the community’s impact on the future of Millennials and Gen Y entrepreneurs.

In addition to the panel, attendees participated in a curated brand experience and networking mixer featuring music by DJ Milhouse and DJ Ace Star, food-by-the-bite prepared by Chef Kodak, complimentary cocktail tasting courtesy of Bomade Lemonade Vodka and Goza Tequila along with a cold dessert bar by McCoughtry’s Ice Cream.

Community partners for the series included 21 Atlanta, Color Comm Atlanta, Invest Atlanta, Quintessential Branding as well as Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals.


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