Michelle Morgan/HUB Atlanta
Michelle Morgan is the founder of Hub Atlanta, a shared workspace and accelerator for businesses that seek to make the world a better place. Since founding the Hub in 2009, Michelle has built a unique set of programs and partnerships for Hub Atlanta that include a mentor network, unique interactive programs for early stage entrepreneurs and relationships with incubator and accelerator programs in the region. In its consulting work, they have developed an Atlanta enterprise map and an international accelerator program for social business models for Habitat for Humanity’s offices in developing countries. Prior to starting Hub Atlanta, Michelle was the Director for the Academy of Sustainability at the Medici Center, a practicing architect for 16 years and maintains board membership at Enterprise 2 Empower, a student incubator at Georgia Institute of Technology, and GreenPlate, Inc, a non-profit organization that offers solutions to petroleum-based plastics in the food industry.
Janelle Jolley/Sidewalk District
Janelle Jolley is originally from the DC metro area, and found herself in Atlanta in 2009 when she relocated for graduate school. It was in Atlanta that she serendipitously found herself in the tech world, because she was trying to solve a problem: make local shopping easy and convenient for everyone. It’s been a wild ride, but after more than a year of working on her startup full time, Sidewalk District will we be launching its private beta in February…answering the prayers of consumers everywhere!