The Hatchery announces Micro-Grantees – Decaturish

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Atlanta, GA – The Hatchery, Center for Innovation at Emory University, has selected its newest cohort of Inspiration Micro-Grant recipients for the summer semester to give these students the opportunity to pursue their passion for innovation and entrepreneurship that provides solutions to real problems According to a press release.

The Inspiration Micro-Grant Program offers Emory students $ 400 seed capital and four hours of personal coaching in exchange for approximately 40 hours of work on their passion project.

The current funding period runs until August 20th.

The current winners: Ronald Allen, Michelle Anaba, April Ballard, Erin Brown, Cat Dymond, Tiffany Eberhard, Kierra Grayson, Rachel Harmon, Bridget Hurley, Jonathan Gomez Martin, Akash Shanmugam, Katiana Carey-Simms and Ashley Wrushan.

Student projects range from creating a scholarship fund specifically for LGBTQ + trafficking survivors, to using data science to advance clinical health equity in disadvantaged communities in Georgia, to addressing the need for accessible mental health services and community creative spaces in Black Community.

One of Micro-Grant’s success stories is the Break Free From Plastic Pledge recently signed by Emory President Gregory L. Fenves.

“Although there are many pitch competitions and opportunities for venture capitalists, there are very few ideas phase programs that help young innovators to discover, define and shape a solution right at the start of their innovation / entrepreneurship journey give problem they wanted to solve, ”said Shannon Clute, PhD., director of The Hatchery. “The Inspiration Micro-Grant program is designed to meet this need in the Emory – and Atlanta – innovation ecosystem.”

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