Accelerate Entrepreneurship.


About Athensmade

In May 2019, Four Athens and Athensmade, two local nonprofits serving entrepreneurs in Athens, Georgia, merged to create a greater umbrella organization to better connect, educate, and amplify all entrepreneurs in our local community. Today, Athensmade combines the tech and high-growth resources of Four Athens, founded in 2011, with the creative entrepreneurship and small business resources of Athensmade, founded in 2015, to accelerate entrepreneurship in Athens, Georgia.

Our Mission

Athensmade is a nonprofit organization that accelerates entrepreneurship in Athens, Georgia, through education, connection, and amplification.


Athensmade accelerates entrepreneurship through:

  • EDUCATION: Fostering learning opportunities in support of entrepreneurship 

  • CONNECTION: Connecting entrepreneurs to each other, to experts, and to resources

  • AMPLIFICATION: Telling the story of entrepreneurship in Athens


  • Grow Lab Lunches (monthly)

  • Educational Events + Programs for Adults

  • Educational Events + Programs for Youth 

  • UGA Idea Accelerator (Spring & Fall)


  • 1 Million Cups (weekly)

  • Athensmade Happy Hour (weekly)

  • Community Co-Work (weekly)

  • Athens Startup Week (April)

  • Founders Circles

  • One-on-One Meetings with Experts

  • Athensmade Job Board

  • Special Events + Job Fairs

  • Reciprocal Memberships (ATDC + more)


  • Athensmade Stories

  • Member Highlights in the Athensmade Newsletter + Calendars + Social Media 

  • Startup Stories (quarterly)

  • Special Events (Member Showcase, Meet the Maker, Athens Entrepreneurs Crawl + more)

  • Media Outreach