Augusta, GA

Current Organizers

Chase Lanier

Chase Lanier is a boomerang native of Augusta, Ga who is interested in building community through collaboration and the arts.

Peter Buckley

Director of VentureSouth Aiken, an angel investor group focused on the Southeast.

Walter Santiago

Former publicist, current songwriter, Columbia college graduate, crazy about my island and crazy about making business. Currently the Marketing & Communications coordinator for

ShaGraila Hammond

"The path to whatever your notion of success is will likely not be linear. Don’t take continuous personal growth for granted. Just because you’re older doesn’t necessarily mean you’re wiser. Your 20s will be full of failures — let them happen and learn as you go." ShaGraila LeAnn is an Augusta native business owner and blogger. ShaGraila is a graduate of Paine College and Fayetteville State University. While pursuing her bachelor's and masters ShaGraila started her entrepreneurship journey. She currently sits on the board for the Greater Augusta Black Chamber of Commerce. Although, she is just 28 years young ShaGraila has tried her hand at a few things. She has learned to take those experiences, skills, and lessons and apply them to her business practices. ShaGraila consults with smaller businesses on the importance of marketing, brand image, and how to bet on yourself.

Chris Dickson

Enterprising senior executive who nurtures great ideas and builds dynamic businesses; strategist and problem solver. Systemic thinker who helps businesses connect the puzzle pieces.

Grace Belangia

Inspire ideas, create companies and build community by connecting leaders and learners in technology, business and design. I like coffee too.

Art the Artist Abdon

Art the Artist Studios We are connecting the Art Community with the Tech Community to create a better Business Community! Working with: • •JNSA •SAIL •NuBAG •T4S •BEC Plex •AITH •GAAC •GHIA •ColumbiaCo ArtsGuild

Paul Newsom

VentureSouth-Aiken Managing Director, an angel group focused on the southeast & Associate Professor of Finance at University of South Carolina Aiken

Eric Parker

Founder and Board Chair of, Co-Founder and CEO of Sumo Robot League, Advisory Board at Technology Association of Georgia Greater Augusta Chapter, Startup Mentor and Adviser...oh yes, & Architect at CONima Architects