TechCrunch Live is proud to announce a fireside chat with the Mayor of Atlanta Andre Dickens to kick off our virtual TechCrunch Live: Atlanta event on June 7.
He will sit down with me, Dominic-Madori Davis, at 2PM EDT to discuss the burgeoning tech scene in Atlanta, discussing everything from building a talent pipeline with the local Historically Black Colleges and Universities to how the remote working trend is being used to lure big players out of coastal cities.
Since taking office last year, Dickens has built a reputation for his robust support of technology and has even appointed a Senior Tech Advisor to the city – or, as some call the role, a Technical czar.
There’s a lot to talk about with Dickens and his plans to grow and sustain the city as a tech hub. He himself attended Georgia Tech, majoring in chemical engineering; prior to becoming mayor, he was the Chief Development Officer of the TechBridge nonprofit, which sought to tackle poverty; he also co-founded the Technology Career Program to help people from underprivileged communities find work in the tech sector, and served as assistant director of outreach for Georgia Tech’s Office of Institute Diversity.
Join us here online at TechCrunch to talk with Dickens about the present and future of Atlanta’s tech ecosystem. This fireside is part of the larger Atlanta startup community program. Atlanta has long been home to a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs and investors, and we’re excited to shine the spotlight on the area at this three-hour event.
Do you want to attend the event? Click here to register. It is free.
Promoting your startup in the pitch-off? Click HERE to apply. It’s also free. The winner will be rushed to Startup Battlefield 200, where they will receive free tickets and exhibit space for TechCrunch Disrupt in September.
See you soon!