I tweeted earlier this week that I was very disappointed to have to miss the Switchyards Accelerator Event this past weekend. After our final organizational meeting yesterday morning, I am blown away at the success of the weekend and incredibly stoked to be part of this very special beginning for so many new consumer companies and Switchyards as an organization. Thursday night is going to be fantastic. You can still register here.
Here’s what to expect from the first Switchyards Demo Night:
- Demo Night is at The Foundry @ Puritan Mill at 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (map)
- More than 400 people have registered to attend, blowing away our original goal by 3X!
- Get there early and carpool, because there are half as many parking spots as people!
- Free Switchyards T-Shirts to the first 150 people to check-in
- Check-in starts at 7:30pm
- Food trucks (Doggy Dog & Mac The Cheese) open at 7:30pm
- Tavani takes the stage to kick things off at 8pm
- Each of the NINE Switchyards startups will give a 5 min demo with 5 mins of Q&A
- The sponsors of the accelerator weekend and Demo Night will have 2 minutes between demos
- The startup with the most retweets at the end of the night wins. Hit that RT!
- Hashtag for the evening is #SYDemoNight
- At the end, Tavani will have a special announcement about Switchyards. Stick around!
Here are the startups created with soul in Atlanta:
- @get_dibs – reserve your life!
- @WeAreMagi – We’re giftwise. Personalized subscription service for sophisticated gift giving. Beautiful, curated gifts on the go
- @talisto_ – Talisto is an Atlanta-based community of top creative talent who make awesome stuff for people with great ideas.
- @LaunchKitten – LaunchKitten is a free service for collecting signups, emails and payment. Great for charity events, concerts, weddings and birthdays.
- @GratitudePress – A beautiful and simple way to thank you
- @GetSweetTees – awesome shirts + sweet hospitality
- @vacayway – Finding the perfect vacation home rental shouldn’t feel like work. Start your vacay before you leave home. Search. Share. Relax.
- @roostup – Beautifully simple real estate listings.
- @sidekickfc – Soccer Simplified. Our goals are to keep you updated, get you talking and maybe even laugh! Sign up for our newsletter on our site!
Thanks to all the sponsors!