Thirty six hours
To Achieve greatness
Building isn't for the weak. It demands grit. Courage. Fire. And the ability to look past those who call you crazy - those who say you will fail. Because maybe you will. In fact, you'll fail 99 times before you succeed once. But when you finally make it - when you finally taste the glorious fruits of your triumph - that's when you'll realize you never truly failed.
Welcome to Atlanta.
Paul is an entrepreneur and noted scholar. He currently holds over 30 patents and was recognized by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators in the World. Paul has also been featured in hundreds of national media outlets including CNN, Forbes, Business Week, and Fox News.
Joe runs Ops at MailChimp, helping build and scale a global application for 6 million users growing by 10,000 every day. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he spent 10 years founding and working at startups throughout Atlanta. Joe is a technologist particularly interested in infrastructure, distributed systems, HPC, and managing data at scale.
Carie is the Global Director of Innovation + Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company. Carie aspires to help people find new ways to work. She helps people recognize problems worth solving and provides new methods for building solutions so that people, the business and the communities where Coke operates continue to grow and create value for the world. Carie also leads the partnership with UP Global whose mission resonates personally and professionally - to inspire and educate people to start something.
Dave Jagoda is the Technical Director at Andreessen Horowitz where he evaluates software developers on both a college and professional level, to ensure they pass a high programming bar. Previously he's worked at companies such as Opsware, Loudcloud, and Netscape managing teams across engineering, operations and customer support.
Michael Koziol is a member of the global management team at Huge - a leading digital design and development firm. Michael manages the company’s Atlanta office and leads strategy for digital transformation, innovation, product design and development, and digital marketing programs for leading brands and organization. Huge’s clients include Lowe’s Home Improvement, Sonic Automotive, Nike, Google, TED, and others.