Starting and Growing Businesses Since 2013

Emory University's Goizueta Business School partners with Friends of Refugees to support entrepreneurs in the Clarkston community. 

The Clarkston program runs annually from January through March. 

$10,000 in seed grants are distributed among the top business ventures.

Clarkston Program At-A-Glance



Businesses Served


Combined Annual Revenue


Jobs Created or Retained


Peer-Selected to Receive Capital

Visit our Entrepreneur Page to learn about the Start:ME alums from Clarkston

Where is the program?

We work with business owners who live in, work in, and/or provide valuable products or services to Clarkston & surrounding communities.
Target area: 30021 (Clarkston)
Consideration given to adjacent zip codes:
  • 30033 (North Decatur)
  • 30079 (Scottdale)
  • 30002 (Avondale)
  • 30083 (Stone Mountain)
  • 30084 (Tucker)

Meet the Clarkston Team

Start:ME is powered by partnerships that bring a business school, community organizations, engaged citizens, and sponsors together. These partnerships are at the heart of what makes the program successful.

The Clarkston program is delivered by:

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In partnership with:

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