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East Lake

Starting and Growing Small Businesses Since 2015

Emory University's Goizueta Business School partners with the East Lake Foundation to support entrepreneurs in the East Lake, Edgewood, and Kirkwood communities.


The East Lake program runs annually from January through April. 

$10,000 in seed grants are distributed in each cohort.

East Lake Program At-A-Glance



Businesses Served


Combined Annual Revenue


Jobs Created or Retained


Peer-Selected to Receive Capital

Where is the program?

We work with business owners who live in, work in, and/or provide valuable products or services to the East Lake area..

Meet the East Lake 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 East Lake program is delivered by:

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In partnership with:

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