Alumni

Art & Design

 
  • Sihle Style

    Delisiwe Floyd

    Clarkston

    2019

    South African handcrafted products that empower women affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic

  • Asha

    Hira Chhetri

    Clarkston

    2019

    Bhutanese and Nepalese artisan products, clothing, and accessories

  • The Privy Company

    Kolette Cooksey

    East Lake

    2019

    One-of-a-kind and budget-friendly clothing apparel, accessories, and upholstered home furnishings

  • Heart Mercedes

    Mercedes Rivera

    East Lake

    2019

    Handmade artisan goods and creative management services promoting the "Random Acts of Kindness" movement

  • Black & Bilingual

    Erica Baker

    Southside

    2019

    Apparel for men, women, and children that showcases the multilingual diversity of the Black Diaspora

  • SWATS Cigar

    Janelle Lamar

    Southside

    2019

    Cigar retailer and gathering space offering premium cigars hand-rolled in Southwest Atlanta

  • Rochelle Porter Design

    Rochelle Porter

    Clarkston

    2016

    Beutifully designed sustainable home decor and fashion textiles

  • Sunavworld

    Sushma Barakoti

    Clarkston

    2014

    Fair trade arts and crafts promoter of items made by women's groups in Nepal

  • King and Lola

    Jasmine Walker

    East Lake

    2017

    Online clothing boutique offering quality clothing for newborns and toddlers

  • Carla's Boutik

    Carla Bailey

    Southside

    2018

    Boutique offering an eclectic fusion of fashion, art and beauty products from around the globe.

  • GAS-ART GIFTS

    Richard Gregory Christie

    Clarkston

    2014

    Children's bookstore and open art studio run by award winning artist and illustrator

  • Arbitrary Living

    Quianah Upton

    East Lake

    2018

    Vintage, handmade, and one-of-a-kind home decor and furnishings for your lifestyle

  • Johari Africa

    Doris Mukangu

    Clarkston

    2014

    Custom-made, ethnocentric and ecofriendly hand-crafted jewelry with a story

  • Frey's Handcraft

    Frezewd Teklu

    Clarkston

    2018

    Handcrafted Ethiopian art, clothing, and accessories

  • Big Ego Beauty Boutique

    Roselyn Coleman

    Southside

    2018

    Upscale and comfortable fashion for plus sized women

  • Art Houze Alive

    TaTanysha "TwinSpirit" Rosby

    Clarkston

    2017

    Performing arts, education, and special events center for businesses and professionals in arts and entertainment

  • T.Tarice

    Terra Coles

    East Lake

    2017

    Leather goods brand representing classic quality, simple design, and impeccable craftsmanship

  • Lay-ette

    Francoise Carroll

    Southside

    2018

    Pre-packaged sets of ethically produced baby clothing that satisfy all the basic needs

  • That's a Wrap!

    Mia Canada

    East Lake

    2016

    Luxury gift wrapping boutique in historic Kirkwood

  • Southern Charm Promotions

    Daniale Stowers

    Southside

    2018

    Marketing company specializing in printable items

  • The Tipsy Flowerpot

    Deidra Myers

    Clarkston

    2016

    Floral arrangements with upcycled vases (liquor bottles) and a clear message that "sober is dope"

  • Sunshine Jewelry and Watch Repairs, LLC.

    Sumayas Karimi

    Clarkston

    2016

    A family owned and operated jewelry shop

  • Bhutan Baskets

    Craig Gilbert

    Clarkston

    2013

    Basket and crafts maker

  • P Creates

    Paige Hills Lievano

    Clarkston

    2014

    Women and children's clothing, accessories, gifts items made from recycled materials

  • AnJala

    Angely Smith & Jalani Brown

    Clarkston

    2015

    Hand-crafted jewelry and accessories products

  • Emerge With Style

    Najla Slowe

    Clarkston

    2015

    Personal shopping and fashion consulting

  • Monica Tookes Art

    Monica Tookes

    East Lake

    2015

    Custom art products

  • Vessels of the Spirit

    Susan Lightcap

    Clarkston

    2016

    One-of-a-kind art pieces that include jewelry based on a polymer clay matrix and collector art dolls

  • Mzz Gwen's Custom Creations

    Gwendolyn Farris

    Clarkston

    2018

    Custom hairnets for medical and culinary professionals

  • MaZani Village

    Maloase Mogodi

    Clarkston

    2015

    South African clothing and arts products

Education & Childcare

 
  • My eSTEAM Kits

    Jahari Soward

    Clarkston

    2019

    e-Commerce learning system igniting curiosity in entrepreneurship & STEAM careers through hands on experiments and mentor matching

  • Veoleo

    Janike Ruginis Gross

    East Lake

    2019

    Independent publisher selling Spanish books for children 0-3 years old in Spanish speaking and learning families

  • Tidy Tooty

    Sheldon Prescott and Naima Smart

    East Lake

    2019

    Cloth diaper delivery service for families of newborns, infants, and toddlers

  • Higher Ground Education

    WIlliam Teasley

    Southside

    2019

    Computer science and coding learning opportunities for young people in underserved communities in Atlanta

  • Fun Weird Science

    Ronnie Thomas

    East Lake

    2015

    K-12 STEAM enrichment services

  • Minw Learning

    Tchaas Omijeolukore

    East Lake

    2018

    Student support services that create the enviornment for personal mastery and academic triumphs

  • Language International Kids Educational Services (LIKES)

    Shirah Frazier

    East Lake

    2017

    International themes program and half-day preschool that prepares young children for academic success

  • Elegant Event Sitters

    Tish Davis

    East Lake

    2016

    Special event on site and hotel based child care services

  • Daddy's Little Girls LLC.

    Lauren Myers

    East Lake

    2018

    African-American educational dolls

  • SheWill

    Sheena Williams

    Clarkston

    2014

    Financial literacy and career empowerment lecturer/speaker for women's groups

  • Sankofa Education Services

    Maralene Ferguson

    Clarkston

    2015

    Tutoring and test prep services

  • After Dark Day Care

    Colleen Bell

    Southside

    2018

    Child care services

  • Harvest Night Care

    Marta Ade

    Clarkston

    2015

    Late shift/night shift child care

  • Naumba Child Care

    Victoria Buko

    Clarkston

    2018

    In home childcare for young mothers

  • Smart Aid Tutoring Center

    Zinah Ghazi

    Clarkston

    2018

    Arabic, math, and computer tutoring services

Food & Drink

 
  • Artistic Soul Catering

    Antoine Artis

    Clarkston

    2019

    American cuisine with Cajun and Caribbean influences

  • SoulFull Catering & Events

    Tanisehia and Brian Terrell

    Clarkston

    2019

    Full service Cajun and Creole catering company

  • Bueno's Brazilian Barbecue

    Wellyngthon Bueno de Souza and Jackie Sterling

    Clarkston

    2019

    Brazilian BBQ catering services

  • Beautiful Healthy You

    Jennifer DuPree

    East Lake

    2019

    Meals, meal delivery, and nutrition education services for those with special dietary needs

  • Poppa Corn's Gourmet Popcorn

    Keith Forrester

    East Lake

    2019

    Kirkwood store featuring gourmet popcorn popped on-site and old-fashion candy

  • Khonso Brewing

    Kevin Downing, Corby Hannah, and William Teasley

    Southside

    2019

    Craft brewery with distribution across Georgia and plans to open a permanent location on the Southside

  • Sweet Librarians

    Rosaria Beatles, Valaria Smith, Rashon Wynn, and Owen Smith

    Southside

    2019

    Bakery using old-family recipes for homemade jumbo cupcakes, butterscotch squares, cakes, and sweet potato pies

  • Sweet, Sweet Syria

    Ruwaida G. Khaled G, and Amanda Avutu

    Clarkston

    2017

    Traditional Syrian cookies and food

  • Chef Jarvis Belton Catering

    Jarvis Belton

    East Lake

    2016

    Professional catering service for wedding receptions, corporate luncheons, and special occasions

  • Grow with the Flow, LLC

    Roger and Reggie Ramos

    Clarkston

    2017

    Growers suppling fresh produce grown in residential front yards

  • The Atlanta Beer Boutique

    Jen Price

    East Lake

    2016

    Craft beer bottle shop and beer experience provider - workshops, tastings, and in-home consultations

  • Suryana Cuisine

    Malek Alarmash & Majeda Nakshbandi

    Clarkston

    2018

    Syrian catering company

  • Fruity Ice Treats

    Alicia Gibbons

    Southside

    2018

    Mobile desert catering focusing on Italian ice

  • WunderGrubs

    Akissi Stokes

    Clarkston

    2016

    Tasty treats made from meal worms and a blend of granola, nuts, berries and fruit

  • Anything Vegan LLC

    Jasmine Simon

    East Lake

    2017

    Mission-driven health literacy company also selling food products

  • Esto Etno Fine Bakery

    Tiina D'Souza

    Clarkston

    2017

    Bakery offering low-sugar baked goods and Estonian rye bread

  • Gabriel's International Bakery and Cuisine

    Aqueelah James

    East Lake

    2015

    Modern Caribbean style catering services

  • Dolphin's Water Ice Factory

    Dolphin Coley

    East Lake

    2015

    Italian Ice and frozen dessert specialists

  • Simply Doyenne'

    Tangenika Wilson

    Clarkston

    2018

    Organic juices that deliver performance and nutritional benefits without sacrificing delicious taste

  • Krumbz

    Nicole Massiah

    East Lake

    2015

    Custom cakes and cookies bakery

  • Amele Catering

    Fisseha Bartolomeos

    Clarkston

    2016

    Ethiopian catering food service

  • Deorali Grocery

    Mohan Gurung

    Clarkston

    2017

    Grocery store offering traditional and local food to the Clarkston community

  • Sweets, Treats and More!

    Nicole Boney

    East Lake

    2015

    Desserts focused bakery

  • The Allergy Friendly Vegetarian

    Jessica McMorris

    East Lake

    2017

    Vegetarian & vegan-friendly food company offering tasty meals to customers with multiple food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities

  • Love That Jerk Catering

    Luetrina Broderick

    Clarkston

    2015

    Caribbean catering with a kick

  • Fry 'n Fly Wings & Seafood

    Sheryl Thomas

    Clarkston

    2015

    Quick service hot wings and seafood restaurant

  • SNOWBIRD

    Gigi Cavanaugh

    Clarkston

    2016

    Fancy molded ice cream and sorbets formed into three dimensional shapes such as flowers, fruits, and animals

  • Suya Express LLC

    Rahila Manu

    Clarkston

    2017

    Catering service offering traditional West African cuisine

  • Your Popcorn Shop

    Michael Henry

    Clarkston

    2018

    Gourmet popcorn shop offering 62 flavors

  • Almaz coffee

    Almaz Welday

    Clarkston

    2018

    Authentic coffee shop with an international flair

  • Family Thyme

    Adrienne Howard

    East Lake

    2017

    Home-made meal service providing well-balanced meals for working families

  • Kobani

    Awaz Jabari & Nyaz Kirkuki

    Clarkston

    2015

    Mediterranean inspired food sauces

  • Floating Village Fermentation

    Leigh Herman

    East Lake

    2015

    Fermented beverage and food products

  • Kazakh Kitchen

    Umida Davutakhunova

    Clarkston

    2017

    Asian noodle house offering fresh vegetables and hand-pulled noodles

Health & Wellness

 
  • The Local Gem

    Lizzy Jackson

    Clarkston

    2019

    Yoga Studio + Gift Shop with an assortment of locally made goods

  • Royal Thanaka

    Mary Ellen Sheehan, Htwe Htwe, and Jeff Alexander

    Clarkston

    2019

    All-natural skincare products infused with Thanaka, a traditional Burmese ingredient with cooling and astringent properties

  • Atlanta Massage Clinic

    Sonia Boglo

    Clarkston

    2019

    Massage and rehabilitation services

  • The Progress Place

    Tonica Logan and Brandie Bishop

    Clarkston

    2019

    Collaboration of mental health professionals, businesses, and volunteers supporting young people confronting diverse problems

  • Women are Women Around the World

    Nena Omijeolukore

    East Lake

    2019

    Support services for new mothers to help mom feel happy, healed, and whole

  • Medical Care Trans

    Dwight Eberheart, Tyrone Scott Howard, and Troy Brumfield

    Southside

    2019

    Reliable non-emergency transportation services for South Atlanta residents with mobility challenges

  • Butter Me Up by JRena

    Jacqueline Otey

    Southside

    2019

    Skin care product line featuring homemade natural whipped body butters in over 25 scents, lip balms, and more

  • Gohealthyhair

    Jamekia Harper

    Southside

    2019