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A recent survey has revealed that many Atlanta job seekers actively miss out on their dream job out of fear and intimidation. The Be The Light tour, a Black-led mobile career event, hopes to change that. Atlanta Job-Seekers Need Support Research by Atlanta-based Insight Global found that Atlanta metro area job seekers often found themselves up against job search barriers, from a lack of confidence to a lack of resources.  The survey, conducted earlier this month among over 1,000 Atlanta job seekers, highlighted the issue of individuals no longer choosing to follow

Black-owned food waste startup, Goodr, has closed $8 million in their latest round of financing. The funding round, led by venture capital firm, Precursor Ventures, included investment firm Collab Capital, Emerson Collective, Backstage Capital, Innovations for Impact, Kimbal, Telus Pollinator Fund, and a series of other private angel investors. This round brings Goodr’s total funding to $9.4 million. The Atlanta-based startup, founded by Jasmine Crowe in 2017, works to feed people who may experience food insecurity. The community first focused on helping feed a small number of people experiencing homelessness

Melissa Pegus has been chosen as the Managing Director for Techstars Atlanta Powered by J.P. Morgan, the latest accelerator to open up in the city.  The new program, backed by an $80 million investment by J.P. Morgan, will support diverse entrepreneurs across the country. While the program is open to founders of all backgrounds, it is designed to provide equitable access to funding and support for Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American, and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs. In the first half of 2021, Black entrepreneurs received just 1.2 percent of U.S. venture capital funding. Additional data show