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About us

About Innov8GA

United Entrepreneurship Support Across Georgia-Based Universities

Innov8GA is a coalition of 15+ Georgia college & university entrepreneurship departments. Together, we work to support our state's young entrepreneurs with programming, mentorship, and events, led by faculty and staff, together with catalyst organizations in the ecosystem


Our Mission

More than ever, our world needs solutions. But while the problems that we face are grand, our ingenuity is greater. We aim to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to rise to the challenge and build sustainable innovations, for the world's sake.


 Increase Access to Resources


Not all students have equal access to the resources needed to build a venture. We come together as educators and innovators to support students from any Georgia institution and share best practices in entrepreneurship education.


Working Together

Support Diverse Founders


Our teams, schools, cities, states, and nations are diverse. It's our responsibility to ensure that people from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to become entrepreneurs.


Foster a Connected Ecosystem

When members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem work together, we can provide more robust resources, deeper support, and better growth for our innovation community of collegiate entrepreneurs.

Our Purpose

 Foster cross-campus collaboration across Georgia institutions and share best practices in entrepreneurship education across Georgia

For Whom?

For the faculty, staff, and students building and scaling entrepreneurship programs across Georgia

Meet the team

Innov8GA Team

Meet the team of Innov8GA
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Amelia Schaffner

Founding & Vision

  • LinkedIn
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Paul Lopez
  • LinkedIn

Funding & forwarding

Emily Wang
  • LinkedIn

Website Design & Execution

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Recha R Reid
  • LinkedIn

Logo Design

Planning Team

The Innov8GA Coalition is made up of leaders of GA's college and university entrepreneurship departments, plus leaders from a few key partner organizations
Frequently Asked Questions
  • I'm a student - how can I get support?
    Reach out to any member of the planning team to get connected to resources at your college or university. Other opportunities to get support include visiting out resource page, and joining our student group.
  • I'm an educator - how can I get involved?
    Connect with any member of the planning team to learn more about innov8GA. We also invite you to check out our educator resources and our upcoming events.
  • I'm a potential partner organization
    Reach out to to learn more about how to partner with innov8GA.
  • How can I sponsor?
    Contact to sponsor one of our entrepreneurship events.
  • Have a Question not listed above?
    Contact us at
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