In a single day, four teams--focused on solving a specific challenge for four Atlanta-based nonprofits who work to prevent and/or end homelessness--conducted research, consulted with the nonprofit’s representatives, brainstormed ideas, chose their top solution(s) and developed a presentation. Competition was fierce and these brainiacs worked together to find viable solutions to help these nonprofits do what they do best: ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring in our communities.
Team Members: Anish Patel, Luke Fender, Charity Shi, Dominique Ali
We know that dedicated and committed corporate partners and sponsors are a necessity to the success of our organization. How do we cultivate corporations and turn them into donors and dedicated partners while also considering limited staffing?
Team member: Patricia Pichardo, Veronica Lightburn, Britney Smith and Quantrell Sanford
SPARC does a great job providing quality services and innovative solutions to the unique challenges facing single parents. What SPARC lacks is impactful storytelling. We are looking for assistance with the creation of a social media campaign that will help us tell dynamic stories, gain volunteers and donors, and showcase the amazing progress each of our single parents makes.
Tracy Hamilton, Director, Tax
Nishant Phadnis, General Manager, Rentals
Ben Walkuski, Manager of Donor Engagement, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Grand Prize Winner: THE SPARC TEAM: Patricia Pichardo, Veronica Lightburn, Britney Smith, and Quantrell Sanford
Most creative - Luke Fender
Mr. Congeniality - Cole Nave
Most energy and passion - Patricia Pichardo
Headed straight to Shark Tank - Richard Snipe
Superscribe - Britney Smith
Most Likely to be a CEO - Elizabeth Bertasi