Center of gravity for consumer & design-focused startups in Atlanta. #madewithsoulinatlanta
best workplace, creative loafing 2017. no biggie.
“The era of the co-working space is in full effect in Atlanta these days, but all these startup-focused spots are not created equal. Leading this increasingly crowded pack is SWITCHYARDS DOWNTOWN CLUB, although it’s not totally because of its cool work areas, funky auditorium, espresso bar or ping-pong table. None of that matters as much as the fact that SDC seems to cultivate and nurture a vibe that is uniquely Downtown: creative, down-to-earth, more about substance and less about flash. 151 Ted Turner Drive N.W.”
if you appreciate history, you’ll appreciate the free postcards we have in our coffee shop. send one to grandma. let her know what you’re up to in Atlanta. that’s how people checked-in in the old days. hand-written note > electronic mail
our #madeinatlanta shirt collaboration with @alternativeapparel has turned heads for 19 straight months. love seeing these all around the city every day. first 100 to rsvp and come to Made in Atlanta get one for $0. not for sale.
SDC member profile! It’s @nate.diggity.dogg, co-founder of @qoinsinc & beloved member of Switchyards.
Photos by @chilstudios
What is your full name?
What are you doing at SDC?
I'm a cofounder/CTO at Qoins. We help consumers pay off debt faster by using the spare change from their everyday purchases. For example, if I spent $3.50 on a coffee, $0.50 would automatically be applied towards my debt.
What were you up to prior to joining Switchyards?
I had recently shut down a different startup that I founded and was working as a freelance developer. I built apps for clients both local and as far away as Singapore.
Can you tell us something nobody at SDC knows about you?
There's a lot! I'm usually pretty reserved. Two random facts about me: I can say my alphabet backwards in under 4 seconds and I once held a state chess title. (I still play about 3-5 games a day, on average.)
keep ‘em surprised, keep ‘em delighted
probably only one thing matters for your startup to work or not. one metric, one behavior, one use case, one insight. find the one thing today.
Ever since our founder, @tavani, spoke at the first ever #plywoodpresents, we’ve been following the good work of @plywoodpeople at their yearly gathering for social entrepreneurs. Their next one is August 1 & 2 at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Grab your tix on plywoodpresents.com.