Skip to main content

Impact Presents: What is Civic Innovation?


Wednesday, March 25



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Room 200


The Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain presents an engaging conversation with a group of Atlanta's finest civic entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) Fellows, working on local issues to create a more just and equitable Atlanta for all. 

Since its inception in 2014, CCI has built a community dedicated to reimaging policy solutions to address inequality in Atlanta through investing in civic entrepreneurs, advocating for community voices and better data to be used in policymaking, and informing/engaging people about city’s social and economic inequity. 

CCI’s Civic Innovation Fellowship has empowered hundreds of entrepreneurs and a select number of ideas are now being tested to quantify how their work contributes to systems change in Atlanta. Building off the recent success of their collaboration with InvestAtlanta and Sara Blakely Foundation, CCI is preparing for the next stage of growth by raising additional capital to directly fund scalable ventures that emerge out of its residency program.

CCI has partnered with SLS and ILE in the past to offer the Social Innovation for Sustainable Communities Buzzcourse as part of SLS' Innovating for Social Impact Program. This short course introduced participants to the basics of innovation as a tool for social impact and exposed them to some of Atlanta's experienced and burgeoning civic entrepreneurs - problem solvers working locally to tackle large-scale challenges in new and creative ways. Students, community members and CCI fellows teamed up to deep-dive into specific aspects of the fellow’s projects.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.