DISCOVER THE PERKS AND POSSIBILITIES OF LIVING AND WORKING IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA.
The Creative Coast (that’s us!)
A 501(c)3 non-profit that exists to catalyze the innovation economy in the coastal Georgia region by supporting the entrepreneurial, technology & creative community of the Savannah region. The organization builds and supports the creative economy in Savannah through education & social programs that connect and foster local innovation in both large and small companies.
Small Business Support
We have a ton of programs and partners to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.
The Advanced Technology Development Center Savannah (ATDC) is the State of Georgia’s technology incubator that assists entrepreneurs across the state from IDEA to commercial SUCCESS. Through a unique framework combining curriculum, coaching, connections, and community, ATDC helps startups succeed.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that offers free mentoring and workshops for entrepreneurs who are just starting out or need to grow their business.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia with the mission to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBDC provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed.
The Don Ryan Center for Innovation is located in Bluffton, SC and is a business incubator charged with growing Bluffton and the surrounding regions’ economic base by helping innovative start-up or early-stage companies. The organization serves as a resource clearinghouse of local, state and federal resources to help local small businesses.
The Business Innovation Group (BIG) at Georgia Southern is headquartered in Statesboro and provides students (and the community) with the skills and training necessary to understand business principles, to experience how businesses operate, and to successfully launch a new business enterprise.
The Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Women’s Busines Center, Savannah Region is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and empowers women, minorities, and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs through financial education and training. The ACE Women’s Business Center (WBC) provides a full range of services for women entrepreneurs at all stages of planning, implementation, and growth. These services include workshops & business series, lunch & learn virtual presentations, one-on-one business consultations, information about “Ten Steps to Start a Business,” information about access to capital and loan products, online business education platform & business plan generator, and connections to other resources.
The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury. SBAC is also a Certified Development Company (CDC) licensed by the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and contracted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and the City of Savannah, to promote small business development through financing and technical assistance.
Plug and Play’s network consists of 50,000 startups, 500+ world-leading corporations, and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across multiple industries. Together with our partners, we are creating a unique ecosystem designed to develop and implement the technologies of tomorrow.
Plug and Play’s Savannah location has an ideal infrastructure and community to foster a world-class supply chain and logistic innovation program.
The Technology Association of Georgia drives innovation among Georgia’s technology community, inspires tech leaders and fosters inclusivity through four foundational pillars – Connect, Promote, Influence and Educate.
The Technology Association of Georgia serves 30,000 members statewide through 20+ professional societies & more than 100 events annually.
The Savannah Logistics Innovation Center is a public-private partnership led by Georgia Southern University and the Savannah Economic Development Authority as well as additional partners including the Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah State University, Georgia Power, Savannah Technical College, Foram and the Georgia Department of Transportation.