September is here and Labor Day is just around the corner. It was established way back in 1894 to celebrate and appreciate employees. If you’re looking to carry on the tradition, here are three simple ways to say ‘thank you’ to your team. In the meantime, we’re serving up all the latest business and tech news stories you need to know. 

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Calling all techies and tech leaders in Atlanta—TechCONNECT is all you need to stay up-to-date on all things business and technology in the Southeast and beyond. Today we’re covering the entire month of June, with stories from top players like Google, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and more. Be sure to subscribe to TechCONNECT to get all the latest tech stories delivered to you.
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From a Series D funding round for a local unicorn to national recognition for Atlanta’s tech startup scene, May was a major month for business and technology in the Southeast. Get all the top news stories that you need to know in our roundup below. And be sure to subscribe to TechCONNECT for weekly updates on Atlanta’s top tech news. Continue reading “[TechCONNECT] Atlanta Tech News Roundup | May 2021”

We love keeping you connected to all things business and tech in the Southeast and beyond. This month, we covered some major new developments in M&A, funding, new hires, and more. Check out a few of the features stories below. 

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Spring is here, and we can feel the energy of a new season sweeping through our city. March was a major month of growth and new beginnings for Atlanta’s tech scene, and we’re here to help you stay up-to-date on the latest tech news stories. From the latest in neurotechnology to major funding rounds, here are the top stories Atlanta tech leaders need to know from this past month. Continue reading “[TechCONNECT] Atlanta Tech News Roundup | March 2021”

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Welcome to TechCONNECT—the place to stay connected to all things business and technology in Atlanta, the southeast, and beyond. From major funding rounds to exciting new partnerships, it’s been a big month for our community. We’ve pulled together all the top tech stories you need to know in this month’s roundup.

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With social distancing measures keeping us apart this year, we hope you found TechCONNECT to be a useful way to stay connected to Atlanta’s business and tech community. Even in the midst of a pandemic, our city found a way to come together, persevere, and grow. If you missed anything in 2020, you can access all of our monthly Atlanta tech news roundups here.

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Manu Muraro is the founder of Your Social Team, an Instagram training business based out of Atlanta. She’s the head and heart behind a few of Atlanta’s most popular Instagram accounts, including Ponce City Market, High Museum of Art, AJC, Tiny Doors ATL, and more. An intelligent, inspiring, and socially-savvy woman in tech, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down with Manu and hear her story.

Tell us a bit about your background in marketing.
Before I started my business, I worked at King of Pops as their Marketing Director. It was exciting, but too exciting for me as a new mom. There were lots of events going on nights and weekends. I had my first daughter when I was there. After trying to roll with the first year of motherhood, I realized I needed more flexibility. I didn’t want a job I had to travel in and needed to have my own thing.

What inspired you to start your own business?
I started as a small social media agency doing freelance work. Because of the work I did at King of Pops, everyone was hitting me up asking to pick my brain about social media. I was going to so many lunches! So I decided to put on my own social media workshop for small businesses. It sold out right off the bat. I realized there’s definitely a need, I really enjoy it, and I don’t think anyone else is doing it. I love it.

You are a true thought-leader in this space. How do you keep up?
Instagram is putting out new tools almost weekly. I keep a close eye on TechCrunch and Instagram’s blog. But its really hard to keep up if you’re doing anything else. My business is Instagram. My full-time job is keeping up with everything that’s going on, trying to test new apps, creating content different ways, and telling people how to do it. But a lot of people are busy working on product development and sales, things that are probably more important for their business. If I can make people save time, that makes me happy. I offer free tips on my feed and teach people how to leverage new tools and updates for their business.

How has building an Instagram following for businesses changed over the years?
There are more than a billion accounts on Instagram right now. In a crowded party, you don’t see your friends. Three or four years ago, if your feed was good to look at and showing good products or inspiration, you’d do really well. But today, you see people who have a gorgeous feed but they don’t have a following and they don’t have engagement because there are too many accounts. To cut through the noise, you have to always create content differently, always add value to people, and always engage.

Any words of wisdom for Atlanta entrepreneurs looking to grow on Instagram?
Not everybody is a photographer. You don’t have to have a photographer and a studio for all your shots. Your feed doesn’t need to be glossy and perfect. A lot of people can take photos from their phone that are genuine and feel authentic.

If you’re a marketing professional or entrepreneur looking to leverage Instagram to grow your business, head over to You can also connect with Manu on LinkedIn and follow @YourSocialTeam on Instagram.

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From Mach 5 aircrafts to medical error elimination software, cutting-edge technologies abound in Atlanta. We’re covering all of the latest updates on these exciting, new technologies and more in this month’s tech news roundup. Happy reading!

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On this episode of TechConnect, we sit down with the incredible Brandon Winfield. He’s the CEO and founder of iAccess, a lifestyle phone application for users with mobility impairments to rate and review establishments based on their accessibility.

After suffering a severe injury during a motocross race as a teen, Brandon became paralyzed from the chest down. A testament to the type of person he is, Brandon continued to compete in sports and began to notice how inaccessible many of the venues could be for people like him. He decided to use his disability as an opportunity to do good.

When we spoke with Brandon back in 2018, he had just quit his full-time job to jump headfirst into the tech world and build iAccess from the ground up. A lot has changed since then, so be sure to catch up with the
latest news from iAccess here.

Tell us a bit about iAccess. What is your mission?
To revolutionize accessibility by providing a platform of accessibility ratings and venues and locations that people attend. It’s kind of hard for us to get this information without having to call people, and we don’t know if that information we’re getting is credible. So what we’re providing is a platform for people with mobility impairments to go in rate, review, and let people know what’s going on in these locations so people can know before they go.

Is there an app in the works?
Yes. We started partnering with KiwiTech. We got our first round of funding yesterday that’s going to secure development, so that’s good news. We’ll start development next week. We wanted to build an app because a lot of people with mobility impairments need their hands to do things. It has to be quick—get on it, write a review, get out.

You’re building such a meaningful, authentic brand. Can you speak to that?
With my injury, I knew that what I was doing was dangerous. I knew the consequences of that. A lot of people, when they get hurt, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. iAccess is supposed to give people their life back. I saw a lot of people in rehabilitation who had given up and didn’t know where to go. We want iAccess to be a tool for getting back into life and not having to feel like you’re a burden to people around you. We want people to know before they go, feel comfortable, and seek new adventures stress-free.

Are there any corporate partnerships you’re interested in pursuing?
We’d love to partner with Lyft. There’s a lot of people out there who can’t drive yet, so it would be awesome for Lyft to work with people that are in wheelchairs and have their drivers trained on that to help people with disabilities get into the car. Airbnb would be great, too. It would be awesome if we could help people find accessible houses to stay at and go on vacation. We’d also love to partner with LinkedIn to provide jobs for people with disabilities because there’s a big gap in that as well. 

Brandon is empowering over 77 million adults across the nation who have complex activity limitations. Let’s support him any way that we can. Learn more about iAccess on their website and connect with Brandon on LinkedIn here. For more real-life stories and behind-the-scenes insights from tech leaders, founders, innovators, and visionaries, make sure you subscribe to TechCONNECT.