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PRESS RELEASE: Macon Black Tech and Orange Sparkle Ball to Unveil Groundbreaking Innovation Ecosystem Mapping Results

Macon, GA – 6/13/2024 – Macon Black Tech, in partnership with Orange Sparkle Ball is excited to announce the upcoming presentation of the Macon Innovation Ecosystem Mapping Survey results as a part of the United States Census TOP x National League of Cities Sprint to map the innovation ecosystem in Macon, Georgia. This event will take place on Friday, June 14 at 10:30 AM at the Washington Memorial Library. This milestone was created to support and be a guide in conversations that foster and expand the innovation ecosystem in Macon, Georgia.

This comprehensive initiative began in 2023 and aimed to enhance the understanding of Macon’s innovation landscape. By integrating network analysis and open-source Census data, the project identified key behaviors and connections driving innovation, setting the stage for precise interventions to support ecosystem development.

Event Highlights:

  • Network Analysis Walkthrough: Discover the methodologies employed in network analysis and its application to Macon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Live Dashboard Demonstration: Witness a live demonstration of Macon’s Ecosystem Dashboard, which utilizes data gathered from local innovators and change-makers.
  • In-depth Discussion: Participate in a discussion on the survey findings, focusing on inclusivity and innovation within the local entrepreneurship community.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Washington Memorial Library

“The collaboration with Orange Sparkle Ball in this initiative has been instrumental in bringing a new depth of analysis to our community's entrepreneurial and innovative activities,” said Christele Parham, at Macon Black Tech. “We are eager to share these insights and work alongside our community to translate this knowledge into action that supports sustainable growth and innovation.”

This event is open to all who are interested in the future of innovation in Macon, including local entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community members. Attendees are encouraged to join the conversation and explore how they can contribute to fostering a thriving innovation environment in Macon.

To learn more about the event or to RSVP, please visit this page

About Macon Black Tech:
Macon Black Tech is dedicated to empowering and advancing the tech community in Macon through educational programs, networking opportunities, and strategic partnerships that promote innovation and business development.

About Orange Sparkle Ball:

Orange Sparkle Ball is an innovation and impact accelerator focused on moving public and private organizations’ initiatives forward. Sitting at the junction of research, technology, human-centered design principles and organizational goals, Orange Sparkle Ball creates organization and community-focused innovation programs, runs data-driven pilots to demonstrate proof of the future state, creates multi-faceted communication strategies to stakeholders, and develops environments that support progress toward key metrics or key performance indicators (KPIs).

For further information, please contact:

Christele at

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