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2022 Siggie Awards

The 4th Edition

2022 Award Winners


Charlie Paparelli

Lifetime Achievement Award

Charlie Paparelli is an Angel Investor. For more than 20 years, he has invested in early-stage companies and coached entrepreneurs. He began his career with a successful startup and exit, enhanced his experience with 10 years in general management and COO roles, and finally came back to angel investing full time. He served as Angel in Residence at ATDC and is an advisor at HelloPackage.

Kathryn O’Day

Horizon Award

After 15 years scaling tech startups with multiple exits, Kathryn joined Atlanta Ventures as a partner in 2021. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs with the bold goal of supporting 10 female-founded unicorns in the next 10 years in the Southeast!

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Jewel Burks Solomon

Investors' Choice

Jewel Burks Solomon is the Head of Google for Startups in the US, helping to level the playing field for underrepresented startup founders and communities. In addition, Jewel also serves as Managing Partner at Collab Capital, a $50M venture capital fund she launched to close the funding gap for Black entrepreneurs.

Jane McCracken

Founders’ Favorite

After working at the ATDC in its early days, Jane launched six companies ranging from healthcare technology, to software, to e-commerce. Jane has been active in the Atlanta startup scene advising, investing, and supporting startups. She recently joined Corps Team where her focus is helping fast growing companies to attract, hire, and retain the talent they need.

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Village Micro Fund

Conscious Capital

Community Farmers Markets is an innovative nonprofit that is building a local food infrastructure to increase access to affordable, fresh foods for families who need it most, while supporting local farmers and small businesses to build sustainable models.

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