Jan 26 2019

#SecondChances Atlanta: How to Start Your Own Business (Public)

Atlanta, Georgia

Join us for a free half-day course in the basics of starting, running, and growing your own small business. The event will be led by tech entrepreneur Brian Hamilton, who has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, U.S. News, MSNBC, and Fox Business. Hamilton understands what it means to start small — his first businesses were a landscaping service and coin laundromat. He went on to found Sageworks, the nation’s first financial technology company, which he sold in May in one of the largest exits in North Carolina history.

Pierre “Pee” Thomas and Kevin “Coach K” Lee, founders of hip-hop’s record-breaking label, Quality Control Music, and Billboard’s 2018 “Executives of the Year”, will deliver the keynote presentation and share what they have learned about entrepreneurship through launching one of the world’s hottest hip-hop labels.

Come as you are – there is no dress code. The event is free, but pre-registration through Eventbrite is required.

By the end of the event, you will have the basics for starting a business and beginning your new entrepreneurial life. Learn from people who have been exactly where you are and who have become successful.


Saturday, January 26, 2019

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Register Here

More Information:

#SecondChances Atlanta was developed for everyone, but particularly for people with the odds stacked against them, including people for whom a traditional office job is not a good fit, people who have been judicially involved, and military veterans reentering civilian life. #SecondChances Atlanta is hosted by the Brian Hamilton Foundation and Inmates to Entrepreneurs.

Email info@brianhamilton.org for more information.

Parking: Parking garage connected to the Loudermilk Conference Center.


Brian Hamilton

Tech entrepreneur Brian Hamilton, who recently sold his company, Sageworks, is the founder of the Brian Hamilton Foundation and Inmates to Entrepreneurs.

AJ Ware

AJ Ware, a successful businessman who was formerly incarcerated, is co-chair of Inmates to Entrepreneurs’ Board of Directors.

Brian Hamilton (right) and AJ Ware.

Quality Control Music CEO & COO

Quality Control Music was founded in 2013 by CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee. Garnering billions of streams yearly from groundbreaking acts like Migos, Lil’ Yachty, and Lil Baby, Quality Control is one of the music industry’s hottest labels. Coach and Pee have earned the prestigious titles of 2018’s Executives of the Year by Billboard, and Innovators of the Year by Variety. https://www.qcthelabel.com/

Event Contact:

Alli Thomas
National Program Director

Media Contact:

Michelle Fishburne
Director of National Public Relations and Partnerships

Loudermilk Conference Center Location:


Loudermilk Conference Center 1st Floor,

40 Courtland Street Northeast,

Atlanta, Georgia


Register Here

Being a mentor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Mentor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation