Friday, September 15 -

Conference GOAL - celebrate our 20 years of providing access to technical assistance, financial resources, and thought leadership to help expand the micro enterprise sectors to reach more rural and urban entrepreneurs in Georgia. 

This year's Conference will attract a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, business development professionals, bankers, small business development corporations and micro enterprise development experts. 

We hope you will join us for the GMEN 20th Anniversary Conference!

Conference Pricing

-each conference ticket includes one awards dinner ticket

$199 through September 8

$300 between September 9 - September 15

REGISTER HERE for Conference Tickets!!

Awards Dinner Pricing

-awards dinner ticket without conference admission

$65 through September 8

$75 between September 9 - September 15

REGISTER HERE for Awards Dinner Tickets!!

Click Here for Complete Conference Agenda 

Featured Presenters

Alex Browning                           Sandy Headley

Office of Georgia Secretary of State                Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Larry Johnson                              Jason Lary

 DeKalb County Commissioner                                Mayor - City of Stonecrest

Elaine Hunter                             Marc Parham

                     FDIC                                                  Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Judiffier Pearson                           David Perry

                Clayton State University SBDC           National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

    Cleta Winslow                              Cathy Woolard

                   Atlanta City Council                                      City of Atlanta Mayoral Candidate

  Tres Crow                              Stefanie Jewett

                    SkyFire Consulting                                                       Activvely                              

        Vishay Singh                              Samira Cook Gaines

             Serial Entrepreneur                                           Global Empowerment Solutions


Conference Schedule

9:00am - 5:00pm 

When Women Ruled the World

From Bangladesh to Business NOW: The History of GMEN

and Micro Enterprise in GA

From Micro to Mega Millionaire – Straight Talk, No Chasers

Innovation and Capital Accessibility

Creating Capital Opportunities for Organizations

Staying Woke

Identifying the Challenges Facing Black Owned Businesses in America

IT Innovations to Grow A Business

University Entrepreneurship

From Graduate to Entrepreneur

The State of Business in Georgia

Business Development in the LGBT Community

Re-Entry and Entrepreneurship

Clusters for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Opportunities within the Film and Entertainment Industries

Funders Roundtable


Interested in Volunteering for #GMEN20?  Please SIGN UP HERE


Allen Entrepreneurial Institute and Conference Center
3235 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038  

Phone: 673-526-9655


Experience “Hollywood of the South” at the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute! The filming site of the Own Network blockbuster series, “GreenLeaf” the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute is the eco-center of entrepreneurial creation, growth and innovation in Georgia. Conveniently located in the new City of Stonecrest, AEI is less than one mile from Interstate I-20. Guest can Uber directly from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport just a few miles away. This exclusive, “invitation only” site sits on 140 acres of exquisitely appointed land is within a few miles of Stonecrest Mall. 

Your stay at the host hotel for the GMEN 20th Anniversary conference will be a once in a lifetime experience, one you will never forget!

We have negotiated the guaranteed lowest rate at the hotel for our guests. These rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. As our room block always sells out, we strongly encourage early reservations.

Make Your Hotel Reservations Here 


We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for air travel on our Official Airline, Delta. Reservations and ticketing are available via Select “Book Your Flight” and enter Meeting Code .


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
6000 North Terminal Parkway, Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30320
(800) 897-1910
(404) 530-7300



The GMEN 20th Celebration Conference is open for Media Partnerships, to request media credentials for the event, please Click Here.



The Annual Meeting would not be possible without the support of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please. CLICK HERE


Erica Bracey, Coordinator –

Phone: (678) 571-7378

General Questions: 






Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN)
233 Mitchell Street SW, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30303

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