Trending Now: Millennials
Year 2014: I graduated again, now what? I found myself in the midst of the competitive workforce, I grew obsessed with conversations surrounding the cool Millennial Culture and Mindset. Millennials are a force to be reckoned with. Regardless of the negative press we tend to generate, there’s no doubt that this trending topic is here to stay.
I am a Cool Millennial and I cannot lie.
Year 2016: Ecosystems are slowly emerging in Metro cities across the U.S. From Millennials of New York, to Austin’s appreciation for the Millennial Lifestyle; the conversation has been sparked, and brands are finally catching on. This past February, Atlanta Magazine did something really cool and released “The Millennials Issue” to highlight some of the Cool Millennials of Atlanta. I attended the VIP Issue release party with my colleague and business partner, Earl Coleman, who was featured on the cover!
The Millennials Brunch.
If you’ve been following my blog and you still aren’t exactly sure what a Millennial is, I have failed as a blogger. But, in case you need a refresher:
Millennials– known as Gen Y and/or the NOW generation; persons born between 1980 and 1995, the first generation to come of age in the New Millennium. Current age range between 20 something’s and early 30s.
This past Saturday, I was invited to attend an exclusive meeting of the Millennial Minds at The Millennials Brunch presented by Intecoo. Notice the play on the word Cool? Intelligently Cool, Intecoo for short, is a Millennial Marketing Agency that connects Millennial influencers with brands that do cool shit. No really, that’s the literal definition.
Brunch was served this Saturday morning at the Center for Civic Innovation in downtown Atlanta. CCI is a pretty dope co-working space and community-driven research and development lab for local government, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs. It is located in the Rich’s Building, which I learned, houses a lot of other cool businesses, such as Creative Loafing and Cultivating Cultures.
The brunch is sort of Who’s Who in Millennial-Creative Atlanta. The ultimate goal of the Millennials Brunch is to bring together a group of dope people, across multiple industries, to see how we can co-work and co-create to help revitalize Atlanta. A special thanks to Chef Jackson Washington for the wonderful menu items.
There were several disciplines represented during the brunch:
Tyler Perry Studios Casting Director
Real Estate Investors
Corporate Sponsorships at Delta
Social Media Pros
Project Managers and more!
Overall, it was nothing short of realizing what happens when you put a group of progressive minds in one place: the possibilities are endless! What was the most important takeaway? You don’t have to have your own business to be apart of this conversation. Our generation romanticizes everything. From being an adult, to being an entrepreneur- but being a millenial is far from one size fits all.
I was also reminded that not much can happen if you try to do it all by yourself. You’ll need a team. And not a team from the same school of thought as you, but a team full of various perspectives with one mission in mind: Disrupt Atlanta.
Thank you @KerryKlassic for the invite!
Want to get involved for next month’s Millennials Brunch? Well, I’m not Sway and I don’t have all the answers.
But, be sure to connect with Intecoo for future events!