Meet the Team

An Atlanta native and ecosystem builder, Avoilan Bingham serves as the President for Atlanta Tech Week. Additionally, Avoilan is the Atlanta Seed General Manager at Drive Capital where he leads early-stage investing for Atlanta & the Southeast. Avoilan has spent his professional career as an operator and sales leader coaching, training and developing high-performing sales teams across numerous sales and tech organizations and is focused on rethinking the way we create, engage and develop business solutions in an increasingly digitized economy.

Avoilan Bingham

Atlanta Seed General Manager, Drive Capital

Zach Farley is an Atlanta native who is a Software Engineer by day and community leader by night. Zach runs a 501(c)3 nonprofit called KITT LABS that specializes in STEM education involving blockchain development and google cloud through real life training environments and scenarios. Zach has 10+ years of software engineering experience working with both enterprise and startup companies. His experience spans from being an individual contributor to leading engineering teams through a full product development lifecycle of architecting applications, Enterprise integrations of 3rd party solutions, Cloud Infrastructure setup and deployment using CI/CD pipelines. Zach has designed, built, and maintained applications with multiple cloud providers using a variety of languages, software and developer tools.

Zach Farley

Founder, KITT LABS

A daughter of immigrants, Nisha started her life in Denver, Colorado. She inherited the “Midwestern charm” after a few years in Michigan, then lived in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles before finding home in Atlanta in 2015. Nisha studied social work and political science, but in March of 2020, she made the – some would say outrageous – decision to switch from the nonprofit world into the events industry (and hasn’t looked back since). Guided by the philosophy of Priya Parker, Nisha’s passion is to foster creative, intentional and inclusive gatherings. Nisha worked on the events team at Atlanta Business Chronicle, and currently sits as the Head of Brand and Events, working as a Wedding Coordinator in her spare time.

Nisha Kavalam

Head of Brand and Events, Atlanta Business Chronicle

Antoine is a 3x founder turned investor working to support the growth of early-stage entrepreneurs & tech ecosystems. Whether by direct investment or advisership, his mission is to help founders navigate the nuances of the entrepreneurial journey.

Antoine Woods

Founder, Vertical404

Baheejah serves as an Investor at Collab Capital, an early-stage venture capitalfirm committed to empowering Black founders driving innovation in criticalsectors: work, care, and infrastructure. Located in Atlanta, GA, Baheejah plays avital role in advancing Collab Capital's mission of providing access to capital for underrepresented entrepreneurs. Her responsibilities encompass sourcing, due diligence, portfolio support, and staying attuned to industry trends, facilitating valuable insights and deal flow.Baheejah's expertise lies at the intersection of finance and technology. Prior to her role at Collab Capital, she was an Investor at Vestigo Ventures, a prominentearly-stage FinTech venture capital fund headquartered in Cambridge, MA. BeforeVestigo, Baheejah served as the Canadian and Latin American Regional Lead forTwitter's Corporate/Revenue Finance division. Her career commenced at J.P.Morgan, where she assumed a hybrid Commercial/Investment Banking role within the Financial Institutions Group. She is a distinguished graduate of Spelman College, earning a B.A. in Economics with Magna Cum Laude honors and Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Departmental Honors.

Baheejah Crumbley

Inverstor, Collab Capital

After starting his career as an industrial engineer for multiple fortune 100 companies, Mikey jumped into the startup world founding two companies of his own. He found passion in enabling entrepreneurs and developing ecosystems and has been organizing events like Startup Weekend, Startup Week, and 1 Million Cups since 2017. Mikey educated and equipped founders from a Kentucky state funded entrepreneurial support organization, then went to funding them from a multi-family office, and finally guided startups on their fundraising efforts from an online accelerator. He now is working with Collaborative Real Estate to assist in the development of a great innovation community, Technology Square throughout greater Atlanta. Mikey is brand new to Atlanta as of January 2024 so be sure to introduce yourself to him!

Mikey Dicenso

Collaborative Real Estate Investor, Technology Square

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