Brian Goebel

Brian serves as the Managing Director for Social Enterprise at Goizueta ([email protected]), a research center within Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, which works to generate meaningful societal impacts by making markets work for more people, in more places, in more ways.

In this role, Brian manages the Center’s innovative Start:Micro-Entrepreneur Accelerator program better known as “Start:ME.” This intensive 14-week accelerator program provides the most promising micro-entrepreneurs (those starting businesses with 1-4 employees) in the metro Atlanta communities of Clarkston and East Lake with business training, mentorship support and early-stage financing needed to develop their businesses.  

Since 2013, Start:ME has worked with Friends of Refugees and the East Lake foundation to help more than 80 business get their start and has made $143,056 in peer-selected debt investments in 15 ventures. This Winter, Start:ME is working with 33 new ventures which include Syrian bakers, juice makers, photo takers, and more.

Prior to joining [email protected], Brian worked in both the private and nonprofit sectors as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP and community builder at United Way of Greater Atlanta. He has an MBA in Organization and Management from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

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