ATLANTA -- About a thousand people dreaming of creating the next high-tech giant gathered tonight at a conference of ideas and advice.
At the Startup Expo at the Biltmore Ballroom in Midtown, people networked and promoted their business ideas that ranged from smartphone apps such as Plisten that helps you shop and understand brands to apps like Body Boss Fitness that assist you in managing your workouts.
Among the speakers at the event sponsored by Startup Rally, music producer Jermaine Dupri, who launched So-So Def Recordings. He offered advice to people who want to be their own boss.
"Most people that want to do this, they don't really set goals. They keep trying to try and try and if you don't have a goal, you don't even know if you're making progress," Dupri said.
Dupri also stressed, once your hit that goal with your business, set a new one. The Atlanta-native's latest goal involves more exposure for his new social network, called Global 14.
The event was sponsored by Startup Georgia -- a statewide initiative to encourage entrepreneurs.