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November 26, 2019 | Tom Ballard

Williams graduates from ATV pre-accelerator program, pivots with ZenHammer

Johnson City’s Edwin Williams was in the latest cohort of the “It Takes A Village Pre-Accelerator Program” offered by the Atlanta Tech Village (ATV). The six-month program, which focuses specifically on start-ups led by women and people of color, helps the founders accelerate their start-up ideas through access to community, education, mentorship, and capital.

The Northeast Tennessee native founded a company named Perserbid that we spotlighted in this 2017 article in The compqany was a matchmaker between individuals who needed to find contractors and those who could provide the required services.

“Perserbid did not work out as we expected, and I almost quit,” Williams told us recently when we caught-up with him in Johnson City. Now, with the modified idea under a new name – ZenHammer, he says he is focused only on contractors who do not need help with sales but rather with managing their existing customer base. Services include scheduling and invoicing.

Williams announced the launch of a Beta test of the site at last week’s graduation party for the ATV participants.

“Perserbid finds new life with its pivot,” the always smiling Williams said.



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