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Ansley Fender

CEO & Founder at Atlas

Ansley Fender is a serial entrepreneur mostly because she is too stubborn and ADD to work for anyone else.

While working as a nonprofit financial consultant and bookkeeper, she realized how time consuming and expensive grant management is and decided to do something about it. And Atlas was born. On the days that being a startup founder is especially difficult, Ansley gets inspiration from her two fearless little girls.

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Ansley Fender

CEO & Founder at Atlas

Ansley Fender is a serial entrepreneur mostly because she is too stubborn and ADD to work for anyone else.

While working as a nonprofit financial consultant and bookkeeper, she realized how time consuming and expensive grant management is and decided to do something about it. And Atlas was born. On the days that being a startup founder is especially difficult, Ansley gets inspiration from her two fearless little girls.

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Ansley Fender

CEO & Founder at Atlas

Ansley Fender is a serial entrepreneur mostly because she is too stubborn and ADD to work for anyone else.

While working as a nonprofit financial consultant and bookkeeper, she realized how time consuming and expensive grant management is and decided to do something about it. And Atlas was born. On the days that being a startup founder is especially difficult, Ansley gets inspiration from her two fearless little girls.

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Wisconsin-based startup accelerator gener8tor has unveiled the startups participating in its two gBETA spring cohorts in Bloomington-Columbus and Indianapolis. The organization says 10 participating startups represent a variety of industries, including finance, education and healthcare.

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Mill member Ansley Fender, Founder and CEO of Atlas Solutions, is no stranger to risk. She’s been a homeless teenager, a classically trained violinist, a pregnant grad student, a small business owner, and now she’s a non-technical founder of a software as a service (SaaS) company that streamlines grant management.

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The Bloomington-based startup, which was launched in 2019, received a $20,000 investment from Elevate Ventures’ Community Ideation Fund in late 2020. The funding allowed founder and CEO Ansley Fender to build basic software for the pilot program.

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Timeline

Nov 2019 - Present

Atlas Solutions

Founder & CEO

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Nov 2019 - Present

Apr 2020

Techstars Startup Weekend

Top 10 Pitches in The US

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Apr 2020

Jan 2017 - Nov 2019

Fender Financial Services

Founder & Freelance Writer

Jan 2017 - Nov 2019

Jun 2019 - Nov 2019

Bloom Magazine

Freelance Writer

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Jun 2019 - Nov 2019

Dec 2017 - Nov 2019

Tiller Money

Freelance Writer

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Dec 2017 - Nov 2019

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