ACCELERATION & INCUBATION RESOURCES
Now that your idea is flushed out, it's time to bring it to life with our prototyping and testing resources.
Today, the Atlanta Tech Village is a community of innovation powered by the 4th largest tech space in the U.S. and deep connections to Atlanta’s business and investment community. Together, we aim to create 10,000 jobs and fuel Atlanta's rise to a top-five tech-startup center in the U.S. With unmatched mentorship and working space, The Village supports and inspires entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital.
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is Georgia’s technology incubator. Founded in 1980, ATDC has developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship. Forbes named ATDC to its list of “Incubators Changing the World” in 2010 and 2013, alongside Y Combinator and the Palo Alto Research Center.
The Emory Startup Launch accelerator program is offered this fall 2020 to guide early stage founders through a defined process that will help teams rapidly take their ideas and test them with customers to discard, change and build a business model to move the startup forward. The 10 week program begins in October and is accepting team applications now. The program is open to the entire Emory community, to help build and enhance the Emory student/faculty/staff/alumni entrepreneurial spirit by helping create successful startups.
Goodie Nation exists to eliminate the relationship gap that stands in the way of success for too many promising entrepreneurs, especially those who are people of color, women, or aren't located in coastal financial centers. By making sure that every entrepreneur, no matter their background or location, can access the relationships they need to thrive, we are building a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.
Tech Alpharetta (previously the Alpharetta Technology Commission), the first organization of its kind in Georgia, was established in 2012 by the City of Alpharetta and is an independent, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization today. At the time of the organization’s founding, Alpharetta’s predominant industry was technology, and technology continues to be Alpharetta’s primary industry today. There are nearly 700 technology companies that currently call Alpharetta home, making Alpharetta the Technology City of the South. The list of tech companies is posted at: Technology | Alpharetta, Georgia: The Technology City of the South (growalpharetta.com)
The Farm is an innovation hub supporting startups and founders from around the world and Atlanta’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. We feature two startup accelerators powered by Boomtown: The Farm and SportsTech, both based in Atlanta at an Innovation Center at The Battery which offers premium event space, a cutting-edge hardware prototyping lab, and coworking facilities.
TechSquare Labs was founded with the mission to create opportunities for tech entrepreneurs to BUILD SOMETHING FROM NOTHING. As Atlanta’s leading seed-stage venture fund, we are proud to partner with technical founders, engineers, hackers, and builders that see the world differently. TechSquare Labs helps create unique competitive advantages for our portfolio companies to dramatically accelerate their growth. We invest in novel solutions to complex problems that we believe are defensible.
Founded in 1998, TiE Atlanta is one of the Top 5 TiE chapters in the world. TiE Atlanta fosters entrepreneurs in all industries, from ideation to exit, by providing access to funding, educational programming, and mentoring by local and global leaders. TiE Atlanta sits on the foundation of TiE Global, the largest entrepreneurial organization in the world. There are currently 11,000 members, including more than 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries.
Start Co. is a venture architect firm that supports clients and partners with design processes for launching early stage technologies, business innovations, and economic solutions. We work with startups, corporations, governments, universities, and other organizations looking to build data and technology solutions, new business models, and civic innovations that leverage the power of digital cities, venture development expertise, investment, and capital connectivity. The last 10 years of building have led us to bring together 3 core enablers to build the future: the creation and launch of a 30 acre, digitally connected neighborhood for data sharing, technology development, and software advancements; with this foundational infrastructure we source and create new business ventures; and finally, we support scaling up with investment returns with placements of capital to new ventures. Our clients and partners sit at the nexus of these efforts while benefiting from our design processes to build new things.