In six days ATDC is going to host its Startup Showcase and 30th year celebration. I reckon those 30 years make ATDC one of the oldest startup incubators going. Not only is ATDC old, it's good, having recently been named by Forbes as one of 10 technology incubators that are changing the world.
It has been amazing just to watch the growth of the Showcase itself. In the past four years it has expanded from a somewhat intimate setting in the Technology Square Research Building, over to the grand Biltmore, and this year moving on to the more spacious Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. It's going to be a big show. Registrations, even with an entry fee, are on pace for last year. When it is all said and done I expect the largest attendance yet.
Bud Peterson, the president of Georgia Tech is going to kick things off and then vice president Stephen Fleming is going to give an update on how the new ATDC is working and what to expect over the coming year. Then the show will move on to graduate members CommerceV3, Endgame Systems, Izenda, and Purewire (acquired by Barracuda) presenting their stories before the member exhibits open up. The day will conclude at the bar with a special version of Startup Drinks.
Please join me, my partners in crime at ATDC, our expanded member companies, and a big hunk of the Atlanta technology world at the Startup Showcase by registering to attend.
After this one is over I am going on vacation.