Atlanta Startups & Economic Development

This week I was interviewed for an upcoming article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on the subject of how innovation is driving economic development (job growth in layman’s terms) and what needs to be done to continue to attract and foster startup companies. This led me to think about the subject a bit and this […]

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October 23, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in atdc, Business, Film, Politics, Startups

2013 ATDC Startup Showcase Video

Nice video from the Metro Atlanta Chamber highlighting the 2013 ATDC graduate companies and the strategic benefits of that technology hub. Great to see companies like BrightWhistle, KontrolFreek, PatientCo, and Urjanet, which I helped in some way, growing up.   While Atlanta Tech Village seems to be getting all the attention these days ATDC continues […]

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May 13, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, atdc, Startups

Flashpoint Accepting Apps

This a a guest post by Nina Sawczuk, general manager of ATDC and co-director of Flashpoint. It is cross posted from Georgia Tech is proud to present Flashpoint, a startup accelerator program launching in August 2011. Flashpoint will provide mentorship, shared learning, office space, and an an environment for accelerated scalable business model search. Selected […]

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May 17, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in atdc

Leaving ATDC

If you have been following along you probably understand that it has been my intent for some time to leave ATDC and get back into a startup. That time has come. After four plus years of a totally awesome time I have decided to step away from my role as a startup catalyst and resign […]

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May 13, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in atdc, Personal

Flashpoint At Georgia Tech

Yesterday was a big day at the ATDC Startup Showcase. First and foremost nine companies graduated from ATDC. Not to take anything away from the success of these amazing companies and entrepreneurs but in the big scheme of things that may have been the smaller story.  The bigger story is that Georgia Tech announced that they […]

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May 10, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in atdc

2011 ATDC Startup Showcase

   It’s that time of year again. It happens every Spring. It’s time for the atdc Startup Showcase. The Startup Showcase is an annual event on the Georgia technology startup scene that draws about 500 or so technology leaders, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs to see what is happening at one of the world’s leading technology […]

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April 19, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in atdc

Who’s Gonna Own This Problem?

Last week while I was vacationing Stephen Fleming alerted the world to a new article by Steve Blank entitled "One Hand Clapping – Entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor, Michigan." It's an article that Steve wrote about a few days he spent in the home town of the champions of the West. I suspect that if some […]

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April 12, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Angels, atdc, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Venture Capital