Worldpay Commits $1M to Accelerate FinTech Innovation in Atlanta

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

International payment and service company, Worldplay, announced that it will grant $1 million to establish a financial technology entrepreneur program at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). The company will fund a new accelerator at ATDC for the next three years, which will include…


Audio Discovery Startup Nexidia Expands Tools to Help Customer Calls

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Atlanta-based Nexidia, a startup that provides indexing and mining software for audio and video, is enhancing its discovery application, by incorporating the Neural Phonetic Speech AnalyticsTM. Nexidia Search will now be able to provide more discovery tools for the review of audio evidence. Nexidia provides speech analytics to government agencies and…

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Tech Talent South, Atlanta-based Code Immersion Program, Kicks off 6th Session

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The sixth session of rapidly growing programming education startup Tech Talent South is about to kick off their Atlanta-based 8-week Code Immersion Program. This program is ranked as one of the top coding bootcamps in the South, and this code immersion program will be hosted at local coworking…

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New Story: Writing a New Chapter of Tech and Social Good

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Founded in September 2014, New Story is leveraging technology for social good. Using their transparent crowdfunding platform, the New Story community has been able to fund two new homes for families afflicted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: these families have been living in…

Programs & Resources

Coca-Cola Bridge Program Connects Israeli Startups to Global Ecosystem [Video]

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Coca-Cola Company started a 6-month program for the Israeli entrepreneurial community called The Bridge, with the aim of  connecting Israeli startups to all major global markets including the U.S., Europe, Africa, Eurasia, and the Pacific. According to this article, Coca-Cola reached out to Israel’s startup network (angels,…

Social Good

Teens Create Yelp-Like App to Rate Police Brutality

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Cases of police brutality have been making headlines and sparking debate throughout the country. A group of teens from a Georgia high school decided to launch an app aimed at changing the dynamic between law enforcement and communities called Five-O app. The Five-O app…


Mobile Developers Win 30K in Cash Prizes With App for American Cancer Society

By | Sep 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, announced today the winners of the first ever Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational. Team MTM-Hack, lead by Tamby Kojak and included team members Matt Byrne and Mahmoud Abouelnasr, bested 5 other presenting teams,…

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Chicago’s Industrious Expands Co-working Space to Atlanta

By | Sep 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Chicago-based Industrious, a designer co-working space, announced plans to expand their space and services to Atlanta in Midtown’s “Silhouette” building, 1447 Peachtree St. The 11,000 square foot space will cater to entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking creative workspace to grow their business. The decision to expand into…


Teledini Might Be The Answer For Successful Visitor to Customer Conversion

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Life is tough for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) these days, especially when it comes to driving web traffic and conversion of visitors to customers. That’s in large part due to the fact that SMBs simply don’t have it in their budget to…


Atlanta Tech Accelerator Flashpoint Raises Second Round of $1M fund

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Flashpoint, an Atlanta venture aimed at launching the next generation of tech startups, has raised its second $1 million fund. As reported today in Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Georgia Tech based accelerator has helped seed startups who have collectively raised more than $65 million from firms including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen…


Marketo Heads East and Picks Atlanta as Hub

By | May 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

San Francisco-based Marketo is opening its East Coast office in Atlanta, the company’s first major expansion since the recent IPO. Marketo, a software company that helps its business-to-business customers manage marketing campaigns and generate sales leads, will open a sales and customer support office in…


Marc Andreessen Names Atlanta “Hot” Tech Hub to Watch

By | May 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Looks like Silicon Valley is losing some of its groove. At least that is what venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen, told The New York Times in a recent article. And guess what city he mentioned as hot on his radar? Atlanta. Andressen was the co-founder of one…


Digital Atlanta is Now SouthWiRED

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Digital Atlanta, one of the city’s biggest technology events, announced that is has rebranded and is now SouthWiRED. The rebranding has been issued to more accurately reflect their intentions in becoming a tech conference for the region, not just Atlanta. SouthWiRED, taking place October 6-10,…


Yik Yak: The App That’s Taking Universities By Storm

By | May 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll started Yik Yak on a whim, but quickly a “side project” turned into an app that college students can’t get enough of. Buffington and Droll, both Atlanta natives and 23-year-old young entrepreneurs, launched the app at Furman University, a…


How Local Businesses and Nonprofits Can Benefit from Give to Win

By | Jan 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Wouldn’t it be great if you could support your community through local businesses and local nonprofits, at the same time? I mean both are equally significant to the lifeblood of the community – one supports us by providing the goods and services that we need, while…


VacationFutures Offers the Best Way to Manage Your Vacation Property

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

According to travel website, of the 14 days of vacation that the average American received in 2012, only 10 of those days were actually used. Aside from such dolorous findings of vacation depravity, this information helps us to understand the significance of VacationFutures. Vacation…


For Sideqik, Healthy Communications Are Central to Success

By | Nov 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

Currently, marketers manage their partnerships by sending emails back and forth, manually syncing up marketing calendars, and working with IT or their agency to build custom landing pages. According to Kurt Uhlir, this allows too many opportunities for these partnerships to break down or…

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