ATDC connects companies to the coaching, capital, customers, and University resources & talent they need to thrive. For more than three decades, ATDC has been helping Georgia’s entrepreneurs turn their passion into reality. Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Angels-in-Residence, Catalysts, and support staff focus on meeting your company’s needs.
Want to learn more? Meet with one of our Catalysts at Coffee with a Catalyst the first Friday of every month from 8:30 am – 10:00 am in the ATDC Lobby.
Kirk Barnes has a deep background and experience in the life sciences.
Startup Catalyst Athens
Jim has more than a decade of experience launching, funding, and growing technology companies.
Startup Catalyst Augusta
Scott has nearly two decades of entrepreneurial experience in the marketing technology and information services industries. Meet with Scott in Augusta
Yvonne is an institutional investor-turned-entrepreneur based in Savannah and mentors companies outside of Atlanta.
Meet with Yvonne in Savannah
Drew is an accomplished a technology executive, entrepreneur, and angel investor.
Shane is listed as inventor or co-inventor on more than a dozen patents with others pending.
Richard is an accomplished healthcare information technology entrepreneur, advisor, and investor.
Thiago is an accomplished FinTech and connected hardware entrepreneur, advisor, and investor.
Charlie advises ATDC Signature companies on the funding process.
Tom is a seasoned entrepreneur who has launched and managed startups around the world.
ATDC Connect Program & Support Staff
ATDC has initiatives under the ATDC Connect program and dedicated team members focused on working with entrepreneurs to help them access coaches, customers, capital, and Georgia Tech resources and talent. Under the ATDC Connect program, entrepreneurs also receive support into the broader ATDC community through workshops and programming. Support staff ensures the needs of ATDC companies at all levels of membership — Signature, Accelerate, and Educate — are met. Sign in to meet learn more about ATDC Connect and to seek help from our staff.
Jay facilitates connections between venture capitalists and the ATDC Signature and ATDC Accelerate companies. He also consults with Signature and Accelerate companies on investment and funding strategies.
Connie assists ATDC entrepreneurs and companies with federal SBIR/STTR research funding and serves as the liaison to the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Joy serves as an entrepreneur evangelist and connects ATDC Signature companies to the campus resources, research, and talent of Georgia Tech.
Lauren supports ATDC through event marketing and coordination.
Aubrey Lenyard supports ATDC as an Administrative Professional.
ATDC @ Program Manager
Amy coordinates ATDC resources statewide to help grow the ATDC @ program throughout Georgia.
Betsy works with Global 1000 companies, investors and ATDC Signature companies helping them discover and work with one another.
Melissa manages and leads ATDC’s day-to-day operations.
Ivy provides membership planning and management for the ATDC Signature companies.
ATDC’s leadership team recruits and retains an incredible staff, runs multiple facilities, and spearheads statewide outreach and fundraising.
Jen leads ATDC’s programming on campus and throughout the state.
Assistant Director, Operations
Johanna leads ATDC operations including facilities, schedules, metrics, and finance.
Assistant Director, Membership & Progams
As an entrepreneur, Jane has built companies across a range of industries including medical technologies, software, and e-commerce.
Frank is an entrepreneur with more than 27 years experience in founding and leading medical device companies.