ATDC’s team is dedicated to helping technology entrepreneurs succeed. Meet the team who make things happen at ATDC.
Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs)
Tom Bates has 20 years of experience launching and running digital media companies. He founded Kudzu.com, a website that helps homeowners choose highly rated contractors, and was a co-founder of the New Century Network, one of the internet’s first ad networks. Tom also led the daily operation of Cox’s 60 local websites and ran USA TODAY’s International Edition.
Dan Ciprari is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and/or exited companies in the information technology, nanotechnology, medical device and clean technology industries. Most recently, Dan served as CEO of an LED lighting manufacturer and energy management software provider. He has traveled extensively and enjoys his international relationships throughout the Middle East and China.
Frank Moyer is a 20-year technology industry veteran with a track record of turning around startup companies and achieving successful exits. Most recently, Frank served as CEO for GeoIQ, a geospatial analytics company founded in 2004 serving commercial and government markets. Prior to that, he was CEO of EzGov and worked as a consultant at Accenture.
Jennifer Bonnett is a technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in information technology/software development, specializing in web and mobile technologies. She is also the Chief Chick at StartupChicks.
Chip Schooler is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry focused on the commercialization of technologies that can be used to solve real-world problems. Chip has brought to market products as diverse as enterprise-wide laptop backup, security appliances for small-to-medium businesses, ISP services for multi-national corporations and a Software-as-a-Service state sales tax service.
Betsy has more than 25 years of management consulting experience, specializing in startup ventures, strategic alliances, connecting C-level executives and matching capital with opportunities. She leads the Industry and Investor Connect programs. Betsy also serves in the business strategy group at Georgia Tech Research Institute, where she focuses on open innovation and growing commercialization opportunities for dual-use technologies.
Angel in Residence
Charlie Paparelli brings over 20 years of angel investor and entrepreneur coaching experience. He is a professional angel investor focused exclusively on the Atlanta technology community. He began his career in a successful startup and, at exit, enhanced his experience with 10 years in general management and COO roles, finally focusing on angel investing full time.
Blake brings 20 years of leadership in startup, venture-backed, and publicly traded internet, software, payments, and financial services technology companies. Blake also founded, and later sold, one of the first application service provider (ASP) companies in the online content management space.
Ivy has over 10 years of experience and works closely with the startup catalysts to deliver outstanding programs and services to ATDC members.