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.
Startup Catalyst Athens
Jim has over a decade of experience launching, funding, and growing technology companies.
Financial Technology Catalyst
Michelangelo leads ATDC’s FinTech Accelerator with 16 years of innovation, product, and strategy consulting experience.
As an entrepreneur, Jane has grown companies across a range of industries including medical technologies, software, and e-commerce.
Meet with Jane in Flatiron City
Startup Catalyst Augusta
Eric is an architect with over 15 years of experience creating collaborative environments to support innovation.
ATDC’s leadership team recruits and retains an incredible staff, runs multiple facilities, and spearheads statewide outreach and fundraising.
Acting General Manager
Jen leads ATDC’s programming on campus and throughout the state.
Assistant Director, Operations
Johanna leads ATDC operations including facilities, schedules, metrics, and finance.
Richard is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience.
Entrepreneurs and Angels in Residence
Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and Angels-in-Residence are successful executives with startups and exits under their belts. They guide our ATDC Signature companies through high-growth and funding stages. Sign in to meet with one of our EIRs.
Wells is a technology entrepreneur with over 15 experience launching and growing successful startups.
Yvonne is an institutional investor turned entrepreneur based in Savannah and mentors companies outside of Atlanta.
Meet with Yvonne in Savannah
Richard Nelli is an accomplished Healthcare Information Technology entrepreneur, advisor, and investor.
Charlie advises ATDC Signature Companies on the funding process.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Chad Ruff, CTO of Atlanta based Kuvana, has twenty-five years of experience in software technology.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Frank is an entrepreneur with over 27 years experience in founding and leading medical device companies.
Catalysts And Support Staff
Catalysts help ATDC Signature Companies build viable businesses by helping them to access coaches, customers, capital and campus resources and talent. Catalysts also provide support to the broader ATDC community through workshops and programming. Support staff ensure that the needs of ATDC companies at all levels of membership – Signature, Accelerate, and Educate – are met. Sign in to meet with one of our Catalysts or Support Staff.
Investment Funds Manager
Jay leads ATDC’s Seed Fund and counsels ATDC Signature Companies and Community members on funding strategies.
Connie assists ATDC entrepreneurs & companies with federal SBIR and STTR research funding.
Client Support Management
Ivy provides membership planning and management for the ATDC Signature companies
Campus Outreach Catalyst
Joy serves as an entrepreneur evangelist connecting students with networking opportunities.
Shane is listed as inventor or co-inventor on more than a dozen patents with others pending.
Industry & Investor Connect Catalyst
Betsy works with Global 1000 companies, investors and ATDC Signature companies helping them discover and work with one another.
Lauren supports ATDC through event marketing and coordination.