Having access to serial entrepreneurs, industry, and functional experts is key to startup success. ATDC Educate members; and companies in the ATDC incubator program can access coaching on a one-on-one basis via ATDC’s staff of experienced entrepreneurs, industry partners, and startup subject matter experts. They can also seek advice from ATDC’s talented pool of pay-it-forward volunteer mentors.
Not a member? Learn more about ATDC Educate member services and benefits.
Already have a minimal viable product, beta customers, and a full-time commitment to working on your startup company? Click here for details on how to apply to the ATDC incubator program.
Interested in connecting with an ATDC staff member? Meet with one of our Catalysts at Coffee with a Catalyst the first Friday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the ATDC Lobby.
Startup Catalyst Athens
Jim has more than a decade of experience launching, funding, and growing technology companies.
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.
Andrew has deep experience working with clients and companies in both the startup and growth environments.
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 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.
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.