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.
Kirk Barnes has a deep background and experience in the life sciences.
Chris has a breadth of personal experience, capabilities, and expertise from software engineering to senior technology executive roles in the retail sector.
Startup Catalyst in Athens
Jim has more than a decade of experience launching, funding, and growing technology companies.
Jeff has a rich background that spans financial technology (FinTech), finance, and the military.Meet with Jeff in Atlanta
Lawrence Guillory is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of technology and financial services industry experience.
Startup Catalyst in Augusta
Scott has nearly two decades of entrepreneurial experience in the marketing technology and information services industries. Meet with Scott in Augusta
Bill has deep expertise in product development, strategic planning, operations, and sales management in the telecommunications and software market.Meet with Bill in Alpharetta
Clegg has raised about $100 million in angel and capital investment funds.
Drew is an accomplished a technology executive, entrepreneur, and angel investor.
Startup Catalyst in Savannah
José is a startup veteran with extensive experience e-commerce, social media, and mobile technology.
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.
Charlie advises ATDC Signature companies on the funding process.
Michael’s expertise is enterprise product and software development.
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.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Ben is experienced in community engagement and recruiting and retaining small business.
Melissa manages and leads ATDC’s day-to-day operations.
Connie helps ATDC entrepreneurs and companies with federal SBIR/STTR research funding and is the liaison to the GaMEP.
Corporate Development Manager
Corbett works with the Fortune 1000, investors, and ATDC Signature companies to help them discover and work with one another.
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.
Investor Relations Manager
Michael manages ATDC’s Investor Connect program and its related activities.
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.
General Manager, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
Jen leads ATDC’s programming on campus and throughout the state.
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.