December 20, 2017 in ATDC News, Blog

Advanced Technology Development Center seeks applicants for Geekend 2018 Pitch Circus event

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Pitch Circus to showcase Georgia’s best and most fundable tech startups.

Geekend LogoThe Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the state of Georgia’s technology incubator, is sponsoring a Pitch Circus Feb. 2, 2018 during Geekend 2018, the annual conference that draws the brightest and most innovative minds in technology to Savannah, Georgia.

Geekend, scheduled for Feb. 2-3 (tickets available here), brings makers, hustlers, hackers, and designers together with other entrepreneurial innovators in the technology and creative spaces — to foster new partnerships, pursue networking opportunities, and kick start the launch of new ideas.

ATDC logoThe Pitch Circus (apply here) is designed to highlight the best and most serious technology companies from Georgia in an event where they will meet and pitch to investors, said José Mallabo, ATDC’s startup catalyst in Savannah.

Applications are due Jan. 4, 2018.

“The Pitch Circus will be a forum where highly curated startups and entrepreneurs and investors can meet in a setting that is informative and engaging for all event attendees,” Mallabo said. “Through this event, we are looking to serve as catalysts in creating meaningful connections for both our startup participants and investors.”

About Geekend:

Geekend is a two-day conference where Savannah’s hackers, hustlers, designers, and makers converge. Held annually since 2009 and showcases the best and brightest innovators from tech, education, design, engineering and business in Savannah and beyond. Key organizers include a group of local Savannah entrepreneurs and technologists. Presenting sponsors are The Creative Coast, and Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center, Geekend seeks to establish Savannah as a hub for innovation, tech, and creative industries and raise awareness among the global tech community about what Savannah has to offer. For more information, visit


The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the state of Georgia’s technology startup incubator. Founded in 1980 by the Georgia General Assembly which funds it each year, ATDC’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs in Georgia to help them learn, launch, scale, and succeed in the creation of viable, disruptive technology companies. Since its founding, ATDC has grown to become one of the longest running and most successful university-affiliated incubators in the United States, with its graduate startup companies raising $3 billion in investment financing and generating more than $12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia. To learn more, visit

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