April 3, 2018 in ATDC News, Blog

Advanced Technology Development Center Announces the ATDC Startup Showcase Class of 2018

Post placeholder image

Seven companies to graduate from incubator at May 10 event.

The Advanced Technology Development Center, Georgia’s technology incubator, announced seven startups are slated to graduate from the program’s top-tier ATDC Signature portfolio at the 2018 ATDC Startup Showcase.

The companies will be honored May 10 a special ceremony at the 2018 ATDC Startup Showcase, which is Georgia’s largest annual springtime technology event and being held at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel (REGISTER HERE).

The ATDC Class of 2018 includes:

Chris Hermann
Chris Hermann, a Georgia Tech graduate with a doctorate in Bioengineering, is founder and chief executive of Clean Hands-Safe Hands.

Clean Hands-Safe Hands: Partners with hospitals to develop comprehensive hand hygiene solutions that improve patient care and save lives. We help reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene.

Jim Stratigos is co-founder of Cognosos.

Cognosos: Low-power wireless infrastructure makes the Internet of Things (IoT) a reality for business operations.

Joshua Titus, CEO and co-founder of Gozio.

Gozio: Indoor wayfinding and patient engagement platform improves overall patient experience for hospitals.

Tim Sheehan is CEO of Greenlight.

Greenlight: The smart debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones, using its amazing and flexible parental controls.

Groundfloor co-founders Nick Bhargava (left), executive vice president and Brian Dally, CEO.

Groundfloor: Private real estate lending, now public.


Mario Montag, founder and CEO of Predikto.

Predikto: Predictive Analytics automation software to predict failures in Industrial IoT equipment.

Andrew McConnell
Andrew McConnell is a co-founder and the CEO of Rented.com.

Rented.com: The world’s largest marketplace connecting owners of vacation homes, second homes, and investment properties with professional, short-term rental managers.

Companies in the ATDC Signature portfolio are those deemed most ready for long-term growth and success. ATDC Signature is a rigorous, metrics-driven, and milestones-based program for companies with transformative products.

To graduate from ATDC Signature, the seven startups had to meet several milestones: annualized revenue of at least $1 million, an identified scalable business model, and the ability to finance growth.

“Each of these graduates — across their respective sectors in financial technology, data analytics, health tech, and IoT — are game changers in their industries,” said Frank Tighe, ATDC’s lead entrepreneur-in-residence. “They’re also creating jobs, adding to Georgia’s economy, and continuing the state’s legacy of being a leader in creating high-value and high-growth technology companies. We are extremely proud of the ATDC Class of 2018.”

Showcase celebrates ATDC’s 38-year legacy of helping entrepreneurs learn, launch, scale, and succeed in creating successful Georgia technology startups. With the addition of these seven companies, ATDC has graduated more than 180 technology firms from its globally recognized startup program.

The Showcase, which draws more than 800 attendees each year, is the premier event in a series of activities taking place in Tech Square the week of May 7 during Tech Square Innovation Week.

About the Advanced Technology Development Center:

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 atdc.org.

By browsing this website, you agree to our privacy policy.
I Agree