April 10, 2018 in ATDC News, Blog, FinTech, News from Our Companies, RetailTech

Advanced Technology Development Center Selected for World’s Largest Payments Technology Event

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Four of the incubator’s financial technology companies to showcase at TRANSACT.

Jen Bonnett ETA
Jen Bonnett, generally manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center, discusses the four ATDC financial technology companies attending the Electronic Transactions Association’s TRANSACT payments trade show in Las Vegas. (Photo: Péralte  C. Paul)

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) announced the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) has been selected as one of only four leading payments startup incubators/accelerators to participate in TRANSACT, the world’s largest payments technology event, April 17-19 in Las Vegas. (Click here to register.)

ATDC will lead a delegation at the event that will consist of select financial technology (FinTech) startups from its Signature and Accelerate portfolios:

A program of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, ATDC will join three other accelerators from around the country — including Clark-Atlanta University and its partnership with The Farm Startup Accelerator — to participate in NextGen Park, a showcase making its inaugural debut at this year’s TRANSACT.

“Startups have the power to significantly change and disrupt industries by bringing new and innovative products to market. Nowhere is this truer than in the payments industry,” said ETA CEO Jason Oxman. “Many of the titans of today were the startups of yesterday. That’s why we are focused on bringing leading incubators and their startups to center of the show floor at TRANSACT, where payments industry executives from industry leaders meet to chart a path towards the future.”

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Jen Bonnett (left), ATDC’s general manager, listens as Ronald A. Johnson, president of Clark-Atlanta University, speaks about his school’s participation in the ETA’s upcoming TRANSACT conference. (Photo: Péralte C. Paul)

NextGen Park will include space for the incubators and their startups to host meetings, showcase their products, and network with the more than 4000 payments technology decision-makers that are expected to attend the show.

“We are delighted to participate in ETA’s NextGen Park at TRANSACT. ATDC’s history as one of the longest-running incubators in the United States and its industry-focused program allows us to work with and understand the needs of startup founders,” said Jeff Gapusan, ATDC’s FinTech catalyst. “Likewise, we seek innovative ways to collaborate with established companies to leverage their resources to catalyze early-stage growth. It is my hope to help create the next generation of innovative startups in an industry so vital to Georgia.”

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Amy Zirkle, vice president of industry affairs of the the Electronic Transactions Association, announces that ATDC and Clark-Atlanta University’s technology startup program are attending the ETA’s TRANSACT conference. (Photo: Péralte C. Paul)

In addition to NextGen Park, ATDC will also participate in a roundtable discussion on the morning of April 18 from the Trustwave Keynote Stage. The panel discussion will explore new developments within the payments industry and present unique perspectives and focus on FinTech startups and the ecosystem at large.

TRANSACT, April 17-19, 2018, will bring together all parts of the payments ecosystem — from ISOs/VARs to ISVs and large financial institutions to technology companies, to meet, see what’s new, and learn what it takes to grow. Through extensive networking events, education and a robust exhibit hall filled with more than 200 companies, attendees will learn about groundbreaking technology, security trends and policies affecting the industry.

About the Electronic Transactions Association:

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the global trade association representing more than 500 payments and technology companies. ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $6 trillion in purchases in the United States and deploying payments innovation to merchants and consumers. For media inquiries about TRANSACT, contact Laura Hubbard at 202.677.7406 or lhubbard@electran.org. To learn more, visit electran.org.

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.

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