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.
Jacqui helps startups navigate the muddy waters of customer development and investor relations. Meet with Jacqui in Atlanta
Successful technology leader and professional services executive.
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
Chris will manage the ATDC @ Athens programming.
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
Tommy works with startups in the financial technology sector.
Shane is listed as inventor or co-inventor on more than a dozen patents with others pending.
Sig is one of the Southeast’s most prolific investors.
John is a successful technology startup founder with a focus in HealthTech.
Charlie advises ATDC Signature companies on the funding process.
Scott has more than 20 years of experience building and exiting companies.
Michael’s expertise is enterprise product and software development.
Kenji coaches ATDC companies with a focus on IoT Systems, Hardware, and Manufacturing.
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.
Statewide Program Manager
Ben is experienced in community engagement and recruiting and retaining small business.
Program & Operations Manager
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.
Community Engagement Manager
Adam is focused on managing the relationships between ATDC’s sponsors, external partners and companies.
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’s focus is building community for ATDC tenants and program members.
Investor Relations Manager
Brad advises companies on financing strategies, investor relations, and how to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs and investors.
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.
John is a technology veteran with a record of success in startups and corporate innovation.
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.