UPDATE: We’re quite pleased to see the outpouring of grief over our pending move. We’re actually humbled by the reaction. Rest assured, this is just an April Fool’s Joke.
After 31 successful years in Atlanta, the last 8 in Technology Square, ATDC is on the move. In June, ATDC will be moving to its new home at MissionWest in Cupertino, CA. “We have always been committed to helping entrepreneurs, no matter where they are located.” commented Stephen Fleming. “ATDC’s move will bring us closer to the largest concentration of entrepreneurs on the planet.”
More than 80% of ATDC’s members have already agreed to the move. “We’re excited to be uprooting and moving west”, said Jeff leaders, CEO of Soneter. “There’s just more stuff going on out there, I think”.
Through a grant from an anonymous California-based donor, ATDC will be paying the moving expenses of all of it’s member companies. They can expect to be contacted by Exodus Movers within the next two weeks to make arrangements.
Several former ATDC members commented on the move. “I would have preferred Boulder, but I understand why they made the move. I would have done the same thing.” said David Wright, founder of SolidFire. Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator merely said “It’s about time.”
Not everyone is pleased with the move. “Wifi Cat would not be the company it is today if it had been founded in California” said Scott Burkett, founder of Wifi Cat. “They wouldn’t have gotten it out there.”
But others are more supportive. “They’re handing out money to some of the stupidest ideas imaginable” said Keith McGreggor, Startup Catalyst with ATDC. “And I’ve got a lot of stupid ideas I want to work on.”