It’s been a good year for ATDC. From the staff additions of our new Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) and Community Catalysts to the creation of Flashpoint, there have been some great developments throughout 2011. And the New Year is likely to bring even more growth.
As you might have heard, we will be launching a new membership level starting Jan. 3. “ATDC Select” will include startups that have been screened and selected based on readiness for acceleration and fit with our services and staffing. These companies have identified scalable business models and are ready to take advantage of our more focused, individual support, which includes custom access to EIRs, mentors, graduate companies and sponsors, as well as potential investors and strategic partners. At the same time, we will continue to welcome and support all technology entrepreneurs in Georgia through quality “coaching, connecting and community” programs designed to help them build and launch successful companies.
From Startup Circles in a range of geographic locations to Lunch-N-Learn workshops and a monthly Cowork@ATDC collaborative working session, there will be plenty of opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs and learn from seasoned veterans next year. Want to meet with ATDC staff to discuss your startup? Team members will have office hours available by appointment starting the first week of January. New and prospective members are invited to attend an information session on Jan. 10 to learn more about membership benefits and qualifications.
Of course, we are most proud of the achievements of our member companies and graduates. We salute the hard work of all ATDC entrepreneurs and look forward to providing members with strategic entrepreneurial advice and key business connections in the New Year. ATDC offices will be closed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Happy holidays and see you in 2012!