On Monday October 11, ATDC Gwinnett became a reality. Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson and UGA President Michael Adams signed a memorandum of understanding to officially kick off an ATDC presence in Gwinnett county on the UGA campus in Lawrenceville. The all-star event also included Regent Richard Tucker, Jim Maran President of the Gwinnett Chamber, Nick Masino of Partnership Gwinnett, Melanie Brandt COO of TAG, Margaret Dahl Vice Provost at UGA and many others.
“Creating new jobs and bringing innovation to market are top of mind for just about everyone,” said “Bud” Peterson. “At Georgia Tech, we focus on innovation and serving as an economic engine for Georgia, and we are honored to collaborate with the University of Georgia and economic development organizations in Gwinnett County to expand our reach.”
Our own Stephen Fleming described it best “We’re here to support the entrepreneurs that are building the companies that drive our economy”.
Here is a terrific video prepared by Partnership Gwinnett on the event:
The Gwinnett Daily Post also wrote an article on the ATDC Gwinnett event
“This is a big deal for economic development in Gwinnett County, and we’re excited,” added Nick Masino
David King of VoAPPs said the help of mentors in the ATDC program meant a lot to growing his business, which specializes in direct drop voice mail … “It’s that coaching that I found invaluable,” King said. “The connections and contacts that they introduce you to … it’s just outstanding.”