Veteran entrepreneur Nina Sawczuk has been named general manager of ATDC.
Nina is charged with leading all the activities for the internationally recognized organization. Her responsibilities encompass the accelerator and incubation programs which help Georgia technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) assistance which helps companies win federal research funding, and VentureLab which commercializes technology emerging from Georgia Tech laboratories.
Nina’s selection adds to the excitement occurring at ATDC as the organization enters its fourth decade with an expanded mission. Over the past year ATDC has greatly extended its reach to serve more technology companies along multiple growth paths and at all stages of development. ATDC has opened its membership to all technology entrepreneurs in Georgia, from those at the earliest conception stage to the well-established, venture funded companies. This change has resulted in a growing and robust community with over 300 startups across the state utilizing the services of ATDC.
Nina joined ATDC as assistant director in October of 2009. Prior to that, she was CEO of Zygogen LLC, an Atlanta based biotechnology company. Nina holds a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard Medical School, a masters degree in business from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in social and behavior sciences from Johns Hopkins University. She has served in a variety of positions with Georgia BIO, and as a member of the external review committee for the Georgia Research Alliance VentureLab Program.