When ATDC staff conducted a member survey last fall, one of the most common findings was a call for more networking opportunities. And so the monthly Entrepreneurs Night was born, providing young startups with the chance to hobnob with other industry players and hear success stories from a distinguished ATDC entrepreneur.
“We heard the members loud and clear and created Entrepreneurs Night to meet that need,” said Ivy Hughley, ATDC Membership Manager. “It’s a fun and informative event that allows Atlanta startup entrepreneurs to mingle and learn.”
The next event, to be held Aug. 18 from 6 to 7:30 pm, will feature insight from Andy Monin, CEO of Vendormate. A market leader in vendor management and credentialing, Vendormate was ranked 25th on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing U.S. companies last year, making it the highest-ranking software company on the list. In another major coup, earlier this year the ATDC graduate company landed a significant investment from Primus Capital, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, paving the way for additional growth.
Monin will share his success journey with attendees and discuss the value of ATDC membership, which provided Vendormate with networking opportunities, access to reasonably priced office space, peer learning events and a sense of community.
Launched in 2005, Vendormate provides a unique credentialing solution that enables health care, banking and other clients to better manage supplier networks and reduce the risk of partnering with fraudulent, illegitimate or fiscally irresponsible vendors. Vendormate’s patented software system screens both new and existing vendors to make sure they meet client requirements and comply with government mandates and regulations, such as HIPPA and Medicare’s and Medicaid’s fraud list.
Entrepreneur’s Night takes place the third Thursday of every month in ATDC Community Room 235. The networking event is free for ATDC members.