Some just might start referring to Tech Square as “FinTech” Square, given much of the recent activity. Financial Technology — or FinTech firms are coming to Midtown, Tech Square in particular, to tap into Georgia Tech talent, entertainment and dining amenities, and other perks they see as key to drawing sector innovators.
The trend is is helping to elevate Atlanta’s profile in the broader technology space, Global Atlanta reports.
Among the highlights driving the trend, Worldpay US’ $1 million gift in 2015 to Georgia Tech to fund a FinTech accelerator program at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Global Atlanta notes.
ATDC is serving as the connector that links these startups, corporate partners, and investors.
“What we’re doing here is accelerating the collision of all three groups, and the ATDC is in a good position to help be that catalyst,” the publication quotes Michelangelo Ho, ATDC’s FiinTech catalyst as saying.
Read the full Global Atlanta piece here.