The Innovation Crescent’s™ startup ecosystem makes it a budding environment for launching a business. With its highly-educated and diverse workforce, low cost of doing business, simmering life science and technology research community and potential for collaboration and investment, it’s no wonder the region is often tapped by entrepreneurs seeking the best location for launching their bold ideas.
ATLANTA IS ONE OF THE TOP 5 CITIES FOR STARTUP BUSINESSES”.
(U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
MORE THAN 700 STARTUPS ARE LOCATED IN METRO ATLANTA AND THE INNOVATION CRESCENT.
Georgia Research Alliance (GRA)
The GRA expands research and commercialization capacity in Georgia’s universities to launch new companies, create high-value jobs and transform lives. Since its formation in 1990, GRA has leveraged $600 million of state funding into:
- Over $3 billion of direct federal and private investment in Georgia. o 150+ newly launched companies. See examples HERE.
- 6,000+ high-skill, high-value jobs.
- A portfolio of inventions, processes and technologies that benefit humankind.
Venture Atlanta connects Innovation Crescent and Georgia entrepreneurs with the capital they need to grow their businesses. Companies who have presented at Georgia venture conferences have raised well over $1 billion.
Georgia Centers of Innovation
Georgia Centers of Innovation provide more than 1,500 customers each year the technical industry expertise, collaboration, research and partnerships to help the State’s strategic industries connect, compete and grow globally.
Atlanta Tech Village
Atlanta Tech Village supports entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital. There are more than 200 startups in the Atlanta Tech Village.
Atlanta Technology Development Center
Atlanta Technology Development Center helps entrepreneurs launch and build technology companies in the Innovation Crescent and Georgia.
Opportunity HUB is an entrepreneurial center that offers multi-campus co-working spaces, intense entrepreneurship, investment and code school curriculum and programming, masterminds; it is a pre-accelerator and incubator.
Tech Square Labs
Tech Square Labs is an incubator, seed fund and 25,000 feet of of co-working and corporate innovation space driven to build something from nothing.
Fueled by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drives the folks they cover, Hypepotamus generates awareness about Atlanta and the Innovation Crescent’s innovative tech and creative community to retain local talent by connecting them with opportunities.