FinTech is one of Georgia’s fastest-growing industries and extends far beyond our recognized strength in payments. Our ecosystem is heavily invested in other sub-clusters, including blockchain, financial markets, InsureTech and reinsurance, credit and risk, loyalty and affinity programs, wealth management, and more. To support this thriving ecosystem, we have a wealth of resources designed to help everyone from students to startups to mature FinTechs.
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is Georgia’s technology incubator. Founded in 1980, ATDC has developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship. Forbes named ATDC to its list of “Incubators Changing the World” in 2010 and 2013, alongside Y Combinator and the Palo Alto Research Center.
Developed and implemented in partnership with MLT, the AltFinance Fellowship provides students from partner HBCUs (Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College) intensive preparation, mentorship and guidance for breaking into alternatives.
The ATPC was created to protect, promote and preserve the interests of this critical Georgia and American industry through proactive public relations and government affairs activities. In addition, the ATPC works with member companies, community leaders, and government officials to raise the profile of the payments processing industry in a positive light.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has partnered with Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, TechSquare Labs, Village Micro Fund, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, and Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative to launch Ascend Atlanta, a technology startup and small business support ecosystem for minority-led companies throughout Metropolitan Atlanta.
The catalyst for Atlanta’s emergence as the premier blockchain innovation hub globally through cultivating entrepreneurship, inclusivity and education.
Today, the Atlanta Tech Village is a community of innovation powered by the 4th largest tech space in the U.S. and deep connections to Atlanta’s business and investment community. Together, we aim to create 10,000 jobs and fuel Atlanta’s rise to a top-five tech-startup center in the U.S.
With unmatched mentorship and working space, The Village supports and inspires entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital.
As Atlanta’s only downtown biotech incubator, we offer a modern and unique working environment that includes an array of sophisticated equipment and laboratory space, administrative offices and a large conference room, as well as access to the expertise of Georgia State’s tenured faculty.
An economic development initiative by the City of Peachtree Corners, our lab is a living laboratory for startups and established companies to deploy and prove out developing technologies in a real world testing environment with no roadblocks, joined by the next generation of intelligent mobility and smart city technology. Located in the 500-acre Technology Park and publicly funded and owned by City of Peachtree Corners, you and your company will join the City of Peachtree Corners in further developing the premiere smart city ecosystem in the country and the breadth of technology companies who have chosen to name Peachtree Corners home.
Endeavor helps the fastest-growing entrepreneurs create lasting enterprises by providing the resources they need to scale without dilution. This includes access to a world-class mentor and peer network, entrepreneur-friendly capital, and global markets. Founded in1997, Endeavor supports over 2,000 entrepreneurs across a variety of industries in 30+ countries around the globe. Our Atlanta office launched in 2017 and now operates regionally with a second office in Birmingham, Alabama.
Designed for high-growth startups looking to accelerate their enterprise go-to-market strategy and partner with the Fortune 500. Our proprietary platform creates connections and facilitates relationships between entrepreneurs and corporate decision-makers.
Fintech Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused solely on fintech and insurtech. Based in Atlanta, GA and New York, NY.
The Georgia Department of Education and the University System of Georgia have partnered to create a high-school Career Pathway focused on financial technology (FinTech), which aligns to USG’s associates-level FinTech degree program.
Founded in 2019, the Georgia Fintech Academy is a first of its kind diversity talent development initiative for the fintech industry. Students from across the University System of Georgia participate in classes, events, and projects to prepare for jobs in the fintech industry. Today 23 institutions including Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and University of Georgia participate in the program every semester.
The Department of Finance at the Robinson College of Business, the Georgia FinTech Academy, and Review of Financial Studies jointly host an annual Georgia State FinTech Conference.
The Robinson College of Business’ new FinTech Lab provides an applied, experiential environment in which students, faculty and corporate partners can experiment with the technologies transforming financial services, insurance and real estate. Data analytics, machine learning and blockchain technologies are central components of the lab. Collaborators will use these tools to develop smart contracts, smart markets and automated trading strategies, and then study their potential to positively impact the provision of financial services to businesses and consumers.
Georgia Tech’s Financial Services Innovation Lab is located in the heart of the Technology Square Innovation ecosystem. The FinTech lab aims to be a hub for finance education, research and industry in the Southeast. The lab acts as a platform to connect and bring together faculty and students across Georgia Tech with the financial services industry and FinTech entrepreneurs.
As a collaboration between Georgia’s fintech industry and the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) is designing and developing FinTechU, a FinTech education program aimed at providing the required training to enter and be successful in the FinTech sector.
Intentionally Good is a relationship and growth program from Goodie Nation that increases the competitiveness of tech-focused social entrepreneurs and diverse founders (Black, Latinx, and Women) for endorsements, pilots and strategic partnerships, and funding through professional development, warm introductions, and mental health sessions.
Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta.
JA Finance Park allows 7th and/or 8th grade students the opportunity to manage a household budget and learn about personal finance. After in-class lessons on subjects like budgeting and credit scores, students are assigned a random ‘life situation’ with an education level, salary, and family scenario. They visit storefronts representing the major line items in a budget – housing, utilities, food, etc. – and work towards providing for themselves and their families within their assigned means.
Kennesaw State University is a proud partner of the Georgia FinTech Academy, an online talent development platform developed through collaboration with the University System of Georgia and Georgia’s FinTech industry leaders. Courses and programs developed through the FinTech Academy allow learners to access the specialized educational experiences necessary to enter the FinTech sector regardless of geographic location.
LP2X is a Founder-to-CEO accelerator bootcamp for women entrepreneurs. We provide selected female Founders with the tools to ignite their business growth through education, mentorship, and access to capital funds.
Mercer’s FinTech certificate program teaches individuals how to leverage artificial intelligence to drive innovation by combining data, technology, design, and people to solve problems, while being armed with the latest information on regulations and compliance.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) is a 160-year-old organization that today represents businesses, colleges and universities, and nonprofits across the 29-county region that makes up the nation’s ninth largest market. MAC works to position metro Atlanta as a top-tier global region by focusing on three key areas: economic development, public policy and promotion. Its efforts build on the qualities that make Atlanta one of the nation’s most unique metros — its neighborhoods, culture, quality of life, welcoming business community and more.
Panoramic Ventures is one of the largest tech venture funds headquartered in the Southeast, including a successful track record with companies like Car360, LeaseQuery, Pindrop, PlayOn! Sports, and Tricentis.
RICE is an economic mobility engine for the community: driving entrepreneurs and small business owners to innovate, grow, create jobs, and build wealth. We house over 50,000 square feet of convening, meeting, and innovation space in a LEED Silver Certified building, brought to life by a robust offering of educational, networking, mentoring, and capital resources. Part business generator, innovation lab, and museum, RICE invests in Black entrepreneurs, strengthens businesses, and creates community.
Investing in early-stage startups that optimize health, lifestyle, time, and how we interact with our environment.
Tech Alpharetta (previously the Alpharetta Technology Commission), the first organization of its kind in Georgia, was established in 2012 by the City of Alpharetta and is an independent, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization today. At the time of the organization’s founding, Alpharetta’s predominant industry was technology, and technology continues to be Alpharetta’s primary industry today. There are nearly 700 technology companies that currently call Alpharetta home, making Alpharetta the Technology City of the South. The list of tech companies is posted at: Technology | Alpharetta, Georgia: The Technology City of the South (growalpharetta.com)
TAG’s mission is to Connect, Promote, Influence and Educate Georgia’s technology ecosystem to advance the innovation economy. TAG serves more than 31,000 members statewide through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG hosts more than 150 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 20+ professional societies.
TAG Fintech Society builds recognition of Georgia as the hub of choice for the world’s leading financial technology providers. The society’s goals include accelerating the accumulation of capital by its members, and to foster a business environment conducive to the ongoing success of companies, employees, service providers, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, and investors.
This program, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, focuses on for-profit companies making a positive impact on underrepresented groups, underserved communities and environmental sustainability.
The Farm’s workshop series, in partnership with Invest Atlanta, focuses on residents of the metro Atlanta area interested in exploring small business ideas that will impact and serve their community.
Georgia’s Financial Transactions industry is growing. This certificate provides students with educational opportunities and access to the high-demand career field of FinTech. It includes topics in information systems, business processes management, information security management, and legal issues relevant to the financial services industry.
The Georgia Full-Time MBA program’s area of focus in FinTech enables students to acquire the necessary academic content within a project-based learning environment to start their professional careers in this fast-growing industry.
TTV invests in fintech businesses that serve the widely varying needs of the financial services sector and the consumers of financial products. Our team of experienced technology and financial services professionals has more than 100 years of venture capital and highly relevant industry operating expertise acquired across three decades and multiple economic cycles. We create value for entrepreneurs and investors by using our knowledge, experience and relationships to help businesses grow and succeed.
UWG students with an interest in Financial Technology (FinTech) can learn more about this industry by taking one of these introductory online FinTech courses as an elective.
Venture Atlanta is the region’s largest venture conference gathering together more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and students for a high-caliber, 2-day conference.
Starting in 2007 with a couple hundred attendees and only 20 funds, Venture Atlanta now welcomes more than 1,200 annual attendees and 220 funds, many of which come from out of state. Our network and events have led to $6.5 billion in funding raised and $16 billion in successful exits. It takes a village to make an event as exceptional as Venture Atlanta a reality. Our incredible team of leaders and visionaries work throughout the year to recruit the best companies, investors and sponsors to bring the event to life.
ZANE ACCESS is the not-for-profit arm of the Zane Venture Fund that provides DIVERSE, EARLY STAGE FOUNDERS and STUDENTS with ACCESS to Resources, Training, Support, and Funding critical to success.
Visa Opens New Atlanta Office With Plan to Hire About 700 Workers
Visa is opening a new office in Atlanta as the payments giant proceeds with plans to triple its workforce in the city even as rivals cut back on their staffing.
The company has almost doubled its presence in Atlanta in recent years, increasing employees in the Southeastern city to about 350.
Opn Enters U.S. Market with Acquisition of MerchantE, Creating a Leading Global Payment Solutions Company
Opn, the one-stop payments solutions company from Japan and Southeast Asia, announced that it has acquired MerchantE, a leading end-to-end digital commerce platform that provides payment processing and solutions to businesses of all sizes in the United States.
Software development firm Briteris relocates U.S. headquarters to Atlanta
Briteris, a software talent contracting company, relocated its U.S. headquarters from Seattle to Atlanta.
Splitit Shifts Global Headquarters to Atlanta
Founded in Israel, Splitit established its global headquarters in New York in early 2019, but chose to shift headquarters to Atlanta to better support the company’s new strategic direction.
Cash App to bring 100-plus jobs to Atlanta
Mobile money transfer and payment service Cash App has leased all 30,000 available square feet at The Mill, Coro Realty’s recently-completed transformation of the former Masquerade venue on North Avenue.
Capital One to add hundreds of Atlanta technology jobs
Capital One Financial Corp. is adding hundreds of jobs to Atlanta, making it the latest financial technology corporation to make a big bet on the city’s talent pool.
Blockchain startup incubator to open in Atlanta
A big welcome to the Atlanta Blockchain Center.
Visa confirms Atlanta expansion, will bring 1,000 jobs to Midtown
Atlanta’s reputation as a financial technology hub and diverse talent pool attracted the credit card giant.
Goldman Sachs is acquiring buy now, pay later fintech GreenSky for $2.2 billion
The all-stock deal for GreenSky, called the biggest fintech platform for home improvement loans, is expected to close by the first quarter of 2022.