Ecosystem Resources

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.

 

 

FinTech Atlatna
ATDC

Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

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.

Learn more


AltFinance

AltFinance Initiative with Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spellman College

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.

Learn more


American Transaction Processors Coalition ATPC

American Transaction Processors Coalition

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.

Learn more


Ascend Atlanta

Ascend Atlanta

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.

Learn more


Atlanta Blockchain Center

Atlanta Blockchain Center

The catalyst for Atlanta’s emergence as the premier blockchain innovation hub globally through cultivating entrepreneurship, inclusivity and education.

Learn more


Atlanta Tech Village

Atlanta Tech Village

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.

Learn more


Georgia State University

CollabTech

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.

Learn more


Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners

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.

Learn more


Endeavor Atlanta

Endeavor Atlanta

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.

Learn more


Engage Atlanta

Engage Atlanta

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.

Learn more


FinTech Ventures Fund

Fintech Ventures Fund

Fintech Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused solely on fintech and insurtech. Based in Atlanta, GA and New York, NY.

Learn more


Georgia

Georgia Department of Education’s High School FinTech Career Pathway

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.

Learn more


Georgia FinTech Academy

Georgia FinTech Academy

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.

Learn more


Georgia State University

Georgia State FinTech Conference

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.

Learn more


Georgia State University

Georgia State University Fintech Innovation, Graduate Certificate

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.

Learn more


Georgia Tech FinTech Lab

Georgia Tech Fintech Lab

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.

Learn more


Georgia Tech’s FinTechU

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.

Learn more


Goodie Nation

Goodie Nation

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.

Learn more


Invest Atlanta

Invest Atlanta

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.

Learn more


Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement Finance Park

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.

Learn more


Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University Fintech Program

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.

Learn more


Launchpad 2x

Launchpad 2x

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.

Learn more


Mercer University

Mercer’s Fintech Certificate

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.

Learn more


Metro Atlanta Chamber

Metro Atlanta Chamber

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.

Learn more


Panoramic Ventures

Panoramic Ventures

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.

Learn more


Russell Innovation Center

Russel Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

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.

Learn more


Shorewind Capital

Shorewind Capital

Investing in early-stage startups that optimize health, lifestyle, time, and how we interact with our environment.

Learn more


Tech Alpharetta

Tech Alpharetta

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)

Learn more


Technology Association of Georgia

Technology Association of Georgia

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.

Learn more


techstars

Techstars Social Impact Accelerator

This program, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, focuses on for-profit companies making a positive impact on underrepresented groups, underserved communities and environmental sustainability.

Learn more


The Farm Comcast

The Farm

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.

Learn more


UGA Terry College of Business

The University of Georgia FinTech Certificate

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.

Learn more


UGA Terry College of Business

The University of Georgia Full Time MBA Fintech Focus

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.

Learn more


TTV Capital

TTV Capital

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.

Learn more


University of West Georgia

University of West Georgia FinTech Courses

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.

Learn more


Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta

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.

Learn more


Zane Access

Zane Access Ventures

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.

Learn more


Recent Announcements

11.15.2022

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.

Read more


09.26.2022

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.

Read more

08.04.2022

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.

Read more


04.29.2022

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.

Read more

03.15.2022

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.

Read more


03.14.2022

Blockchain startup incubator to open in Atlanta

A big welcome to the Atlanta Blockchain Center.

Read more

09.29.2021

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.

Read more


09.15.2021

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.

Read more