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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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03.14.2022

Blockchain startup incubator to open in Atlanta

A big welcome to the Atlanta Blockchain Center.

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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.

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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.

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