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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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