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State and Local Government Initiatives
Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
As Georgia’s technology incubator, ATDC has developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship.
Georgia Innovates provides start-up companies with information such as technical assistance, physical spaces, educational programming, and business development tools available to help educate, launch, and grow innovative companies across Georgia.
Georgia Centers of Innovation
Five individual centers operate statewide with a focus on Aerospace, Energy Technology, Information Technology, Logistics, and Manufacturing.
Georgia State University Resources
LaunchGSU is 3000 sq. feet of work, meeting, and event space for Panthers who thrive in a
culture of Can-Do.
EXLAB provides space, equipment, and materials to create your prototypes and product samples.
Entertrepreneur and Innovation Institute (ENI)
ENI offers events and activities such as workshops, guest speakers, visits to startup spaces, pitch and business model competitions, and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) student organization. ENI also offers funding opportunities for your start-ups through competitions for cash and interest-free loans.
Metro-Atlanta Start-up Support Groups
Start-up Atlanta's mission is to introduce, connect, support, and expand the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the greater Atlanta region to bolster the creation of jobs, companies and wealth.
Atlanta Technology Angels
ATA is a group of high-net-worth individuals that provide a platform for evaluating and selecting companies to fund.
An entrepreneurship group created to form a network of likeminded peers to help each other learn and grow. EO GSEA also provides funding through business model competitiions.
Other Academic Start-up Resources
Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management aims to spur intellectual growth and curiosity by creating a successful support system and community for students who wish to pursue entrepreneurship at Emory University. Student club meetings are open to all.
Georgia Tech's initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in students and empower them to launch real startups. Events are open to all.
Georgia University Entrepreneurship Initiative
GUEI organizes conferences to foster collaboration in building entrepreneurial programs in universities across the state.
An international organization with local chapters that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.