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Aug 3, 2015 by The . Topics include , , ,

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Member Eric Parker is heading up a new, sweet deal for has reached a partnership with the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech (ATDC) to create a formalized technology incubator here in downtown Augusta at the Academy! ATDC is ranked as one of the top 12 incubator programs in the country by Forbes magazine, with it’s member companies raising over $5 Billion in venture capital, and 90% of its signature graduates still successful after 5 years!

The purpose of the grant is to “further the development of startup ecosystems” in Augusta, Athens, and Atlanta. ATDC recognized the impact of on the local community and decided the best way to support entrepreneurs was to support  Read more about the grant from the EDA here and the Georgia Tech announcement here.

Through the grant, will work with ATDC as a co-located technology incubator. Being a part of this network will help connect members to mentors and entrepreneurs across the state. Over the coming months we will be growing programs to support the entrepreneur and investor communities in the CSRA. will offer classes in customer discovery, financial literacy, and investor readiness and Eric Parker will hold regular office hours for startups that need mentoring.  You can schedule a meeting with him via the ATDC website.

The best part is, all of this is free for members of!

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Located in a historic 1802 Schoolhouse, our space is divided into two wings. One for learning and prototyping, and one for coworking and business incubation. Our membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds that all consider themselves some measure of hacker, maker, and doer. I am an architect. We have entrepreneurs, business people, teachers, engineers, designers, artists, and Jacks and Jill’s of all trades, and of course many software and hardware developers.

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