By: Kirstyn Dubar
For this week’s C.E.O. meeting the students along with E-House residents ventured over to the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) for a tour guided by Ben Andrews, Community Engagement Coordinator. ATDC is an Atlanta based state funded technology incubator and the primary goal is to help build startup businesses into successful, lasting, and money-making companies. ATDC is able to do this with their three different membership levels for startups:
- Educate: The Educate program is the intro level program for startups and ideas. The program was designed for early-stage entrepreneurs that are just starting. Throughout the program businesses will work on customer discovery, financial literacy, and end with investor readiness. This program is open to anyone for $100 per year. Students faculty, and staff of any Georgia university can join the program for free!
- Accelerate: The Accelerate program is the invite-only middle tier for businesses. To be considered for the accelerate program, one must have: a scalable company, a co-founder, at least one person that is working full-time, and a minimum viable product (MVP).
- Signature: Businesses at the signature level are full companies that are bringing in sizeable revenue. Signature companies have access to an industry database and are given a competitive networking edge with ATDC backing them.
If you have an idea for a startup or the mindset to create, you should definitely look into joining ATDC and getting all the mentorship and training possible. If you want to know more about each of the programs and how to join click here: https://atdc.org
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
CEO’s mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.
The Entrepreneurship House Living Learning Community (E-House LLC) provides students with the opportunity to live learn and participate in activities that have an entrepreneurship and innovation focus.