Articles about Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Atlanta Tech Start-Up Volantio Secures $2.6 Million in Financing

[caption id="attachment_1703" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo Credit: Hypeotamus.com[/caption] Volantio, a global leader in post-booking revenue and capacity optimization software for airlines, announced a $2.6M Series B funding round led by Ingleside Investors and strategic investors International Airlines Group (IAG), JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Qantas Ventures. “We are extremely proud that the investment arms of three key… Read more

Co-Working Leader WeWork Opens 3rd Atlanta Location

WeWork, along with Governor Nathan Deal and leadership from Invest Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, celebrated the official grand opening of WeWork’s third location in Atlanta, 1372 Peachtree, and the company’s continued growth in Georgia. Atlanta is the 5th-largest co-working market in the U.S., with 230,000 square feet of new co-working space added last year,… Read more

Atlanta Sleep Tech Innovator To Expand Thanks to IA Support

Responsive Surface Technology, an Atlanta-based sleep technology innovator, announced it had received funding through two Invest Atlanta-affiliated programs, the Atlanta Advantage Loan Fund and New Markets Tax Credit financing. The additional capital provided will enable ReST to grow its inventory and expand marketing and research efforts. Managed through Advantage Capital Partners, the Atlanta Advantage Loan… Read more

GSMA Opens North American Regional Office at Armour Yards

The GSMA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its new North American regional office in Armour Yards near Midtown Atlanta. At a ceremony attended by Dr. Eloisa Klementich and other dignitaries and leaders from the Atlanta technology community, the GSMA officially opened its new 15,000 square-foot offices, which will house nearly 90 GSMA employees. "We are… Read more

NCR Officially Opens New Global Headquarters in Midtown

NCR Corporation opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy. In total, NCR’s new headquarters will be home to approximately 5,000 skilled professionals. The state-of-the-art campus will be roughly 750,000 square… Read more

BRE Team Supports CapTech’s Expansion at Bank of America Plaza

The Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) team met with executives from CapTech, a management and IT consulting firm growing its presence in Atlanta. The company recently moved to Bank of America Plaza, and plans to add 50 new positions this year. CapTech is a national firm based in Richmond, Virginia, but opened an Atlanta office to… Read more

City of Atlanta Launches Creative Industries Loan Fund to Support and Retain Local Talent

The City of Atlanta recently announced the new Creative Industries Loan Fund, a joint project between the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta to assist our city's independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs. The program offers loans with low interest rates and flexible repayment terms for local creative entrepreneurs to use for… Read more

The iVillage @ MLK Shipping Container Village Officially Announced

Mayor Kasim Reed, Invest Atlanta and MARTA officially announced The iVillage @ MLK, a transit-oriented development made out of repurposed shipping containers, at H.E. Holmes MARTA Station. “This shipping-container iVillage is not only the first of its kind in the State of Georgia, it’s another example of how the City of Atlanta supports innovation and entrepreneurship,”… Read more

Startups Pitch at Second Annual ATL Aviation Innovation Demo Day

Six startups from Atlanta, the United Kingdom, and France presented their innovations at the second annual ATL Aviation Innovation Demo Day. Held on October 13, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the event featured startups delivering 7-minute pitches to representatives from the airport and several airlines. Invest Atlanta, the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, and… Read more

Boys & Girls Club Breaks Ground on The Innovation & Expression Studio

On Tuesday, October 10, the John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club in the West End of Atlanta broke ground on their new creative arts hub: The Innovation and Expression Studio (TIES). The new 27,000 square-foot space will provide arts and innovation programming to more than 200 children and teens per day. Both current members… Read more