Articles about International Affairs

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

Companies Announced for 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange

The City of Atlanta announced on September 5 that the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta, along with international partners including the U.K. Department for International Trade, Sage and Metropole Toulouse, had selected the final ten companies for the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange. The Startup Exchange is a one-week international residency which will… Read more

City of Atlanta Launches 2017 International Startup Exchange

The Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Invest Atlanta recently launched the 2017 Atlanta International Startup Exchange Program—a one-week international residency which will provide eight selected companies a platform for global expansion in either Toulouse, France or the United Kingdom. “We look forward to building off the success of last year’s startup exchange by further… Read more

Economic Development Team Travels to Europe With Focus on FinTech

Invest Atlanta traveled to Copenhagen and London recently to continue their work attracting global financial technology (FinTech) companies to Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Randi Mason, Director of Economic Development at Invest Atlanta, joined representatives from the Metro Atlanta Chamber along with other regional partners at the Money20/20 Europe conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Money20/20 is one of… Read more

Round-Up: Int’l Affairs and IA Win Sister Cities ED Award, Plus More IA News

Atlanta-Toulouse International Startup Exchange Recognized as Innovative Economic Development Program The Mayor's Office of International and Invest Atlanta were honored with the the Sister Cities International (SCI) 2017 Innovation Award for Economic Development for a city with a population between 100,001 and 500,000. The Sister Cities Innovation Award for Economic Development recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding community… Read more

UK Women Entrepreneurs Learn About IA Small Business Financing

Cynthia Freeman, Loan Service Coordinator at Invest Atlanta, spoke to a group of women entrepreneurs from the north of England looking to expand their business in Atlanta. On Tuesday, March 21, at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) office in the Flatiron building in Downtown, Freeman participated in the session, “Creative Financing for Startups & Small… Read more

Invest Atlanta’s Sam Adams Shares Start-Up Knowledge at Armenian Tech Forum

Sam Adams, Invest Atlanta’s Economic Development Manager for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, traveled to Armenia in December 2016 to speak at the “Empowering Ideas Forum” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchange. Councilmember Kwanzaa Hall also attended as a representative of the City of Atlanta. The forum focused on how a developing… Read more

Startups Prepare for Takeoff at Airport Demo Day

Six startups from around the world had the opportunity to pitch their innovations to airport and airline representatives at what might be the first of many Aviation Innovation Demo Days. Held in November during the final week of the Atlanta-Toulouse Startup Exchange at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the event featured startups delivering their pitches to representatives… Read more

Invest Atlanta and City of Atlanta Launch First Atlanta-Toulouse Startup Exchange

Four companies – two based in Atlanta and two in France – will take part in the first Atlanta-Toulouse Startup Exchange, a two-week residency program that Invest Atlanta has launched along with the City of Atlanta and the City of Toulouse, France. Atlanta-based Carbice Nanotechnologies and Partpic, Inc., as well as French startups Donecle and… Read more

New Foreign Investment Program to Fund Economic Development Projects

On October 6, Invest Atlanta announced the Invest Atlanta Regional Center, a foreign investment program that will fund economic development projects and new jobs as well as promote the City of Atlanta’s economic development initiatives internationally. “To increase investment and jobs in Atlanta, we need to leverage all available tools that create meaningful economic and… Read more