Articles about Technology

Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Hosts InnovateHER Challenge

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) hosted the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge on Thursday, June 1. InnovateHER is a national business competition seeking entrepreneurs who are creating products or services that have a measurable impact on women and their families, fills a need in the marketplace and has… Read more

Equifax Opens New Office in Midtown

Equifax, a global FinTech leader, unveiled of its new office space at One Atlantic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 10. Invest Atlanta supported this project through an $325,000 Economic Opportunity Fund grant, which the board approved in May of last year. In attendance at the opening were Mayor Kasim Reed Invest Atlanta… Read more

Executive Corner: Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala on Coda’s Impact

Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala recently visited Invest Atlanta’s Executive Corner to discuss how his company's Coda project will strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global technology hub, foster new collaboration between those in private industry and academic research, and attract new talent to the city. “[Coda] will establish Atlanta as the place for collaborative research,” he said. Baisiwala also… 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

Coda Tower Breaks Ground in Tech Square

Construction has officially begun on the 25-story Coda tower between Spring and West Peachtree Streets in Midtown. Once operational, the high performance computing center within Coda will strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global technology hub, foster new collaboration between those in private industry and academic research, and attract new talent to the area. The center… Read more

Board Makes Initial Move to Complete High-Tech Healthcare Project

The Invest Atlanta board took a first step toward restarting construction on the $200 million Emory Proton Therapy Center at the corner of Peachtree St. and North Ave. in Midtown. With a unanimous vote, the board approved an inducement resolution to issue tax-exempt 501(c)(3) bonds, with the proceeds going toward final construction costs and a… 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

Inaugural FinTech Festival Brings Invest Atlanta to Singapore

Invest Atlanta Senior Vice President of Economic Development Kevin Johnson traveled to the inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival to seek foreign investment opportunities for Atlanta’s financial technology (FinTech) businesses. He was also there to explore possibilities for those businesses to expand abroad and to encourage foreign companies to look at Atlanta as a potential site for… Read more

Anthem locates IT hub in Midtown Atlanta

Anthem, Inc., one of the largest health benefits companies in the U.S., is locating an information technology services hub at Bank of America Plaza in Midtown Atlanta that will create more than 1,800 jobs. The company will invest more than $20 million in Atlanta over the next six years. “I am excited that Anthem has… Read more

Invest Atlanta Plays A Key Role in Opening New Software Design Center in Atlanta

This week, Keysight Technologies, a global electronic measurement technology company and market leader, celebrated the opening of its new software design center in Atlanta. The Keysight Software Design Center is a pivotal move in the company’s strategy to transform parts of its business from hardware manufacturing to software development. Invest Atlanta joined Atlanta City Councilmember… Read more