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Innovation Happens Here

Midtown Alliance, the driving force behind the revitalization of Midtown Atlanta, has partnered with Georgia Tech to expand and strengthen Midtown’s flourishing innovation district. This unique partnership combines Midtown’s desirable setting with Georgia Tech’s considerable intellectual capital, research labs and incubators to develop leading-edge technology approaches to enhance the urban environment. Learn more about our next steps with Georgia Tech.

Midtown Innovation Hub

Greg Chambers, Innovation Consultant, talks about the diverse set of assets that contribute to Midtown's innovative energy.“Districts that combine a university, an educated populace, a dynamic business community and fast broadband connections will be the job factories of the future."  Excerpted from Thomas Friedman, NYTimes 1/3/12

Midtown is an urban setting that is both stimulating and convenient.  A place where you can have five meetings and never get in a car, or get out from behind your computer and take a walk.

Despite the ability today to transmit information just about anywhere in an instant, location still matters. When you couple a livable, walkable district with colleges and universities, crucial support and resources for startups and entrepreneurs, a thriving business community and robust infrastructure that delivers lightening quick connectivity, you get something powerful:  a center of innovation.  Midtown Atlanta is just that.  A real place, where people live and work and have fun. 

Read Midtown Alliance's COO Shannon Powell's blog post on innovation districts and economic development.

Connect with Atlanta's Startup Community

Atlanta Startup Blog - tech blog by the team at Hypepotatmus

Venture Atlanta - connecting entrepreneurs with venture capital

Technology Association of Georgia - membership org with resources, events and networking

AtlanTech - tech and startup blog from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

ATDC - startup accelerator for tech entrepreneurs in Georgia

Atlanta Startup Chicks - empowering women entrepreneurs through community, coaching, investment and more 

Startup Gossip email list - weekly email detailing startup and tech events, parties and meetups