More than 750 technology leaders, university leaders, investors and aspiring entrepreneurs are expected to witness emerging technology company members and graduate members exhibit their innovative technologies and successes at this year’s Advanced Technology Development Center Startup Showcase. The event, which celebrates ATDC’s dedication to growing technology companies in Georgia, will be held Monday, May 9, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.
“ATDC is serving more technology startups than ever before. Our member companies range from concept stage to growth stage and everything in between,” said Nina Sawczuk, ATDC general manager. “ATDC is proud to serve such a large number of entrepreneurs and to be the hub of technology entrepreneurship driving startup growth throughout the state of Georgia.”
Member companies that have achieved exceptional success are selected to become graduate members from the startup accelerator each year. The 2011 graduating companies include:
- BLiNQ Media, a company that develops and markets industry-leading Facebook advertising technology and media solutions to agencies and big brands, maximizing campaign performance, operational efficiencies, consumer engagement and branding insights;
- Clearleap, a web-based content management and delivery platform provider that enables television service providers to stream video over existing broadband networks directly to IP connected set-tops, devices and TVs;
- Iconic Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing a protein designed to destroy diseased cells associated with vision loss caused by macular degeneration and certain cancers;
- Medshape, a medical device company focused on improving the treatment of human orthopedic conditions with a new shape-memory material;
- PlayOn Sports, a distributor of high school sports media that provides schools the ability to produce and broadcast events on a school branded video portal;
- Sentrinsic, an industrial technology company that develops fluid control products to increase energy efficiency, improve reliability and lower the cost of operating industrial equipment;
- SoloHealth, develops and deploys free health screening and information kiosks in retail locations nationwide, including its award-winning EyeSite® product and the next-generation SoloHealth Station™ which will screen for vision, blood pressure, weight, body mass index and provide an overall health assessment.
- Velocity Medical, a medical device company that develops a FDA-cleared oncology informatics platform for image-based cancer treatment planning and therapy response assessment which provides a complete picture of the patient over the entire timeline of their treatment; and
- WorthPoint, an Internet centric information and media company with the world’s most comprehensive resource of value data on art, antiques and collectibles, helps people accurately assess the worth of their own items and how best to preserve, sell or buy.
In addition to celebrating the achievements of our graduate companies at the 2011 Startup Showcase, more than 50 technology startups will be exhibiting their technologies. To join the more than 750 people expected to participate in the Startup Showcase, please RVSP at http://atdc.org/services/2011-startup-showcase. For more information, contact Ivy Hughley at gro.cdtanull@yvi.
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) serves as the hub for technology entrepreneurship in Georgia. Founded in 1980, ATDC helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful technology companies. Through business incubation and acceleration services, ATDC has supported the creation of hundreds of high tech companies that have raised more than a billion dollars in outside financing. Headquartered in Atlanta’s Technology Square, ATDC members benefit from a close proximity to Georgia Tech and connections with other Georgia research universities.