New Year, New Site

Today we are launching a new version of the ATDC web site. It is the fourth version of the site since the relaunch of ATDC. Such is the rate of change these days at one of the world’s leading technology accelerators.

With this version of the site we are attempting to improve some key areas. We… more ?

Skyblox Team Launches Scoutmob

Scoutmob iPhone Application

The same team that brought Atlanta free Wi-Fi is using their recent angel funding round to pivot and launch a new service today called Scoutmob. Scoutmob is jumping head-first into the hot local online advertising space. The most noteworthy company in the space, Groupon, recently raised $30M with a $280M valuation. The SkyBlox… more ?

Bart Foster Named Top 5 Executive to Watch

Bart Foster, the CEO of SoloHealth has been named a top five executive to watch by Self Service World. The article sites SoloHealth’s award-winning service concept and the potential for kiosk deployments in the healthcare vertical. According to Bart “it’s great to be recognized alongside RedBox and NCR executives.”

NIH SBIR – Restructured Research Plan

In an effort to to provide more timely and transparent peer review, the NIH has been implementing many changes to both the review process as well the proposal structure. Previously, a new scoring system was put in place. The 5 point system was replaced by a 9 point system, and reviewers are now required to… more ?

Clearleap Named New Media Rising Star

New Media Minute calls out moving web content to television as a key trend to watch in 2010. Daisy Whitney specifically calls out Clearleap as a company to watch.

WorthPoint Extends Terapeak/eBay Deal

Fresh on the heels of its mobile application launch, WorthPoint announced an important expansion of its partnership with Terapeak – the industry leader in eBay research and education. In addition to a data licensing agreement announced earlier this year, the two companies have teamed up to develop and market a powerful new tool for eBay users.

Called Terapeak… more ?

Originally posted from WorthPoint Extends Terapeak/eBay Deal

Final Thoughts on Dan Breznitz’s “Atl Startup Scene”

As many of you know, Prof Dan Breznitz from Georgia Tech, recently published a research paper on Atlanta based start-ups over the last decade. He covered topics such as venture capital, community support, cross pollination of companies, and the migration of home grown start-ups out of our region. Much of his findings are not suprising. … more ?

Originally posted from Final Thoughts on Dan Breznitz’s “Atl Startup Scene”

Alpharetta Open Coffee this Fri – Connie Ruffner (12/11 – 8am)

Even in the best of times, it is difficult for a small or start-up high-tech company to obtain funding to move a great idea into a finished product. With more than $2 billion available annually for high-tech research, the federal SBIR and the STTR programs have the largest seed capital fund in the United States for… more ?

Originally posted from Alpharetta Open Coffee this Fri – Connie Ruffner (12/11 – 8am)

Department of Education Releases 2010 SBIR

The Department of Education (DOEd) released two solicitations for 2010 SBIR. One is a Phase I solicitation and the other is a FastTrack solicitation.

The Phase I solicitation, RFP Number: ED-IES-10-R-0009, and the Fast-Track, RFP Number: ED-IES-10-R-0008 (which is actually a combined Phase I and Phase II solicitation) have two main priority topics:

  1. Education Technology Products for Students
  2. Education Technology Products… more ?

Originally posted from Department of Education Releases 2010 SBIR

JJ Roberts Joins ATDC as Entrepreneur in Residence

JJ Roberts is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in marketing and sales. He was a founder of two ATDC hardware companies that produced machine vision systems. JJ was president and CEO of Systronics which he founded in 1984 and sold to investors in 1995. From 1996 until 2005 he was Vice-president of Sales/Marketing… more ?

Originally posted from JJ Roberts Joins ATDC as Entrepreneur in Residence