Advanced Technology Development Center

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is a start-up accelerator that helps Georgia technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. Founded in 1980, ATDC has helped create millions of dollars in tax revenues by graduating more than 120 companies, which together have raised more than a billion dollars in outside financing. ATDC has provided business incubation and acceleration services to hundreds of Georgia startups—most of which are not based on Georgia Tech research, but which benefit from the close proximity to the university.

Recently ATDC expanded its mission by merging with Georgia Tech’s VentureLab and with the Georgia SBIR Assistance Program. The change will enable ATDC to greatly extend its reach to serve more technology companies along multiple growth paths and at all stages of development. ATDC has opened its membership to all technology entrepreneurs in Georgia, from those at the earliest conception stage to the well-established, venture-fundable companies.

ATDC is part of the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) at Georgia Tech, which helps Georgia enterprises improve their competitiveness through the application of science, technology and innovation. ATDC currently has three facilities: two at Georgia Tech’s main campus in Atlanta and one at Georgia Tech’s satellite campus in Savannah. ATDC Savannah member companies enjoy a variety of benefits from educational events and tools to promotional opportunities and community support. Each year ATDC member companies that have attained rigorous growth milestones are selected to graduate from the startup incubator.

Want to be an ATDC company?

  • Complete the application form.
  • We will verify that you are a technology company or entrepreneur in Georgia and approve you for membership.
  • Then you will need to pay a $50 quarterly membership fee. That's for the entire company!

Contact ATDC

Jennifer Bonnet
Community Catalyst
(404) 939-3351