Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) to Hold Showcase

More than 1,000 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 is celebrating 30 years of the ATDC’s dedication to growing technology companies in Georgia, will be held Monday, May 24, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

“We are proud of this group of startup companies and the level of success they have achieved; they are representative of the types of companies that have been successful during the first 30 years of our existence,” said Stephen Fleming, vice president and director of the ATDC. “As we open our doors to a larger number of quality entrepreneurs and startup companies, we believe that the number of companies that we can assist will grow.”

Each year ATDC member companies that have attained rigorous growth milestones are selected to graduate from the startup incubator. The 2010 graduating companies are:

* CommerceV3, a provider of an order-management system that allows users to create, launch and grow customized web storefronts;

* Endgame Systems, an organization of highly-skilled information security veterans providing advanced vulnerability research programs and next-generation security solutions;

* Izenda, a company that delivers a fully-integrable add-on to software developers that gives end users the ability to create and customize reports; and

* PureWire, a web security software-as-a-service vendor that secures business and social interactions on the web.

For more information about the Showcase or to RSVP, please contact Melissa Zbeeb at melissa.zbeeb@atdc.org or visit www.atdc.org/services/showcase. The cost to attend the event is $10 per person.

About the ATDC:
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is a startup 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 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Assistance Program. This change has enabled 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.

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Writer: Nancy Fullbright