City Leaders Announce Entrepreneurial Initiative

Georgia Tech Supports ‘Start Up’ Community

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson welcomed city and business leaders to campus on August 14 as Atlanta kicked off an initiative designed to create new businesses and jobs. Invest Atlanta’s Start Up Atlanta program is geared toward entrepreneurship. The initiative’s website will visually map out valuable resources –including incubators, accelerators and service producers – and connections to create and support a network of entrepreneurs trying to launch or build a business in the city.  

In his speech, Peterson spoke of the power of partnership.

“Georgia Tech, the City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the Department of Commerce all share the same goals of expanding the entrepreneurial eco-system,” said Peterson. “We are continuing to initiate and foster programs designed to strengthen these efforts.”

Other attendees included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Invest Atlanta President and CEO Brian McGowan and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos, as well as local entrepreneurs.

Click here to see a recording of the event.

Written by Vett Vandiver, Student Communications Assistant