Twenty-six companies headquartered in metro Atlanta are among the 2018 Fortune 1000, of which 15 are also ranked in the same year’s Fortune 500. In fiscal year 2017, these 26 companies generated aggregate revenues of $357.9 billion.
We saw the business community’s power firsthand recently at the second annual Atlanta Corporate Innovation Summit, hosted by the Atlanta BridgeCommunity and Metro Atlanta Chamber. At the Summit, 400+ attendees learned from corporate-startup pilot case studies with speakers from Coca-Cola, Cox, MailChimp and more. We also conducted 125 matchmaking meetings between early-stage startups and corporate stakeholders.
But beyond these packed, one-day events, even in Atlanta it can be tough to find those inflection opportunities where a startup can gain access to and collaborate with a corporation. In this guide, we outline the places and platforms where Atlanta’s corporate titans interact with the broader tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem, including startup engagement platforms, innovation spaces, support resources, event and university partnerships.