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Let Your Ideas Take Flight: ATL Thinks! Invites Entrepreneurs to Design the Airport of the Future

by Angela King

Look up! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s ATL Thinks! soaring into the future of aviation.

ATL Thinks! is a 30-day innovation program designed to highlight Atlanta’s talented people and companies by connecting them with the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. Now in its second year, the program will take participants through a series of ideation labs, hack days, mentor sessions and pitch competitions.

The best part? Winning companies will have a opportunity to run a pilot to test their ideas at Hartsfield-Jackson.

ATL Thinks! is run by social impact firm Amplify 4 Good.


Three companies will be selected as winners for each of the following tracks:

  • ATL Rewards: How might airports increase their loyalty program participation for employees, frequent travelers, and heavy consumers of food and beverage with an automated experience?
  • Wayfinding: How might passengers learn the best way to navigate/traverse airport construction environments?
  • Greening ATL Apiary: How might airports use their real estate to generate revenue from beehives?
  • Piezoelectic Renewable Energy: How might airports produce renewable energy from passenger footsteps?


Companies entering must be three years or younger, have less than $500,000 in annual revenue and have, at minimum, one person from an underrepresented group in technology.

Mark Your Calendars

  • August 7: Application Kick-off and Program Overview Event
  • August 8 – 24: Applications Open
  • September 8: Airport Tour and Creative Lab
  • September 15: Hack Day and Mentor Sessions
  • September 22: Pitch Night Semi-Final Round
  • September 27: Pitch Night Final Round

Interested in learning more? RSVP for the kick-off event, August 7th.

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