Atlanta always has such great things going on in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. Here are some interesting stories we found this week related to Atlanta:
- Salesforce, the world’s #1 CRM platform, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the cloud marketing company ExactTarget – who in October, 2012 acquired the Atlanta-based marketing automation company Pardot, certainly positioning Pardot to be the world’s most widely used B2B marketing automation system. Read David Cummings’ take on this acquisition here.
- Congratulations to David Cummings on winning the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Southeast. The winners were announced on June 6 at an event at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.
- Over the weekend Atlanta programmers, developers, designers, and community stakeholders came together for the National Day of Civic Hacking, approving two web-based applications aimed at making government information and public services more accessible. Read more here.
- Though it is hard to explain in words, Plywood Presents is a gathering of pioneers who are designing the future; convening business innovators cultural creatives, and non-profit activists in one room – platforming social innovators as presenters to instigate dialogue… You must experience the gathering to understand. Register here.
- While surfing the information superhighway, we came across this video by Metro Atlanta Chamber about the ATDC Graduates at 2013 Startup Showcase. Enjoy!
- SportsCrunch is hosting The SportsCrunch Celebrity Launch Event on Saturday, June 15 at STATS Restaurant & Bar from 3 – 6PM. Interested in VIP? Email RSVP@sportscrunch.com. Interested in media? Email Media@sportscrunch.com.
- Three metro Atlanta technology companies were among 100 chosen to receive Red Herring Awards recognizing startups in the North America – Atlanta-based AirWatch, Alpharetta-based Paymetric, and Buckhead-based Snapfinger are amongst Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype as the othe North American companies that have received the recognition. Read more here.
- Variable Technologies, a leading developer of wireless sensing technology for smartphone operating systems, has announced that it has secured Series A funding from the participation of Atlanta Technology Angels, Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, Pangea’s Edge, The Westcott Family, and investors in California, New York and Texas. Read more here.
- Atlanta ranks as No. 6 on the Top 10 U.S. Cities Most Friendly To Female Entrepreneurs. Read more here.
So much is always going on and we’re looking for your news –just shoot us an email and us know what stories you see happening in the tech startup community in Atlanta.