- David Cummings and Jeff Hilmire have joined forces to launch Dragon Army, a mobile app startup accelerator. Read the Atlanta Business Chronicle story, sign up for their newsletter, or read Jeff Hillmire’s blog post about it.
- UPS Store unveiled new suite of services for small businesses, which included Atlanta-based FlashIssue
- TripLingo continues to get lots of love in the travel industry press for its Celebrity Lingo
- The AT&T Foundry opening attracted GigaOM, local press, and Georgia Tech press
- Atlanta jumped to #5 on the Inc. 5000 list
- Big Nerd Ranch is moving into a bigger (Inter)Galactic Headquarters
Deals, Funding, and Accelerators
- TechBridge wins Google Grant
- GoGoHealth is one of 13 companies selected to participate in the GE and StartUp Health Academy Entrepreneurship Program, which helps early-stage consumer health companies navigate the unique challenges of building successful growth companies
- Atlanta Tech Accelerator shared some of its early statistics
- The #WeLoveATL mobile photography truck surpassed its Kickstarter goal
- University of Georgia Startup IS3D received $1.95 million in Federal grants to change the way science is taught in classrooms
- Less than a week left in the Points of Lights Civic Accelerator cohort #3 application deadline
- Insightpool closed a $250,000 round coming from a position of strength
- J. Cornelius busted out the slide ruler and created this handy “UX Salaries Compared” post, which shows how much UX pros would need to make in other cities to enjoy Atlanta’s cost of living (spoiler: a lot more than they are)
- Venture Atlanta is starting its build up to the October event. Here’s Venture Atlants’s profile of KontrolFreek.
- Rivalry launched ATLCartel.com, a roster of Atlanta companies with strong sales teams
- John Melanokos combined two lists from David Cummings and Allen Nance to make one big one of marketing companies based in Atlanta
- Lance Weatherby compiled his list of favorite Atlanta tech blogs
- John Yates reported on his recent trip to Boston and how favorable the Boston VC community viewed the Atlanta scene
- John Saddington opened up about the closing of 8Bit and some regrets he’s had in his startup journey
Some Things to Consider
- Want to help high school students? You can help students through the TEDxYouth@Riverdale experiential learning program.
- Australians take a different view of their startups moving to elsewhere. They see it as an opportunity to the formation of a global network. Read more here.
- Dragon Con featured five days of pop culture and an amazing watershed of creativity. Meet some of the people behind the CosPlay and watch this stellar PBS documentary about the professional cosplayers – many of whom live here in Atlanta.
It’s pretty busy all around, so please let us know if we missed any news or announcements by leaving a comment below.