The Alpharetta Technology Commission held their annual celebration and dinner at the Oak Steakhouse & Colletta – gathering hundreds of leading tech gurus together in celebration of Alpharetta’s booming tech scene (600 companies and growing to be exact). The keynote speaker for the night was Yonatan Raz-Fridman, President & Co-Founder of KANO and Host, Mark Hubbard, ATC CEO and Head of the ATC Innovation Center.
Mark Hubbard kicked off the evening with thanks and appreciation for everyone in attendance and presented awards to both Robert Hendricks (Founding and Outgoing Chair) and Shane Jackson (Founding and Outgoing Vice Chair) – with Julie Haley and Robert Falcone filling their shoes as the newly appointed Chair and Vice Chair. Following the awards, Mayor Belle Isle spoke about the growth and strength of ATC stating, “Alpharetta can’t wait on Atlanta to lead the way on technology innovation. We are the Technology City of the South.”
The ATC Innovation Center has seen continued success, raising $1.5 million in Venture Capital. Not only does the center host an 18 year-old creating an app serving college students, but was also the birthplace of Craig Ganssle’s Basecamp Networks. Basecamp developed IntelliSCOUT, the world’s first agricultural app combined with Google Glass. We look forward to the continued growth and success of ATC now and in the future.