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February’s Startup Village | Meet the Companies

by Klaire Wesolowski

On Monday night, Atlanta Tech Village hosted Startup Village, Atlanta’s largest monthly pitch event full of awesome startups and inspiring individuals. Special shoutout to MC Jon Birdsong and the rest of the Atlanta Tech Village crew for putting together yet another awesome event. Erin Lewis, the powerhouse woman who keeps all running, was especially missed.

Here’s what went down.


  • Founded by Jewel Burks, Dr. Troy Nunnally & Jason Crain
  • simple way to find and purchase parts (plumbing, auto, electric, etc.) using images
  • take a picture & discover part in few seconds
  • gives length, head diameter, base length, part number, name
  • licensing technology to industrial distributors
  • currently working with local ecommerce company National Builder Supply
  • check out our past coverage!

ParkENT Cycles

  • Thad Oviatt: founder & CEO
  • Mark Oviatt: VP of sales
  • they just want to “hug” your bike and keep it safe
  • locks bike wheel and frame
  • accessible using phone
  • solar powered
  • customers: universities, business properties, parks, trails
  • direct sales to customers
  • subscription fees: free parking
  • check out our past coverage!

Fog Optics


  • Robert Connely: cofounder
  • healthcare information technology
  • automate tasks, referrals, etc. for hospitals
  • solve problem of complicated/costly patient discharge
  • web/mobile platforms
  • check out our past coverage!


  • helping the building & remodeling profession elevate its game
  • focuses on customer experience
  • feedback (culture of quality), reporting/analytics (trends, performance, etc.), marketing (easily discoverable)
  • 1700+ guild members w/ 10,000 users
  • more than 1million homeowners surveyed in history
  • Geoffrey Graham
  • the AJC says it’s one of the best places to work in Atlanta for 3 years in a row

[Photo Credit: Nathan Settembrini]

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