Innovation comes from all corners of Atlanta — Alpharetta houses more than a quarter of Georgia’s tech companies, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce just launched Tech400 to support their tech community, and accelerators and incubators are popping up to support founders that don’t want to come all the way to Metro Atlanta to get resources and education.
Located outside the city and don’t know where to start? Save yourself the hassle of a commute and check out these incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces outside the perimeter to help launch your startup.
IgniteHQ, in partnership with Kennesaw State University and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, is a recently-opened accelerator and incubator. Executive Director Mark Hubbard comes from the Alpharetta Technology Commission, where he launched their Innovation Center.
Both a co-working space and incubator, Digital Ignition is home to emerging tech startups and digital media companies. Skip the 400 commute and work in this innovation hub that houses features including business mailboxes, networking events, workshops, access to local investors, and even a video recording studio.
Prototype Prime, in partnership with city of Peachtree Corners, offers early-stage tech startups access to an open workspace and room to scale in a structured environment. The incubator features opportunities for networking, workshops, a customizable podcast room with cutting-edge equipment, a design lab with three 3D printers, and legal and accounting services.
With the slogan “no cubes, just community,” Shared Space offers great amenities for entrepreneurs. The affordable co-working space encourages their members to have fun and provides them with an open space — packed with a full-kitchen, free wi-fi, free parking, and conference room space — to take their startup to the next level. The space is open to B2B and B2C startups.
Fresh Start Cherokee encourages entrepreneurs to dig, grind, and hatch their startups from their co-working space — The Circuit. Entrepreneurs and Chattahoochee Tech students can network and sharpen their skills to boost entrepreneurial education and idea hatching. Workshops, an open working space, and access to other local talent makes The Circuit a great place to chill with your laptop for the day in Woodstock.