Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

Founded in 1980, ATDC has played a pivotal role in shaping Atlanta and Georgia’s startup ecosystem and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, for founders with technology-focused businesses.

Over the years, it has evolved into one of the nation’s leading technology incubators, supporting hundreds of startups across a wide range of industries, from healthcare and fintech to cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing.

Having graduated more than 200 companies since its founding, ATDC, an offering of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, has served as a catalyst and space that allows founders to turn their passions into companies that have impact action.

Its mission is to give aspiring entrepreneurs the confidence to embrace risk and the possibility of failure. But ATDC has created an ecosystem that supports and encourages founders to believe their ideas can change the world in meaningful ways.

Among its successes are founders who created companies that improve the standard of care for babies born prematurely who have feeding troubles and technologies that allow patients suffering from heart failure or chronic diseases to be closely monitored by their physicians without having to leave home.

Through innovative programs and initiatives, ATDC empowers entrepreneurs to create their own futures to become problem solvers and pioneers that bring solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.