Office Space News
Published August 6th, 2013 by Jennifer LeClaire
ATLANTA – Atlanta Tech Village is billing itself as a progressive community hub – and the largest coworking office space for emerging tech companies and startups in the Southeast. That’s a bold statement, but it appears to be true.
Located in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta’s financial epicenter, Atlanta Tech Village’s goal is to retain local talent and grow successful startups by building a community of entrepreneurs and supporters to increase collaboration and capital investment.
That’s a mouthful. But it appears to be working. The alternative office space opened its doors earlier this year and is driving to establish itself as a catalyst for transforming Atlanta into a top five tech hub in the U.S.
“Atlanta currently ranks 12th in the nation for number of technology startups and we aspire to be in the top five. At the Village we are challenging the norm and going outside the traditional mentality when it comes to fostering a strong and successful startup community,” says David Cummings, founder of Atlanta Tech Village.
“There are people and companies in our city that are doing remarkable things and our mission is to put Atlanta on the map to elevate the awareness of innovation emerging from our region. A diversified economy, top ranking national universities and high access to equity make our city a prime environment for entrepreneurial success.”
In its first 180 days, Atlanta Tech Village has grown from 20 village members to 300, representing more than 90 companies. While about 80 percent of Village members are technology companies, 20 percent of occupants provide services like funding and marketing to the emerging startups. The coworking space houses key investors like Atlanta Technology Angels and several other venture capital firms.
Atlanta Tech Village spans 103,000 square feet and offers amenities like a mentoring series, Startup Chowdown community-wide meals and free member event opportunities. In spring 2014, Atlanta Tech Village will add an Octane coffee bar, 300-person rooftop deck, a state of the art 400-person conference center among other new building facilities.