SL #42: ATDC Now Rebooting … Please Wait

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Welcome to SL #42! Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks, you are no doubt aware that change is in the air down at the ATDC.  Stephen Fleming, recently promoted from his post overseeing Georgia Tech’s VentureLab is now the Vice Provost of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, and has folded VentureLab and the SBIR program into the new ATDC. Additionally, they’ve implemented a billion changes … and man, they’re good.  Stephen stopped by along with David Sung, who runs the ATDC Seed Fund, and we had a blast.  If you are an entrepreneur in Georgia, an investor that would like to gain a deeper understanding of these changes, you won’t want to miss this podcast.

We also dug up some old incriminating tape of Stephen sharing his true feelings on running VentureLab … a rare moment for sure – definitely tune in for that.  We also discussed the upcoming Venture Atlanta 2009 conference, and some of the new opportunities (and focus) on true early-stage companies.  Good stuff.

The good Mr. Blake suits up, takes the mound, and throws heaters at a a group of folks in Atlanta that just can’t seem to get with the program.  Another great selection of listener emails and a dash of StartupLounge humor to top it all off. Enjoy!

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SL #25: CapVenture and Global Crypto Systems

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Welcome to SL #25! This show focuses on what is turning out to be an incredibly successful program launched by the ATDC. CapVenture is a very unique training program that aims to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tactics used to raise venture funding. Many of the CapVenture graduates have gone on to raise capital (including several companies that are part of the StartupLounge community). Lance Weatherby (ATDC) and Todd Merrill (CEO of Global Crypto Systems) join us a for an in-depth look at the program.

While not discussed in the podcast, a little bird told us that the ATDC is offering a small discount for anyone mentioning StartupLounge.com in the application process. Better hurry though – the application deadline is July 15th, 2008!

And of course, it wouldn’t be a StartupLounge podcast without a joyful bus ride. Scott brings the heat and throws a certain group of entrepreneurs under the bus with full malice aforethought.
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SL #24: ATDC Entrepreneur Showcase 2008

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Welcome to SL #24! Every year the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech (ATDC) has a showcase event which features a new wave of graduating companies, and a new class of up and comers. This is our second year covering the event, and it keeps getting better each and every year. Recorded live at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Atlanta, May 15th, 2008.
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Join us at the ATDC’s Annual Showcase!

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Mike and I will be once again doing an on-location podcast at the upcoming annual showcase event put on by the ATDC. If you’re planning on attending, stop by and say hello! We’ll have a booth set up and will be recording throughout the day. Event logistics below – see you all there!

ATDC Annual Entrepreneurs Showcase – May 15, 2008

Join the innovators and business leaders driving Atlanta’s technology community at ATDC’s 2008 Entrepreneur Showcase. Meet 25+ ATDC members companies, their leadership teams, and celebrate the success of our 2008 graduates. This Annual Showcase attracts investors, serial entrepreneurs and is a must attend for anyone already tied into or trying to connect with Atlanta’s technology community.

Click here to learn more about the event.


SL #13: Live at the ATDC

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atdc_logo.gifRecently, the ATDC held their yearly company showcase. StartupLounge.com was there, and we did a handful of interviews during the showcase. Enjoy this compilation of interviews from various startup CEOs and industry luminaries!
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