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Tech Alpharetta (previously the Alpharetta Technology Commission), the first organization of its kind in Georgia, was established in 2012 by the City of Alpharetta and is an independent, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization today. At the time of the organization’s founding, Alpharetta’s predominant industry was technology, and technology continues to be Alpharetta’s primary industry today. There are nearly 700 technology companies that currently call Alpharetta home, making Alpharetta the Technology City of the South. The list of tech companies is posted at: Technology | Alpharetta, Georgia: The Technology City of the South (growalpharetta.com)

The ATC was formed

   In 2012, the City of Alpharetta formed the Alpharetta Technology Commission (“ATC”). The ATC consisted of a strategic advisory board of local tech C-levels charged with identifying and pursue key investment opportunities and policy decisions for the City’s technology companies and its robust technology sector.

ATC Becomes a Non-Profit

In late 2014, ATC became an independent, 501c(6) nonprofit.

Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center Opens

In August 2015, Tech Alpharetta opened its startup incubator in a city-owned building in downtown Alpharetta. Our incubator is home to more than 50 startups.

ATC becomes “Tech Alpharetta”

The ATC changed its name to “Tech Alpharetta” in September 2017, to reflect the growth and evolution of the organization.

GATN Merges with Tech Alpharetta

In 2018, the Greater Alpharetta Tech Network (GATN), a nonprofit organization hosting tech thought leadership in Alpharetta, merged with Tech Alpharetta

What is Tech Alpharetta today?

Today, Tech Alpharetta’s mission remains the same–to help grow technology and innovation in Alpharetta–but we now include three service pillars:  Startup Incubator (Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center); Tech Events; Our Strategic Board.

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