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tech alpharetta Innovation Center


Welcome to the center of gravity for innovation in North Fulton.

Community. Co-Working. Events.

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tech alpharetta Innovation Center


Welcome to the center of gravity for innovation in North Fulton.

Community. Co-Working. Events.

Alpharetta Technology commission is now Tech alpharetta!

More than 50 Tech Startups are members of our INnovation Center, representing IOT, Cybersecurity, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, and many other tech sectors.  We also have an onsite Venture Capital Fund member!

the tech alpharetta innovation center is made possible through the generous support of

the city of alpharetta and the alpharetta development authority

Since I started using the [Tech Alpharetta] Innovation Center I’ve found so many things to be great benefits – 24/7 availability, access to variety of work areas, including multiple conference rooms, a large group room for presentations, work rooms, open space with multiple work areas for collaborative meetings, video screens in meeting rooms, and the web based capability to reserve meeting rooms remotely. Most of all I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other entrepreneurs in a wide range of businesses.
— Charles Bennett of Process Partners, LLC
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Contact us!


Contact us!


Community

private offices

"In Residence" companies have 24/7 access to all of the amenities at the Innovation Center with the added benefit of private, lockable offices. 

ASK ABOUT A PRIVATE OFFICE

co-working

24/7 hotdesk access

We have a wide variety of workspaces available: hotdesks, dedicated desks, free parking, free wifi, free refreshments, communal tables, lounge areas, and conference rooms. Memberships come with 24/7 access to our secure building.

BECOME A MEMBER

events

group presentation space

We host events ourselves and for other organizations including ATDC, Greater Alpharetta Tech Network, Technology Association of Georgia, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 1 Million Cups and many others.  Use this form to request Meetup space at the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center.

BOOK AN EVENT

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Tech city of the south


Tech Alpharetta

Tech city of the south


Tech Alpharetta

The City of Alpharetta is home to More than 600 technology companies and houses over a quarter of Metro Atlanta's top 25 technology employers. 

 

Tech Alpharetta, the first organization of its kind in Georgia, was established in 2012 by the City of Alpharetta. Comprised of Alpharetta’s leading technology companies, both large and small, the members work to identify and pursue key investment opportunities and policy decisions for Alpharetta’s technology companies and its burgeoning technology industry.

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How to join, book an event, rent an office


How to join, book an event, rent an office


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SPONSORS


SPONSORS


Thank you to our Organizational Sponsor Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau www.awesomealpharetta.com

Thank you to our Organizational Sponsor

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau

www.awesomealpharetta.com

                                                                                                    Thank you for being the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center Boardroom Sponsor

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Thank you for being an Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center Think Tank Sponsor!  https://bradyware.com/

Thank you for being an Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center Think Tank Sponsor!  https://bradyware.com/

Thank you to Stellar Consulting, the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center’s Exclusive IT Staffing Company Sponsor.

Thank you to Stellar Consulting, the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center’s Exclusive IT Staffing Company Sponsor.

                                      Board Sponsor of the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center

                                      Board Sponsor of the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center

Thank you Trevelino/Keller for being the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center Exclusive PR Agency!

Thank you Trevelino/Keller for being the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center Exclusive PR Agency!

Thank you for being the PITCH Room sponsor for Tech Alpharetta!

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Tech Alpharetta director takes world stage 

 
 

Dale Sizemore Speaks about Entrepreneurship and Incubator at Beijing Conference

Pat Fox (mailto:pat@appenmediagroup.com) ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Tech Alpharetta has scored a major coup in the world of international commerce. The locally based incubator for tech entrepreneurs will be on the world stage this week when its director speaks before a group of government and business leaders at the China International Technology Transfer Convention in Beijing.

“To be asked to do this at this international conference is – they’re expecting 4,000 to be at the whole convention – it’s a little scary,” said Dale Sizemore. “This is a real feather in the cap for Tech Alpharetta.”

Sizemore is the only representative from the United States speaking on a panel focused on global incubation and partnerships. The convention, which began in 2011, drew representatives from 40 countries last year. This year’s convention will involve innovation strategy, cutting-edge trends and elements integration in the fields of biomedical science, medical devices, science and agriculture. “The part where I’m speaking on is a panel about international incubation and partnerships,” Sizemore said. The list of attendees include representatives from large Chinese corporations, business and government representatives from around the world.

Sizemore said the invitation was spurred by a recent visit by representatives from China’s Consulate General’s Office to Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center. The group toured the facility and learned about how innovation centers and technology parks work to help young start-ups. The visit was also arranged in association with the Association of Chinese Professionals whose president is in Atlanta. “All four of them came along,” Sizemore said. “We met and talked to them about what we do and how the companies are looking for expansion. Some will be global, and also opportunities for Chinese companies to come to America and establish themselves.” The tour included resources for relocation and expansion.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development lists 63 Chinese-based companies operating in the state, specializing in fields from agriculture to technology. China is by far the state’s largest trade partner, with $18.5 billion in imports and $2.5 billion exported last year, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tech Alpharetta has piqued interest among the Chinese because of its connection with the public and private sectors, Sizemore said. The nonprofit also has financial support from the City of Alpharetta.

“Many of the programs, like the Beijing incubator, will be launched while I’m there, the day after we’re speaking,” Sizemore said. “(The Beijing incubator) is affliated obviously with government, so, ways of blending the government and the community and the private sector startup community are the formula they’re looking to find successful.”

Sizemore brings decades of business experience to the table. He has been involved in seven startups, including a company of his own. He’s been involved with a venture capital organization and has been with the Tech Alpharetta incubator since its inception about two years ago.

“So you’ve got a combination of an entrepreneur, somebody that knows investment and somebody who is actively involved in running an incubator,” he said. “And if they’re opening up an incubator, they might want to have someone like that with that perspective.” Sizemore said advice and perspective are not the only things he’s bringing to the conference. 

He plans to tout his home market. “You’ve got Alpharetta but also Georgia, the number one state to do business in,” he said. “You have universities – about 40 colleges in Georgia. They provide educational resources, commercialization of ideas, talent.” In addition, businesses have an array of resources for capital, from investment angels all the way up to venture capital investors. “All of those are important. And I’m going to be taking our contribution to each one of those areas and our message about Alpharetta in particular, the state of Georgia in general and the United States and go from there,” he said.

 
 

Media and Press


News and Interviews

Media and Press


News and Interviews

The Alpharetta Technology Commission Becomes 'Tech Alpharetta'

State's First Tech Commission Unveils New Name, Branding at Annual Signature Event

September 15, 2017

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Bob Ellis (Fulton County Commissioner), Karen Cashion (CEO Tech Alpharetta) and John Ray (Business Radio X and Alpharetta Business Association) gather for a great radio interview session about interesting topics in North Fulton.

Bob Ellis (Fulton County Commissioner), Karen Cashion (CEO Tech Alpharetta) and John Ray (Business Radio X and Alpharetta Business Association) gather for a great radio interview session about interesting topics in North Fulton.

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Tech Alpharetta Leadership Guest Judging Inaugural InnoSTARS Competition in China

Authority in Tech Innovation Presents at Invite-Only International Innovation Competition

 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Tech Alpharetta, a nonprofit organization helping the City of Alpharetta lead in innovation, cutting edge infrastructure, national branding, and the growth of its technology ecosystem, will be represented at the first InnoSTARS Competition in China later this month. The competition is hosted by U.S. China Innovation Alliance (UCIA), an international technology advancement non-profit that promotes innovation through the exchange of ideas and collaboration between China and the U.S.

 

The Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center’s Director of Operations, Dale Sizemore, has been invited to take part as a guest speaker and judge at the semifinals of the 2017 InnoSTARS Competition’s Healthcare and Biotechnology Session in Beijing and Kunming, China, November 27 to December 2.

 

Sizemore will be the only U.S. representative on the Healthcare and Biotechnology Session panel. He was selected as a judge and speaker for his experience in the biotech industry and experience as a serial entrepreneur; past involvement with Venture Capital; and mentoring roles with startups.

 

“I am truly honored to be able to participate in this event, which presents an important opportunity for us to foster relationships with the startup and innovation communities internationally,” notes Sizemore. “The more we can learn from one another the greater advances we can make.”

UCIA launched InnoSTARS in 2017 as a competition where growth-stage technology companies across five core industry areas (Healthcare & Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing & New Materials, Renewable Energy & Clean Tech, Information & Communications Technology, and Agriculture & Food Safety) face off for an opportunity to showcase their business and products to a wide audience of qualified potential investors and relevant partners in China. During the competition, each entrepreneur presents a short five-minute pitch of their business idea followed by a five-minute Q & A session challenging the business and the idea.

Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center is a flourishing incubator that is home to nearly 50 tech startups and a private venture capital fund. The Center offers workspace, mentoring, educational programs and other resources to its startups. Centrally located between downtown Alpharetta and Avalon, the Center is an essential component of what makes Alpharetta truly "The Technology City of South." For more information about Tech Alpharetta, its mission, or availability and amenities at the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, visit www.techalpharetta.com.

 

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About Tech Alpharetta

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. The organization includes an advisory board of Alpharetta’s leading technology companies, and its Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center hosts technology thought leadership events for the local tech community.

MEDIA CONTACT

Rachel Hans

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