Get support, local funding for your tech startup
Atlanta is a city of great potential. I believe that it is waiting with bated breath for the next world-changing idea to take place in its midst; there is no reason why the next great startup shouldn’t come from the creative minds that walk the streets of Atlanta. There is no reason why this golden startup shouldn’t be yours.
The Atlanta Startup Community is alive and well. It is thriving, in large part, by the assistance of Flashpoint, a program that helps startups tweak their vision and perfect their plans. Find a workspace that connects you with mentors, resources, peer review and advice, and many other irreplaceable tools for your budding business.
Flashpoint provides startups with one of the things that they need most: scrutiny. Blogger Rob Kischuk explains, “Flashpoint will push and prod at every assumption you have about your startup, what it does, how it should work, distribution, you name it. Many of the passions for your startup will form the core of what you are, and Flashpoint will help you tweak every non-essential part of it on the path to finding product-market fit.” Participating in Flashpoint’s classes will prevent putting a half-baked idea before investors.
With that said, Flashpoint does not ensure that startups will be connected with investors or funding. Creating a thoroughly formed business plan and a stellar product certainly makes startups more fundable but developers will have to seek other platforms to connect them with cash.
Meet Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA). Call them miracle workers, fairy godmothers, or whatever you want but at the end of the day ATA may be the entity that brings your startup into fruition. The website states that “ATA invest in Georgia-based companies which have the potential to rapidly scale into market & financial leadership with high potential to provide an exit within 3-5 years.” The organization is frequently seeking great local startups to fund.
Develop your startup within leaving city limits. The American Dream is alive and well.