Ambassador Pisan visited Atlanta’s startup incubator
(Photo Credit : www.atdc.org)
On March 24, 2017, Ambassador Pisan Manawapat visited the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), one of the longest running and most successful government-funded startup incubators in the U.S. based in Atlanta, Georgia. ATDC excels in helping entrepreneurs learn, launch, scale, and succeed in creating a technology company. Thailand can learn from and expand cooperation with the ATDC as the country aims to move towards “Thailand 4.0”.
During the visit, ATDC General Manager, Ms. Jennifer Bonnett, gave an overview of the Center and guided Ambassador Pisan and his delegation through comprehensive facilities that the Center has to offer for the startups that are interested to their tech business. The ATDC provide practical classes, meeting rooms, office space, as well as the Design Studio for hardware entrepreneurs to build and refine their prototypes. The Center is packed with startups from diverse sectors that can help drive Georgia forward. ATDC also organizes a roadshow to help starups meet with their venture capital partners.
The ATDC, a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is founded in 1980. Since its founding, startup companies that graduated from ATDC have raised nearly USD 3 billion in investment financing and generated more than USD 12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia.