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Alpharetta Tech Startups Poised For 2017 Growth at Digital Ignition.

NEWS North Fulton Herald Jonathan Copsey

The North Fulton Herald reported the Alpharetta Technology Commission’s Innovation Center formally opened its doors on Webb Bridge Road. The center is a 24/7 technology co-working space with event, office and conference room space.

 

“This is exciting stuff and it’s only going to get better,” said Mark Hubbard, CEO of the ATC. He described the innovation center as the "center of gravity for innovation in North Fulton."

 

Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle said the center provides an important need in the technology community in Alpharetta and surrounding North Fulton.

 

“One goal of the commission is to connect technology companies with each other,” Belle Isle said. “We wanted to create a space where technology companies can come together and connect.”

 

Local state Sen. Brandon Beach said the center is integral to the pipeline of creating and keeping hi-tech jobs in Georgia.

 

According to an article in Hypepotamus, The navigator behind Digital Ignition is Steve Schilling, a seasoned member of  Metro Atlanta’s tech community for the better part of two decades, Schilling is also head of Convergent, a leading provider of location-based digital experiences.

 

His plan for Digital Ignition is to transform the hub into equal parts co-working space and incubator. He hopes it will attract entrepreneurs and technologists to a place where they can jump into a proverbial melting pot, where innovation can bubble to the top.

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