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Community Guilds’ STE(A)M truck

With all the focus on STEM education, one piece seems to be missing: training for kids who might not work in labs but want to do something hands-on.
Groundbreakers 2018

NCR Midtown HQ

NCR has moved 1,700 employees from various metro-area offices into its new headquarters in Midtown. Citing transit and proximity to Atlanta’s universities, NCR hopes the campus will become the focal point of Atlanta’s “Silicon Valley of the East.”
Groundbreakers 2016

Accushield

Developed by an Atlanta-based startup, Accushield is a digital sign-in system meant to improve security in assisted living communities by allowing them to easily track who comes and goes.
Chief Bicycle Officer

Chief Bicycle Officer

Atlanta’s new Chief Bicycle Officer will be a full-time planner, engineer, and advocate for the city’s pedal-friendly goals, which include plans to double the length of protected bike lanes (from 30 to 60 miles).

Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are free classes offered by universities hoping to provide the general public with access to top professors.
PEDS

Sally Flocks and PEDS

Sally Flocks and PEDS (Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety) were talking about walkability before it was cool.
Groundbreakers

Architect Christopher Leerssen

Abode, a homebuilding company led by architect Christopher Leerssen, is changing the look of Reynoldstown with homes that are boldly modern yet don’t clash with older housing stock.
Groundbreakers

JE Dunn Construction

JE Dunn Construction builds new offices and schools. But for its Atlanta headquarters, the company bought and refurbished a vacant 40-year-old, two-story building on Cumberland Parkway.
Groundbreakers 2016

Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen

When Tom Wargo was volunteering with needy metro residents, he noticed older clients would give much of the free food they received to their pets.
Groundbreakers 2018

BitPay

As cryptocurrencies continue to gain traction, local startup Bitpay has stepped in to encourage mainstream acceptance. They provide payment processing of Bitcoin for online retailers.

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