Groundbreakers 2018

State Farm Regional HQ

Park Center, State Farm’s new regional headquarters in Dunwoody, has successfully coupled a suburban office location with the intermodal connectivity of an urban core campus.
Groundbreakers 2016

Hearthstone Hikers

For outdoorsy seniors who don’t feel comfortable making the long drive to a state park alone—or who just want company on the trail—the Hearthstone Hikers are a group of 50- to 90-year-olds who explore the great outdoors twice a month, departing from Central Park in Cumming.
Groundbreakers 2018

VRGluv

We may be a long way from the world of Ready Player One, but VRGluv, a local startup, brings an interactive virtual-reality world slightly closer. They’re developing gloves with haptic feedback sensors, allowing users to “feel” the objects they see in VR games.
Atlanta Magazine Groundbreaker Awards

Emory’s EQUiPPED program

Emory’s EQUiPPED (Enhancing Quality of Provider Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department) program is designed to improve prescription safety in older adults by educating emergency professionals about high-risk drugs and drug interactions among that age group.
Groundbreakers

Georgia State’s Planning Atlanta

At first glance, Georgia State University’s Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s–1990s may appear a purely academic project, but the website is a treasure trove for neighborhood activists.
Groundbreakers 2018

IgniteHQ

IgniteHQ, a coworking space just off Marietta Square, not only allows members access to communal areas but also conference rooms, mailing addresses, reserved spaces, and private offices.
Groundbreakers 2018

Emnovate

After a successful global career in information technology and innovation, Robin Bienfait returned home to Georgia to focus on accelerating startups. She’s founded Emnovate and Atlanta Tech Park.
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.

Science of Fun

Instead of dance or music, Science of Fun offers STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) afternoon programs and summer camps to kids as young as five.
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.

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