Now in its seventh year, Atlanta magazine’s Groundbreaker Awards, presented by PNC Bank, recognizes innovative people and projects. For 2018, our theme is Technology in Atlanta. Amazon still has not announced its choice for HQ2, but the buzz has certainly kept Atlanta’s technology culture at the front of everyone’s minds for much of the year. Certainly, our city has the educational, financial, and political chops to nurture state-of-the-art advances. But if technology’s next frontier is connectivity—the “Internet of Things”—then we would argue that Atlanta has an edge. We selected this year’s honorees because they are forging new paths, but every one of them cited community, networking, and mentoring.
Photography by Jack Tuszynski