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Groundbreakers Kabbage

Kabbage

Founded in 2009 by Rob Frohwein, Marc Gorlin, and Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage provides small businesses with a convenient funding source. Once approved, small businesses can draw on their credit lines, immediately accessing a six- or 12-month installment loan issued by Celtic Bank.
Groundbreakers MailChimp

Mailchimp

A marketing automation and email marketing cornerstone for small businesses, Mailchimp might be the most familiar name in Atlanta tech. The 17-year-old brand is instantly recognizable thanks to its colorful billboards, murals, and hyperlocal involvement in events.
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 2018

Creative Media Industries Institute

Georgia State’s Creative Media Industries Institute aims to train students in advanced media tech, nurture the field’s entrepreneurs, and collaborate with Georgia’s film, television, music, and gaming industries to explore new creative outlets.
Groundbreakers 2018

TechBridge

TechBridge provides IT, analytical data, and custom tech solutions for nonprofits—helping more than 50,000 groups, from the Atlanta Community Food Bank to Safe Kids Georgia, better serve their constituents.
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 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.
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.
Magnus Egerstedt

Georgia Tech’s Robotarium is “a shining beacon of robotic awesomeness”

The Robotarium is an open-access lab with swarm robots, or robots in large quantities. Palm-sized robots roll—and plate-sized ones fly in the middle of the room where anyone in the world can remotely run experiments on the lab’s robots, simply by uploading code to the Robotarium’s website.
Google Fiber

The Big Disconnect: What happened to Google Fiber in Atlanta?

It’s been more than three years since Google Fiber frenzy took hold of the Atlanta area. Google promised to change everything for folks fed up with unreliable internet connections, abysmal customer service, and expensive monthly bills. But a different reality took hold: Google ran wires, but didn't start service; Google tried to work with local governments, but couldn't work out deals; and ultimately Google couldn't find value in rolling out its service. One thing is indisputable: most Google Fiber hopefuls are now fed up.

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