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ATDC has New Leader

June 6, 2013 1:27pm (EDT)
The Georgia Tech-based Business Incubator Has Been a Major Success
The Georgia Tech-based Business Incubator Has Been a Major Success

The start-up/job growth engine at Georgia Tech, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), has named Michael Hersh Chief Executive Officer.

ATDC was founded in 1980 for the purpose of helping Georgia entrepreneurs create technology start-ups. The program has been a considerable success, helping launch or assist over 130 companies. These companies have hired thousands of people across Georgia.

ATDC is headquartered at Technology Square in Atlanta with two offices on the campus of Georgia Tech and one in Savannah. The organization is also part of startup services at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) and partners with VentureLab, Georgia Tech’s center for technology commercialization. Recently Forbes.com named ATDC one of the “12 Business Incubators Changing the World”.

Hersh comes to ATDC with decades of small-business and entrepreneurial experience. He was a founder of ZC Sterling, a financial services company that was recently sold to an Australian Insurance Company. Hersh has also spent years as an angel investor.

ATDC has recently announced plans to expand into multiple locations around metro Atlanta and begin offering services in targeted areas of business start-up.

For more information on ATDC click HERE

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