So, if you’re moving to Atlanta then you’re probably wondering “how can I get my feet wet in the mysterious Atlanta tech world?”
You’ve come to the right place. Tech companies are growing rapidly in ATL. Trust Forbes on this one.
Atlanta also came in at 3rd place in a top 10 ranking on cities with the most fast-growth companies.
Want to know about some of the biggest companies in Atlanta – period? Here’s a list of Atlanta’s Fortune 500 and 1,000 companies.
Also, the financial tech (FinTech) industry is huge in GA. FinTech in GA ranks 3rd in the US in annual revenue generation. Georgia weighs in at over $72 billion per year.
Now, let’s look at the companies that bring people together.
Do you have that one friend that seems to know everyone? These companies are basically that friend, on the organization level.
Atlanta Tech Village
How does Atlanta Tech Village build the local tech community? Through hosting events like Startup Chowdown, Pitch Practice, and Civic Hack Night.
Also, they offer coworking space and maintain a tech job board here.
Community advocate. Tech news company. Former coworking space.
Hypepotamus keeps Atlanta’s techies informed on the latest developments and opportunities available (#jobboardhere).
Hypepotamus.com has positioned itself as “the go-to source of news, events, job listings and resources for the flourishing Atlanta tech industry“.
TiE Atlanta is a non-profit community for entrepreneurs to connect across the globe.
Mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding are all emphasized with TiE. In addition, TiE hosts Monthly events, too.
To grow a stronger tech community, TiE Atlanta offers TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and other mentoring programs. After all, our children are our future.
Seriously, someone has to help them. Thanks, TiE!
Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC)
Atlanta Technology Development Center, located in Georgia Tech’s Tech Square, is another community builder.
However, this one’s a startup incubator that offers helpful services including coaching from seasoned mentors, networking with customers, capital raising, and classes/workshops.
Top Tech Companies
Here, we look at the groups making big waves in the Atlanta tech world.
Created by Jeff Arnold (founder of WebMD) and Dr. Oz, Sharecare info can be found here.
Sharecare provides a personalized health and wellness platform that provides consumers with helpful tools.
For example, Sharecare offers the RealAge Test, a health risk assessment, and offers an Ask an MD feature.
In Vino, Veritiv? No, the last part is ‘veritas’ – Latin for “In wine, truth.”
Ok, so Veritiv has nothing to do with wine.
However, Veritiv was honored as the newest GA Fortune 500 company.
Veritiv was established in 2014. It acts as a B2B distributor of various print and packing supplies. Veritiv also helps with supply chain logistics.
Check out Veritiv job listings here. Maybe the wine will find an in with the company someday…
Secureworks operates four Counter Threat Operations Centers that process as many as 220 billion cyber events daily.
Find jobs at Secureworks here.
Atlanta Tech Talent Developers
“This is where the doers of tomorrow are made, er… today!” – paraphrased slogan of basically every school ever.
General Assembly, aka GA
GA trains new students & professionals making a career transition.
Since 2011, it has evolved into an international educating machine. General Assembly has graduated more than 35,000 students across the world with valuable, in-demand skills.
But, pioneering the online education scene isn’t the only thing GT has going for it…
According to its site, GT ranked as the #7 best public university. Also, GT educates over 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students!
As we mentioned earlier, GT also promotes startup activity in Atlanta. It does this through its very own Atlanta Technology Development Center.
Bring it all together
We’ve covered ways to make connections in Atlanta. We’ve covered some of the top tech companies, too.
Finding all of this info took real effort. We dug deep, into the second page of Google search results, for you.
But if you haven’t read enough here, check out Atlanta Tech Blogs for more insights in the tech world.
Also, you can check out this list of TAG’s most innovative technology companies. TAG stands for Technology Association of Georgia.
Now, go make your tech dreams a reality!