A meta company [is] one organizing platform where other independent, but collaborative, companies exist. If I had to guess what companies have the most impact on the world [it’s] some version of that.
Under that definition, the Atlanta Tech Village is a meta company. While there’s no equity relationship with the Village startups, there are a number of meta company components:
- Collaboration – The biggest internal benefit of the Village is the collaboration between Villagers. As an entrepreneur, being around other like-minded entrepreneurs is huge advantage.
- Recruiting – The biggest external benefit of the Village is recruiting great people. Talented people want to work in the Village and actively seek out Village startups.
- Shared Culture – With a focus on four core values — be nice, dream big, pay it forward, and work hard/play hard — the Village startups have culture commonality.
- Shared Physical Infrastructure – Great workspaces, game rooms, kitchens, meeting rooms, rooftop patio, coffee shop, etc. are all shared by the Villagers.
The Atlanta Tech Village is a meta company that’s working hard to increase the chance of entrepreneurial success and helping launch hundreds of new companies.
What else? What are some more thoughts on the idea that the Atlanta Tech Village is a meta company?