Today marks the four year anniversary of purchasing the Atlanta Tech Village and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished. David, Karen, and the entire team have consistently pushed the limits creating the best environment for entrepreneurs to increase their chance of success. Naturally, it’s time to reflect.
Here are a few takeaways from the first four years of the Atlanta Tech Village:
- Community – Building community is both more rewarding, and difficult, than it looks. Everything starts and ends with people. Get great people in the right spots and let them do their thing.
- Initial Startups – Week one of the Village we had several entrepreneurs move in to support the movement. Guys like Craig at Rigor, Kyle at SalesLoft, and Devon at InsightPool set the tone from the beginning as hustlers that get things done. Today, every one of them has millions in recurring revenue.
- Civic Pride – The Village continues to be a source of civic pride for the Atlanta startup community. As one of the five largest tech entrepreneurship centers in the country, the Village is helping put Atlanta on the map for current and future tech entrepreneurs.
- Success Stories – This is the hardest part. For the Village to be a success on a larger scale, we need to have more successful graduates that build meaningful tech companies. We’re four years in and only have a handful that are on their way. We need more.
We’ve laid the foundation for success at the Atlanta Tech Village but still have more work to do. We’re on a mission to make Atlanta one of the top 10 places for tech entrepreneurs in the United States and won’t let up until we get there.
What else? What are some more thoughts on the first four years of the Atlanta Tech Village?