Urvaksh broke the news earlier today with his article 100,000-square-foot startup hub ‘TechRise’ planned for Buckhead. Atlanta entrepreneur Greg Benoit sold part of his SaaS physician scheduling company QGenda earlier this year and founded TechRise Ventures to invest in startups. Now, he’s purchased the building next door to the Atlanta Tech Village, 3405 Piedmont Rd., and added another 100,000 feet of space to Atlanta’s startup community: TechRise.
TechRise is geared towards startups that have raised a Series A or have at least a million in recurring revenue (often 15+ employees) and want a shorter term lease (typically one year) in turn-key space. This is perfect for companies that graduate from the Atlanta Tech Village as well as other co-working spaces in town.
More startup space in town is great for all the right reasons:
- Density – Clusters of like-minded people that help each other and share ideas increases everyone’s chance of success. Now, this one section of Buckhead in Atlanta has more startup space in a city block than almost anywhere else in the United States.
- Community – Educational events, networking, and programs are all important elements of building community. Now, there’s even more scale to the community.
- Giving Back – Greg’s continuing to set the tone as a community that gives back and helps pay it forward for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Congratulations to Greg on the purchase of TechRise and here’s to the continued success and growth of the Atlanta startup community.