Atlanta To Get World Class Tech Accelerator

Techstars to open in Ponce City Market.

Techstars to open space on ninth floor in Ponce City Market.

Techstars, an accelerator program that empowers entrepreneurs to develop new technologies, will commence its Atlanta program this year.

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City of Atlanta issued a Commercial Alteration permit for the incubator in suite 9500 on the ninth floor of Ponce City Market for an interior buildout. Costs of construction total to $985,000.

According to an Electrical Commercial permit, the space will be sized at 9,080 square feet.

Techstars is a company sponsored by Cox Enterprises recruits ten startups at a time for a three month program. The program offers expertise, funding and office space. It is considered one of the best startup accelerators in the country.

David Cohen, co-founder and Managing Partner of Techstars, will be serving as an Atlanta mentor.

The Atlanta program is seeking applicants that are focused on social media platforms, cloud-based data, predictive analytics and cybersecurity who will “drive positive change in this interconnected world.”

The program will kick off in Summer of 2016.

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Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.

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