ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Tech Village (the Village), a progressive community hub housing the largest coworking office environment for emerging technology companies and tech startups in the Southeast, today announces the build out completion of the 103,000 square foot building in the heart of Buckhead.
Through 2014, the Village has grown to house and mentor hundreds of members (Villagers). More than 200 startups call the Village home, and hundreds of people come through its doors on a weekly basis to attend events and workshops. The newly completed facility has 10,000 square feet of event and meeting space, 50 individual coworking desks, 63 private offices, 44 multi-room suites, and can house up to 800 individuals, giving entrepreneurs immediate access to a network of peers and thought leaders dedicated to supporting and working with entrepreneurs. Given its reach throughout Atlanta's startup ecosystem and the broader southeast business community, the Village is well established as an economic stimulator with the goal of creating 10,000 jobs over the next 10 years.
"This is a significant milestone for the evolution of the Village and something to celebrate," explains Atlanta Tech Village Founder, David Cummings. "We set out on this journey in December 2013, working alongside our partners and contractors to transform a traditional office building into an inspiring and modern place to build technology businesses, and together we have done just that. Our success can be measured in the number of people who call themselves Villagers and I am proud of the team that worked all hands on deck since the beginning to make this dream a reality for us and all of the startups housed under our roof."
The Village offers countless opportunities to its members through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital. As a value-driven community, Village staff and members alike are committed to operating under four core principles: be nice, dream big, work hard/play hard, and pay it forward. As a result, a tight-knit yet welcoming community has formed. The mantra is, "You never know who you'll bump into while at the Village." Being one of the largest startup centers in the country, these kinds of serendipitous interactions are the nexus of what it means to accelerate business growth.
Since inception, the Village has been home to some of the most successful startups in Atlanta, such as Insightpool, Yik Yak and BitPay. Achievements of all sizes are celebrated within the Village's walls – from small wins like securing a first paying customer to bigger wins like raising a $10m round of funding or being bought by a larger company. One of the core benefits for startups building companies within the Village is the opportunity to trial products, gather feedback, fail, evolve strategies, succeed, and grow.
"Together, we are fueling Atlanta's rise to a top five tech startup center in the U.S. This marks a significant move in that direction," concludes Cummings.
About Atlanta Tech Village
The Atlanta Tech Village (the Village) is a community of technology innovation powered by a 103,000 square foot office building in the heart of Buckhead dedicated to fostering the growth of new, disruptive technology startups. As one of the fastest growing technology startup centers and coworking communities in the southeast, the Village is dedicated to fostering innovation, encouraging collaboration and driving economic development in the Atlanta community and beyond.
For more information, please visit www.atlantatechvillage.com.
SOURCE Atlanta Tech Village