Atlanta Innovation Week Honors Region's Innovation Ecosystem and Investment
October 7, 2022
ATLANTA – Oct. 7, 2022 – The spotlight will shine on Atlanta’s thriving innovation community during the 2022 Atlanta Innovation Week, a collection of signature events celebrating innovators from technologists to creators and from startups ...
ATLANTA – Oct. 7, 2022 – The spotlight will shine on Atlanta’s thriving innovation community during the 2022 Atlanta Innovation Week, a collection of signature events celebrating innovators from technologists to creators and from startups to Fortune 1000 companies that call metro Atlanta home.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 7, more than 20 events will be held around Atlanta to showcase the robust intersection of corporations, higher education institutions, startups, entrepreneurs and creators that put Atlanta on the map as a globally recognized innovation ecosystem.
“Atlanta Innovation Week is the celebration of our region’s continued influence and uniting of innovators, entrepreneurs, and creators from across the region and the world,” says Alex Gonzalez, chief innovation and marketing officer for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “This week is about the people and companies that have worked together to create an unparalleled innovation ecosystem and investment in metro Atlanta.”
Atlanta Innovation Week 2022 is activated by a series of events, including a celebratory kickoff hosted by the Metro Atlanta Chamber followed by the Intentionally Good Summit, Atlanta Startup Awards, Techstars Atlanta Demo Day, Venture Atlanta, Trilith Studios’ State of the Industry Summit and more. Events are independently organized and produced by several organizations within the metro Atlanta innovation ecosystem.
Atlanta’s innovation ecosystem spans a broad 29-county region with numerous innovation districts that benefitted from $4 billion in venture capital funding in 2021. It includes 50+ colleges and universities, 33 corporate innovation centers, 150+ public companies, 159 digital media companies and a wealth of diverse, forward-thinking talent—including the second-highest Black population in the country with a bachelor’s degree. It also includes global brands such as Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A and The Home Depot, global tech companies such as Microsoft, Google and Intuit Mailchimp, and fastgrowing home-grown companies such as Calendly, We Are Rosie and Salesloft.
Metro Atlanta has more than 200 companies on the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list. And just last week, Atlanta was named the No. 1 Best Place to Live by Money.com, while Georgia was named the No. 1 Top State to Do Business by Area Development for an unprecedented ninth year in a row.
For more information, see MAC’s www.atlantainnovationweek.com, which includes a calendar of events for Atlanta Innovation Week.
About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta’s quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing, and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on expanding the region’s innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta’s innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and promoting Atlanta’s story. For more information, visit www.MetroAtlantaChamber.com.