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Atlanta Innovates

During the month of October, metro Atlanta will serve as the backdrop for a wide array of events, demonstrating that Atlanta is a thriving innovation hub continuing to grow. 

Home to a robust intersection of startups, scaling companies, corporate innovation centers and creative talent, metro Atlanta is competitively primed to be the epicenter of innovation success.

Atlanta offers a perfect environment for the future of innovation to thrive, including a network of top universities that provides a solid pipeline of diverse talent, a thriving community of startups and tech-based companies and an affordable quality of life for potential tech entrepreneurs and innovation leaders. 

Atlanta’s unique history of innovation and civil rights advocacy well-positions the region to weather the current climate, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and societal racial tensions. The region is equipped to answer the need for diversity and inclusion in the tech innovation industry, while also putting forth thought leadership in the health innovation space. 

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for the 2022 Innovation Week schedule.

Innovation at a Glance

Thriving Innovation Hub


Metro Area Tech Hub (Growth Leader)

(Source: Business Facilities, “2020 Metro Rankings Report,” July 29, 2020)

Thriving Innovation Hub


State for Black Entrepreneurs

(Source: Fit Small Business, "Best States for Black Entrepreneurs 2020," February 18, 2020)

Thriving Innovation Hub

Top 25

Atlanta was named among the top 25 global startup ecosystems

(Source: Startup Genome, "Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020", June 2020)

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