Joined in theINCUBATOR today by Erin Rosintoski, the Community Manager at the Atlanta Tech Village! From their website: “Our mission is to support and inspire entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital. Together, we will fuel Atlanta’s rise to a top five tech startup center in the U.S.”
1. A discussion of how she created the unique Atlanta Tech Village sense of community from virtually nothing. A scintillating discussion about building up and developing every process from furniture to onboarding to processing new applicants…
2. “The goal was to build an environment that was conducive to getting connected to others…” Meet, learn, and connect….
3. “Balancing the model of what we wanted to build with the reality of the world around us…”
4. The strategy behind hosting impactful events at the Village…Now almost 400 events per year!
5. Goal is to impact 10,000 jobs in Atlanta over 10 years.
6. “Out of the gate, you’d see a leftover “lawyer’s” desk, an IKEA desk, and a cardboard box…”
7. How do you curate the companies that come through the door and plat a flag at ATV? Hint: It’s all about culture fit…
8. Even if you fail, the ATV family recycles into other opportunities and companies…
9. Erin discusses the vibrant community of shared and co-working spaces, and how that all builds a more vibrant #Atlanta scene…
10. What’s next for ATV? Hint: Keep an eye for a new ATV Accelerator….
11. The bittersweet news, Erin will be moving on from Atlanta Tech Village. After an hiatus, she will be joining up with Guild Quality (a very cool company we’ve interviewed before)!
12. Quick discussion of who will be replacing Erin at ATV…plus some other changes going on…Plus any final events we should be aware of at ATV!
13. Time for the Wela Question of the Week!
14. Learn more about the amazing things happening at the Atlanta Tech Village!
About Erin Rosintoski:
Erin is responsible for connecting the Village to the larger ecosystem in Atlanta and beyond. Erin curates meetings between startups and investors, corporations, and strategic partners. She also oversees the events team, develops workshops, and engages sponsors to support the entrepreneurs at the Village. Erin is a proud Davidson Wildcat and a Ramblin’ Wreck from GA Tech.
About your Co-Hosts:
TRICIA WHITLOCK: Tricia is the Editor of Hypepotamus, THE publication for Atlanta’s thriving startup scene. She grew up in Atlanta, is a two time Georgia State grad, and ran her own small business during her college years. Now she writes about the movers and shakers in our local tech ecosystem. You can check her out on the Atlanta Tech Edge on Sundays and hustling around Midtown every day of the week. EMAIL TRISH
TODD SCHNICK: With over twenty years in business, media, and politics, Todd has plenty of battle scars. With an early career as a national political operative, then starting six companies, to hosting thousands of interviews on the radio, Todd’s work as a business and media strategist comes with a unique collection of experiences in the trenches. A distance runner, writer, and speaker, Todd lives with his family in Brookhaven, Georgia. EMAIL TODD.
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He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist.
Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.