Wednesday 22 March 2023
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Incubator: Katie Ryan of FlatironCity – Spaces for NextGen Innovation

Joined in theINCUBATOR today by Katie Ryan, the General Manager of FlatironCity. From their website: The new office model will place emphasis on flexibility and social space. Tenants and their teams can choose to work in spaces that are either private or open depending on the assignment…work at a desk or meet at the lounge.

FlatironCity, Todd SchnickNotes and discussion guide:

1. A continuing dialog around the revitalization of downtown Atlanta! We discuss the energy, the vibe, and all the amazing things happening there. Plus, what kind of partnership with the City of Altanta…

2. We discuss Katie’s quite staggering diverse background, which ultimately lead to FlatironCity. And that diverse collection of experiences will serve her well…

3. The relationship between FlatironCity and Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and others…

4. E-Floors, what’s that about? It’s all about entrepreneurs…

5. The Flatiron Building is a story in itself, one of most historic buildings in downtown Atlanta. In fact, older than the Flatiron in NYC. Flatiron Atlanta is older than the NYC building, just so you know…

katie ryan, flatiron city, todd schnick6. Although still under construction, there is quite a portfolio of upcoming tenants (Hint: Microsoft, for starters…). Plus, we discuss what other types of additional tenants they are looking for…

7. Will FlatironCity be a melting pot of companies? What sort of ecosystem is FlatironCity trying to be? What type of community are you trying to create (or let evolve)?

8. “Innovation with impact…”

9. We discuss some of the exciting upcoming events to be showcased at FlatironCity. Including FuckUpNight, a TED-ish event that talks about failure and mistakes, and what we learn from those…

10. Time for the Wela question of the week!

11. CLICK HERE to learn more about FlatironCity!

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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Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd Schnick is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. 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.