City to Celebrate Past, Showcase Future of Technology Park

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Technology Park History

Pioneers who established Technology Park, Georgia Tech’s President to be part of the celebration

Technology Park Atlanta has a long history of churning out new businesses that later became giants in the world of technology. Dennis Hayes of Hayes Modems, Allen Ecker of Scientific Atlanta, Leland Strange, founder of Quadram Corporation, all with ties to Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), were responsible for developing Technology Park Atlanta into a technology and economic powerhouse in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Today, Technology Park Atlanta continues to be at the forefront of technology innovation. The renowned office park, developed by Georgia Tech alum Paul Duke and located in Peachtree Corners, is now home to several incubators and accelerators that support entrepreneurs entering the vast field of technology.  The list includes Prototype Prime, a startup incubator that supports hardware and software companies, and an accelerator, Advanced Vehicle Accelerator, a research and development center for autonomous vehicle technology, also based at Prototype Prime. In addition, Tech Park is home to several other incubators and accelerators.

Since it opened its doors in October 2016, Prototype Prime and Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) have partnered to support early-stage software and hardware technology startups.

To celebrate Technology Park’s past and to get a peek into its future, Prototype Prime will hold a special event on Thursday, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Aug. 2, 2018. During the celebration, Hayes, Ecker, Strange and others will be recognized as “Pioneers of Technology Park.”  Mayor Mike Mason will unveil the 12,500 square-foot expansion of Prototype Prime and Georgia Tech’s president, Dr. George “Bud” Peterson will announce a new partnership with Prototype Prime.

The City of Peachtree Corners, Prototype Prime and Georgia Tech invite you to join in celebrating Tech Park’s history and its future.

Location: 147 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 Agenda:

  • 4:30 – 4:45 p.m. – Guests check in (lower level)
  • 4:45 p.m. – Guests assemble in the special events room
  • 5:00 p.m. – Welcome by Mayor Mike Mason followed by Georgia Tech’s President Bud Peterson to talk about the school’s alumni who played a large role in Tech Park Atlanta, its current partnership with Prototype Prime and its future as an autonomous vehicle testbed. The president will also announce a new partnership with Georgia Tech Professional Education.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Program ends

Registration is required.

According to the registration page:

*A videographer will be onsite and will be recording firsthand stories about the early days of Atlanta’s tech industry. If you have a story to tell or memorabilia from Tech Park past, please attend and share or email us at ATLTechPioneers@prototype.com.

 

Source: City of Peachtree Corners

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