Organizers were anticipating 75 to 100 to attend the sneak peek at the new business incubator that the City of Peachtree Corners will open this summer. Instead, the event drew nearly 200.
Entrepreneurs, business and community leaders came to learn more and to sign up for a seat in the new 12,000 square-foot space where the new incubator will be housed. The former office space below City Hall is being renovated to accommodate the new incubator which has been named Prototype Prime.
The city is partnering with Georgia Techs Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) which offers support by providing expertise and resources in launching and maintaining a successful incubator program.
The incubator will provide space and access to education, tools, venture capitalists and more to help entrepreneurs launch and scale their startups.
Its a win-win for communities with a successful incubator, said Mayor Mike Mason. Not only is the success much greater when there is an incubator program to help support startups in their early years, those new business owners tend to stay in the same community adding jobs as their businesses grow.