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Thank you, Netflix

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We’ve had a great year of firsts here at Atlanta Tech Park in 2018.

Whether it was hosting our first-ever hackathon, the inaugural North Atlanta Tech Showcase, or multiple comedy shows, there have been some truly memorable moments at The Park in our first year.

One of the most unique and exciting moments for us, however, was when Netflix stopped by to shoot the movie Sextuplets starring Marlon Wayans and Molly Shannon.

We’ve been sworn to secrecy to keep details of the plot under wraps, so all we can say is that the movie is due out (pun intended) sometime in 2019. While we can’t share much about the movie itself, we are excited to show everyone the design changes that Netflix made during their week-long stay at The Park.

The most notable change that the crew­, which was all full of wonderful people, made was adding a literal splash of color to our wall in the event space. Whereas we had a blank white wall before, we now have an orange wave running from end to end. On the left side of the screen, the lines are neat and orderly, but on the right side, they become more fluid, pronounced, and bold.

Of course, you’ll also notice our logo prominently displayed near the entrance to the auditorium now as well! Netflix actually added our logo to two other walls in the facility.  One of them is in the Create Conference Room. After seeing how much the logo brightened up Create, we opted to replace the original whiteboard on the wall with a transparent dry-erase board so that the logo could still be seen. We think it’s a hit! The third logo is on the wall outside of the Oasis Conference and Board Room, which was used for a small but important scene.

Another major addition—and arguably the most exciting—Netflix made to Atlanta Tech Park came in the form of an authentic, orange ping pong table. Extras only used the prop during a scene, but our members and guests have made great use of it.  As a matter of fact, the ping pong table has become so popular that we’re actually having a ping-pong tournament at our members-only holiday luncheon on Wednesday, December 19th.

Lastly, Netflix added one last strip of vinyl paint to the wall above the interior offices in the front right of the building. The color serves as a reminder of the great week we shared with Netflix and of the energy that pulses through Atlanta Tech Park every single day.

So, while you’re waiting for the movie to be released on Netflix, come on down to Atlanta Tech Park and check out the new additions to our facility yourself! We guarantee you will leave feeling productive, inspired, productive, and literally like you just stepped out of a movie set because you will have!

Inaugural North Atlanta Tech Showcase at ATP a huge success

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Atlanta Tech Park was proud to host the inaugural North Atlanta Tech Showcase last week on November 1st, 2018.

The event featured 20+ exhibitors showcasing their technologies to investors, influencers, and tech talent. In addition to the showcase, we had a thrilling panel discussion on the future of North Atlanta’s tech ecosystem, a keynote address, and a startup pitch competition with a prize for the first and second place.

Richard Cope, the CEO of Peachtree Corners-based NanoLumens, delivered a hugely insightful keynote address.

In it, he shared two books everyone should read to learn more about entrepreneurship and five keys to success.

His five keys to success are as follows:

  • Have a service or product that somebody else is willing to pay for.
    1. Entrepreneurs find the void and create the demand.
  • Pivot
    1. Simple changes can yield profound results.
  • Fog of war
    1. Uncertainties along the way are part of the battle.
  • Failure
    1. It happens whether you want it to or not. Then what?
  • A purpose larger than yourself
    1. What good is a product, service, or feeling if you don’t have anyone to share it with?

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The three books Mr. Cope recommended to everyone were:

  • The Wealth of Nations
  • Victory of Reason

Prior to keynote was a stellar panel discussion on the Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges of Tech Innovations in North Atlanta.

The four panelists were founders of four tech accelerators in Fulton and Gwinnett counties, including our Founder herself, Robin Bienfait.

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Of course, we couldn’t send people home from the first-ever North Atlanta Tech Show without a pitch competition! There were eight presentations up to three minutes each.

In the end, however, only two companies would win the prizes—each package including a small residency at The Park.

Many congratulations to the 1st place winners Aaron Gobin and Bruce Rasa from AgVoice and the 2nd place winner Molly Proffitt from Ker-Chunk Games.

Lastly, on Monday, Atlanta Tech Park hand-selected a handful of winners from our free membership giveaway! These lucky folks put their business cards in our fishbowl for a chance to win a free membership and didn’t need to spend any money on a Powerball ticket in order to do so.

Interested in becoming a member but didn’t win a membership or have a startup to pitch?

You can still sign up using our holiday special, which nets you three months of membership for half off! Learn more here at holiday.107atp.com now.

 

 

Atlanta Tech Park thanks the Atlanta Small Business networking for being at NATS and covering all aspects of the event.

Robin Bienfait – the Woman Behind it All

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“Growing up in an environment that encourages making more of yourself and supporting others in their development has opened opportunities for me.”

After establishing the services organization for BlackBerry and starting from scratch an enterprise services business for Samsung, Robin Bienfait decided it was time to break out on her own and help businesses and entrepreneurs bring their dreams into reality at Atlanta Tech Park and through her advisory service company Emnovate. An accomplished engineer, technologist, business strategist and leader, Robin remains at the forefront of innovation. She is excited to bring that innovation to Atlanta Tech Park, known as The Park where her philosophy of a local footprint with global intent is flourishing.

As a child, Robin was drawn to engineering and technology and her supportive family of seven siblings and educator parents empowered her to follow her dream of becoming an engineer. Her enjoyment of the fast pace of learning in technology helped her find opportunities where she least expected by being open to mentors she met along the way. “It’s important to enjoy what you do as well as the people you work with. And recognizing that there are many ways to contribute has kept me alert to opportunities that presented themselves,” she says.  It is this experience that she is most excited about bringing to the members of The Park.  Always wanting to give back and help others, Robin enjoys the opportunity to be the mentor to others that are in an acceleration phase in their business.

Always thinking like an entrepreneur, Robin has used her experiences to help the companies she has worked with (AT&T, Blackberry, Samsung) break ground in the latest technologies and establish themselves as industry leaders.  The ability to continue to help industry disruptors is what has her most excited about where she is today at The Park.  With so many examples of how technology can revolutionize business communications, improve supply chain efficiencies and create signification competitive advantages, it was important to her that The Park be state of the art in the technology used to create a global acceleration environment. Transforming business processes along with enhancing and customizing the way people interact is the kind of substantive opportunity created at The Park through Robin and leveraging her corporate connections.

Named one of the 18 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2018 by Inc. Magazine, Robin is a people person and you will always find her out and about at The Park.  She may be chatting with members, getting to know them and their business.  The success stories she is becoming a part of is what excites her about the future. “Over the years, I’ve learned from the most interesting people and sometimes where you’d least expect,” she explains.

 

Conference Rooms, Meeting Space, Community Events

Premier Events are Found at The Park

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Atlanta Tech Park - Oasis Board Room
Tech Accelerator, Conference Rooms
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Conference Rooms to Community Events

It’s All Available at The Park

The Park is quickly becoming known for its events and meeting space.  Whether it’s conference rooms, meeting space, community events or networking – we have it all at The Park.

The Park is now the home of Women in Wireless, Jr. Dev Meet Up, G.A.I.T. and SWGCC just to name a few.  Each hosts their monthly community events at The Park, taking advantage of the state-of-the-art technology available to them.

With such a vast selection of meeting rooms, larger organizations such as innov8rs and InnoSTARS have hosted conferences at the facility and have been amazed at all The Park has to offer. IOT Summits are hosted monthly here as well.  Digital displays, wireless tech, audio and video support are all available and enhance all of our conference rooms, boardrooms, and meeting space.  We will also be hosting the HeHe Expo and as a Block Chain Hackathon in September.  Partnership Gwinnett will be hosting the North Georgia Tech Showase in November as well. Click here for our event calendar.

Conference rooms and boardrooms are also available to both members and non-members for monthly meetings, executive dinners and more.  The Park has a list of preferred vendors to make planning your event a breeze.

Check out all the events hosted at The Park.  If you have not visited us, why not schedule a tour today.  Ready to plan your event, click here to request a quote.

It’s All About the Members

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Seriously! What does make us different?

When talking with members of The Park, one thing is repeated over and over again - "There is no other place like this anywhere!"

Maybe it’s the state of the art facility.  Members have access to conference rooms equipped the latest in technology. From wireless screen connections to digital displays and everything in between, if you need it we have it.

Our online scheduling capabilities enable you to book the room you want when you want. Never worry about double bookings.

Perhaps it is our community events.  From monthly lunch and learns to our wildly popular Wine Wednesdays, we have something going on for our members.  We work to give them the knowledge they need to accelerate their businesses, grow their networks and improve visibility in the community at large.

Some say the perks are where it’s at.  How about free snacks, coffee, and fountain drinks in a cafe with cable TV.  On-site services from dry cleaning pick up/drop off and secured document shredding to color printing and mail service, we have thought of every detail to make life easier and more enjoyable at The Park.

Without a doubt though, it is the people.  The staff at The Park is second to none always there to help.  It makes our members feel like they have a huge team and are ready to take on the world!  We take pride in curating a special environment.

If you haven’t come by to see for yourself what makes us different, why not schedule a tour today.