Last year, ATDC launched a special partnership called the “ATDC Spotlight” with the State Bank & Trust Co. to highlight six of their companies on the jumbotron screen at six of Georgia Tech’s home football games. Of those companies, only one of the six was selected as Startup of the Year and presented with an award on the field.
Jen Bonnett, GM of ATDC explains, "The purpose of this campaign came from Joe Evan, (bank chairman, and also a GA Tech graduate) is to celebrate entrepreneurship, highlight the great, disruptive technologies our ATDC Signature Startups are bringing to market, and State Bank’s deep commitment to supporting owner-managed startups and businesses."
As one of the Signature Companies at ATDC, they were pleased to announce that they wanted to shine the spotlight on RaceIQ this year! So on Saturday October 1st, the RaceIQ Team, Founder James T. Jones, his 2 little prodigies featured in the photo below are James "Ty" Jones Jr. (7) and Jaxton T. Jones (4) arrived with their (startup) game faces on as the Yellow Jackets took on the Miami Hurricanes. It was quite the game, but we couldn't stay for long as Jones had to catch a flight later that evening to Brasilia, Brazil to accept another award for 2016's Emerging Digital Solutions. Isn't he just real #LifeGoals?
Check out the photos below and let's keep the entrepreneur spirits going! We are proud to be apart of the Georgia Tech's startup ecosystem and encourage everyone who is in the same space to keep on pushing because it is the most rewarding part of being a business owner.
The RaceIQ Team