Move over Fortune 500’s. Atlanta’s tech and startup scene is full of forward momentum.
Agency Spotter is proud to be part of a startup scene making headlines. Last week Atlanta witnessed big rounds of startup funding, a 5-day digital conference, and a hush-hush Tesla test-drive. Every US city is trying to out-silicon Silicon Valley, from New York’s Silicon Alley to Portland’s Silicon Forest. But watch out, because the Silicon Peach is making a name for itself, one tweet at a time.
We pulled together the best from last week that show the momentum that is the Atlanta tech and startup ecosystem.
The Silicon Peach, in Tweets
Like we said, making headlines.
Atlanta and Village #startup @teamVoxa raises $2.5M to make e-mail "smarter" http://t.co/IttNZUiSyz
— Atlanta Tech Village (@ATLTechVillage) October 8, 2014
Although we recognize that before big headlines, there are often pivots and bumps in the road.
#Startups must be patient. "What happens if you pivot four times? You've gone in a circle." – @reddy_kp #SouthWiRED14
— David Ahn (@Dav1dAhn) October 7, 2014
We dare you to check out all 166.
166 blogs from #Atlanta #tech #startup entrepreneurs, startups, and community leaders: http://t.co/4OcWgS8YcK pic.twitter.com/tEUE1c5T9m
— Kevin Sandlin (@kevsandlin) October 10, 2014
Has your city become too expensive? (Cough, San Francisco.) Too hipster? (Cough cough, Brooklyn.) Atlanta is here for you.
"Atlanta attracts artists because they feel they can make a difference in the community." Beth Malone of @Dashboardcoop
— Scott Henderson (@scottyhendo) October 8, 2014
Atlanta is home to one of the South’s largest digital conferences, SouthWiRED. Now in its fifth year, the event draws together digital practitioners across a wide range of industries. Some of those practitioners enjoy tequila shots.
Smart crowd = Tequila Shots for the Panel!! @SouthWiRED "Mobile Marketing Panel Discussion" session #SouthWIRED14 pic.twitter.com/8L5lZdNmdl
— OneCare (@OneCareMe) October 10, 2014
Matti Griffin, co-founder of mobile agency Vert, shared insights:
Disconnect between mobile and the desktop experience can ruin a customer's view of your brand – @MattiGriffin #mobilefirst #SouthWiRED14
— Lauren Zarzour (@laurenzarzour) October 10, 2014
For a quick introduction to why UX is important to your brand, flip through Andrew’s presentation.
My presentation bits from UX: The New Brand Leaders are up on Slideshare! #SouthWiRED14 http://t.co/sAMVBxoP5t
— Andrew Heaton (@tigerstripe) October 10, 2014
And when you go to look for that agency, Agency Spotter is here to provide a more confident search.
"Build a digital plan, know your plan, if that doesn't work….hire an agency" @rampage_dugan #SouthWiRED14
— james hammond (@mrikon1906) October 10, 2014
Why Do We Love the Atlanta Tech Scene?
Because here it’s all about momentum.
It's all about pic.twitter.com/X9EctE1CKn
— Switchyards (@switchyards) October 6, 2014
Keep An Eye on the Silicon Peach
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