ATDC Savannah Announces Applications Are Open For Startup Boot Camp


SAVANNAH, GA — August 6, 2016 — The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech-Savannah has announced applications are being accepted for its fall 2016 lineup for Startup Boot Camp. The boot camp, an interactive program that will help entrepreneurs identify and vet their target customer segments, articulate the value proposition, make financial projections, and prepare them to meet with investors, will run for eight weeks from August 23 through October 13.

“We are excited to help entrepreneurs plan and launch their products through interactive workshops and mentor sessions,” said Yvonne Jouffrault, Savannah entrepreneur-in-residence. “We have some great and experienced mentors coming to each workshop and this program will be very beneficial and significant to everyone who attends.”

Any Savannah-area founders of product and technology startups who are actively building their companies are invited to participate in the workshops, which will take place Tuesdays at 10 a.m., with coffee and conversation prior, at the Creators Foundry at 415 W. Boundary Street in Savannah. At completion of the boot camp, graduates will showcase at the Savannah Demo Day and pitch to investors from the entire region. The workshop schedule is as follows:

August 23, 2016

Customer Discovery Part 1: Identify Your Target Customers and Value Proposition

August 29, 2016

Customer Discovery Part 2: Validate Target Customers

September 6, 2016

Business Model Canvas Part 1: How to Reach and Acquire Customers (Channels)

September 13, 2016

Business Model Canvas Part 2: Complete Product Roadmap and Business Model

September 20, 2016

Financial Literacy (Open to all ATDC members)

September 27, 2016

Executive Summary

October 3, 2016

Elevator Pitch

October 11, 2016

Investor Pitch Preparation

October 13, 2016

Savannah Startup Demo Day and Bootcamp Graduate Pitches

Boot camp mentors include Austin Miller, serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits and former product marketing executive at Apple; Ray Crowell, principle with Humble Ventures:; Blake Ellis, serial entrepreneur and software guru; Kirby Sisk, product lifecycle consultant at Accenture; and Kate Bagoy, full stack UI/UX designer and sometimes founder. There is no cost for the boot camp. For more information and to apply, please visit or email Yvonne Jouffrault, Savannah entrepreneur-in-residence, at Applications are now being accepted.


The ATDC Savannah startup bootcamp is a 8-week accelerator program designed to help startups take their idea from concept to launch. The workshops encompass ATDC’s Entrepreneurs’ Education Series, which prepares entrepreneurs for ascent and learn best practices through interactive classes and workshops. Experienced mentors teach the workshops and work with the startups throughout the program to help fine tune their business models, customer discovery and connect with the resources they need to move to the next level.


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