Georgia Tech Kicks Off Health Technology at ATDC




ATLANTA, GA — July 11, 2018 — The Advanced Technology Development Center formally launched its ATDC Health Technology (HealthTech) Program with a July 10 reception and gathering of entrepreneurs in the health space.

The ATDC HealthTech Program was announced in June, following a significant financial commitment from NASCO to the Georgia Institute of Technology.

NASCO is a leading provider of information technology products and services designed to help healthcare payers across the United States address unique business challenges and revolutionize business operations. ATDC is a Georgia Tech program and NASCO gave the funds to the Institute to provide the initial support for a new initiative at ATDC centered around entrepreneurs in healthcare-focused technology.

Kirk Barnes

Kirk Barnes, an ATDC startup catalyst with a deep background in the life sciences, will lead the HealthTech Program efforts. (Photo by: Péralte C. Paul)

The funding supports one-on-one coaching and provides resources for commercial success, in addition to healthcare-focused commercialization workshops, hackathons, and the hosting of industry thought leaders in healthcare innovations in regulation, production, and manufacturing.

The more than 40 startups in ATDC’s current HealthTech portfolio are building companies with innovative approaches to population health, caregiver support, billing fraud, precision medicine, genomics, medical devices, diagnostics, data analytics, and process improvements in drug research.

About the Advanced Technology Development Center

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the state of Georgia’s technology startup incubator. Founded in 1980 by the Georgia General Assembly, which funds it each year, ATDC’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs in Georgia to help them learn, launch, scale and succeed in the creation of viable, disruptive technology companies. Since its founding, ATDC has grown to become one of the longest running and most successful university-affiliated incubators in the United States, with its graduate startup companies raising $3 billion in investment financing and generating more than $12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia. To learn more, visit


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