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IgniteHQ Powers Sandy Springs Innovation Center New Collaboration Aids Local Entrepreneurs

June 13, 2018

Powered by (10)IgniteHQ and the Sandy Springs Innovation Center (SSIC) are joining forces to establish a top entrepreneurial hub at the SSIC’s Perimeter location.

The SSIC opened last year with the goal of helping entrepreneurs channel creative ideas into thoughtful and productive businesses. IgniteHQ connects startups with international accelerators, funding opportunities, and talent to scale globally. The collaboration will make both entities’ startup-centric resources more readily accessible to area entrepreneurs. As a part of the relationship, IgniteHQ will “power” SSIC by offering operational and marketing resources.

“Through our partnership with IgniteHQ, the SSIC will be fully equipped to support its mission of providing ‘guidance to entrepreneurs through mentoring and connecting to investors.’” said Tom Mahaffey, President and CEO of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber.

This relationship expands IgniteHQ’s and SSIC’s geographic footprints, providing members at both organizations more flexible space options, as well as access to talent, capital, mentors, and enterprises through IgniteHQ’s unique funding, programming, and industry partners.

“Sandy Springs is already a leader in the Southeast,” said IgniteHQ President and CEO Mark Hubbard. “Investors are noticing the talent and opportunity in this area and IgniteHQ is proud to be a part of it,” Hubbard added.

Kennesaw State University announced in late April it too will expand to Sandy Springs. Georgia’s third largest university will offer MBA classes at City Springs in the 2018-19 academic year.

This new collaboration marks IgniteHQ’s third expansion in the past twelve months. Last year, IgniteHQ launched a partnership with Thrive Coworking at both its Alpharetta and Milton locations. IgniteHQ has recently expanded with another partnership with coworking outfit SharedSpace. SharedSpace has locations in Dunwoody and Cobb. The high-tech workspace plans to expand to Augusta later this year.

About IgniteHQ
IgniteHQ connects startups and entrepreneurs with international accelerators, funding opportunities and talent to scale globally. We accelerate startups, cultivate job growth and provide market expansion resources in the Southeast. IgniteHQ was developed in partnership with Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in the State of Georgia with more than 35,000 students, and in collaboration with the Cobb Chamber, one of the top three chambers in the nation.

About Sandy Springs Innovation Center (SSIC)
Sandy Springs Innovation Center was established in 2017 to be a center that inspires, fulfills ideas and channels curiosity into a creative and productive business. The Sandy Springs Innovation Center is made possible through the generous support of The Development Authority of Sandy Springs, Cousins Properties, and Comcast Business.

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