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Atlanta Technology Growth – Past, Present & Future; Venture Atlanta Video of Atlanta Tech Leaders Now Online


Atlanta, GA (October 2011) – Atlanta Technology Growth – Past, Present & Future – a video commemorating the contributions of Atlanta tech leaders is now available for viewing online. Platinum Venture Atlanta 2011 sponsors Morris, Manning & Martin, LLPGrant Thornton and Square 1 Bank collaborated with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to create the video, which premiered October 25 at the event’s VIP dinner.

The video features key technology leaders in the Atlanta community who shaped the current foundation for entrepreneurial growth in the city. After its premiere at the Venture Atlanta VIP dinner, it was also shown at Morris, Manning & Martin’s exhibit table at the Venture Atlanta conference at the Georgia Aquarium. It is also now posted on the MMM Tech Law & Business Report,

”The video chronicles the growth of Atlanta companies in telecommunications, software, ecommerce, internet, financial technology and healthcare IT,” said John C. Yates, Chair of the Technology Group at Morris, Manning & Martin. “It is a platform for our recollections of tech leadership lessons from Atlantans  who were pivotal in guiding the direction of our community.”

The video, which was extremely well-received, will also be used to promote Atlanta's technology community and the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Atlanta. Technology leaders who contributed interviews and information to the final project include:

Dennis Hayes

Don House

Joan Herbig

Sig Mosley

Ben Dyer

Bill Goodhew

Said Mohammadioun

Charles Brewer

Alan Taetle

Tom Noonan

Richard Brock

Charlie Paparelli

Tripp Rackley

Tycho Howle

James Davis

Bill Nussey

Jeff Arnold

David Hartnett

Tino Mantella

Fred Sturgis

Karen Robinson

Ashish Mistry

John Imlay

Andre Schnabl 

Paul Judge

Alan Spurgin

Glenn McGonnigle

“Many thanks to the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the MMM Corporate Technology Group and especially David Hartnett, Ann McDonald and Melanie Touchstone for creating an outstanding video,” Yates concluded.

About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s technology innovation event, is where Georgia’s top technology innovators meet the country’s top-tier investors. As the state’s largest investor showcase, Venture Atlanta connects Georgia’s entrepreneurs with venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual non-profit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).


About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

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