Posted October 18, 2002 Atlanta
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The ATDC member companies are EG Technology Inc., enLeague Systems Inc., Fast-Talk Communications Inc., Qcept Technologies Inc., SAK Logistics Inc. and Storm Shelter Electronics Corporation. Technologies range from video compression, middleware and supply chain management to sensing, audio indexing and lightning protection.
Each year, the Georgia Technology Forum celebrates the state's technology economy with a conference featuring top speakers and presentations from companies that hope to attract attention from investors. The event is October 21-23 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
"We are proud of the six ATDC companies chosen as among the best emerging technology companies in Georgia this year," said Wayne Hodges, Georgia Tech's associate vice-president for Economic Development and Technology Ventures and director of the ATDC. "Though this year has not been kind to the technology industry in general, ATDC has continued to see strong activity among early-stage technology companies.
Three of the six ATDC firms -- EG Technology, Fast-Talk Communications and Qcept Technologies -- use technology developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, Qcept is the first company accepted into the ATDC from the VentureLab program, which was organized to help increase the commercialization of innovations developed at Georgia's research universities. Storm Shelter is the first company in ATDC's new Savannah program.
"Georgia Tech has played an important role in developing Georgia's technology economy," Hodges noted. "The large number of early-stage companies being built around innovations developed at Georgia Tech shows what the Institute means to the state's economy."