Igniting Innovation: Navigating the Startup Journey with ATDC

Tuesday, April 30, 4:05-4:25 pm
Room 236
Presenter: Robert "RED" Daniel—FinTech Catalyst and Program Manager at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
Modality: Traditional Talk


We'll dive into the heart of Georgia's vibrant startup ecosystem, spotlighting the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech. Celebrating four decades of unparalleled support, ATDC stands as a beacon for entrepreneurs, guiding them through the intricacies of the startup world. We'll explore how this esteemed incubator fosters innovation and nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit, providing a robust platform for success. Additionally, I'll share pivotal best practices that successful founders consistently leverage at the outset of their ventures. These strategies are not just about securing funding or finding the right market fit; they're about cultivating a mindset of resilience, adaptability, and visionary thinking. Join me as we uncover the secrets to thriving in the competitive landscape of startups and how to be equipped as founders with the tools you need for a prosperous entrepreneurial journey.


Robert "RED" Daniel

Robert manages the ATDC FinTech program, providing acceleration opportunities to portfolio companies, fostering their development and growth. He also manages ATDC relationships with investors, prospective business partners, CEOs, and community technology leaders to promote market outreach and business development in the FinTech ecosystem.

He is an accomplished executive in financial services, management consulting, hedge funds, payment operations, wealth management, and FinTech. Before joining ATDC, he facilitated peer-to-peer sessions with leading companies in the banking, payments, and FinTech space to uncover best practices in their operations, compliance, risk, and fraud units.

Robert is also Founder and Chief Comedy Officer of Standups & Startups which produces comedy events for the startup and small business community. Launched in late 2023, this Atlanta based company is quickly growing and expanding its shows into the Southeast.

Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business.


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