Rob Kischuk has once again delivered a thought-provoking piece on his blog titled: Startup communities are neighborhoods, not cities. Rob rocks because he’s writing about the Atlanta Startup Community. He’s also engaging major thought leaders and it’s all for the good of the community…erm, I mean neighborhood.
His post is a great start but let’s dive deeper into the neighborhoods. I view Atlanta having three different startup neighborhoods.
One: Tech Square – undoubtedly the biggest in the city. It’s proximity to Georgia Tech, ATDC, Venture Lab, TAG, provide the best density in the city. The Starbucks Tech Square is one of the most exciting places to be in Atlanta tech…anytime.
Two: The Westside – definitely the hippest tech neighborhood in the city. MailChimp and Scoutmob employees can be found grabbing lunch at Toscano’s and Sons, Bell’s Burritos, and WestEgg on the regular. Definitely a more creative side of the town that also contains art galleries, design studios, etc.
Three: Buckhead – more specifically Atlanta Plaza. David Cummings continues to build a mini-neighborhood of great companies in the top floor of the Atlanta Plaza building with numerous companies. It’s an awesome environment with free food, smart, positive people doing great things.
– Are we missing any?
– How and where do we create the density Rob and BFeld speak of?
– What areas provide the most serendipitous connections?
Great post Rob, keep writing.