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Atlanta Suburb Funding Autonomous Vehicle Track and Accelerator

HYPEPOTAMUS: May 1, 2018 –The city of Peachtree Corners, a northern suburb of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, is testing those potential benefits with a city-owned autonomous vehicle track and an accompanying advanced vehicle technology accelerator.

Peachtree Corners to Use Tech Pkwy for Self-driving Shuttle

GWINNETT DAILY POST: April 25, 2018 – By this time next year, Peachtree Corners residents will see a self-driving shuttle bus driving up and down one of the city’s streets. Officials are touting it as an economic development opportunity that could attract companies working with self-driving vehicle technology to Peachtree Corners.

Gwinnett City Planning Autonomous Shuttle

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: April 25, 2018 – The city of Peachtree Corners revealed Wednesday its $2 million plan to build a self-driving shuttle that will run up and down one of its primary thoroughfares. The ultimate goal, though, isn’t to taxi people around, or to relieve traffic congestion, or to be greener. It’s to fuel economic development.

Autonomous Vehicle Track & Accelerator Coming to Peachtree Corners

PRESS RELEASE: April 25, 2018 – Prototype Prime will be the headquarters for the new Advanced Vehicle Technology Accelerator, which features a 1.4 mile autonomous vehicle track in the Technology Parkway corridor of Peachtree Corners, as well as an accelerator program that is open to major local brands, Fortune 500 companies, and small startups.

Food Trucks at Prototype Prime

4 Dates · Apr 11 - May 23 Prototype Prime invites the Peachtree Corners and Technology Park communities to join us for a food truck lunch! On Wednesday, May 9th, we will have the Sunshine Alchemy and 6-Pack Subs food trucks at our place. Join us!

Gwinnett Entrepreneurs Benefit from Collaborative Spaces

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE: December 15, 2017 – Prototype Prime Co-Founder and Executive Director Sanjay Parekh is featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle talking about Gwinnett County's commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Incubating an Economy

AMERICAN CITY & COUNTY: DECEMBER 6, 2017 – More and more, cities are using public funds to create incubators that cultivate small businesses.

Can Amazon Fit into Atlanta's Corporate Culture?

GPB News: November 3, 2017 –Amazon turned heads when it announced its looking for its second headquarters. Atlanta is one of the favorites, but how will how the company fit into our very distinct corporate culture? Sanjay lends his take.

Unique Incubator Primes Startups for Success

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE: September 8, 2017 –What makes Prototype Prime different from other startup incubators in Atlanta? We're focused on the year 2100 and putting a spotlight on Atlanta that shows the world that not only are there are smart and awesome people here, but also that as a city and a company we have the best of what Atlanta has to offer.

Dated Tech Park Will Transform into Tech Hub

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE: September 8, 2017 – The resurgence of Tech Park begins with Peachtree Corners' commitment to the live/work/play communities that Millennials actively seek out in today's economy. The article details Prototype Prime's role as an important facet of that equation.

How This Water Quality Startup Pivoted to Address the Domestic Market

ATLANTA, GA, August 30, 2017 – Shannon Evanchec is a Prototype Prime member who, along with her co-founder, was featured in Hypepotamus about her startup journey which began in India and really took shape through Georgia Tech's CREATE-X incubator program. Their initial product was very similar to others in the international market, so the duo has since decided to pivot to providing water testing kits for the domestic market.

New, Emerging Tech Businesses Get Tax Break from City

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA, March 27, 2017 – For budding entrepreneurs who have ideas for technology-based businesses, establishing their business in Peachtree Corners may be one of their first best decisions in launching their new venture.Last summer the city council passed an ordinance waiving the occupational tax fees (business licenses as they are better known), for new and emerging technology businesses.

Donate to Prototype Prime Through Your Amazon Purchases

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA, March 7, 2017 –Prototype Prime, the new startup incubator located on the first floor of the Peachtree Corners city hall building, opened its doors last fall. The young 501c3 non-profit is already home to over a half dozen teams of entrepreneurs working on their concepts.

Invention Nets Entrepreneur $2,500 from City

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA, February 28, 2017 –There are 122 professional sports teams around the country with a fan base that numbers in the millions. The problem for fans – and sports team owners – is how to connect the two for the ultimate fan experience.