A Year in Review at the Village- 2015

December 29, 2015

As we celebrate our 3rd anniversary and the new year, we took a nostalgic look back at 2015. What a year it has been for Atlanta Tech Village! Here are a few highlights from our growing community and a very memorable 2015:

  • 737 members in January grew to 933 members this year.
  • 297 startups worked in the Village in 2015.
  • $250M+ capital has been raised by Village startups. Yes, that's a quarter of a billion dollars.
  • 43 Village startups have achieved 6 figures in funding or ARR.
  • 21 Village startups have achieved 7 figures in funding or ARR.
  • 2 student intern fairs were hosted connecting 829 students with job opportunities at 104 tech companies.
  • 337 people attended our 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase featuring 30 of our hottest Village startups.
  • 1,104 tweets were sent.
  • 5,577 mentions were tagged on Twitter.
  • 312 fitness classes were held in our gym.
  • 71 meet ups were hosted for networking.
  • 4 weekend long hackathons were hosted.
  • 1,664 tours were given.
  • 31 Retweets and 54 favorites gave us our top tweet of the year.
  • 2 companies graduated from the Village after outgrowing our space- Yik Yak and ClockwiseMD.
  • 600 glow sticks were bought for our epic 2nd Annual Members Only Block Party.
  • 421 ping pong balls were used and abused.
  • 433 events were hosted by our amazing events team.
  • 100+ pitches were made to investors and Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola and Turner.
  • 15,996 pints of beer were drunk.
  • 1700 pounds of coffee were purchased.
  • 10 epic Village Elf videos were made.
  • 45 Startup Chowdowns were hosted and 10,672 meals were served to entrepreneurs.
  • 6,500 high fives and fist bumps were given by our beloved security guard Jewell. (Seriously, he averages 25 a day).
  • 44 Villagers competed in an epic Dodgeball tournament.
  • 13 electric vehicle charging stations were added in the Village deck.
  • 7,216 new organic Twitter followers were gained for a total of 16,500+.

We are looking forward to 2016 and all the promise it holds for our amazing Village family and the startup community of our great city. Dream big, Atlanta!

December 29, 2015
Karen Houghton