Georgia Tech’s Flashpoint
Georgia Tech’s– Flashpoint
Flashpoint is a startup accelerator that offers entrepreneurial education and access to experienced mentors, experts, and investors in an immersive, shared-learning, and open workspace. The program, the first public-private partnership of its type in the country, brings together resources from the university, private secto, and startup leaders to accelerate innovation and growth. A $1 million fund, created by an investment firm working with Atlanta angel investors, invests between $15,000 and $25,000 in startup funds a company. In January 2011, Flashpoint held its first “demo day” with 15 startups from the initial Flashpoint group that included Georgia Tech faculty and students.
Really the first public-private partnership of it's type in the country? Maybe the first in Georgia... ASU, Stanford, MIT, and all the others already doing it don't count?