IgniteHQ Member Feature: Kevin Leclair

By IgniteHQ | May 6, 2018

IgniteHQ’s newest mentor Kevin Leclair is a software engineering leader with a passion for utilizing technology to solve complex business challenges and generate business value. Leclair’s current position as Director, Software Engineering at Aaron’s, Inc. places him on the forefront of technology and entrepreneurship. He leads a team of software engineers in building and delivering […] Read More

IgniteHQ Member Feature: Michael Kandilakis, Macro Pros

By IgniteHQ | Apr 16, 2018

For over fifteen years, Michael Kandilakis played a key role in supporting companies’ IT and staffing needs through positions at various consulting firms. He gained a vast amount of expertise while building an impressive client base, so when his buddy Todd Barnes, the co- founder of DC based management consulting firm Macro Solutions asked him […] Read More

Celebrating our First Year in Marietta

By IgniteHQ | Apr 10, 2018

A year ago, we began with a spark, a simple vision to create a space where startups thrive. Through our robust partnerships and resources, IgniteHQ’s entrepreneurs benefited from educational instruction, professional mentors and funding opportunities, everything needed to grow and prosper. Today, we’re proud to be part of the success of a dozen companies and counting. […] Read More

Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders Join IgniteHQ Board

By IgniteHQ | Feb 15, 2018

IgniteHQ welcomes Kennesaw State University Interim President Dr. Ken Harmon to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of IgniteHQ. In addition, IgniteHQ is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Andy Crowe, Rachel Ford, Sharon Mason and Trey Sanders. […] Read More

Need a CTO? Kode Smart Labs Has You Covered

By IgniteHQ | Jan 17, 2018

IgniteHQ member Kode Smart Labs is driving the success of early stage companies by servicing the most important need to all startups – technology. A startup itself, Kode Smart Labs formed after its founder noticed a significant deficiency in technology support among entrepreneurs. “We noticed many early-stage companies failing due to lack of a CTO […] Read More

IgniteHQ Partners With Indian Accelerator to Expose Southern Startups to Global Markets

By IgniteHQ | Jan 16, 2018

IgniteHQ, a startup hub in Marietta, Georgia, has partnered with India-based venture development firm to bring their accelerator programming and global development opportunities to U.S. entrepreneurs. Commence Mint will replicate its already-successful program at IgniteHQ, providing accepted startups with funding, education opportunities, mentorship, advising, and a trip to India. Commence Mint operates both an early-stage […] Read More

IgniteHQ was one of the top tech stories in 2017.

By IgniteHQ | Jan 2, 2018

IgniteHQ was one of Hypepotamus’ top stories of 2017. See the entire list here.        

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IgniteHQ, Thrive Coworking Partner Amid Opening of Thrive New Location

By IgniteHQ | Dec 20, 2017

IgniteHQ and Thrive Coworking are pleased to announce a new partnership between the two entities. The announcement coincides with Thrive Coworking’s Grand Opening of its new location in downtown Alpharetta. IgniteHQ, an ecosystem of investors, enterprises, and entrepreneurs located off Marietta Square, will provide  Thrive’s members international accelerators, funding opportunities and talent to scale. In […] Read More

New Partnership Gives Global Exposure to IgniteHQ Startups

By IgniteHQ | Dec 13, 2017

For most startups, business begins in their local market but for many successful startups, business can quickly turn down a global road where entrepreneurs hope to expand their impact and thrive. Indian venture development firm Commence Mint assists early age startups as they go to market, scale and raise funds through a highly competitive and […] Read More