Entrepreneur-In-Residence (ATDC EIR) Extension Professional I/II - 43793

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) | Part-time


This position directly supports the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond.  Primarily this position (normally on a part-time basis) provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) member companies in strategic areas that foster development and encourage their growth. Georgia Tech EIRs are comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs and/or angel investors with successful business backgrounds in order to help guide ATDC companies through high-growth/funding stages.  Incumbents in this role must possess recent early-stage startup experience serving in a leadership role as a startup founder, CEO, CFO, etc.

Applicants with experience in the following specialty areas are preferred: FinTech (Financial Technology), Cybersecurity, Life Sciences, & I.O.T. (“Internet of Things,” Connected Devices).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and assess the business potential of ATDC applicant companies and provide recommendations for membership when appropriate.
  • Cultivate and advise member companies in strategic areas that foster development and encourage the growth of assigned technology startups.
  • Educate and provide guidance on the appropriate business development and operational areas that support development and growth.
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with investors and technology leaders to promote market outreach and business development.
  • Develop and support the delivery of entrepreneurial programs and/or events to promote business development and growth among member companies and applicants.
  • Identify and/or develop resources to cultivate and assist member companies and applicants.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Technology, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related/relevant field.
  • Work Experience: Five to seven years of job-related experience (or equivalent combination of education and work experience).  This position requires recent (within the past 1-3 years) experience as: (1) Founder of a technology startup or early-stage startup experience; and/or (2) Leadership experience managing a technology company; and/or (3) Leadership or supporting role in securing multiple rounds of financing (angel or venture).
  • Skills: Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess complex information; coaching and consulting experience; and an ability to use independent judgment and communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: MBA and/or Masters Degree in a related/relevant field.
  • Preferred Skills/Work Experience: Ten years of job-related work experience.


The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is a startup incubator that helps technology entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and grow successful companies.  ATDC is one of the oldest and most successful research university-affiliated incubators in the United States and was named by Forbes as one of the "Top 12 Business Incubators Changing the World.”  Founded in 1980, ATDC has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating more than 150 companies, which together have raised over $2 billion in outside financing.  To learn more about ATDC, visit: atdc.org

Note: This position does not provide relocation expenses to the successful candidate. 


Final applicant(s) will be required to undergo an extensive pre-employment background check including verification of education credentials through providing “official” (non-student issued) higher education transcripts; a detailed online past performance report from at least 3-5 professional references; and verification of any other applicable credential information submitted with the application.