Alpharetta technology panel gets new name

The Alpharetta Technology Commission, a nonprofit created by the city as an advisory organization, has a new name: Tech Alpharetta. Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle announced the name change recently at the group’s annual technology dinner.

Formed in 2012, the 501(c)(6) nonprofit is made up of local technology leaders. It opened an Innovation Center in 2015 where entrepreneurs, start-ups, businesses and venture capitalists can network. Today, the city has more than 600 technology companies.

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“For some time now, we have supported the entire Alpharetta technology ecosystem from start-ups to enterprise-level companies, and our new name wholly represents who we are and what we do today,” Tech Alpharetta CEO Karen Cashion said.

Belle Isle said, “Tech Alpharetta now will continue to bridge our vision and reality … (as) Technology City of the South.”