Gwinnett Innovation Park Sparks Atlanta Entrepreneurs with First Nspire Companies

eHub Nspire Program Provides the Tools to Help Atlanta Entrepreneurs Transform from a Start-Up to a Thriving Business

ATLANTA-  October 12, 2011- Gwinnett Innovation Park, a
unique, affordable, low risk space alternative for start-ups, entrepreneurs,
independent professionals and teleworkers, announced today the first Nspire
Program companies, 8BIT and Core 3 Networks.  Launched this summer, the
eHub Nspire program helps spark and support Atlanta technology entrepreneurs by
providing them with resources and benefits to help them succeed, including
office space at Gwinnett Innovation Park (www.GwinnettInnovationPark.com),  at no cost for one year

“We had an amazing response to the Nspire program and we are excited to have 8BIT
and Core 3 Networks as our first Nspire resident companies. The Nspire program
is designed to give back to Gwinnett’s technology entrepreneurs and provide
them with that lucky break, which is often the difference between a successful
venture and a non-existent one,” said Marcy Powers with Gwinnett Innovation
Park.  “We look forward to working with 8BIT and Core 3 Networks to
provide them with the support they need to continue on their path to
success.”

8BIT (www.8BIT.io) creates world-class products for the web, including industry
recognized WordPress themes, plugins and in early 2012, their first SaaS
application. With a team of diverse talent, expertise in product development,
marketing, and blogging, 8BIT is striving to build a reputation for great
consumer blogging products and then using that platform to expand to SaaS
applications. Today, 8BIT’s products are used every day by thousands of
bloggers, photographers, developers, and churches.

Chris
Ames, product manager for 8BIT, recognizes the benefits of having office space
in the eHub community, “For the past two years 8BIT has been a virtual, geographically
distributed team; however being 100% virtual isn’t enough for us to accelerate
at the pace at which we want to grow.
Thanks to the Nspire program’s gift of office space for a year, our
goals just became a whole lot easier for us to accomplish.”

Core 3 Networks (www.core3networks.com), a custom application development and
hosting provider, identifies business processes that hinder efficiency and
designs multi-user mobile and web based applications to reinvent the process
completely.  From work order and dispatch systems to shipping and
receiving logistics, Core 3 Networks builds and supports applications designed
to improve productivity.

Chris Horne, CEO of Core 3 Networks, feels the
networking opportunities are one of the main advantages of the Nspire Program,
“One of the things that attracted us to the program  is the opportunity to
build new relationships and learn from each other’s experiences and challenges.
I believe that the design of the eHub Nspire program will be beneficial
to all of the new companies, helping each of us make it through the growing
pains of a start-up and allowing us to use each other as resources to achieve a
common goal: Success”

Nspire is designed to provide Atlanta-based technology entrepreneurs with the
resources and facility to succeed. The Nspire Program includes monthly
face-to-face time with a successful serial entrepreneur, access to marketing
and public relations advice and the opportunity to establish an office in
Gwinnett Innovation Park at no cost for one year.  Applications for the
Nspire Program are taken on an ongoing basis. Nspire companies are also
eligible for the quarterly Founders Grant which reward entrepreneurial
excellence and helps deserving companies continue on their path to success with
a $25,000 – no strings attached – stipend.

For more information or to download an application to become part of the Nspire
Program email applicant@gwinnettinnovationpark.com

 

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