Atlanta Technology Growth – Past, Present & Future: Video of Atlanta Tech Leaders To Be Presented at Venture Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (October 2011) – Venture Atlanta 2011 Platinum sponsors Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Grant Thornton and Square 1 Bank have collaborated with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to create a video presentation of Atlanta Technology Growth – Past, Present & Future to premiere at the Venture Atlanta VIP dinner on October 25.

The video will feature key technology leaders in the Atlanta community who shaped the current foundation for entrepreneurial growth in the city. “This video is a platform for our recollections of tech leadership lessons from Atlantans  who were pivotal in guiding the direction of our community,” said John C. Yates, Chair of the Technology Group at Morris, Manning & Martin.

The video was crafted from recent interviews with, and footage of, the following technology leaders:

  • Dennis Hayes
  • Don House
  • Joan Herbig
  • Sig Mosley
  • Ben Dyer
  • Bill Goodhew
  • Said Mohammadioun
  • Alan Spurgin
  • Glenn McGonnigle
  • Jeff Arnold
  • David Hartnett
  • Tino Mantella
  • Fred Sturgis
  • Karen Robinson
  • Ashish Mistry
  • John Imlay
  • Andre Schnable
  • Paul Judge
  • Bill Nussey
  • Charles Brewer
  • Alan Taetle
  • Tom Noonan
  • Richard Brock
  • Charlie Paparelli
  • Tripp Rackley
  • Tycho Howle
  • James Davis


The video will also be used to promote Atlanta’s technology community and the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Atlanta.  After its premiere showing at the Venture Atlanta VIP dinner on the 25th, the video will be shown at the Morris, Manning & Martin exhibit table at the Venture Atlanta conference on the 26th.  The investor conference will be held at the Georgia Aquarium.  To register please  Click Here.

About Venture Atlanta 2011

Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s technology innovation event, is where Georgia’s top technology innovators meet the country’s top-tier investors. As the state’s largest investor showcase, Venture Atlanta connects Georgia’s entrepreneurs with venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual non-profit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).


About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin ( is a full-service law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity.MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, green industry, insurance, mergers & acquisitions and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah, Taipei, Beijing and Washington, D.C. and now an alliance with FGCN in São Paulo, Brazil.


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