Microsoft today announced the opening of its second U.S.-based Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC). One of the main highlight is that this MIC is located in the historic Flatiron building. The state-of-the-art facility offers a comprehensive set of technology, tools and resources to startups, government, students and faculty.
The MIC is a result of the CityNext Digital Alliance between Microsoft and the city of Atlanta, which is part of Microsoft’s broader CityNext initiative. The alliance focuses on increasing access to Microsoft software and technology support for citizens — with an emphasis on K–20 education, student entrepreneurs, software startups and job seekers. It supports the local economy through increased digital literacy, career readiness and services for accelerating innovation.
Located in the iconic Flatiron Building, the MIC reflects Atlanta’s growing high-tech community, from the booming startup market to the large number of educational institutions. As part of Mayor Kasim Reed’s initiative to provide space and resources for developers and entrepreneurs in Atlanta, the building also houses flexible co-working space, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.
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