The Russell Center

Atlanta, GA

Case Study

The Herman J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a 50,000 SF campus in one of Atlanta’s fast growing downtown neighborhoods that is focused on black entrepreneurship. The program will involve professors from local universities like Emory, Morehouse, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, and Georgia State. The Russell Center is an incubator for tech companies and operating businesses with physical products or content through its Launch Pad Innovation Studio. Four thousand square feet of the building will be reserved so entrepreneurs can host banks, institutional investors, angels and government entities. Along with financing from the Russell family and a grant from the EDA, the center will be sustainable through offering memberships.

Links to relevant articles:

  1. Russell Center l Atlanta’s Home for Black Entrepreneurs
  2. Minority-focused Russell Center For Entrepreneurship And Innovation Opens To First Members
  3. OZ Best Practices Report (pgs 39 & 43)

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