Roberson said technology developed at Digital Ignition has already moved to large technology companies.
“Inside the walls of Digital Ignition as one example, our team of technologists conceived the technology, incubated the business and eventually sold Strong Digital Media to Firefly Systems, the mobile digital advertising network in which we now have a $13 million investment alongside prominent venture funds including Google Ventures and NFX,” he said.
“We look forward to supporting the greater Atlanta entrepreneurial community as we expand Digital Ignition to meet demand from member companies over the next six to 12 months,” Roberson said.
Joanne Sanders, president of EWISE Communications and general manager of Digital Ignition, said the expansion will not just impact the size of the space but also what can be done there.
“We are excited for the opportunity to expand our co-working and business incubator launch pad,” Sanders said. “We will more than double the space available for member companies, and we plan to expand not only our footprint, but also our initiatives to host pitch presentations, connect members with potential funding groups, and collaborate with area companies to reach new levels of success.”
Digital Ignition serves companies in the health care, education, information technology, robotics automation, cybersecurity, transportation, blockchain, artificial intelligence and internet industries.
In 2019, the space was host to “Talking Traffic Lights,” a software challenge using data to help solve traffic problems and giving the winner a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT partnered with Digital Ignition and the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce as 36 participants used data gathered by GDOT to come up with traffic solutions.
Per the release, Digital Ignition has served “as a business launching pad for 40 rapidly growing companies in the region.”