David Cummings on why Atlanta is a startup hub

A tech boom is in full swing, especially in Atlanta. Many entrepreneurs are taking advantage of all the city has to offer tech startups. Atlanta entrepreneur David Cummings is one of them.

“In Atlanta, you can come in with very little money, scrape by and work fulltime on your startup,” said Cummings. “It’s a lot more viable to bootstrap your company here than other cities that are significantly more expensive.”

Atlanta’s relatively low cost of living, plethora of talent and resources all make for a startup-friendly atmosphere.

“The tech boom represents sustainable growth in the industry,” said Cummings. “Atlanta has always had the natural ingredients to be a really successful tech startup center.”

Cummings’ biggest piece of advice for thriving in the Atlanta startup scene is networking. That, and timing is everything: “You have to go with your gut as to when the market is ready for your business idea,” said Cummings. “It’s like Goldilocks — you don’t want to be too early or too late, you have to be just right. Sometimes you won’t know until two or three years after launch. Timing is really important.”

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