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Accelerating Innovation

Accelerating Innovation

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at Cox. We live in an exciting time, with technology and innovation driving the global ecosystem. Cox Enterprises is proud to take a leading role in accelerating and supporting innovation within our industries and communities while exploring spaces that demonstrate an opportunity for further growth. Our investments keep us energized, connecting us to the next generation of talent and creating a culture of innovation.

The Bridge: Atlanta

Cox is a proud partner of The Bridge: Atlanta — the first location for The Bridge in North America.

The Bridge connects local entrepreneurs and the city’s biggest corporations to grow new businesses and ideas. Through mentorships and networking opportunities, startups like Dasdak, Tawkers and Top Pick get exclusive tips from top executives on how to bring their designs and products to the market.

The Bridge: Atlanta
Endeavor

Endeavor

Endeavor is a nonprofit program that leverages regions’ entrepreneurial spirit to drive job creation, sustained economic growth and a culture of paying it forward to future generations of startup founders. With seed funding from Cox Enterprises, the global program expanded its U.S. presence through the launch of Endeavor Atlanta.

To date, companies led by Endeavor entrepreneurs have created more than 600,000 jobs and often go on to mentor and invest in the next generation of founders or serve on the boards of Endeavor offices.

Engage

Cox Enterprises, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Committee for Progress were responsible for bringing 10 forward-thinking companies together to establish Engage. Engage is a mentorship-driven accelerator program that provides funding, support and market access for innovative technology startups.

The 10 corporations have committed a total of $15 million to the venture fund and will actively support the accelerator through mentoring, education and collaboration.

Engage
Techstars Atlanta

Techstars Atlanta

Techstars is an internationally recognized accelerator that supports entrepreneurs and helps boost their early-stage businesses and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding.

Cox Enterprises President and CEO Alex Taylor had long wanted to establish a global technology hub in the already diverse and emerging Atlanta start-up ecosystem. And in 2016, the first cohort of Techstars Atlanta was born.

For 90 days, 10 startups work in a creative space in the heart of midtown Atlanta, receiving expert counsel and support from a network of more than 100 local mentors — including dozens of Cox employees. The program concludes with a Demo Day presentation, during which the companies pitched their business ideas to Cox executives and a crowd of more than 800.

Learn more about Techstars Atlanta and how to participate in its annual program.

Innovation

One of our core values at Cox is embracing new technology, but we take it a step further by staying at the forefront of it all. Investing in new ways of thinking allows us to keep up with changing industries and stay ahead of other businesses.

Clutch Technologies

Clutch Technologies

Part of the Cox Automotive portfolio of brands, Clutch Technologies pushes the boundaries of the auto industry. This technology platform with an advanced business model allows consumers to match their car to their life. The car subscription service has a nearly 1:1 car-to-customer ratio that has put Clutch on the road to success.

Trapollo

Patients no longer need to leave home to consult with their physicians. Trapollo connects people to their doctors and brings health care into the home. Trapollo designs, deploys and manages large-scale, nationwide telehealth and remote health monitoring programs for chronic disease management, independent living, and employer health and wellness programs. Under Cox, the health care system creates innovative solutions for superior results.

Trapollo
Cleantech

Cleantech

Cleantech (clean technology) is the investment in business sectors that include sustainable products and services. The industry spans many verticals, and we have narrowed our focus to three areas that match our priorities and demonstrate a global need: agriculture, water and energy. Through Cleantech, we’ve brought together the people, passion and capital to pioneer a new path for growth at Cox.