Engage

Engage Ventures is a venture fund, go-to-market program, and corporate innovation platform in partnership with 16 leading corporations, Georgia Tech, Invest Georgia, and Tech Square Ventures. Cox was one of the founding Atlanta corporations and our President and CEO Alex Taylor is on the Board of Directors. Cox actively assists Engage through mentorship, education, and collaboration.

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Accomplishments

Engage has strengthened Atlanta’s innovation ecosystem by connecting leading executives of companies with entrepreneurs who are building disruptive businesses and pioneering new technologies. Cox and Engage corporate partners have entered into over 140 contracts with startups, with more in progress. About 70% of Engage startups are Southeast-based, and 40% are in Atlanta. And Georgia-based Engage startups employ over 1,000 people. Additionally, Georgia-based Engage companies have raised a combined $530 million to date.

TEAM

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Bill Nussey
Partner, Engage and Tech Square Ventures

Bill is a Partner at Engage and Tech Square Ventures. In this role, oversees the growth of the Engage program and fund. Bill spent most of his career as a tech CEO, founding Da Vinci Systems, before working as a venture capitalist with Greylock. He served as CEO of iXL and later Silverpop before they were acquired by IBM 2014, when Bill was promoted to IBM’s VP Corporate Strategy. 

Bill received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

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Taylor Chance
Corporate Director

Taylor Chance is the Director of Corporate Innovation at Engage and is responsible for building a world-class program that delivers accelerated innovation, learning, and networking opportunities to our partner companies and executives. 

Prior to Engage, Taylor served in management consulting roles at Atlanta-based firm, GXG and at Marriott International where she was a Senior Manager of Enterprise Strategy for the Global Loyalty Business. Taylor is an Atlanta native and earned her B.S. in International Affairs and Political Science from the University of Georgia. 

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Maddie Harper
Manager, Enterprise Accelerator Program, Engage

Madeline “Maddie” Harper is the Manager of the Enterprise Accelerator Program at Engage where she is responsible for operations and program design. 

She was previously a Corporate Development and Sales Associate at Stackfolio, Inc. where she worked with product, sales, and operations teams on projects encompassing corporate strategy, B2B sales, and internal operations. 

Maddie earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she specialized in Operations and Supply Chain Management with a certificate in Leadership and Organizational Change.

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