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Techstars Selects Collider Tech for its Atlanta Accelerator Program

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Collider Tech, a Chattanooga based startup which is developing a high-speed 3D printer for industrial use was picked to take part in Techstars Atlanta, an acclaimed “accelerator” program for budding businesses that marks its second year in Atlanta.

Collider CEO Graham Bredemeyer was at Techstars Atlanta Monday

“It’s great. We’re pumped to be participating and to be chosen,” said Bredemeyer, who took part in the Company Lab’s Gigtank accelerator program here in Chattanooga in 2016.

Techstars, which is at some 30 locations around the world, has a different focus than Gigtank, he said. Collider was still heavily in technical development during the Gigtank accelerator, he said. Now, its goal is to produce and sell five “beta” versions of its high-speed 3-D printer that can make parts from a variety of materials, including plastic, silicone and metal.

“You can make everything from a metal automotive part to a shoe sole,” Bredemeyer said. “We’re focused in right now in developing out our sales processes and sales pipeline.”

Techstars is one of the world’s best-known accelerators, Bredemeyer said, probably second only to Y Combinator.

“One of the goals of Techstars Atlanta is to help shine a light on our city as a hotbed for innovation,” said Managing Director Michael Cohn a news release.

Of the 41 counties represented in the applications, the nations with the most applicants were US, Nigeria, Israel, India and UK, the release said. Nearly a quarter of the total applications came from Atlanta. The Techstars Atlanta program will be capped off by Demo Day on Oct. 10.

Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, a communications, media and automotive services company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. The company’s national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and the auto auction company, Manheim.

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