After CDL Atlanta graduation, OmniSpeech strengthens ties with Georgia's business ecosystem through ATDC.
ATLANTA — OmniSpeech, the artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology company on a mission to remove noise and improve voice quality across any app, device, or environment today announced it has been accepted into the Advanced Technology Development Center’s ATDC Accelerate portfolio of companies.
Founded by world-renowned electrical engineer and Atlanta native, Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson, OmniSpeech recently signed its second commercial agreement with a public company as more organizations and end users look to improve the quality of voice experience across apps and devices.
ATDC, a program of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, is the state of Georgia’s technology incubator. The ATDC Accelerate portfolio is for early-stage companies that have at least one full-time and one part-time employee, have developed a minimal viable product (MVP), and have begun refining product-market fit. Curriculum and services offered at this level are designed to accelerate customer acquisition and product development.
"We’re thrilled to have been accepted into ATDC as an accelerate company. There are few programs available that provide early-stage ventures this level of committed support to help founders scale,” said David “Prz” Przygoda, OmniSpeech CEO. “It's clear that ATDC is designed from the ground up to help young companies succeed. We’re excited to work with the ATDC team to maximize the opportunities that lie ahead.” David "Prz" Przygoda | CEO, OmniSpeech
OmniSpeech has experienced a rapid increase in the demand for its voice technology applications, accelerated by remote work, home creators, and the integration of voice assistants into billions of IoT devices globally. OmniSpeech has current live integrations with Aeris Communications as well as an exciting roadmap of product integrations publicly launching this year. OmniSpeech expects to raise its Series A this year. The company is currently ramping up hiring across departments with a goal of more than doubling staff by the end of 2022.
"The OmniSpeech team has done a great job getting the company off the ground and onboarding their first commercial customers,” ATDC Director John Avery. “We look forward to leveraging ATDC’s mentorship, funding network, and other resources to help this talented team scale the company to its full potential.” John Avery | ACDC Director
In conjunction with participation in ATDC, Nakia Melecio, ATDC’s senior startup and deep tech catalyst, will work with OmniSpeech as a business adviser and venture coach. Melecio, who is also a Georgia Tech senior research faculty and an adjunct instructor at the Morehouse School of Medicine, has served as a longtime technology startup mentor at several organizations including the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps), the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), MIT Hack Medicine, NSF I-Corps, and StartMe at Emory University.
"Nakia is a force multiplier for early-stage companies focused on commercializing advanced technology", Przygoda said. "We couldn't be happier to have him working with us as we push toward our Series A and expand OmniSpeech adoption with an exciting pipeline of new customers." David "Prz" Przygoda | CEO, OmniSpeech
"I'm excited to work with Carol and David as they ramp up the commercialization of their groundbreaking technology. Advanced speech technology applications are broad and growing as almost every app and device gets a microphone,” said Nakia Melecio, ATDC’s senior startup and deep tech catalyst. “We look forward to lending our strong network, experience, and resources to set them up for success.” Nakia Melecio | ATDC’s Senior Startup and Deep Tech Catalyst
OmniSpeech is a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI) voice technology including noise suppression. OmniSpeech’s groundbreaking speech extraction technology provides the highest quality background noise reduction and speech enhancement available, and with flexible implementation methods, can deliver superior voice quality on any app or device. For more information, visit: omni-speech.com.
About the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the state of Georgia’s technology startup incubator. Founded in 1980 by the Georgia General Assembly, which funds it each year, ATDC’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs in Georgia to help them learn, launch, scale, and succeed in the creation of viable, disruptive technology companies. Since its founding, ATDC has grown to become the longest running and one of the most successful university-affiliated incubators in the United States, with its graduate startup companies raising $3 billion in investment financing and generating more than $12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia. To learn more, visit atdc.org.
About Georgia Tech
The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a top 10 public research university developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute offers business, computing, design, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences degrees. Its nearly 44,000 students, representing 50 states and 149 countries, study at the main campus in Atlanta, at campuses in France and China, and through distance and online learning. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech is an engine of economic development for Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation, conducting more than $1 billion in research annually for government, industry, and society.
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