Jennifer Bonnett is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology/Software Development field specializing in web and mobile technologies. She is currently the Assistant Director of Education / Community Outreach at ATDC and Chief Chick (CEO) of StartupChicks.
ATDC is the oldest and largest research university affiliated incubators in the United States. Since it’s inception in 1980, ATDC has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating over 150 companies, which together have raised over $2 billion in outside financing. Headquartered in Atlanta’s Technology Square adjacent to Georgia Tech’s campus, ATDC serves as the hub for technology entrepreneurship in Georgia.
StartupChicks is a 501c3 focused on empowering women entrepreneurs through education, community, coaching, connections and investment.
Prior to these roles, Jennifer was CEO of Nexpense, a mobile expense management solution acquired by TRX in June of 2012; VP of Technology for Seacoast Synergy, a privately held technology business incubator; and co-founder / Chief Technology Officer of eTour.com.
eTour.com was an internet advertising engine similar in nature to a search engine. As the sole technology-oriented founder, she designed, developed, and launched the initial version of eTour.com in the spring of 1998. She eventually grew the technology staff to 60 employees, as the company grew to 180 employees. In 1999, eTour.com was labeled the “Most Addictive” site on the web by Industry Standard; the “coolest tool site” of the year by http://www.coolsiteoftheday.com; and was ranked number 1 in average days visited by MediaMetrix (a.k.a. the “stickiest” site on the web). By April of 2001, eTour had grown to 5 million subscribers and was ranked number 71 in total traffic for the world wide web by MediaMetrix. eTour was venture backed. eTour.com was acquired by Ask Jeeves (now ASK.com) in May of 2001.