About Us

The Dalton Innovation Accelerator (affectionately known as DIA) is Dalton, Georgia’s premier startup incubator located in the Historic Landmark Building. DIA was the combined brainchild of local business leaders who wished to feed Dalton’s entrepreneurial spirit and participate in the downtown revitalization efforts spearheaded by Believe Greater Dalton.


To make Dalton, Georgia the regional hub for entrepreneurship by capturing, inspiring, and strengthening the creativity within our community to facilitate new business growth.

Mission Statement

As a hub for innovation, we promote a culture of entrepreneurship in Northwest Georgia.

Meet Our Executive Director

Lauren Holverson, MBA


  • Business Incubation Management Certification from the International Business Innovation Association
  • Master of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia
  • Formerly managed the Burson Center in Carrollton, Georgia
  • Entrepreneur 

Strategic Partners

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