ATLANTA, GA— Sept. 15, 2016— Venture Atlanta announced today that Techstars Atlanta, presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, will be a headline sponsor of its 2016 conference and will provide added value for investors attending the event. Techstars Atlanta’s Demo Day will take place on Nov. 1 and will lead into the conference. Demo Day will feature presentations from Techstars Atlanta’s 2016 class of 10 startups. Applications for the coveted spots came from around the globe, including 69 countries and six continents.
“Techstars Atlanta and Cox Enterprises share a common goal of raising visibility for Atlanta’s entrepreneurial community,” said Techstars Atlanta’s Managing Director Michael Cohn. “To help achieve this goal, we’ve aligned Techstars Atlanta’s inaugural Demo Day with Venture Atlanta to create a 3-day startup showcase for in-town and visiting investors. Combined, our two programs will offer investors access to some amazing entrepreneurs and startups from Atlanta, the region, as well as from around the globe.”
The Venture Atlanta Conference is attended by investors from across the country, technology entrepreneurs, senior technology executives and others who are interested in supporting emerging technology companies. More than 100 investment funds attended in 2015 to meet with peers and see exciting new companies. To date, Venture Atlanta has helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1.6 billion.
“We can’t think of a better way to kick off Venture Atlanta 2016 than with the Techstars Atlanta Demo Day,” said Allyson Eman, Executive Director of Venture Atlanta. “Our organizations’ goals are synergistic and tying these showcases together will attract and connect even more of the best and the brightest investors and entrepreneurs to our region, making this year’s event likely the most inspiring and successful one yet.”
Celebrating its inaugural year, Techstars Atlanta provides 90 days of rapid acceleration to boost entrepreneurs’ early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. Click here to reserve a general admission ticket for Techstars Atlanta’s Demo Day, which takes place on Nov. 1 at the Tabernacle.
About Venture Atlanta:
With the shared goal of bringing the premier venture capital event to the state of Georgia each year the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Technology Association of Georgia joined forces in 2008 to create the annual nonprofit event, Venture Atlanta. Building off 15 years of success and sold-out crowds, Venture Atlanta, a leading national technology conference and the largest investor showcase in the Southeast. Venture Atlanta is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. Venture Atlanta connects local entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
Located at Ponce City Market, Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond.