Event Showcases the Southeast’s Brightest and Most Promising Technology Companies, Fueling Engagement with Top-Tier Investors for 15th Year Running
ATLANTA, GA – June 8, 2016 – 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, today issued a call for presenting companies for its 2016 conference. The highly anticipated annual event is where leading entrepreneurs, investors, influencers and thought leaders convene for two days of extensive networking, engagement and partnership. Venture Atlanta’s past presenting companies have successfully connected with investors to help raise more than $1.6 billion—an amount that continues to grow. This year’s event will take place November 2-3 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
In addition to the opportunity to pitch their companies and products on-stage, selected companies will receive significant exposure to what is expected to once again be a sold-out crowd of business leaders representing the entire technology ecosystem. Presenting companies will also have one-on-one meetings with local and national venture fund groups and receive professional coaching, marketing counsel and support.
2015 Venture Atlanta Highlights
In 2015, Venture Atlanta showcased 32 companies, featured over 100 venture capital funds, hosted unparalleled networking opportunities with over 875 attendees and raised a record amount in sponsorships from major corporate sponsors including JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Mailchimp, UPS and Worldpay. Presenting companies last year included Insightpool, Roadie, Salesfusion and Terminus, among others.
“Venture Atlanta represents an opportunity to get your company on the map quickly,” said Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft and a past Venture Atlanta presenter. “The value of relationships and networking is unparalleled when it comes to building a business. Venture Atlanta helped us connect with the people we needed to engage with to take our company to the next level.”
Philip Lewis, Principal of Fulcrum Equity Partners added, “Venture Atlanta has been, and continues to be, vital to the cultivation of both early and growth-stage companies in our community. I look forward to seeing the talented crop of innovators that are selected this year to present.”
How to Apply
Early-stage and high-growth technology companies located in Georgia or the expanded footprint of Texas to D.C. seeking to raise capital in the next 12 to 18 months are encouraged to apply. There are no application fees and chosen presenters will attend the conference free of charge. To be considered, please submit a two-page summary and application by August 31, 2016. For more information, or to apply, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.
About Venture Atlanta
Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. As the region’s largest investor showcase, 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. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.