The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the state of Georgia’s globally recognized technology incubator, is now accepting applications from startups with strong growth potential for its upcoming 2020 ATDC Venture Showcase to the West Coast March 24-25.
Building on the success of the Venture Showcases held across the United States during the past three years, ATDC and its co-hosts will once again visit San Francisco and Palo Alto, California. A similar trip was held in Boston and New York City in November of last year. The successes of previous ATDC Venture Showcases is one reason the incubator’s portfolio companies have raised more than $100 million in equity, grants, and debt for the past three consecutive years.
To be eligible, applicants must be Georgia-headquartered technology companies intending to raise a Series A or higher in the next six to nine months. The applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2020. Companies may apply using this link: https://forms.gle/D73KNn4Fsf2MLMz2A.
The 12 companies selected for the Venture Showcase will be notified March 2, 2020, after the selection committee has reviewed all applications.
The ATDC Venture Showcase series is co-hosted by Aprio, DLA Piper, Morris, Manning & Martin, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Silicon Valley Bank, and Venture Atlanta.
The effort is ATDC’s eighth Venture Showcase to meet investors based outside Atlanta since launching the initiative in the spring of 2017.
“We continue to build on the success of our trips,” said ATDC Investor Relations Manager, Brad Schweizer, adding during the seven previous Showcases, 85 presenting companies have met more than 275 venture capital funds.
“Venture capitalists are eager to see and learn what technology companies in Georgia are doing and how their innovative technologies are disrupting the marketplace,” he said.
The initiative is an offshoot of ATDC’s highly successful Investor Connect program. That effort allows funders — from angels to venture capitalists and corporate investors — to interact with the highly vetted, market disruptive, investor-ready companies in ATDC’s Signature and Accelerate portfolios.
About the Advanced Technology Development Center
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 one of the longest running and 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 https://atdc.org.