Building a community in the Southeast for the Southeast.
Founded in 2015 by business expert Charlie Goetz to connect startups and investors from across the Southeast, the RAISE Forum fosters collaboration within the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. RAISE is a program within the new Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Now presented by Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, the RAISE Forum will host a one-day funding forum that introduces companies to interested and active investors through formal presentations and networking opportunities. RAISE aims to keep early-stage companies in the Southeast by funding them locally. RAISE also features only Southeastern investors, focusing on group syndication, venture capital firms, large angel investor groups, and family offices.
Applications are open for the Startup Showcase
The Forum will showcase companies in the healthcare, software, manufacturing, fintech, and other innovative technology spaces. Using a highly disciplined approach to matching investors with startups, the Forum stresses entrepreneurial collaboration over competition. As a result, roughly one in five presenting companies go into funding through the Forum’s efforts, and all previously funded companies have remained in the Southeast.
Applications are open for post-revenue startups.
The deadline to apply is September 16. Apply here!
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