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Rise Up Startups: RAISE Forum Announces Call for Startups for Semi-Annual Event

by Angela King

Applications are now open for the eleventh semi-annual RAISE (Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory) Forum, taking place, November 13.  Presented by Emory’s Goizueta Business School, the Forum is the only forum in the southeast focused solely on funding companies.

This invitation-only virtual event brings together startups and investors from across the Southeast with the goal of closing the region’s funding gap at higher levels of funding.

Call for Startups

The Forum is accepting applications from post-revenue startups based in the Southeast (Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina) that are seeking funding between $500,000 and $5 million. Seven startups, in healthcare, software, manufacturing, fintech and other innovative technologies, will be selected to present to active, accredited investors in November.

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 previous funded companies have remained in the Southeast.

To be considered as a presenting startup, the company must agree to remain in the Southeast for five years, as well as participate in a short training which will prepare applicants for investor presentations.

Startups, in any field, are encouraged to apply.  The application period will close September 25.

Startups, apply here!  Good luck.

Featured image via RAISE Forum.

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