Building Business in the Southeast
Founded in 2015 by business expert Barry Etra to connect startups and investors from across the Southeast, the RAISE (Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory) Forum fosters collaboration within the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to close the funding gap.
Now presented by Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, the RAISE Forum will host a one-day virtual funding forum on May 15 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.
Working with Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, RAISE will showcase companies ranging from healthcare to software, manufacturing, fintech and other innovative technologies. 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.
Investment, Intelligence, Collaboration
The Forum invites interested investors and community supporters to attend the showcase. With such great success in the past, the Forum is a great opportunity for investors to connect and collaborate with rising startups. Current investor support for the Forum comes from investors from Alder Group, BIP, VentureSouth, AIM Group, Fulcrum Equity, 11-11 Ventures and many more.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see leading startups in the region, May 15. Register here!
Featured image via Goizueta Business School at Emory University.