The highly anticipated event where active investors meet growing companies is back!
Applications are now open for the 17th semi-annual RAISE (Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory) Forum. 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 previously 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 that will prepare applicants for investor presentations.
Startups, in any field, are encouraged to apply. The application period will close September 28. The main event will be on November 10.
Startups, apply here! Good luck.
Featured image via Goizueta Business School at Emory University.