RAISE (Retention and Advanced Investment for the Southeast at Emory) Forum, presented by Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, is going down on November 6 at Emory University. This event, which has a healthcare bias, is the first of its kind to bring together startups and investors from across the Southeast. The goal of the event is to close the region’s funding gap and providing new and strategic investment opportunities to a broader pool of startups.
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 $1 million and $5 million. Eight to ten startups will be selected to present to active investors. 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 six-week training course to prepare for presentations.
Check out the details and apply today
November 6, 2015
Emory’s Goizueta Business School
1300 Clifton Road NE
Investor and Community Support
Current investor support for the Forum comes from across the region, and investors with Ethos Capital Partners, Capital A Partners, Atlanta Tech Angels, Harbert Ventures, AIM Group and more have expressed interest in the event.
Advisory support includes a mix of the region’s most influential startup ecosystem influencers and investors, including:
- Charlie Brock, Launch Tennessee
- Harold Brown, Atlanta Tech Angels, Advanced Technology Development Center
- Michael Blake, Startup Lounge
- Eloisa Klementich, Invest Atlanta
- Art Spalding, TAMM Net
Additional support comes from Georgia Bio and a number of other influential Southeastern startup ecosystem incubators and influencers. The forum is currently seeking additional event sponsors. Active investors or regional organizations interested in supporting the Forum, should click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and registration.
About RAISE Forum
RAISE Forum was founded in 2014 by Barry Etra as a vehicle for bringing together startups and investors from across the Southeast, fostering collaboration among the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The inaugural Forum will be held November 6, 2015 at Emory University, at which a select group of startups will have the opportunity to present to a hand-picked group of regional investors.