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Are You A Rising Startup Star? Venture Atlanta is Now Accepting Applications to Present This Fall

by Angela King

It’s time to step into the spotlight and show us what you’re made of!

Venture Atlanta, the premier investor showcase in the Southeast, today announced it has opened its 2018 call for companies. The region’s top innovative tech companies once again have the chance to vie for a spot on stage in October and join the ranks of highly successful Venture Atlanta alumni. Venture Atlanta has been connecting companies to capital, customers and partners for over a decade, with presenting companies having collectively raised over $2.5 billion and garnered over $14 billion in exits.

“This year we are focused on showcasing even more innovative companies throughout the Southeast, creating unique opportunities for them to jump into the spotlight, network and be discovered by top-tier investors,” said Paul Iaffaldano, managing director of BIP Capital and a Venture Atlanta board member, in a statement. “Venture Atlanta has truly become a foundation of the tech ecosystem in a region that is experiencing a whole new wave of innovation and growth.”

“Last year alone we witnessed dozens of companies funded as a result of the exposure and connections made at the conference.”

Join the ranks of BitPay, Kabbage, Roadie, Rubicon, SalesLoft, Terminus and many others. Here are your options.

Venture Atlanta Presenting Company: These companies will present on the main stage to over 900 attendees, including over 200 investors and hundreds of business leaders and executives. Presenting companies also receive valuable coaching and training hours, opportunities to set up one-on-one meetings with national venture funds, marketing counsel and exposure and access to exclusive events. Presenting companies should be technology companies seeking to raise capital in the next 12-18 months.

Venture Atlanta Showcase Company: Part of a new, annual showcase event, Venture Atlanta will select over 30 early-stage startups to be featured during the events’ cocktail party on October 16. These companies will receive a dedicated tabletop in the main networking hall. They will be selected during a Pitch Off on August 15th, where each startup will present their five-minute pitch to a room of investors and Venture Atlanta Board members.

How to Apply
There are no fees to apply and chosen presenters will attend the conference free of charge. Apply hereAll submissions must be received by Friday, August 3, 2018.

Featured image via Venture Atlanta (ByteGraph Events)

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