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As one of the largest venture capital conferences and communities in the nation, Venture Atlanta is singular chance for the best startups and the most notable investors and innovators in the region to connect. This year, Venture Atlanta is giving founders the biggest opportunity in conference history to gain exposure and the possibility of investment.
Over two days, Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase Live will put a select group of pre-seed and seed-stage companies on stage at Venture Atlanta. They will pitch their businesses to a huge audience of fellow innovators and a large group of interested, experienced investors. Through partnership with some of the most active funds in the Southeast, including BIP Ventures and our friends at Catalyst by Wellstar, Florida Funders, and Knoll Ventures, one pre-seed / seed-stage startup will win a $500K investment prize!
This is one of the largest pitch competitions in the nation – the largest in Venture Atlanta history. A record number of startups – 525 in all – applied to participate. Through a highly selective and competitive application process supported by a group of experienced, seasoned investor and entrepreneur volunteers, 40 extraordinary companies made it to the next step.
Over the past few weeks, those top 40 startups participated in mentoring days and gained pitch preparation guidance from experienced volunteer mentors. And on September 13th, those founders gathered on the rooftop in the heart of Atlanta’s innovation community to hear who the top ten startups would be.
Ten companies will pitch on stage at Venture Atlanta for a chance to be one of the final four to compete during Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase Live for the $500,000 investment prize. The companies span industries and maturity but all of them are tech-enabled and at a point in their development where direct exposure to more than 420 investors and the chance of funding will catalyze growth. These ten companies will be the first to step onto the Startup Showcase Live stage.
Congratulations to every founder who submitted a pitch, to the 40 that made it to the rooftop of Atlanta Tech Village, and to these ten startups that will stand on stage and represent the power and impact of the innovation ecosystem!
Join us for Venture Atlanta! You don’t want to miss the chance to experience Startup Showcase Live and see these brilliant founders in their element. This is where the innovation community will be on September 27th and 28th.