One of the groups that is working to boost entrepreneurial and startup activity in the Southeast is the StartupLounge. Each quarter, StartupLounge hosts a private networking event for
early-stage entrepreneurs and investors here in the Southeast. Formerly
called "Capital Connections", CapitalLounge takes place at a location in Atlanta that is only divulged to approved attendees. Who is approved? Fast-growth entrepreneurs based in the
Southeast U.S., as well as venture capital and angel investors from
around the country.
I tell nearly every entrepreneur that walks into ATDC looking for funding that the Capital Lounge is the place to start. The format for CapitalLounge is simple: cash bar, free gourmet food spread, lots of
networking, several hundred vetted attendees, and no fees at the door. Entrepreneurs need to go prepared to aggressively interact with the investors. To pitch if you will, in a non pitchy way.
The next CapitalLounge event is taking place on May 21 from 6 to 9 pm. If you are interested in attending you need to create a profile on StartupLounge. Once your profile is approved you can then apply to attend.
I hope to see you there!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the StartupLounge folks on going to be onsite creating a podcast during our Entrepreneurs Showcase. Stop by and say hi to Scott and Michael.