For the past six weeks, a group of Georgia’s most promising technology startups have worked closely with seasoned entrepreneurs to learn more about key startup issues. The training was part of ATDC/TAG CapVenture, a unique annual program designed to educate and equip new company executives for smarter and more productive capitalization of their business.
During the CapVenture finale event this Tuesday, Oct. 4, several of those participants will be pitching to investors, and you are invited to attend! In addition to gaining insight from the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals at the event.
“This year, we have a really strong program that we feel will be valuable to more than just our program participants,” said Amanda Shook, Senior Director at the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). “We also want to be able to showcase our CapVenture companies to the community. One of these companies will be selected to attend Venture Atlanta later in the month.”
The event costs $10 to attend and runs from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Newell Rubbermaid Auditorium, featuring a “fireside chat” with Tom Noonan, an operating partner at TechOperators, as well as John Yates, partner-in-charge of the Technology Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. In addition, the investor panel charged with judging the startup presentations includes moderator Mark Johnson of TTV Capital, Linnea Geiss of Arcapita, Sean Banks of TTV Capital and Mike Eckert of the Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA).
“Both young entrepreneurs and seasoned tech pros will receive insight and great networking opportunities at the event, while investors get to see some promising young companies that are getting ready for fundraising,” said Shook.
The CapVenture program features a combination of keynote speakers, presentations, and coaching and is tailored for startups seeking their first institutional round of financing. The program is split into two tracks: “Series A” for companies ready for venture capital, and “Seed,” which caters to companies who need funding but are not yet ready for venture capital. The “Series A” participants will be the ones presenting on Tuesday, with the top company gaining an automatic berth at Venture Atlanta. These companies include: Blue Mammoth Games, CodeGuard, GetOne Rewards, Pindrop Security, YouFinity and ViscidTech.
Although walk-ins will be allowed the night of the CapVenture finale event, attendees are encouraged to register by Oct. 4.