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Tips for presenters

7 Ways to Get the Most out of Venture Atlanta 2018

Advisory Board Member, Matthew May, Share Tips for Presenters, Investors, and Attendees Matthew May, Venture Atlanta Advisory Board Member and Acuity Co-Founder and COO, has been heavily involved with Venture Atlanta since 2012. From years of attending Venture Atlanta and leading company coaching, he knows how to get the most out of the event. Here…

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state of startups

Georgia Continues its Climb as Innovation Hub

We at BIP Capital recently issued our second annual The State of Startups SM in the Southeast report, delivering a comprehensive overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in this region of the country, including Georgia. The report reviews startup activity throughout nine states in the southeastern United States over the five-and-a-half-year time period from January…

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Reasons to attend Venture Atlanta

VA Connects: Six Reasons to Attend Venture Atlanta

In 2017, Acuity had the pleasure of being a presenting sponsor of Venture Atlanta, the region’s premier opportunity for top-tier investors to connect with the area’s most promising technology companies. Throughout the two-day conference, Acuity COO Matthew May learned first hand how essential, and diverse, the conference network is. To get in the headspace for…

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Women Founders

The Real Truth About Women Founders. What Are We Doing About it?

We know the statistics about women founders and venture capital. It’s been widely documented that women entrepreneurs are vital to our national economic growth and prosperity, yet only 2% of venture capital funding went to female founders in 2017. For black female founders the statistics are even more underwhelming. On the capital side of the…

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strategies to help your startup

7 People Strategies To Help Your Business Thrive

When you’re starting a new business, aligning your people with your business goals is a critical piece of making your company successful. Here are seven strategies to help your startup prosper. 1. Create an authentic culture As soon as you can, establish your company culture. Every successful business is built on a positive and consistent…

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Behind the Scenes Venture Atlanta 2017

Behind the Scenes of Venture Atlanta 2017 With TechSquare Labs

It’s been over a month since our 10 year anniversary event at the College Football Hall of Fame. Now that Venture Atlanta 2017 is behind us, we wanted to share highlights from the big event from the eyes of the participants, investors, and tech enthusiasts in attendance. Up first is local entrepreneur and investor, Allen Nance,…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Participating in a Venture Conference

While there is no one sure path to startup success, connecting with investors is typically a smart move for any entrepreneur looking to scale. Participating in a venture conference is a great way to get yourself in front of multiple investors at once, potentially opening up a lot of doors for a growing business. With…

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innovative startup culture

5 Examples of Innovative Startups With Great Company Culture

Fostering a positive and proactive company culture should be at the forefront of any business strategy. It’s what sets your company apart from the rest. A happy workforce makes for productive results, so it’s no wonder that companies of all shapes and sizes are working hard to make their organizations into exceptional places to work.…

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funding atlanta

What Type of Funding Is Best For Your Business?

In honor of Venture Atlanta’s ten year anniversary, we are featuring the thought leadership of incredible coaches and sponsors who help bring the event to life year after year. Recently, we had the chance to sit down with Square 1 Bank’s Ned Hill, bringing over 25 years of experience as an operator, consultant and investor…

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startup fast pitch

Startup Fast Pitch 101: What Top Investors Are Looking For

In honor of Venture Atlanta’s 10 year anniversary we are featuring the incredible sponsors who help bring the event to life year after year. Recently, we we sat down with Steve Tye, Managing Director at Croft & Bender with over 15 years of investment banking and private equity experience, to give you expert insights into what top…

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