This year, Venture Atlanta is celebrating a big milestone—and we’re doing it by looking Forward.
After 15 years of connecting companies with capital, it would be easy to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned, how far we’ve come, and how much we’ve accomplished. After all, our events now welcome more than 1,200 attendees annually and have led to $6.5B in funding raised and $16B in successful exits. We’ve come a long way from the couple hundred attendees and 20 funds that we had at our inaugural event in 2008.
Much like the entrepreneurs and investors who participate in our conferences, however, we understand that, to be the best, you must constantly be innovating. So, while we’re proud of our successes thus far, we’re challenging ourselves to be bigger and better by thinking Forward.
Introducing Venture Atlanta Forward: The 2022 Conference
The future is bright, motivating, and game-changing—just like Venture Atlanta—and we want this year’s conference to reflect the energy and excitement of things to come. To accomplish this, we’re innovating and re-imaging the Venture Atlanta experience as a whole. That means a new design aesthetic, programming, entertainment, and networking experiences abound.
It also means a brand new venue: The Woodruff Arts Center and Atlanta Symphony Hall. This sleek, modern, elegant space strikes a balance between art and technology—because, in many ways, you can’t have one without the other. Hosting the region's premier tech conference at the region's premier art venue felt like the right choice in offering an elevated experience for participants and attendees alike.
What’s more, our presenting companies are innovative, and we wanted the space and experience to reflect their forward-thinking mentality, too. Here’s a look at some of the tech-driven industries our pitch companies represent:
- B2B Marketplace
- Blockchain / Crypto
- Consumer Products
- Digital Health
- Digital Media
- Enterprise/B2B Software
- Financial Technology
- Real Estate & Property Tech
Our panelists are also incredibly inspiring and future-thinking. Last year, we had the pleasure of hearing from game-changers and innovators, including:
- Ben Chestnut - Co-Founder & CEO of Mailchimp
- Robert F. Smith - Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Vista Equity Partners
- Dan Schulman - President & CEO of PayPal
- Arlan Hamilton - Founder & Managing Partner at Backstage Capital
This year, we hope to surprise and delight once again with an equally compelling lineup of panelists.
In short, we’re taking everything you know and love about Venture Atlanta and leveling it up in an unforgettable way.
Looking Forward to Venture Atlanta 2022
Mark your calendars: VA 2022 will be held on Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop on conference announcements, sponsorship opportunities, our call for companies, registration dates, and more.