Company applications for VA 2019 are now closed. Selected companies will be announced 9/16.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
We are seeking companies in all stages of growth (ranging from very early to growth stage) to present on the VA stage or in our Showcase. We will have over 300 investors in attendance, and they are looking to hear from the most innovative companies across the Southeast.
These companies will have five minutes to pitch on the Venture Atlanta main stage. This is an opportunity for early to growth stage companies to raise money or scale. Here are the benefits of being a Venture Atlanta Presenting Company:
The Venture Atlanta Showcase was added in 2017 to give early-stage or pre–revenue companies the opportunity to get on the radar of investors. Here are the benefits of being a Venture Atlanta Showcase Company:
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Companies from all over the Southeast (Texas to D.C.) apply to pitch at Venture Atlanta.
This is a chance to represent your city and put your company in front of
top investors, execs, and technology experts.
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Our Pitch Off on August 14th is a way for hundreds of applicants to be narrowed down to 30. If you are selected for the Pitch Off, you will have a 50/50 chance of being chosen to present on the VA stage.
DATES TO REMEMBER
MAY 15TH - APPLICATIONS OPEN
AUGUST 2ND - APPLICATIONS CLOSE
AUGUST 14TH - PITCH OFF (MUST BE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE)
AUGUST 21ST - COMPANIES NOTIFIED PRIVATELY IF SELECTED
SEPTEMBER 16TH - PRESENTING COMPANIES ARE PUBLICLY ANNOUNCED
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The 2019 Venture Atlanta conference will be two full days of company pitches, keynote speakers, panel sessions, and great networking. Please see above for details on company participation.
Applications are open May 15th - August 2nd. The deadline will not be extended for any reason. To apply, simply fill out the application on our website, and submit a one-page executive summary (which you can download above). There’s no cost associated with applying for or being selected as a Presenting Company or a Showcase Company.
We have a broad range of technology that we accept and have featured companies from wearables to electric cars. We also feature the following:
- Communication Technology
- Financial Services Technology
- Health IT
- Information Security
- Data and Information Management and Analytics
We will select 30 – 35 companies to participate as a Presenting Company on stage and an additional 30 – 35 companies to participate in the Venture Atlanta Showcase.
Companies must be tech-enabled and looking to raise capital within the next 12 - 18 months. This means if you are raising money now, or plan to in the next year, you should apply! Companies in all stages of growth will be considered to present.
NOTHING! It’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to get on stage and receive excellent exposure for their business. You have nothing to lose! And, it’s free to apply.
YES! Venture Atlanta is known for its quality coaching. We provide three rounds of coaching in various formats to best fit your needs. You’ll receive exposure to top CEOs who have raised money and been in your shoes as well as investors to give invaluable feedback and help with your pitch. All selected companies MUST go through at least one round of coaching. Those who think they don’t need any coaching need not apply.