2018 Venture Atlanta Conference: October 16 – 17, Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree


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October 16-17, 2018 // Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree

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Join more 900 tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, premiere investors and key executives from across the country at the 2018 Venture Atlanta Conference.

It all goes down on October 16-17, 2018 at our new venue at Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree! Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. We will be back with great speakers and new opportunities for sponsors and attendees. We sell out every year - so don’t wait to grab your tickets.


Venture Atlanta 2018 is coming soon. Get your tickets now!



Dave DeWalt | 2018

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dave DeWalt is a Silicon Valley icon, having added over $10 billion in shareholder value during his time leading and advising the world's most innovative software companies. He held the role of CEO at FireEye, McAfee, and Documentum during which thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in new revenue were created. He has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of FireEye Inc., Managing Director of AllegisCyber, and Director of numerous other brands including Delta Airlines, ForgeRock, Forescout, and PhantomCyber. Additionally, DeWalt is an advisor to government and corporate leaders on topics such as cybersecurity, technology, and strategy. He is a forward-thinking, impactful leader and a true asset to the innovation community.

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Zach Nelson | 2018

Closing Keynote Speaker

Zach Nelson is the former CEO of NetSuite and one of the most successful software CEOs in Silicon Valley history. During his tenure at NetSuite, the company grew from a start-up with annual sales of $1 million to revenue of $1 billion in 2017 with a global customer base of some 24,000 mid-size and enterprise companies and 5,000 employees. NetSuite was ultimately acquired by Oracle for $9.3 billion, making it the largest SaaS acquisition in history and the third largest software company acquisition by enterprise value in the industry. Currently, Nelson is an active and successful investor in the technology, media, entertainment, and hospitality sectors.

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For your convenience, we have negotiated room blocks at two nearby hotels from Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 17. The rooms will fill up quickly, so we recommend that you make your reservation far in advance. Please use the booking information below.

181 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303


Discounted Group Rate:

$219 per night


Reservation Method:

Guests can reserve online by selecting appropriate dates, using promo code VNTVNTA and clicking "find" to complete the reservation process or simply call 1-800-241-3333 and reference the Venture Atlanta Room Block.

210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Discounted Group Rate:

$219 per night


Reservation Method:

Guests can reserve online or simply call 1-800-937-8461 and reference the Venture Atlanta Room Block

176 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Discounted Group Rate:

$179 per night


Reservation Method:

Guests can reserve online.


The 2018 Schedule is posted below! Speakers will be announced as they are secured.

Monday, October 15th

  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Techstars Atlanta Demo Day
    The Tabernacle
    152 Luckie Street,
    Atlanta, GA
    RSVP is necessary

  • 7:30pm

    Venture Atlanta Alumni Dinner
    Terminus 330 in Downtown Atlanta

    Invitation Only

Tuesday, October 16th

  • 8:00am - 10:00am

    Entrepreneur and Investor Only Private Breakfast
    Location: Metro Atlanta Chamber, 191 Peachtree Street
    Invitation Only

  • 10:00am

    New Venue!

    Registration Opens to All Attendees at Southern Exchange Ballrooms @ 200 Peachtree

  • 10:00am – 6:00pm

    Exhibition Area Open in Main Networking Room

  • 11:00am

    Opening Remarks and Conference Kick Off

    We are starting early this year! Make sure to be in your seats by 11am or you will miss out on the fun.

  • 11:05am - 11:40am

    Opening Fireside Chat

    Dave DeWalt, Managing Director of AllegisCyber and former CEO of FireEye and McAfeeand

    Arun Mathew, Partner at Accel

  • 11:45am – 12:25pm


  • 12:25pm – 1:35pm

    Lunch and Networking Break

  • 1:40pm – 2:50pm

    Company Presentations
    12 Early Stage Companies Present

  • 2:50pm – 3:15pm

    Networking Break

  • 3:20pm – 4:30pm

    Company Presentations
    11 Venture Spotlight Companies Present

  • 4:30pm – 5:10pm


  • 5:15pm – 7:15pm

    Startup Showcase featuring 30+ companies and a Cocktail Party
    Join us for the best networking event of the entire conference. This is a 'can't miss' opportunity!

  • 7:15pm – 10:00pm

    Investor Dinner
    Location: Ponce City Market Rooftop
    Transportation provided for out of town guests / Invitation only

Wednesday, October 17th

  • 7:30am - 9:00am

    VIP Breakfast
    Invitation only

  • 9:00am – 9:30am

    Conference Opens to All Attendees

    Continental breakfast and gourmet coffee bar for all attendees

  • 9:30am – 9:40am

    Opening Remarks

  • 9:45am - 10:30am


  • 10:30am – 11:40am

    11 Early and Venture Stage Companies Present

  • 11:45am – 12:20pm

    Closing Fireside Chat

    Zach Nelson, former CEO of Netsuite (sold to Oracle) and

    Deb Farrington, Founder and General Partner, StartVest Partners

  • 12:20pm

    Closing Remarks

  • 12:30pm

    Lunch for all attendees

Company applications are now closed.


How do I register multiple people?

You may register more than one person at one time. Simply register one main contact and then as many guests as you’d like. This will allow you to input your billing and credit card information only once. All major credit cards are accepted at the time of registration. There is no option to pay by check online. Please note that you will see the payment on your credit card as STRIPE – Venture Atlanta. Please do not refute this charge.

Can I cancel my registration?

Due to pre-registration costs and guarantees, refunds or credits are not extended for this event.  However, registrations are transferable. On the day of the event, the substitute attendee must present a copy of the registration receipt or email verification to be admitted to the event.

Can I register the day of the event?

If space is available, we will allow walk–up registrations. The price will be $695 with no exceptions (so try to get your tickets early!). If a discounted price was given out for this event, it is no longer valid by the day of the event.

Can I register for a one day pass or for one section of the event?

No, we do not sell partial tickets.

What type of payment do you accept for Venture Atlanta registration?

We accept all major credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and AMEX), checks are not accepted. Please note that we use STRIPE as our payment processor.

Who do I contact if I have a question or problem during registration?

Contact Allyson Eman at 770-298-4202

Do you have a block of rooms at a hotel nearby for the event?

Yes, simply refer to the Hotel Information section for blocks at the Ritz Carlton and Omni Hotel at CNN Center. These are small blocks and once they are full, we can provide other nearby hotels for your convenience.

How do I receive access to your mobile app?

You will set up a profile for the mobile app as part of your registration process. You will then receive automatic access to our mobile app and will receive email confirmation when the app is live and ready to go.