January 30, 2023

Igniting Connections at Venture Atlanta 2023

Over the past 16 years, Venture Atlanta has become a staple in the Atlanta startup ecosystem. Our impact is profound and far-reaching, and it all begins with our annual conference. To date, we’ve helped connect 760 alumni companies with over $7.5 billion in capital. In 2022 alone, Venture Atlanta alumni raised over $1 billion.

But those are just the numbers.

If you’ve ever been to a Venture Atlanta conference, you’ll agree that the energy that fills the building is nothing short of electric. It’s where the Southeast’s brightest and most promising tech companies get their moment in the spotlight among some of the nation’s top investors in tech. This experience is the ultimate catalyst for connection—where innovation and investment unite. To put it quite simply, it’s where magic happens.

But in order for the magical spirit of innovation to ignite, there must be a spark. Venture Atlanta is that spark.

Announcing Venture Atlanta 2023: Ignite

We’re back for another year of sparking brilliant ideas, building business relationships, and discovering incredible opportunities. This year’s theme, “Ignite,” is a reflection of the energy, passion, and drive that Venture Atlanta brings to the Southeast’s tech ecosystem.

At Venture Atlanta 2023, attendees can expect to:

  • Meet and connect with leaders of the most promising tech companies in the Southeast
  • Learn from industry experts and leaders through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops
  • Network with investors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the tech ecosystem
  • Discover new opportunities and potential partnerships

“There are some events that you circle on the calendar knowing that you’ll really benefit from the quality education, entertainment, and connections there. Venture Atlanta is definitely one of those!”

Valuable connections ignite for everyone when they attend Venture Atlanta. For investors and founders, this can mean knocking out weeks’ worth of meetings in just a couple of days. For sponsors, this can mean exposure to the exact audience you’ve been trying to reach. This is all sparked by our annual conference, but the energy carries throughout the year through an array of events, partnerships, and opportunities that feed through Venture Atlanta.

Last year was our most successful conference yet, with 85 selected companies representing 14 sectors. We also had 11 different states represented—a testament to the impact Venture Atlanta has made across the entire Southeast region. Additionally, we welcomed our most attendees ever with a sold-out conference of over 1,300 people.

Join us in our return to the elegant Woodruff Arts Center and Atlanta Symphony Hall as we level up the experience yet again. Attendees this year can expect some exciting new experiences and activations within our event space, but you’ll just have to wait and see for yourself what we’ve got in store.

At Venture Atlanta 2022, we had the opportunity to hear from some amazing leaders and innovators, including:

  • Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens
  • Marty Flanagan – President & CEO of Invesco
  • Jeff Immelt – Former CEO & Chairman of GE
  • Dennis Lockhart – Former President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Julius Winfield Erving (“Dr. J”) – NBA Hall of Famer

We can’t wait to surprise and delight attendees once again this year, so stay tuned for our official lineup announcement.
Mark your calendars! Venture Atlanta 2023 will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 27th to Thursday, Sept. 28th. Sparks will fly and ideas will ignite—you don’t want to miss this. Sign up for our newsletter and stay tuned for more information and updates on the conference as we get closer to the date.

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