September 7, 2017

Mark Cuban to Deliver Closing Keynote at Venture Atlanta 2017

ATLANTA —September 7, 2017 —Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest technology investment conference, announced today that Mark Cuban will provide the closing keynote for its 10th annual two-day showcase event, October 11-12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. Known as chairman and CEO of AXS TV and one of the “sharks” on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, Cuban is an active investor in an ever-growing portfolio of businesses, a successful technology entrepreneur and major sports franchise owner.

Cuban got his first taste of sales at age 12, going door-to-door determined to sell enough garbage bags to pay for a pair of shoes he wanted. Since those days, he’s come along way. Building on his natural business skills, he launched a computer consulting service, MicroSolutions, which he later sold to CompuServe. He went on to create one of the first Internet-based audio streaming sites, Broadcast.com, which sold to Yahoo! for $5.6 billion. In 2000, he acquired the Dallas Mavericks and has led the organization to become one of Forbes’ most valuable sports franchises.

“Mark Cuban is a remarkable symbol of entrepreneurship and what you can accomplish if you have a great idea, a solid business plan, the right people on board and the perseverance to execute,” said Philip Lewis, principal at Fulcrum Equity Partners and chairman of Venture Atlanta. “We are thrilled he will be closing out this year’s Venture Atlanta conference and sharing his wisdom with national investors and the best and brightest technology executives in the Southeast.”

The 10th annual two-day Venture Atlanta conference is anticipated to once again sell out, showcasing and connecting the Southeast’s best and brightest innovators with top-tier investors. Venture Atlanta showcases the most promising technology companies in Georgia, along with those in its expanded footprint from Texas to Washington, D.C., seeking to raise capital in the next 12 to 18 months.

For more information and to register for the event, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.

About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. Now in its 11th year as the region’s largest investor showcase with over 900 attendees, Venture Atlanta connects the best and brightest entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org.


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Allyson Eman
Executive Director
Venture Atlanta
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Michele Cramer
Carabiner Communications
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