Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase Live

Pre-Seed + Seed Pitch Competition for $500K Investment!
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Overview

Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase Live is a unique opportunity for pre-seed and seed-stage companies to step into the spotlight at the annual Venture Atlanta conference, present to well-known investors, and compete for a $500K investment prize! Venture Atlanta has partnered with some of the Southeast’s most active funds – Catalyst by Wellstar, Front Porch Venture Partners, Knoll Ventures, Las Olas Venture Capital, and TiE Atlanta Angels to host one of the largest pitch competitions to date.

 

Apply
Your application to pitch at Venture Atlanta serves as your application for Startup Showcase Live.
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SEED-STAGE SHOWCASE QUALIFICATIONS
This pitch competition is for pre-seed or seed-stage companies in the Southeast (as far west as Texas and as far north as D.C.). In certain instances, "pre-revenue" companies may be selected to pitch if the company is building an advanced technology solution.

All software and tech-enabled service businesses are encouraged to apply. Eligible startups have a product/service that’s live or in beta form and have measurable performance indicators such as revenue, customers, successful beta results, etc. Generally speaking, companies that are generating less than $500K in revenue run-rate, have raised <$1M in external capital, and are seeking to raise $2M or less in the next 12-18 months.

Terms and Conditions Coming Soon.
INVESTOR JUDGES
Startup Showcase Live will select 40 of the best startups in the Southeast through a competitive application process. These companies will participate in mentoring days, and intensive preparation, all culminating in an in-person, grand finale pitch competition in front of all-star judges. These are well-known investors from impressive funds, so it’s a great opportunity for participating companies to get valuable exposure.
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Mark

Buffington

Founder of BIP Capital & Managing Partner of BIP Ventures

John D.

Cooper

Vice President of Venture Investments for Wellstar Health System & Head of Venture Investment for Catalyst By Wellstar

Richard

Fraim

Partner at Knoll Ventures

Ryan

Whitemore

Partner & Chief Investment Officer for Florida Funders
SCHEDULE
Prepare to pitch with dates for meet-and-greets, deadlines, announcements, and more.

5.9.24

Company Apps Open

8.2.24

Company Apps Close

8.14.24

Companies Notified if in TechOperators Pitch Off

The TechOperators Pitch Off is a way for the Venture Atlanta screening committee to narrow down the list of company pitch applicants.

8.21.24

TechOperators Pitch Off

8.23.24

Companies Notified Privately If Selected

9.9.24

Companies Announced Publicly

Sept. TBD

Startup Showcase Live Announcement Party


10.8.24 & 10.9.24

Venture Atlanta 2024

FAQS

How do I apply?

Your application to Venture Atlanta serves as your application to the Startup Showcase Live! competition.  Submit your application here. It’s free, so there’s no risk!

 

What are the criteria to be considered?

This pitch competition is for pre-seed or seed-stage companies in the Southeast (as far west as Texas and as far north as D.C.)

 

In certain instances, “pre-revenue” companies may be selected to pitch if the company is building an advanced technology solution.

 

All software and tech-enabled service businesses are encouraged to apply. Eligible startups have a product/service that’s live or in beta form and has measurable performance indicators such as revenue, customers, successful beta results, etc.

 

What are the requirements for the prize?

The winner will receive a $500K investment prize and gain many valuable resources as they exchange equity to the VCs and join their portfolio. Contact us for more information.

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