ATLANTA — August 24, 2017 —Tripp Crosby, comedic performer, director and content creator, will host this year’s Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest technology investment conference 10 years running. Crosby is best known as director and one of the stars of Tripp and Tyler, a successful YouTube sketch comedy duo whose video shorts have gained over 60 million views worldwide. A frequent speaker to thousands of professionals, Crosby helps people to be happier, more productive and more present in their professional lives, helping business leaders to realize their dreams and what might be standing in the way of achieving them. As host, Crosby is expected to not only inspire but also bring levity to the room of over 900 national investors, tech entrepreneurs, students and executives as he facilitates the chock-full, two-day agenda of company pitches, panels and executive speakers.
In addition to his work on YouTube, Crosby directed and appeared in four episodes of TruTV’s Late Night Snack. Crosby also directs commercials and branded content for such major brands as Fuze Iced Tea, Verizon, Ford Mustang, Canon, Constant Contact and GoDaddy. He is also developing a feature-length movie while documenting the process online to inspire others to pursue their own career dreams. While still early in this process, Crosby has attracted help from such entities as Pinewood Studios and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
“The Metro Atlanta Chamber is thrilled to be a founding partner and supporter of Venture Atlanta for 10 years,” said David Hartnett, chief economic development officer of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “We remain committed to the goal of helping the technology community thrive and cannot think of a more ideal host than Tripp Crosby for this year’s event given his background and unique ability to motivate professionals to achieve their dreams.”
Crosby’s career began behind the camera as a director and founder of Green Tricycle Studios, a production company based in Atlanta that is continuing to grow with his leadership. In 2014, Crosby was selected as a member of the Cannes International Film Festival New Director Showcase.
The 10th annual, two-day Venture Atlanta conference is anticipated to once again be a sold-out event and will showcase and connect the Southeast’s best and brightest innovators with top-tier investors. This year’s conference will be held October 11-12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Venture Atlanta showcases the most promising technology companies located in Georgia and its expanded footprint of Texas to Washington, D.C., that are at both early and later stages and 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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