ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Venture Atlanta, the South’s premier technology innovation and investor conference, announced today the 51 companies selected to present and showcase their wares at its 10th annual event to be held October 11-12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Through the years, Venture Atlanta has earned a reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies while helping to launch over 380 companies and secure over $2 billion in funding. This year’s event, expected to bring close to 150 funds from across the country and a sold out crowd of over 900, will also feature Mark Cuban and Ernie Garcia, the CEO of Carvana, as keynote speakers and will include the strongest and largest roster yet of early and venture-stage companies—showcasing the depth, breadth and opportunity within the region’s technology community.
“After a record number of entries this year, including companies from all over our region as well as from Washington, D.C., Florida and Virginia, we could not be more pleased with this new crop of promising technology companies,” said Christopher Maxwell, partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, a 10-year event sponsor. Maxwell is also the Venture Atlanta 2017 company selection chair. “We’re eager to work with these companies to connect them with the capital, people and resources they need to accelerate their innovation and growth.”
Since its inception, Venture Atlanta has served as a launch pad for many of today’s successful technology companies, including Acculynk (acquired by First Data), ClearLeap (acquired by IBM), CloudSherpas (acquired by Accenture), Joulex (acquired by Cisco), Kabbage, Razor Insights (acquired by Athena Health), Roadie, Rubicon, SalesLoft and Silverpop (acquired by IBM).
The following 35 companies have been chosen to present onstage at Venture Atlanta 2017:
- Aces Health
- Global Safety Management
- Gozio Health
- Illuma Care Connections
- Lillii RNB
- MMJ Labs Pain Relief
- Raw Shorts
- Sudu Logistics
- Surefire Local
- Trust Stamp
- Vizzia Technologies
In addition to companies presenting onstage, Venture Atlanta will also for the first time include a Startup Showcase featuring 16 companies that represent the most exciting emerging technologies in the Southeast. These innovators will be highlighted with special tables at the conference to provide sneak peeks into their plans and products. The companies include:
- Better Walk (BW Health)
- Carbice Corporation
- Gauge Insights
- Grubbly Farms
- LaaSer Critical Communications
- OBMedical Company
“We’re thrilled to be the inaugural sponsor of the Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase designed to help the Southeast’s thriving technology ecosystem embrace and share big ideas for the next decade,” said Jason Ferguson, district manager of Insperity. “We’ve carefully chosen 16 exciting companies to watch, and Venture Atlanta provides the perfect gathering for them to network and build connections that will be invaluable to fueling their future growth.”
Venture Atlanta 2017 Sponsors
Venture Atlanta 2017 would not be possible without its dedicated sponsors, including Premier Partner TechSquare Labs and headline sponsors Cherry Bekaert, Cox Enterprises and DLA Piper. For a full list of the more than 75 sponsoring companies, visit the Venture Atlanta Sponsor page.
Venture Atlanta 2017 is anticipated to be another sold-out event. To register, view the conference schedule or access more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org/conference.
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. As the South's largest investor showcase helping launch more than 380 companies and raise over $2 billion in funding to date, Venture Atlanta connects local entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others in the technology ecosystem 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. For updates, join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter, and visit our blog.