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ATDC announces 2018 Venture Showcase to Boston

Tuesday, June 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Péralte Paul
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[caption id="attachment_22302" align="alignleft" width="244"]ATDC logo15 Georgia-based technology firms will be selected to present to Boston-based venture capitalists in September.[/caption]

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), the state of Georgia’s technology incubator, is now accepting applications from high-growth technology startups for its 2018 Venture Showcase to Boston on September 12.

The application period is open from June 25 through 5 p.m. on July 13. Any Georgia-headquartered technology company raising a Series A round or higher in the next six months is eligible. The companies chosen to go to Boston will be notified July 20 after the selection committee has reviewed all applications.

Because Boston has a number of investors focused on medical and health innovation, this particular Showcase will also dedicate a segment of the program for companies exclusively from this sector.

All Georgia-based companies interested in being considered should fill out an application form via this link. Applicants do not have to be an ATDC portfolio company. Those who have questions may email ATDC Investor Relations Manager Michael A. Maziar at michael.maziar@atdc.org.

“We continue to build momentum of our previous Venture Showcases in Silicon Valley and New York,” Maziar said, noting this is the first such trip to Boston. “Our three previous Venture Showcases resulted in more than $25 million in actual investments and millions more in term sheets. Some companies from our April Showcase on the West Coast are still in negotiations for an investment.

We are very excited about the success of our Showcases in terms of venture deals done and in how many investors from these regions now come regularly to Georgia to meet technology companies. This interest illustrates the caliber of companies in the state and the ATDC is proud to facilitate investor connections via these showcases as well as the direct introductions we provide to our portfolio companies, said ATDC Interim Director Jane McCracken.

The initiative brings Georgia-based technology companies to the cities that have the most venture capital and is designed to facilitate targeted conversations and connections, she said.

The Venture Showcase is co-sponsored by Morris, Manning & MartinSilicon Valley BankVenture Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta ChamberAprio, and DLA Piper, which will host the event at its Boston offices.

About the Advanced Technology Development Center:

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the state of Georgia’s technology startup incubator. Founded in 1980 by the Georgia General Assembly which funds it each year, ATDC’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs in Georgia to help them learn, launch, scale, and succeed in the creation of viable, disruptive technology companies. Since its founding, ATDC has grown to become one of the longest running and most successful university-affiliated incubators in the United States, with its graduate startup companies raising $3 billion in investment financing and generating more than $12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia. To learn more, visit atdc.org.

About ATDC Investor Connect:

ATDC strategically matches its portfolio companies to capital through curated investor interactions. The Investor Relations manager is available for consultations to help companies develop a focused funding strategy. In addition, the manager works with the incubator’s coaching staff for funding preparation. The outcome creates exceptionally engineered investor readiness, resulting in high value deal flow for investors. For more information, visit atdc.org/how-we-help/capital.



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