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Accelerating Innovation

Accelerating Innovation

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at Cox. We live in an exciting time, with technology and innovation driving the global ecosystem. Cox Enterprises is proud to take a leading role in accelerating and supporting innovation within our industries and communities while exploring spaces that demonstrate an opportunity for further growth. Our investments keep us energized, connecting us to the next generation of talent and creating a culture of innovation.

Startup Runway

Cox is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Startup Runway Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to connect top women- and minority-led startups with seed capital. It is the largest pitch event for women- and minority-led startups in the country and provides a cash grant prize to winners selected by qualified seed stage investors. 

Through Startup Runway, over 400 investor introductions have been made, 1,000 startups have been coached in their path to seed capital, and finalists have raised over $18 million in just two years.

Startup Runway
Endeavor

Endeavor

Endeavor is a nonprofit program that leverages regions’ entrepreneurial spirit to drive job creation, sustained economic growth and a culture of paying it forward to future generations of startup founders. With seed funding from Cox Enterprises, the global program expanded its U.S. presence through the launch of Endeavor Atlanta.

To date, companies led by Endeavor entrepreneurs have created more than 600,000 jobs and often go on to mentor and invest in the next generation of founders or serve on the boards of Endeavor offices.

Engage

Cox Enterprises, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Committee for Progress were responsible for bringing 10 forward-thinking companies together to establish Engage. Engage is a mentorship-driven accelerator program that provides funding, support and market access for innovative technology startups.

The 10 corporations have committed a total of $15 million to the venture fund and will actively support the accelerator through mentoring, education and collaboration.

Engage
Techstars Atlanta

Techstars Atlanta

Cox Enterprises President and CEO Alex Taylor had long wanted to establish a global technology hub in the already diverse and emerging Atlanta start-up ecosystem. And in 2016, the first cohort of Techstars Atlanta was born.

Techstars is an internationally recognized accelerator that supports entrepreneurs and helps boost their early-stage businesses and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. For 90 days, 10 startups work in a creative space in the heart of midtown Atlanta, receiving expert counsel and support from a network of more than 100 local mentors — including dozens of Cox employees.

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Innovation

One of our core values at Cox is embracing new technology, but we take it a step further by staying at the forefront of it all. Investing in new ways of thinking allows us to keep up with changing industries and stay ahead of other businesses.

Esports Evolution

Esports Evolution

In 2018, Cox partnered with Province Inc. to form Atlanta Esports Ventures (AEV), a joint venture which owns and operates Atlanta’s newest franchise — an Overwatch League team called the Atlanta Reign.  

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer video game, with organized competitions among professional players designed for spectator experiences. The Overwatch League is the first global professional esports league with city-based teams across Asia, Europe and North America. Esports is expected to be a $1 billion industry in 2019, is on track for rapid and exponential growth.  

Reinventing Health Care

At Cox, we’re redesigning the health care journey with the patient’s needs squarely at the center of their care. We are leveraging our deep community ties, strategic partnerships and trusted customer relationships to improve health care. Cox is exploring ways to encourage a more patient-centered business model. One that is personalized, timely and relevant to where you are and what you need, and one that reduces friction and creates a better experience for patients and their families.

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Reinventing Health Care
Cleantech

Cleantech

Cleantech (clean technology) is the investment in business sectors that include sustainable products and services. The industry spans many verticals, and we have narrowed our focus to three areas that match our priorities and demonstrate a global need: agriculture, water and energy. Through Cleantech, we’ve brought together the people, passion and capital to pioneer a new path for growth at Cox.