Final Days to Apply for Techstars Atlanta

05/03/2016

Applications due May 8th for startup accelerator program

ATLANTA, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Techstars Atlanta, a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Techstars, is approaching its May 8th deadline for applications. Located at Ponce City Market, Techstars Atlanta will annually select a group of 10 startups to participate in a three-month program that provides expertise, funding and office space to help them accelerate their businesses.

"We've reached one of the most exciting phases to date in building out Techstars Atlanta: searching for the first group of companies to come through the program," said Techstars Atlanta Managing Director Michael Cohn. "I look forward to coaching founders coming to the program from around the globe, and connecting them with our vibrant, Atlanta mentor network and the greater Techstars ecosystem."

Techstars is an internationally recognized accelerator program that boosts entrepreneurs' early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding.

Both Cox Enterprises and Techstars share a common goal of catalyzing the entrepreneurial community in and around Atlanta, similar to startup communities across the globe. The Techstars program has operated in Austin, Boston, Berlin, Detroit, London, New York and Seattle, among other locations.

The three-month Techstars program culminates with Demo Day, where approximately 100-200 angel investors and venture capitalists learn about the participants' businesses.

Apply at http://www.techstars.com/apply/.

To learn more about the program's focus areas, visit http://www.techstars.com/content/accelerators/search-casting-wide-net-techstars-atlanta/.

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About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Savings.com and Valpak. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.

About Techstars:
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world's most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond.

SOURCE Cox Enterprises

For further information: Media Contact: Elizabeth Olmstead, 678-645-0762, elizabeth.olmstead@coxinc.com

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