Venture Atlanta Partners with Techstars Atlanta for 2017 Venture Atlanta Conference


Cox Enterprises to support conference as headline sponsor

ATLANTA, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture Atlanta announced today that it will partner with Techstars Atlanta for its 10th Annual Venture Atlanta Conference. With Cox Enterprises as the headline sponsor, the conference will incorporate the Techstars Atlanta Demo Day, featuring presentations from the program's 2017 class of 10 startups. 

"We were very pleased with the success of our partnership with Venture Atlanta in 2016," said Techstars Atlanta Managing Director and Venture Atlanta Board Member Michael Cohn. "This collaboration allows investors to see even more startups, increasing the entrepreneurs' opportunities for visibility and growth." 

More than 900 tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, premiere investors and key executives from across the country are expected to join the 2017 Venture Atlanta Conference. This year, the event is particularly notable as it marks Venture Atlanta's 10-year anniversary.

"Venture Atlanta and Techstars share a common vision and goal - both are dedicated to fueling our region's most promising tech companies and connecting them with the people and capital they need to be successful," said Allyson Eman, executive director of Venture Atlanta. "Our collaboration last year was a terrific addition to Venture Atlanta, and we are thrilled to once again integrate Techstars Atlanta Demo Day in 2017."

Cox Enterprises is one of Atlanta's leading companies and is a strong supporter of the region's startup community. In addition to Techstars Atlanta, Cox is partnering with other corporations, universities and government organizations to bolster innovation through Engage, The Bridge and Endeavor Atlanta. The company also sponsors ATL Tech Gives Back, an initiative to connect the tech community with each other through volunteerism.

For more information on Venture Atlanta, visit

About Venture Atlanta:
With the shared goal of bringing the premier venture capital event to the state of Georgia each year the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Technology Association of Georgia joined forces in 2008 to create the annual nonprofit event, Venture Atlanta. Building off 15 years of success and sold-out crowds, Venture Atlanta, a leading national technology conference and the largest investor showcase in the Southeast. Venture Atlanta is where the region's most promising tech companies meet the country's top-tier investors. Venture Atlanta connects local 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. For more information, visit

About Techstars:
Located at Ponce City Market, Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. 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.

About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 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 and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

SOURCE Venture Atlanta

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