Trade Show Radio Broadcasts Live at Venture Atlanta 2012
On October 17-18, 2012, co-hosts Lee Kantor and Stone Payton broadcast live for the two-day event known as Venture Atlanta, held at the Georgia Aquarium. The conference was attended by Investors from across the country, Georgia Entrepreneurs, Senior Technology Executives and others interested in emerging companies.
Venture Atlanta was created to help Georgia companies obtain capital. In 2007, the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia formed the Venture Atlanta Coalition with a mission to connect companies with sources of capital. In the last ten years, Venture Atlanta has become the must-attend event for investors. Members from leading firms including Canaan Partners, Matrix Partners, Highland Capital, Grotech Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Trident Capital, Battery Ventures, Intersouth Partners and Edison Venture Fund have attended this event.
Kantor and Payton interviewed over 35 attendees during the conference. Two distinguished guests who appeared on the air were Sam Williams and David Hartnett with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Williams is the current President of the Metro Chamber and says that Venture Atlanta is getting more and more successful each year, proving that Atlanta is indeed a good place to do business.
Venture Atlanta surpassed the $1 Billion mark in capital investments for funding Atlanta companies. Williams explained that there are so many great ideas in cutting-edge techonology in Atlanta. “We have more health information technology firms here in Atlanta than any place else on Earth.”
Hartnett, a Vice President with the Metro Chamber and Co-Founder of Venture Atlanta, agreed. As he explained Venture Atlanta’s original mission to bring more venture capital to Atlanta, Hartnett also commented, “Atlanta is not short on technology by any means, what it needs is more exposure.” Venture Atlanta seeks to raise Atlanta’s exposure by reaching out to other cities and letting them know all the great opportunities in the metro area.
To listen to many other insightful interviews from the Venture Atlanta 2012 Conference, please tune in to Trade Show Radio.